Civil War

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about the American Civil War (1861-1865). Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

This small collection consists of four typed pages of the Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier in the Civil War, written as told by Carrie Summers Smith, no date given.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains several items of A.B. Andrews' history-his Medical Discharge from the Confederate Army, photo of his bride and he, and an autographed picture of an older A.B. Also included is a black & white photo of the Romulus Saunders locomotive, built in 1857 named for Romulus Mitchel Saunders, Caswell County, North Carolina native.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Adam Staley's Southern Claims Commission Collection contains the photocopied version of National Archives and Records Administration file on Adam Staley's claim to the Southern Claims Commission.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection includes records for the Appalachian Oral History Project, a combined effort of Appalachian State University, Alice Lloyd College, Emory and Henry College, and Lees Junior College to document oral histories of the history and folklore of the central Appalachian region. Materials in this collection consist of interviews and records generated by Appalachian State University interviewers between 1973 and 1975. Records include audio interviews, administrative files, photographs, and video.

28.5 linear feet (59 boxes)

The Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia Maps mark the movements of the opposing Union and Confederate forces throughout the course of the battle. The maps progress through the various engagements in increments of several hours each covering May 1-3, 1863. Detailed are the positions of skirmishers, columns, and artillery as well as sites of major advances, retreats, and non-battle actions.

3.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

The Battle of the Wilderness Maps chart the troop movements and actions of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and Union Army of the Potomac, May 5-6, 1864. The battle was fought in Spotsylvania County and Orange County Virginia.

3.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

The Benjamin Crouse Letters consist of nine Civil War era letters from Private Benjamin Crouse to his wife Minta Crouse and brother Martin.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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Additional Resources

The following materials are available in the Special Collections Open Stacks on microfilm. These materials are also searchable in the library catalog. The original materials are located at various other institutions, as noted in their catalog records.

Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890

Schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War, by state.

 

Service Records and Muster Rolls

Southern Claims Commission

 

Zebulon Baird Vance

Zebulon Vance (1830-1894) was Governor of North Carolina from 1862-1865.