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  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

Civil War discharge certificate for Private James Foran

Civil War discharge certificate for Private James Foran of the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, dated September 1864.A tintype portrait of James Foran is in the museum collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (view online…

Petition requesting a dispensation to form a military lodge during the American Civil War, 1862

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…

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…

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.

Officer's commission issued to Frank Stanwood, 1862 May 1

Commission for Frank Stanwood as a First Lieutenant in the Third Regiment of the United States Cavalry. Signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State Edwin Stanton and dated May 1, 1862.

1860 Republican Ticket

This political broadside lists the 1860 Republican Party ticket for the state of Massachusetts. At the top of the ticket is Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln of Illinois and Vice Presidential candidate Hannibal Hamlin of Maine.

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…

The girl I left behind me [graphic]

This Civil War era envelope depicts a Union soldier embracing a young woman dressed in an American flag inspired dress. The envelope bears the inscription, "He turn'd and left the spot--O! do not deem him weak-- For dountless was the soldier's heart,…

Corinth, and the scene of the great Battle at Pittsburgh, Tenn. [graphic]

Corinth, and the scene of the great Battle at Pittsburgh, Tenn. Dated between 1862 and 1865. This Civil War envelope depicts "the scene of the great Battle at Pittsburgh, Tenn."

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