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Civil War Miscellaneous Collection. SC#3050
Carrier Library, James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Compiled by Jere Suter, April 1991
SCOPE and CONTENT.
This collection consists of one half Hollinger box of miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Civil War, 1860-1965. The collection includes primary source materials, writings about the war by several historians, documents pertaining to museums and monuments, and pamphlets and booklets about various aspects of the war.
This collection is on deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.
Box 1, Series 1: Primary Source Materials, 1862-65, 1909, and und.
Folder 1: Muster Rolls from Union regiments in Illinois and New Hampshire; a Union convalescent regiment in Virginia; and Captain George A. Foster's company E, 20th regiment of U.S. Colored Infantry; as well as notes by Shen. Valley historian John Wayland on the muster roll of a company of Confederate infantry in the Virginia Militia. 1861-1864.
Folder 2: Four letters or copies giving views of soldiers, 1862-65 and und.
Folder 3: Documents and copies, including an honorable discharge from the Union army; a pay voucher for a colored aide-de-camp in the Union army; a copy of a receipt from Adams Express Company; a letter from the Treasury Department and a pension from the Bureau of Pensioners. 1863-1909.
Box 1, Series 2: Local Civil War History Documents, 1860-1938, and und.
Folder 4: Records of Confederate Soldiers, including lists of Confederate companies organized in Rockingham Co.; applicants for the Southern Cross of Honor; rosters of ex-Confederates in Rockingham; and a list of veterans from the Linville District. 1860-1928, and undated.
Folder 5: Writings on the war by John Wayland, undated.
Folder 6: Twentieth century newspaper clippings about Civil War events 1937-1938, and undated.
Box 1, Series 3: Museums and Monuments, 1879-1965, and und.
Folder 7 Letters to Cassie M. Lyne, copies of three of her poems, and papers and notes on her goal to get a Confederate Monument in Court Square, Harrisonburg, 1922, and undated.
Folder 8: Civil War Centennial Museum Documents, 1961-1965, and undated.
Box 1, Series 4: Pamphlets and Booklets, 1909-1944, and und.
Folder 9: Pamphlets and Booklets, including information about Camp Chase, Ohio, an address on Abraham Lincoln by George L. Christian, a bulletin of the Virginia State Library and "Miss Rutherford's Scrapbook," 1909-1927 and undated.
Folder 10: Pamphlets and Booklets: two works on the actions of a Confederate cavalryman Capt. John H. McNeill; and a booklet on Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy from Winchester. 1944 and undated.
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