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[Portrait of Emanuel Rudasill, Company M, 16th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A.]
Resumption of the draft - inside the Provost Marshal's office, Sixth District - the wheel goes round

Resumption of the draft - inside the Provost Marshal's office, Sixth D...

Blindfolded men drawing names for the draft. N.Y.C. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1863. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4420 O - CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865 DRAFT. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Confederate soldiers as they fell near the center of the battlefield of Gettysburg

Confederate soldiers as they fell near the center of the battlefield o...

Title from item. No. 235. Top left photograph on mount with five other photographs. Forms part of Civil War Photographs (Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection)

Columbia's glorious banner. By Wm. Sutherland. Winner & Co., ... No. 933 Spring Garden Street
Charles Jones and Isaac Fuller to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 13, 1863  (Praise General Busteed for his work in the recent political campaign)
Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instrume...

Photograph by Kimball, N.Y.C. Copyright by George H. Hanks.

Plan of the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Va. : fought 7th November 1863.

Plan of the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Va. : fought 7th November 1863.

Focuses on a small portion of the Rappahannock River close to the line dividing Culpeper and Fauquier counties, Va., and about 8 miles (as indentified by Sneden) from Brandy Station where the Battle of Kelly's ... More

Samuel A. Foot to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, June 16, 1863  (Praise for Lincoln's letter to Corning)
John A. Dix to Henry W. Halleck, Friday, January 30, 1863  (Telegram reporting victory of General Peck)
Bealeton, Virginia. Regimental staff, 93d New York Volunteers
Col. J. W. Hofmann. 56th Penn. vols. Dear Sir: The "Camp Flag" of your regiment, which was ennobled by the use to which it was applied in the great battle of Gettysburg, has arrived safely at the League House ... Geo H. Boker. Secretary U. L. P.

Col. J. W. Hofmann. 56th Penn. vols. Dear Sir: The "Camp Flag" of your...

On verso: Mc# 09-82-038.342 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 158, Folder 18a.

Bridge at Acquia [sic] Creek

Bridge at Acquia [sic] Creek

Title inscribed below image. Inscription continues after title: burned by rebels in 1863, when the line was given up by the Union troops. This replaced a temporary structure made by the army in 40 hours. Inscri... More

W. Alvin Lloyd's southern rail-road map, 1863
Daniel Morris to Abraham Lincoln, [1863]  (Recommendation)
Hiram Barney to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 10, 1863  (Cover letter)
[Edward H. Perkins, Co. "C" 6th Vt. Vols., head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform]

[Edward H. Perkins, Co. "C" 6th Vt. Vols., head-and-shoulders portrait...

Title devised by Library staff. Printed on verso: Hugo Bartels' Photograph Gallery No. 262 Penna. Ave. bet. 12th & 13th Sts., Washington, D.C. Inscribed on verso: Truly your Friend, Ed. H. Perkins, Co. "C" 6th ... More

Interior view of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863]

Interior view of Fort Sumter, Charleston, S.C. taken by a Confederate ...

Photograph showing debris inside the fort. No. 4382. Title from item. Date and photographer's name from 99 Historic Images of Civil War Charleston, ed. by Garry Adelman, John Richter, and Bob Zeller, Center for... More

William H. Seward to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, June 10, 1863  (Meeting with Molina; with Lincoln's response)
Christian Haynes, Friday, September 18, 1863  (Affidavit; attested by James McClure)
H. M. McAliss, Monday, March 16, 1863  (Recommendation for Casper Keller)
Bradford R. Wood to William H. Seward, Tuesday, July 28, 1863  (Art given by Danish government)
"Emancipation Day in South Carolina" - the Color-Sergeant of the   1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment, after having been presented with the Stars and Stripes, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1

"Emancipation Day in South Carolina" - the Color-Sergeant of the 1st...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 15, no. 382 (1863 Jan. 24), p. 276.

The Rebel raid in Pennslyvania, or That's just so. Composed, published, and sung by James D. Gay, of Philadelphia, the celebrated Army Song Publisher. [c. 1863]
James H. Lane to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, July 17, 1863  (Military affairs in Kansas)
Southern Mississippi and Alabama : showing the approaches to Mobile /
Cuthbert Bullitt to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 27, 1863  (Cover letter)
[Detail of "Progress of Civilization" east pediment of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]
Daniel Butterfield to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, May 03, 1863  (Telegram reporting battle at Chancellorsville)
Skirmish at Triune

Skirmish at Triune

Newspaper clipping reporting a battle at Triune, Tennessee, on June 11, 1863. Title devised by Library staff. Letter found with clipping processed as LOT 14043-3, no. 25; envelope found with clipping processed ... More

The twin sisters liberty and union

The twin sisters liberty and union

A tobacco label produced for C.S. Allen & Company, bearing a patriotic emblem of the mutuality of Liberty and the Union--clearly designed to appeal to Northern sentiments. The two ideals are personified by wome... More

David L. Philips, Thursday, January 08, 1863  (Endorsement)
Peter Page to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, May 01, 1863  (Introduces Martin Delany)
Salmon P. Chase to John G. Nicolay, Tuesday, March 24, 1863  (Appointment)
One cause, one country - 45th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops

One cause, one country - 45th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops

Regimental flag depicting African American soldier, representing the 45th United States Colored Troops, standing next to bust statue of George Washington. On verso: D.B. Bowser - Artist - No. 481 North 4th St. ... More

[Abraham Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

[Abraham Lincoln]. American Civil War 1861-1865.

Photograph shows full-length portrait of Lincoln seated at a table and leaning on a book. Title devised by Library staff. Ostendorf, no. 74. Meserve, no. 55.

Erastus Corning to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, July 03, 1863  (Sends response to Lincoln's letter of June 12)
The leisurely pursuit. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

The leisurely pursuit. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

Wagons and tents of General Mead's Army at the Potomac River, Berlin, Maryland, eighteen days after the Battle of Gettysburg. K25630 U.S. Copyright Office. On mount: "Brady photo."

Abraham Lincoln to Erastus Corning, Saturday, June 13, 1863  (Cover letter)
D. M. Leatherman to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, August 13, 1863  (Introduction)
Joseph Hooker to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, May 04, 1863  (Telegram in response to Lincoln's question concerning the occupation of Fredericksburg)
City of Boston. Boston water works ... You are hereby notified that the water will be stopped upon your premises for about five hours, for the purpose of making repairs on the works. E. R. Jones, Supt. of Eastern Division ... J. E. Farwell & Co.

City of Boston. Boston water works ... You are hereby notified that th...

On verso: 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 70, Folder 25.

Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacent to Harper's Ferry, Va.; including Maryland, Loudoun, and Bolivar Heights, and portions of South and Short Mountains, with the positions of the defensive works, also the junction of the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, and their passage through the Blue Ridge /

Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacen...

Civil War salted paper maps. AL-40. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 699 Relief shown by contour lines. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ra... More

Chattanooga A chart of the battle between the forces of Gens. Grant and Braxton Bragg, fought Nov. 24-5 1863.

Chattanooga A chart of the battle between the forces of Gens. Grant an...

Detail of a printed map to which Sneden has added color and arrows to highlight the lines of Union advance on Missionary Ridge (Sherman's forces from the north on the Confederate right and Hooker's from the sou... More

Group of officers at Headquarters Army of Potomac, June 1863

Group of officers at Headquarters Army of Potomac, June 1863

No. 4172. Title from item. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c1865], v. 1, pl. 27 with title: What do I want, John Henry? Warre... More

Topographical sketch of the environs of Murfreesboro, Tennessee / surveyed Jan. 1863 under the direction of Capt. N. Michler, U.S.A., Chief Topl. Engr., Army of the Cumberland, by Maj. J.E. Weyss, Capt. W. Starling, Capt. D. Thruston, Capt. J.W. Stinchcomb, Lieut. M. Allen, Lieut. Mackelfatrick, U.S. Vols.

Topographical sketch of the environs of Murfreesboro, Tennessee / surv...

Shows roads, railroad, drainage, and troop positions are indicated in color. There is no explanation for the numbers of colors used to denote troop positions. The base map has faded. Sun print. Similar copy, mo... More

Battlefield of Gettysburg. Bodies of dead Federal soldiers on the field of the first day's battle

Battlefield of Gettysburg. Bodies of dead Federal soldiers on the fiel...

No. 964. Title from item. Hand written on verso: "See also B811-242". Hand written on verso: "Miller, vol. II, p. 241". Illus. in: E468.7 .G2, Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner.... More

Permit us to call your attention to our extensive manufactory of regulation and presentation swords, and military, masonic, odd fellows' and sons of temperance goods, regalia, jewels, &c ... Emerson & Silver, Trenton. N. J. 1863.
Southern Mississippi and Alabama showing the approaches to Mobile.

Southern Mississippi and Alabama showing the approaches to Mobile.

Map includes part of west Florida and shows drainage, place names, roads, and railroads. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 260.1 LC Railroad maps, 140 Description derived from published bibliography. "U.S. Coast Sur... More

[Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President. Seated portrait, holding glasses and newspaper, Aug. 9, 1863]

[Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President. Seated portrait, holding glasses and...

"Lincoln poses in Gardner's new gallery on Sunday, August 9, 1863. ... Lincoln had promised to be Gardner's first sitter and chose Sunday for his visit to avoid 'curiosty-seekers and other seekers' while on his... More

Battlefield of Gettysburg. Dead Confederate sharpshooter at foot of Little Round Top

Battlefield of Gettysburg. Dead Confederate sharpshooter at foot of Li...

No. 96. Title from item. Illus. in: E468.7 .G19, Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c1866], v. 1, pl. 40. Photographer and date from image ... More

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, May 29, 1863  (Communication with General Rosecrans)
Meeting of Union and Rebel pickets in the Rappahannock / sketched by Mr. Oertel.
[Civil War envelope with "God save the Union"]

[Civil War envelope with "God save the Union"]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Father & Mother, Centerville, Allegeny Co., New York, from Mervin; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

The head of the canal, opposite Vicksburg, Miss., now being cut by Command of Gen. Grant / from a sketch by our special artist, Henri Lovie.

The head of the canal, opposite Vicksburg, Miss., now being cut by Com...

Print shows Union troops and contrabands constructing a canal near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 16, no. 391 (1863 March 28), p. 8-9.

The Potomac River, near Williamsport, on the morning of the crossing of Gen. Lee's army

The Potomac River, near Williamsport, on the morning of the crossing o...

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.88) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

The Invasion of the North - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / from a sketch by Mr. Perkins.

The Invasion of the North - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / from a sketch b...

View of the city from across Susquehanna River. Reference copy in LOT 4416G (1863). Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1863 July 18, p. 461.

S. Morrow to Ambrose E. Burnside, Saturday, August 01, 1863  (Petition)
Officers of 93d New York Infantry, Bealton, Va., August, 1863

Officers of 93d New York Infantry, Bealton, Va., August, 1863

No. 505. Title from item. Photographer information from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photography, ... More

Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, February 10, 1863  (Memorandum on Philip Read)
Andrew G. Curtin to John G. Nicolay, Thursday, December 17, 1863  (Requests promotion for his brother-in-law)
Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia (vicinity). Headquarters, Army of the Potomac
Dead horses of Bigelow's (9th Massachusetts) Battery

Dead horses of Bigelow's (9th Massachusetts) Battery

Dead horses on battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; barn in background. Civil War Photograph Collection. No. 266.

Henry W. Halleck to William Rosecrans, Thursday, May 21, 1863  (Telegram reporting that there is no more cavalry to send)
First ward poll list. First precinct. A list of names of all persons in the first precinct of the first ward returned by the Board of assessors as subject to the school tax for the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, 1863. Samuel E.

First ward poll list. First precinct. A list of names of all persons i...

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 204, Folder 42.

Grant's transports running the batteries, Confederate States of America.

Grant's transports running the batteries, Confederate States of Americ...

Soldiers at Vicksburg, 1863; Confederate gun crew in foreground. Illus. in: Harper's pictorial history of the civil war / Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden, c1894, v. 2, p. 455.

The battle of Raymond / sketched by Mr. Theodore R. Davis.

The battle of Raymond / sketched by Mr. Theodore R. Davis.

Illustrations showing views of different stages of the Battle of Raymond. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, no. 337 (1863 June 13), p. 372.

Map of Fluvanna Co. Va.

Map of Fluvanna Co. Va.

"Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map... More

Gettysburg and vicinity : showing the lines of battle, July, 1863, and the land purchased and dedicated to the public by General S. Wylie Crawford and the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association /
Culpeper, Virginia. Col. William R. Brewster, 73d New York Infantry and staff
Headquarters of the Sanitary Commission, Gettysburg, PA.

Headquarters of the Sanitary Commission, Gettysburg, PA.

Photograph shows officers of the Sanitary Commission in front of the headquarter in Gettysburg. No. 238. Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the ... More

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, November 19, 1863  (Telegram concerning military affairs)
Military map, Baltimore Co., Md.

Military map, Baltimore Co., Md.

Scale 1:63,360. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 254.5 LC Land ownership maps, 285 At head of title: Middle Department and 8th Army Corps, Major Genl. R. C. Schenck Comgd. Stamped in right corner: Topographer, Post... More

Anders' Iodine Water

Anders' Iodine Water

LOT subdivision subject: Angels. Title and other information transcribed from caption card.

[Detail of "Progress of Civilization" east pediment of the Senate wing, U.S. Capitol]

[Detail of "Progress of Civilization" east pediment of the Senate wing...

Photograph of sculpture for pediment, placed outdoors in grounds, showing Columbia with sunburst and eagle.

Great Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn.--Jany, 2nd 1863: between the Union Forces, under Genl. Rosecrans, and the Rebel Army under General Bragg
Theodore Roosevelt to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, December 18, 1863  (Case of Benjamin Porter)
Richard Yates, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, October 06, 1863  (Recommendation for Uri Manly)
Bealeton, Virginia. Capt. Cunningham of Gen. T.F. Meagher's staff
John Hay to George Plumer Smith, Saturday, January 10, 1863  (Lincoln confirms he did offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in exchange for Virginia's loyalty)
Secretary's report of the Soldiers' aid society, Church of the Unity, for the year 1862--63.

Secretary's report of the Soldiers' aid society, Church of the Unity, ...

On verso: 20 Sept. 1863. 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 70, Folder 26.

[Morris Island, South Carolina. First Parallel]
Charles Ward, Thursday, September 10, 1863  (Affidavit; attested by James McClure)
Cornelius Curtis to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, August 07, 1863  (Sends resolutions of Loyal National League of Key West recommending Joseph Morgan for brigadier general)
The veteran

The veteran

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.194) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Kentucky Citizens to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, March 09, 1863  (Petition requesting S.S. Fry be given a command in Kentucky)
Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan. On the Battle Field of Antietam

Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan. On the Battle Field of Antietam

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Walter. Copyright Deposit, Eastern District of Penn.: 1863.

Jeff Davis's last appeal to arms

Jeff Davis's last appeal to arms

Jefferson Davis making address to soldiers missing arms and legs. Illustration from: Harper's Weekly, 1863.

The war in Texas - The city of Matamoras, Mexico, opposite Brownsville / from a sketch by L. Avery.

The war in Texas - The city of Matamoras, Mexico, opposite Brownsville...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1863 Dec. 5, p. 173.

Bealeton, Virginia. Company K, 93d New York Infantry. (Morgan Rifles)
Sunday, May 3rd : [Map of the battle of Chancellorsville]

Sunday, May 3rd : [Map of the battle of Chancellorsville]

Relief shown by hachures. Title in lead pencil in upper margin. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.), mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H136 Available als... More

Sketch of the vicinity of the falls of Caney Fork of Cumberland River, Ten. [sic] /

Sketch of the vicinity of the falls of Caney Fork of Cumberland River,...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows parts of Warren and Van Buren counties, Tennessee, indicating rivers, falls, roads, houses and names of residents and woodland. Sun print. Description derived from published bibl... More

Lloyd's official map of the State of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the Executive, 1828 & 1859

Lloyd's official map of the State of Virginia from actual surveys by o...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 481.2 Includes a testimonial from William A. Bryan, Chief Clerk, Post Office Department, dated February 10, 1863. 1861 editions are listed as entry nos. 450 and... More

The meeting of the friends, City Hall Park

The meeting of the friends, City Hall Park

New York governor Horatio Seymour's famous "My Friends" speech, delivered from the steps of New York's City Hall during the draft riots, was widely misrepresented in the press. On the basis of reports such as t... More

Culpeper, Virginia. Gen. George G. Meade's horse, "Baldy"
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Body of Confederate sharpshooter
Prospectus for publishing at Concord. N. H. a weekly newspaper, to be entitled the Democratic senrinel, devoted to politics, literature and general intelligence ... John B. Palmer, Concord. N. H., May 1, 1863.

Prospectus for publishing at Concord. N. H. a weekly newspaper, to be ...

Prospectus. 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 94, Folder 7.

[Embossed red leather album back cover]

[Embossed red leather album back cover]

Title devised by Library staff. In album: Japanese and Chinese portraits, [back cover].

United States to Francis G. Murray, Monday, April 06, 1863  (Bill)
[Robert C. Schenck] to Abraham Lincoln, November 4, 1863  (Envelope only)
Falmouth, Virginia. A muss at headquarters, Army of the Potomac
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