Browse Items (72 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

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Col. Ellsworth, the martyr. Dated between 1861 and 1865. This Civil War envelope depicts Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, the first Union soldier killed in the war. Ellsworth was shot and killed while in the process of taking down a Confederate flag above…

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Citizens of Boston. Dated October 1863. This broadside, created in response to President Lincoln's October 1863 call for troops, petitions the citizens of Boston to “cooperate with the public authorities in every effort for the immediate…

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Important, a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston broadside. Dated August 26, 1862. This broadside calls on the retail tradesmen of Boston to rally on Franklin Street and form part of a citywide procession. The “Grand Demonstration on the…

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Massachusetts volunteers officers’ roster from the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette. Dated 1861.

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Jeff. Davis's dream, after his capture. Dated 1865. A Civil War song titled “Jeff. Davis's dream, after his capture” with lyrics written by George G. B. DeWolfe. Sung to the melody of Thomas D. Sullivan’s song “Red, White and Blue.”

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Army and Navy goods and camp utensils of every description, fire arms, swords, etc. Dated about 1861. A catalog of Army and Navy supplies produced by E. W. Carryl & Company, a United States Government depot for furnishing. The company was located in…

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Letter from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox to Lieutenant Commander George Upman Morris. Dated December 9, 1864. In this letter, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Fox replies to Morris' November 22, 1864, note. Topics include the…

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Manuscript letter addressed to the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire requesting a dispensation for opening a military lodge by members of the 14th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. Letter signed by Lieutenant Colonel T.A. Barker and…

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A Civil War Masonic certificate issued by the Grand Lodge of Illinois to Corporal Phineas Lovejoy, a member of Columbus Lodge, No. 227, at Adams, Illinois. Corporal Lovejoy served in the 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, and died on August 9, 1862,…

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Letter from Worshipful Master Elwood Evans of Olympia Lodge, No. 1. Dated July 30, 1864. This letter from Elwood Evand, the Worshipful Master of Olympia Lodge, No. 1, warns the Fraternity to be wary of Masonic imposter "O. H. Treat, Tweed, or Treed,"