Browse Items (72 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

Letter from Winyah Lodge, No. 40, to Pacific Lodge, No. 45, 1873 June 04

Letter from Winyah Lodge, No. 40, to Pacific Lodge, No. 45. Dated June 04, 1873. In this letter, Winyah Lodge, No. 40, describes how white Union soldiers of the 15th Maine torched their lodge building in response to being “relieved by a Battalion of…

Circular letter from William Hobart Hadley to Mosaic Lodge, No. 52, 1864 September 20

Circular letter from the Masonic Mission to Mosaic Lodge, No. 52. September 20, 1864. In this circular letter, William Hobart Hadley, the Vice President of the Masonic Mission in Maine, and Agent for the New England States, reminds the Fraternity…

Letter from General Henry Wager Halleck to General Robert E. Lee and a response by Lee, 1863, December 7

Manuscript letter, dated December 7, 1863, to Gen. Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) from Gen. Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872) discussing exchange of prisoners of war.

Response from Lee on reverse, dated December 15, 1863.

Pity the sorrowful : a poem, between 1860 and 1875

Pity the Sorrowful, a poem. Dated between 1860 and 1875. This document includes two works by Maine poet and blacksmith Abner Warren Harmon. The first work, “Pity the Sorrowful,” a poem in eleven stanzas, details Harmon’s debilitating illness that…

Union [graphic]

Union. Dated between 1861 and 1865. A patriotic Civil War envelope depicting an artistic rendering of the Union flag.

Note: Title from item.

Civil War flag remnants and testimony, 1877 October 12

This handwritten account by Lieutenant Daniel G. Macnamara of the Ninth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, certifies the authenticity of the attached flag remnant, which was piece of the American flag carried by the regiment throughout the…

Civil War Letter from Captain William M. McArthur to Arthur McArthur, Sr., 1863 March 8

In this letter from Captain William M. McArthur of the 8th Regiment, Maine Volunteers, to his father, Arthur McArthur, Sr., MacArthur describes his regiment's overall health as it readies itself for a march to Jacksonville, Florida.

MacArthur, a…

"We Swear to be True to a Brother"

An undated Masonic Civil War ode by Rob Morris entitled, "We Swear to be True to a Brother." Intended to be sung. At head of title: "Air - The Flag of Our Union."Published in a slightly different form as "Cherish the Pledge," in Rob Morris's book…

Relieve the distressed : aid and comfort for our wounded and sick soldiers, between 1861 and 1864

Relieve the distressed. Aid and comfort for our wounded and sick soldiers. Dated between 1861 and 1864. This card created by Reverend Joseph W. Parker of the Shawmut Avenue Baptist Church, now Boston’s First Baptist Church, petitions the citizens of…

Letter from Grand Master William Parkman to Alonzo Hall Quint, 1864 November 17

Letter from Grand Master William Parkman to Alonzo Hall Quint. Dated November 17, 1864. In this letter, Grand Master William Parkman of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts provides Freemason Alonzo Hall Quint with information regarding Quint's proposed…