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Missionary Ridge

Missionary Ridge

No. B618. Title from item. Left side of panorama shown in LC-B818-8552. Hand written on verso: Miller II, 309. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Chas. H. Davis, Rear Admiral, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing slightly left]
Geo. Gensel

Geo. Gensel

Photograph shows portrait of George Gensel standing next to chair with hat on top. Originally in album belonging to Joel B. Clough, Civilian Engineer, United States Military Railroad, 1863 and 1864. On verso: G... more

Confederate fortifications at Warren Station

Confederate fortifications at Warren Station

No. 660. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs under the general title: Views on the Petersburg Lines. Forms part of: Civil War Photographs (Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eton collection).

[Illustrated Civil War "Union Envelopes"]: Poor deluded Miss-Sori takes a Secession Bath

[Illustrated Civil War "Union Envelopes"]: Poor deluded Miss-Sori take...

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: The South; Patriotism; Devils & Demons (Cart. themes); Cotton industry; C.W. CS Govt.; Seals; Va. H... more

[R.P. Buckland, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched at noon on 31st October, 1861, from the deck of the steamer "Matanzas."  The bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Inlet, South Carolina, November 7, 1861 / sketched by our special artist on board the "Mercury."

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched ...

Two panoramic views showing Union ships on way to Beaufort, South Carolina and bombardment of forts in Beaufort. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 257 (1861 Nov. 30), pp. 760-761.

Plan of the Battle of Ball's Bluff Va. Fought October 21st 1861.

Plan of the Battle of Ball's Bluff Va. Fought October 21st 1861.

Shows the Potomac River in the area of Loudoun County, Va., and Montgomery County, Md., where Union troops under Col. Edward D. Baker faced Confederate troops commanded by Evans. What was meant to be a "a slig... more

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with bayoneted musket in front of painted backdrop showing encampment with palmetto trees and American flag]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with bayoneted musket in front ...

Title devised by Library staff. Written behind case: Taken at Beaufort, South Carolina, April 2, 1862, W.C.A. Written in modern handwriting behind case: This could be Elmer A. C. Grandfather Elmer Canny when he... more

Chiryū

Chiryū

Print shows men in a field with horses at the Chiryū station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Tōk... more

[Union army soldiers seated on a porch with three other men]

[Union army soldiers seated on a porch with three other men]

Title devised by library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Confederate camp

Confederate camp

Photograph showing 9th Miss. Confederate soldiers at camp near Pensacola, Fla., Ap. 1861. Title from item. Photo attributed to J. D. Edwards. "Reproduced in Miller, vol. I, p. 201".

The John Ross house, Rossville Gap, Ga. Hdq. of Gen. Gordon Granger, Battle of Chickmauga [i.e. Chickamauga]

The John Ross house, Rossville Gap, Ga. Hdq. of Gen. Gordon Granger, B...

Photograph shows a cabin with a family seated on the porch in a damaged area. Title from item. Brady-Handy Collection. Original print in PH - Barnard, (G), no. 16. Published in: Photographic views of Sherman's ... more

General McGowan addressing the Abbeville Volunteers in front of the Charleston Hotel / from a sketch by our special artist now in Charleston.

General McGowan addressing the Abbeville Volunteers in front of the Ch...

Large crowd of people and soldiers gathered in front of the Charleston Hotel to hear General McGowan's remarks. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, no. 274 (1861 February 23), p. 221.

Marye's House on Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Va.

Marye's House on Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Va.

No. 5044. Title from item. Caption continues: The spots on side of house and on pillars of porch are bullet marks. No. "116" etched in the negative. Mounted with three other photographs. Photograph is half of a... more

[Major General Howell Cobb, portrait, head and shoulders, facing left]

[Major General Howell Cobb, portrait, head and shoulders, facing left]

No. 5447. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union cavalry uniforms with sword share a drink in front of painted backdrop showing camp]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union cavalry uniforms with sword share ...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; Eichmeyer style. Vintage case supplied by donor. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collec... more

The Western wharves at Washington where Army supplies are received

The Western wharves at Washington where Army supplies are received

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 5, 1861, p. 615. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4420 T. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and Ohio Volunteer Militia belt buckle with bayoneted musket]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and Ohio Volunteer Militia belt...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather, scalloped oval surrounded by scrolls design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.... more

[Civil War envelope showing soldier holding 51st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment flag with message "The star-flowering banner must never be furled, for its blossoms of light are the hope of the world"]

[Civil War envelope showing soldier holding 51st Pennsylvania Infantry...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Danl. A. Wheeler, Perkinsville, Windsor County, Vermont; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Brig. General Albert G. Jenkins

Brig. General Albert G. Jenkins

Albert G. Jenkins, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right. No. 5319. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

[Unidentified young soldier in uniform]

[Unidentified young soldier in uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather geometric scroll. Uncertain if Union or Confederate. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://h... more

U.S. frigates Constitution and Santee at Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

U.S. frigates Constitution and Santee at Naval Academy, Annapolis, Mar...

No. B158. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 6, p. 65". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S. gunboat Essex - Mississippi River Fleet

U.S. gunboat Essex - Mississippi River Fleet

No. 3134. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Rough sketch of the Rich Mountain battle area, extending from Beverly, W. Va. to Clarksburg].

[Rough sketch of the Rich Mountain battle area, extending from Beverly...

Relief shown by hachures. Date and title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil (some col.) on blue paper, mounted on cloth. A stain at upper center. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H78 Includes ancillary ... more

Sailor boy

Sailor boy

Sailor boy smoking a cigarette, looking out to sea, where a three mast ship is approaching to pick up boxes of cigars for the foreign market. LOT subdivision subject: Ships (clipper and steam). Title and other ... more

Amerika

Amerika

Japanese print shows an American family. Title from item. Signature: Issen Yoshikazu ga. Seal date: Cock 2. Annotations, stamps, etc. on verso of print: 82; 47623a; 5. Earlier control number: 9942.25-2. Gift; M... more

Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population from the census of 1860 /

Map of Virginia : showing the distribution of its slave population fro...

"Sold for the benefit of the sick and wounded of the U.S. Army." Includes population table based on census of 1860 by county. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with cavalry saber and scabbard]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with cavalry saber and scabbard...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: leather, scroll design; vintage case provided by donor. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.lo... more

Building stockade, Alexandria, Va.

Building stockade, Alexandria, Va.

Photograph shows a group of African American men digging a trench in front of the stockade. No. B524. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. V, p. 91". Original neg. is at National Archive. Gift;... more

Camp of 67th New York Infantry

Camp of 67th New York Infantry

No. B721. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Igirisujin Yokohama ni orimono irowake no zu

Igirisujin Yokohama ni orimono irowake no zu

Japanese print shows a merchant examining cloth which possibly reminds him of his wife and brings to mind her portrait hanging in the upper left corner.

Vancouver Island Indian Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] Indians.

Vancouver Island Indian Kootenay [i.e., Kootenai] Indians.

Photographs show (top) a Vancouver Island Native, half-length portrait, facing front, and (bottom) three Kootenai men, full-length portrait, seated against blanket in front of a log cabin, facing front, wearing... more

The stars and stripes forever

The stars and stripes forever

An illustrated sheet music cover for "The Stars and Stripes Forever," a song dedicated to the United States Volunteers by William J. Lemon. A figure representing the Constitution is shown wearing a Phrygian cap... more

U.S. gunboats DeKalb, Mound City, and Cincinati [i.e. Cincinnati] - Mississippi River Fleet

U.S. gunboats DeKalb, Mound City, and Cincinati [i.e. Cincinnati] - Mi...

No. 3123. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Bv't. Brig. Gen. Horace Porter, half-length portrait, facing right]
Officers' quarters?

Officers' quarters?

No. B972. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Views on Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The charge of the First Iowa Regiment, with General Lyon at its head, at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, near Springfield, Missouri, August 10, 1861 / from a sketch by our special artist in Major-General Fremont's Division.

The charge of the First Iowa Regiment, with General Lyon at its head, ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, 1861 Aug. 31, p. 244.

[Jesse Sharpe Barnes, later captain of Co. F, 4th North Carolina Infantry, in South Carolina militia uniform with sword and pistols]

[Jesse Sharpe Barnes, later captain of Co. F, 4th North Carolina Infan...

Photograph shows identified soldier, Jesse S. Barnes, a Confederate captain who was killed on May 31, 1862, at Seven Pines, Virginia. Captain Barnes probably fought in a South Carolina militia unit before organ... more

[Lieutenant Robert Pryor James of Co. E, 20th North Carolina Infantry Regiment with sword in front of painted backdrop showing sailboats near forested coastline]

[Lieutenant Robert Pryor James of Co. E, 20th North Carolina Infantry ...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-73. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:144) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.go... more

[Drummer Louis D. B. Somerby of Company A, 48th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and Company M, 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Regiment]

[Drummer Louis D. B. Somerby of Company A, 48th Massachusetts Infantry...

Photograph shows identified soldier in Union uniform. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-76; case provided by donor. Original paper mat in collections file. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2... more

Battlefield of Bull Run, ruins of Henry house

Battlefield of Bull Run, ruins of Henry house

No. B124. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and Craig's Rifles, or 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment, kepi with musket] / Rees.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and Craig's Rifles, or 28...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchase... more

William B. Wadman, dealer in furnaces, ranges and stoves, would respectfully inform the citizens of the South End that he has taken the store formerly occupied by Francis Howard, at 1011 & 1013 Washington, (Corner Union Park Street.) ... W. B. W

William B. Wadman, dealer in furnaces, ranges and stoves, would respec...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 68, Folder 31.

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag as 7-star Confederate flag is hit by lightning with message "Doom of the traitors flag"]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag as 7-star Confede...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Benjamin, F. Delenbaugh, Pulaski, Williams Co., Ohio; postmarked Dec. 7, [186]3; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part o... more

[Unidentified Union officer, bust portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified Union officer, bust portrait, facing front]

Title devised by Library staff. In: Adolph Metzner photograph album ..., no. 54. Color laser copy reference surrogate, showing front and back of photo, filed with finding aids for LOT 8751 in P&P Reading Room.

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Views of Fort Sumter from drawings

Photograph of drawing shows Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor with a boat sailing by. The Confederate flag waves above the fort. No. B701. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs with general capti... more

Camp of 2d Maine Infantry

Camp of 2d Maine Infantry

No. B868. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs. Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. 8, p. 58-59." Similar negative in National Archives Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal ... more

Government bakery, Stoneman's Station, Aquia Creek & Fredericksburgh Railroad

Government bakery, Stoneman's Station, Aquia Creek & Fredericksburgh R...

Photograph shows overhead view of the facility with several people standing outside.

[Oliver Otis Howard, 1830-1909, bust portrait, facing left; in uniform]

[Oliver Otis Howard, 1830-1909, bust portrait, facing left; in uniform...

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf. Sources checked on verso of card.

Gen'l Dix "Shoot the first man that dares pull that flag down / E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm), 501 Broadway, N.Y.

Gen'l Dix "Shoot the first man that dares pull that flag down / E. & H...

Gen'l. John A. Dix, full-length portrait, standing, facing front. Gift; Mrs. Norman P. Mason; 1963 Oct. Title from item. Printed on verso: from photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery. In alb... more

[Two unidentified soldiers and others at the front steps of a house]

[Two unidentified soldiers and others at the front steps of a house]

Photograph shows two soldiers, two women, three girls, and an African American boy wearing an apron posing on or next to steps. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Brady-Handy photograph collection (... more

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag bearing message "For the Union" and state seal of Ohio]

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag bearing messag...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Wm. Scott, Eldersville, Washington Co., Penn.; postmarked Sep. 24; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). pp/liljmem

Ijin shishimai kenbutsu no zu

Ijin shishimai kenbutsu no zu

Print shows a man and a woman watching street entertainers performing a New Year's dance. Title from item. Signature: Ichigeisai Yoshitomi. Engraving attributed to: Hori Take. Seal date: Cock 3. Annotations, st... more

Review of the volunteer troops in Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C., in the presence of Mrs. Pickens and Miss Pickens, the wife and daughter of the governor of South Carolina / from a sketch by our special artist now in Charleston.

Review of the volunteer troops in Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island,...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 Feb. 23, pp. 216-217. Mrs. Pickens is Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens, third wife of Gov. Pickens of S.C.; identification based on date of event depicted (M. K... more

Bvt. Brig. Gen. Daniel Dustin and staff

Bvt. Brig. Gen. Daniel Dustin and staff

No. 4572. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Persons' new price list. Store, 1137 Washington Street ... [1861].

Persons' new price list. Store, 1137 Washington Street ... [1861].

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 68, Folder 30.

Bridge and block house on Orange and Alexandria R.R. near Bull Run, Va.

Bridge and block house on Orange and Alexandria R.R. near Bull Run, Va...

No. 4795. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[A.D. Streight, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]
Bv't Brig. Gen. H.H. Wells

Bv't Brig. Gen. H.H. Wells

Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

Studio, Columbia, S.C.

Studio, Columbia, S.C.

Drawing shows bust portrait of American Indian man wearing feathers and beaded headband, witha small cameo portrait hanging on his neck. Title from item.

Parson Brownlow … Knoxville, April 22, 1861. Gen. Gideon J. Pillow, I have just received your message …Published by Jas. Gates, Cincinnati.

Parson Brownlow … Knoxville, April 22, 1861. Gen. Gideon J. Pillow, I ...

Copy 1 has been renumbered as Portfolio 157, Folder 20, Copy 3. Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Print... more

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