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Manuscript Resources on the History of New Orleans in the Civil War

This guide to manuscript holdings at LSU on the history of New Orleans during the Civil War covers such topics as sea voyages of sailors to New Orleans; slaves as laborers and military recruits; the 1862 fall of New Orleans to Union forces; the Union occupation of New Orleans; and the Port Hudson campaign. Materials include military documents, correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, and photographs. These manuscript items include the records of Union and Confederate soldiers, residents of New Orleans, and organizations such as the United Confederate Veterans.

Collections in this guide are listed alphabetically, with a chronological index after the alphabetical listing. Brief descriptions include references to sources for additional information--either the LSU Libraries' catalog, which is accessible through the Internet, or the manuscript card catalog in the Special Collections reading room of Hill Memorial Library. Still additional information on some of these collections can be found in detailed finding aids in the reading room. Increasingly, electronic copies of these finding aids can be found on the World Wide Web site for Special Collections, where you can also find information about using the collections, searching the online catalog remotely, and asking us questions.


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231 Manuscript Resources in this Subject Guide.

  • Paxson, Charles, died 1880. A slave girl from New Orleans carte-de-visite, circa 1864. 1 photograph. Location: MISC:S. Charles Paxson was a photographer in New York during the 1860s. He created carte-de-visite photographs and was one of a few photographers who took photographs of emancipated slaves for Major General Nathaniel P. Banks' campaign to raise funds for emancipated slaves in Louisiana. The carte-de-visite, titled "A Slave Girl from New Orleans" (1864), features the image of a very Caucasian looking African American, Rebecca, from New Orleans. Rebecca was a recently emancipated slave of her white father from New Orleans. New Orleans was under the command of the Union Army's Major General Nathaniel P. Banks. Rebecca was one of eight slaves from New Orleans to tour the North and raise funds for Banks' work in Louisiana. Carte-de-visites, like this one, were sold to raise that money and the back of the carte-de-visite states the sales money was "devoted to the education of colored people in the department of the Gulf." Mss. 5102.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education    
  • Allen, William M., b. ca. 1833, Correspondence, 1858-1863. 22 items. Location: E:3. Farmer of Holmesville, Pike County, Mississippi. His sister, Letty, and her husband, John Houston, owned a farm in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana. William and his brother Felix were Confederate soldiers in the Mississippi Volunteers. Pre-Civil War letters from Houston discuss farming conditions, his advocacy of secession, and local social events. Civil War letters to Allen describe skirmishes in Kentucky and Louisiana, and war news such as the shelling of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Family affairs, illness and remedies, and attendance at the New Orleans School of Medicine are other topics in the letters. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 701, 2287.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Medicine     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Andrews, George L. (George Leonard), 1828-1899. Papers, 1863-1865. 9 items. Location: Misc:A. Union brigadier general in the Civil War. Andrews was appointed commander of the Department of the Gulf in 1863 and assumed command of the Port Hudson, Louisiana, post in 1864. Correspondence from Andrews to his wife deals with the surrender of Port Hudson (1863) and his duties as commander of the post. Two letters describe conditions in New Orleans, Louisiana immediately after the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3067.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Andry, M. T. (Michel Thomassin), 1811-ca. 1871. Family Papers, 1840-1882 (bulk 1858-1879). 0.3 linear ft. (199 items). Location: UU:66. Sugar planter of St. John the Baptist and St. Charles parishes, Louisiana, and resident of New Orleans. Collection includes correspondence and legal and financial papers. Letters received by Andry's daughter Rosa from his sons describe their participation in the Battle of Shiloh, campaigns in Kentucky, and skirmishes at Camp Beauregard in the Civil War. Partly in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     Sugar     French-language    
  • Anonymous Confederate letter, 1861 July 3. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A Letter written from New Orleans, Louisiana describing a method of blocking the Mississippi River to federal military boats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2899.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Anonymous letter, 1861 March 28. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. Personal letter from 'Georgie,' New Orleans, Louisiana, to 'Caroline,' relating family news and social activities. Mss. 636.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Women    
  • Anonymous letter, 1864. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Sarah, apparently a young girl and resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, written upon her return from a trip to New York City, commenting on a minstrel show in New Orleans, Louisiana, and expressing interest in the New York presidential election returns. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Performing arts     Politics     Women    
  • Anonymous manuscript volume, 1858-1877. 1 item. Location: Misc. A. Journal contains notes on the progress of the Civil War and the 'Trent Affair', a diplomatic incident between the U. S. and Great Britain. Other topics include poetry; songs; partial plays in commedia dell'arte style; notes on Renaissance Italian history and notes on Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. Also included are listings for businesses and consulates in New Orleans, and public officials in Paris. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3545.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Politics     French-language    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1855-1857, 1865-1867. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:10. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mainly of poems published in New Orleans papers, and sentimental engravings. Items are glued over ledger entries (1855-1857). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3012.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, 1861-1936. 2 vols (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:A. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings collected mainly from newspapers in New Orleans and Natchez include materials relative to Reconstruction, the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, the Chicago fire of 1871, and steamboats. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2554.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Transportation     Politics    
  • Anonymous scrapbook, ca. 1900. 1 ms. vol. Location: H:21. Scrapbook contains obituaries of Sadie Patrick, secretary of the United Confederate Veterans Association; sentimental verse; and miscellaneous newspaper clippings. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2087.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Anonymous soldier letter, 1863 September 24. 1 item. Location: Misc.:A. A letter written by a Union soldier in Louisiana during the Civil War describes his unit's march from New Orleans, La., to the Bayou Teche country. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2588.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894. Letterpress copybook, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: B:12. Congressman, governor of Massachusetts, and general in command of the Union Gulf Department in the Civil War. Letterpress copybook of official letters written by Banks from his headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, during fall 1863 and early winter 1864. Letters comment on civilian life in New Orleans, freed slaves, and the cotton trade. Mss. 2326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Politics    
  • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,1816-1894. General orders, 1864 September 7. 1 printed item. Location: E:74. General Orders No. 122, issued by George B. Drake, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, outlining wage schedules for white and black laborers and mechanics in army employment. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Barel, Leona Queyrouze, 1861?-1938. Papers, 1800-1950 (bulk 1860-1937). 2,614 items, 31 printed vols., 23 ms. Vols. Location: UU:68-72, Q:27, X:97-98, OS:Q, 99. French-language writer, poet, essayist, and musician of New Orleans and New York City. Her father, Major Leon Queyrouze, was commander of the Orleans Guard Battalion during the Civil War. Papers include letters from writers and editors; literary writings and musical compositions; materials on the Anti-Lottery League; and Civil War and business papers of her father, a member of the factors' firm Queyrouze and Bois. In French and English. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 18-26. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1204, 1222, 1278, 1314, 1323, 1335.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Barrow, C. J. Certificate, 1865. Location: Misc:B. Confederate soldier and member of the Washington Artillery, a New Orleans-based unit in the Civil War. Certificate of Barrow's service in the Washington Artillery, during which he was wounded at Resaca and Peach Tree Creek, both in 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Bass-Farrar Family Papers, 1829-1918 (bulk: 1829-1843; 1858-1867) 285 items. Location: R:41. Papers of the Bass, Farrar, and Richardson families from Tensas Parish, La., and vicinity. Includes material on family matters, personal and professional activities, maintenance and overseeing of cotton plantations before and after the Civil War, life along the Mississippi River, life in Civil War Louisiana, and slavery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4907.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     Plantations     Women    
  • Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Family Papers, 1818-1912 (bulk 1850-1880). 671 items, 106 vols. (13 ms. vols., 93 printed vols.). Location: U:10-12, F:3, OS:B. American army officer, Confederate general during the Civil War, and superintendent of the New Custom House in New Orleans. Collection includes paper and items of financial, legal, political, and personal interest. Other items include recipes; scrapbooks; pamphlets; photographs; notebooks; and some papers of the Cenas family. Included are papers on New Orleans related to railroad, improvement, and other city projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 601.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Politics    
  • Beebe, William S. Papers, 1864 April 17-June 14. 2 items. Location: Misc:B. Union lieutenant, chief of ordnance in the field and assistant chief of ordnance at Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, in New Orleans. Letter from Louisiana in 2 parts. Part 1 from Grand Ecore mentions Beebe taking prisoners in a battle, 'poor Sanderson's' death, and General Stone's departure from the field. Part 2 from Alexandria describes leading his regiment and taking enemy ground. Included is a copy of a letter of General N. P. Banks recommending Beebe to Andrew G. Curtin, governor of Pennsylvania. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3302.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Bell, William R., ca. 1814-1874. Papers, 1842-1941 (bulk 1842-1874). 78 items, 2 vols. Location: C:6. Native of Scotland, mortician, and owner of Union Stables in New Orleans. Business papers document Bell's stable and mortuary and include transactions with Union soldiers occupying New Orleans. Correspondence with his family discusses economic conditions and the Civil War. Collection includes a photograph of Bell. Mss. 2117, 2118.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Bertoli, Nicolas. Family Papers, 1807-1863 (bulk 1835-1855). 22 items. Location: U:20, OS:B. Resident of New Orleans. Succession papers of Nicholas Bertoli and passports for J. B. Bertoli, merchant. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 721, 737.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Betts, Ephraim. Diaries, 1862 Sept. 2-1864 Feb. 19. 4 items (2 ms. Vols.). Location: J:13, Mss. Mf.:B. Sergeant in the 114th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Diaries describe Betts' journey from New York to New Orleans, camp life, the assault on Port Hudson. The Confederate surrender, the Sabine Pass Expedition, and events on the boat back to New York. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3433.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Bishop Polk Benevolent Society. Record book, 1862, 1865-1868. 3 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: Misc.:B., M:20. Treasurer's book for benevolent societies at Trinity Church, New Orleans. Entries record the receipts and expenditures of the Benevolent Society. Entries for 1862 give the officers of the 'Ladies Society for the Promotion of Christian Objects.' For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 772.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Religion     Women    
  • Boggs, William R., 1829-1911. Reminiscences, 1891. 3 items [photocopies]. Brigadier general of the Confederate army and chief of staff of the Trans-Mississippi Department from November 1862 until the end of the Civil War. Boggs' reminiscences, written in 1891 at the age of 62, cover the entire period of the war, from the election of 1860 until his surrender in June 1865. Also included are two obituary notices from Boston and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3058.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Boothby, Charles W. Papers, 1858-1898 (bulk 1861-1874). 1.3 linear ft., 3 v. Location: U:308-309, OS:B, Mss. Mf.:B. U.S. Army captain, customs official, superintendent of education for New Orleans, and politician. Correspondence, military orders and quartermaster's records reflect Civil War and postwar New Orleans. Civil War papers document personal experiences, military engagements, African American soldiers, and political activity. They also document maritime operations on Lake Pontchartrain. Reconstruction papers reflect the local and national political environment. Mss. 4847.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Bower, Garner and Harrison. Papers, 1863-1868, undated. 126 items. Location: E:51. New Orleans commission merchants. Letters to a member of the firm at Baton Rouge (1863) and at Natchez, Mississippi (1864-1868). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1388.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Boyd, David French, 1834-1899. Papers, 1833-1934 (1860-1899). 9 linear ft., 45 v. Location: D:14-21, vault, U:179, Mf:Mss:B, OS:B. Confederate officer, president of the Seminary of Learning at Alexandria, Louisiana, president and professor at LSU (1884-1886). Papers contain correspondence, including correspondence with William T. Sherman; writings about Civil War figures; academic papers; photographs; financial papers; and printed items. Manuscript volumes consist of school notebooks; memoranda; diaries, including a Civil War diary; morning reports from Kentucky Military Institute and Locust Dale Academy; and a minute book of the Demostherman Society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 40, 99, 794, 890, 893, 1400, 1612, 4234.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     LSU     African Americans    
  • David French Boyd Papers. William T. Sherman Letters, 1859-1891. .3 linear ft. Location: U:179, Mss. Mf.:B, Vault:26. Civil War officers, educators. Letters refer to higher education, political issues, rights of freedmen, Ku Klux Klan activities, and the jetty system in New Orleans. Civil War letters concern Boyd's imprisonment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 890, 893, 3362.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     LSU     New Orleans 1866-     Politics    
  • Bringier, Louis Amadee, 1827-1897. Papers, 1786-1901. 599 items and 14 vols. Location: T:96-97, F:9, OS:B. Planter of Ascension Parish, Louisiana; Confederate officer and commander of the 4th Louisiana Cavalry and the 7th Louisiana Regiment. Papers include military records, correspondence and business papers relating to the administration of Hermitage Plantation in Ascension Parish and Houmas, Burnside, and Bagatelle plantations. One letter report that a woman killed a federal soldier in New Orleans (1862); another describes Grand Ilse as a resort requented by Jews. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 1-2, and microfilm 5322: Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 43, 139, 544.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Brown, E. Y. Letter, 1863 April 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:B. Letter written while aboard the steamboat, Natanzas, describing the scenery along the Mississippi river, war torn New Orleans, and a visit to a military hospital. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Burnham, B. Letters, 1863 January 4-May 23. 2 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in a regiment stationed at Camp Parapet, near New Orleans, and Fort Butte-a-la-Rose (also called Camp of Fort Burton), Louisiana. His regiment was brought to Louisiana by transport ship. Letters describe the conditions of the regiment's camp, Confederate attacks on transport boats, and a African American regiment stationed near Camp Parapet. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3443.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War    
  • Burnham, Howard and Horace. Letters, 1862-1863. 4 items. Howard Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in an Illinois regiment stationed in Arcadia, Missouri. Horace Burnham, apparently a Union soldier in the Marine Hospital in New Orleans in the Civil War. Howard Burnham's two letters (1862) tell of the number of men ill and in hospitals; Horace Burnham writes of accommodations at the Marine Hospital in New Orleans, African Americans, and sanitation facilities. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1181.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Burt, Joseph, Jr. Papers, 1856-1876 (bulk 1862-1863). 16 items. Location: Misc:B. Union soldier in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Papers include correspondence while Burt was stationed in New Orleans in 1863 commenting on military life, Confederate prisoners of war, and off-duty recreation including the shooting of alligators. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2721.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893. Letter, 1890 March 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.B. General in the United States Army during the Civil War. Letter from Butler replying to a request for facts pertaining to the execution of William B. Mumford, refers the writer to James Parton's book, GENERAL BUTLER IN NEW ORLEANS (1862). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1802.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Campbell, Zoe J., d. 1866. Diaries, 1856-1866. 5 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: P:1, Misc:C. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 4-5. Resident of New Orleans; daughter of James and Zoe Lambert Campbell and sister of Lambert Campbell, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War. Dairies document expenses, condolence visits, and piano lessons. Beginning in May 1861, they deal with the Civil War, including events in occupied New Orleans. Papers also include a funeral announcement for Campbell and a personal letter. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1274.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Performing arts     Women    
  • Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg, 1817-1873. General orders, 1864 September 14. Location: E:74. 1 printed item. General orders No. 48, issued by Lt. Col. C. T. Christensen, headquarters, Military Division of West Mississippi, New Orleans, on the suspension of prisoner exchanges and methods to be employed in sending Confederate prisoners to depots in the North. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Carmouche, Annie Jeter, 1843-1921. Papers, 1853-1964. 0.3 linear feet Location: W:18, H:24, Vault 6. Annie Jeter Carmouche spent her childhood in Virginia and New Orleans and lived in Saint Landry and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana, during and after the Civil War. She married Emile A. Carmouche. Collection includes family letters, papers, and tablets containing Carmouche's memoirs. Correspondence relates to social life, the Civil War, and family events. The memoirs recall Carmouche's childhood, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 5. Mss. 2878.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Carrigan, Jo Ann, 1933. Civil War Collection, 1862-1968. 0.3 linear ft. Location: UU:72, OS:C. Professor of history at Louisiana State University. New York muster rolls, photographs, & publications pertaining largely to the state of New York's participation in the Civil War. Included are postcards depicting Civil War scenes and photographs of maps of New Orleans during the War of 1812. There is also an autograph book containing the names, ranks, and addresses of soldiers in the 10th New York Artillery. Artifacts include Civil War uniform buttons, commemorative ribbons, and a medal. Mss. 2455.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     LSU     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Carroll, Hoy and Company. Papers, 1858, 1865. 2 items. Location: Misc. Commission merchants of New Orleans. Telegram (1858) from Jesse Perkins of Jackson, Mississippi, and a letter (1865) from Fielding Brothers of Liverpool, England, to Carroll, Hoy, and Company regarding accounts. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     Business    
  • Carrollton Centennial Exhibit collection, 1959. 53 items [photocopies]. Location: OS:C. Exhibit created for the Carrollton Branch, Whitney National Bank of New Orleans. Materials pertain to Carrollton, Louisiana, formerly part of Jefferson Parish, later annexed into New Orleans. Collection includes maps; photographs; petitions; reports; city ordinances, regulations, and orders relating to the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad, the Carrollton Hotel and Gardens, public schools, homes, fire companies, the federal occupation in the Civil War, the levee, and roads. The photocopies are made from original items dating from 1832 to 1908. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1623.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Civil War soldiers letters, 1863. 6 items. Location: Misc. Sam White and F. A. Belcher, Union soldiers stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Letters to their families describe their sea voyage to New Orleans and encampments at Baton Rouge, Algiers, and Brashear City (now Morgan City), Louisiana. Other topics include contraband slaves as laborers and as military recruits; and medical care. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3188.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     Civil War     Medicine     Transportation     African Americans    
  • Civil War New Orleans orphanages receipts, 1863. 2 items. Location:Misc:C. Handwritten receipts of payment from the U.S. Army, Department of the Gulf, to the Female Orphan Asylum and St. Vincent's Infant Asylum, two orphanages run by the Catholic Church in New Orleans. The items reflect the nature of interaction between Federal occupation forces and the local population. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Civil War Quartermaster document, 1863 September 3. 1 item. Location: Misc. Quartermaster receipt for purchase of materials for the Female Orphan Asylum in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3365.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Cleaveland, John P. Letter, 1865 May 2 . 1 letter. Location: Misc.: C. Civil War chaplain. John Cleaveland gives a brief account of his military activities from his enlistment to the surrender of New Orleans to Gen. Benjamin Butler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3868.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Confederate newspaper clippings, 1862 January-April. 8 items. Location: E:Imprints.Clippings of dispatches from Confederate newspapers announcing political and military news prior to the surrender of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1919.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Confederate States of America Army, Louisiana Heavy Artillery, 1st Regiment Guard Book, 1861. 1 vol. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf:U. United States Army, Louisiana Heavy Artillery, 1st Regiment served at Forts Jackson and St. Philip below New Orleans (La.) in 1861-1862. Guard book details sentences and punishments given to regimental prisoners at Fort Jackson, La. Lists names of the gaurds on duty and names of prisoners. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4910.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Department no. 1. Letter. 1862 February 25. 1 item. Location: E:64. Joseph G. Pickett, Acting Adjutant General, New Orleans. Letter to Major Rainy, president, New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad, requesting assistance in obtaining guns from the Bennett and Surget foundry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Confederate States of America Collection. Quartermaster's department, 1861-1862. 3 items. Location: E:64. Letter to the president of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company requesting someone to handle transportation accounts. Circular on the issuance of transportation coupons to soldiers who re-enlist for military service. Also a letter to H. J. Ranney, Confederate major in New Orleans, requesting assistance for replacement of two engines on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Conrad, Archelus M. Papers, 1861-1890 (bulk 1861-1865). Ca. 100 items. Location: E:41, OS:C. Union officer in command of a Corps d'Afrique Engineers company in Louisiana in the Civil War. Papers include military orders, muster papers, charges of military crimes, and other items relating to the 97th Engineer Regiment. It also includes a carte-de-visite showing Conrad in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4126.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Constable, N. S. Inventory, 1864 December 21. 1 item (4 leaves). Location: Misc:C. Captain and acting quartermaster in the Union army in New Orleans in the Civil War. Inventory of furniture and other articles in a New Orleans residence assigned as quarters for troops by Constable. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Corbin, Robert A., d. 1906. Papers, 1835-1917 (bulk 1870-1898). 1,202 items; 10 vols. Location: E:8-9. Land speculator and businessman of Louisville, Kentucky, New Orleans, and Hammond, Louisiana. Collection includes land sale and business papers. Civil War-era papers deal with Kentucky claims against the federal government. Post-1870 papers with business partnerships with Lucy I. Burgess, including purchase of the Melrose Dairy in New Orleans. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 6-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 705.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Curtis, John Calvin. Letter, circa 1862. 1 item. Location: Misc:C. John Calvin Curtis, a native of Bridgeport, Conn., joined Company I of the Connecticut 9th Infantry Regiment in 1861. Letter from Curtis in New Orleans, La describes his experience recuperating at St. James Hospital there, malnourishment among Union army soldiers, guerilla attacks on his regiment in sugar cane fields, the Battle of Baton Rouge (1862), and Union Army maneuvers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4865.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Dane, E. Letters, 1862-1864. 9 items. Location: Misc:D. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters, the earliest of which was written in New Orleans commenting on social and economic conditions in the city. Later letters written in the Teche country of Louisiana comment on conditions in that area. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1460, 1493, 2991.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War    
  • Davidson, John M. Legal Papers, 1861-1867. 124 items. Location: UU:111. Lawyer in New Orleans who handled cases for client Charles Black, a commission merchant and steamboat owner of Matamoros, Mexico, as well as cases involving steamboats and the United States Commissioner of Claims in Louisiana. Legal papers include bills, receipts, petitions, court summons, acts of sale, and promissory notes of Charles Black, reflecting his financial interests in several steamers and ships. In English and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     New Orleans 1866-     Spanish-language     Transportation    
  • Davis, George H. Letters, 1862-1864. 6 items. Location: Misc:D. Union soldier in the 26th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War. Letters written to family members while Davis was stationed in New Orleans, Algiers, and Morganza, Louisiana, comment on conditions in occupied New Orleans, Confederate prisoners, and gun boat battles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3328.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • De Bow, J. D. B. Letter, 1865 December 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.:D. Resident of New Orleans. Letter from De Bow requesting that Mr. Seymour of the "New York Times" write a favorable criticism of a comedy by the Louisiana historian Charles E. A. Gayarre, in order that the play might be brought to the New York stage. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1770.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Performing arts    
  • Delmer, Alexander. Telegram, 1865 June 1. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc:D. Civil War correspondent for the New Orleans Times in Washington, D.C. Telegram describes the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the persons involved, and their trial. It also relates Jefferson Davis's comments on the murder. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Department of Louisiana Headquarters, photograph of, circa 1865. 1 photograph. Location: MISC:D. The Department of Louisiana Headquarters was located on Carondolet and Julia Streets in New Orleans, La. At the end of the Civil War, the three-story building acted as Union Army headquarters. A carte-de-visite style photograph of the Department of Louisiana Headquarters depicting a three story building with an American flag on a third floor balcony. One the back, there is a revenue stamp and an inscription of the building's name and location. Mss. 5103For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Douglas, Emily Caroline, b. 1840. Papers, 1855-1913 (bulk 1855-1868). 9 items, 2 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. Location: U:49, Mss.Mf:D. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 8-9. Connecticut native and resident of Louisiana and Mississippi. Autobiography, diary, and writings describe life in New England; with her brother, the Rev. William Kirtland Douglas, near Natchez, Mississippi, during the Civil War; at New Iberia, Louisiana; in various Mississippi towns; and in New Orleans. Mss. 566.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Dufour, Charles L. Digest, 1861-1862, 1959. 1 vol. [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:D. Historian and author.Research notes taken from New Orleans newspapers and other sources pertaining to New Orleans prior to the Federal occupation in 1862, collected by Charles L. Dufour for a book on the fall of the city during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1536.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Dunham, Marshall. Photograph Album, 1861-867. 1 album (200 images). Locations: E: 65. Union soldier of the New York 159th Infantry and the 77th Colored Infantry regiments. Album consists of images made by various photographers during the Civil War. They depict buildings, structures and scenes in several Louisiana locations, including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, and Donaldsonville, and Point Mobile, Ala. In addition, there are images of Union naval ships, officers and crew. There is also a set of twelve John Rogers statuary images created and marketed by Maurice Stadtfeld. Mss. 3241.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Eager, William Blake, 1824-1890. Papers, 1848-1863-1865, 1874-1900. 21 items. Location: B:64. Surgeon in the 162nd New York Volunteers in the Civil War. Letters concern service in military hospitals in Carrollton (now part of New Orleans) and Franklin, Louisiana; the siege of Port Hudson; and the Red River campaign. Other materials deal with Eager's medical education and a European tour in 1877. Mss. 2826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine    
  • Eagles, C. A. Letter, 1862 February 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:E. Richmond, Virginia resident during the Civil War. Letter from Richmond to Carrie Zacharie of New Orleans, Louisiana, commenting on wartime shortages in Richmond and the gloomy outlook of citizens. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Eddy, George P. Papers, 1864. 4 items. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Three letters from Eddy written on board the steamer McClellan in New Orleans, and in Morganza, Louisiana; one letter to Eddy, lying wounded in a Philadelphia hospital, from Frank Stockbridge in Pana, Illinois. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Edwards, Albert F. B. Diary, 1862-1863, 1864, 1865. 8 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: Misc.:E, OS:E. Union soldier from Chester, New Hampshire, and a member of the 15th New Hampshire Regiment in the Civil War. Diary documents ten months of camp routine, a sea voyage to New Orleans and encampment near there, the Port Hudson campaign, and the trip by boat and train back north. Papers also include a listing of personal expenses and miscellaneous items. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3384.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Edwards, Marianne. Letters, 1855-1866 (bulk 1855-1863). 72 items. Location: U:239. Marianne Edwards, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, was the wife of Guy M. Edwards, a Massachusetts sea captain. She took voyages from Boston to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Letters concern voyages to New Orleans, France, and Spain, among others. Letters (1862-1863) about a voyage along the lower Mississippi River, describe conditions during the Union occupation of New Orleans and the Battle of Port Hudson. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation     Women    
  • Egan, J. S. Family Papers, 1850-1893. 28 items. Location: UU:250; OS:E. Resident of New Orleans. Papers contain Civil War letters from Virginia and Port Hudson, Louisiana, commenting on the people of New Orleans immediately prior to the surrender of the city and Union Sympathizers during the Union occupation. Included are antebellum letters telling of social conditions in San Francisco, California, following the Gold Rush; medical practice in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; and travel in Europe. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1467.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Fairbank, Luther M. letters, 1862-1893 (bulk dates 1862-1863). 35 items. Location: T:90; OS:F. Letters describes the Union bombardment of Fort Jackson in 1862; the arrival of Union forces in New Orleans, their looting of the post office, reception by civilians and their soliciting soldiers for food, and Union employment of slaves on a nearby sugar plantation. Fairbank condemns northern newspapers for inaccurate reporting. His letters further relate camp life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4909.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Fitzpatrick, John. Letterpress copybook, 1875-1878. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:21. Secretary of the Division of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia. Correspondence concerns veterans' reunions and raising money to erect a monument and tomb in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, for use of the association's members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1482.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Flanders, Benjamin F., 1816-1896. Papers, 1827-1889 (bulk 1864-1875). 863 items. Location: U:109-112, OS:F. Vault:1. Governor of Louisiana and mayor of New Orleans during Reconstruction. Flanders came to New Orleans from New Hampshire in 1843, left at the outbreak of the Civil War, and returned in 1862. Official papers and letters, including Civil War correspondence with a variety of Union military and political leaders. Collection also documents other federal posts held by Flanders, including U.S. representative and U.S. assistant treasurer. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 671.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Politics    
  • Fontenot, Ozeme, 1846-1928. Family Papers, 1834-1949. 1148 items; 49 ms. Vols.; 5 printed vols. Location: UU:190-194; O:21;0S:F. Planter of Grand Prairie, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Plantation, business records, correspondence of Ozeme Fontenot and family. Some relate to the marriage and divorce of daughter Alma Parker, and to her hospitalization in New Orleans. Papers also deal with United Confederate Veterans activities. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3248.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Women    
  • Foster, Freeman, Jr. Letters, 1862. 3 items. Location: Misc. Sailor in the Union navy in the Civil War. Letters written from the Mississippi River describe preparations for the naval assault on New Orleans, contact with slaves, and shipboard life. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3170.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Foster, James. Family Correspondence, 1861-1866. 110 items, 1 ms. Vol. Location: B:41. Isaac G. Foster and John S. Foster were the sons of James Foster, a medical doctor of Natchez. Both served in the Confederate Army and died during the Civil War. Papers include letters from John Foster written in New Orleans (1861) relating his views on Louisiana's secession. Later letters describe First Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and other battles. Isaac Foster's papers deal with Shiloh and other battles. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2184.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine     Natchez, Mississippi     New Orleans 1866-    
  • "Frank Leslies's Illustrated Newspaper", 1862 May 24, 1875 Jan. 30. 3 items. Location:OS:F. Issues and supplement containing articles on and sketches of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1534, 2751.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885. Letter, 1862 February 13. 1 item. Location: Misc. Daughter of New Orleans merchant Daniel Clark and party to litigation involving Clark's estate. Letter written from Richmond, Virginia, refers to difficulties in obtaining a federal passport to travel to New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832-1892. Papers, 1848-1891. 164 items. Location: A:56. Confederate general, New Orleans lawyer, U.S. representative and senator from Louisiana. Early papers reflect student life at Yale University. Civil War papers include orders, general reports, and casualty reports. Letters discuss movements of troops at the Battle of Shiloh and Mobile Bay, Ala. Letter from his sister describes New Orleans in 1861. Later papers consist of business record, mortgages and leases for various plantations. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2402, 2412, 2423.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Politics     Women    
  • Gilmore, John Young, 1837-1900. Family Papers, 1862, 1900-1910. 121 items, 2 vols. Location: U:237, J:11. Resident of New Orleans, editor of the Sugar Planters' Journal, and major general of the Louisiana Division of the United Confederate Veterans Association. Papers include letters of condolence to Gilmore's wife at the time of his death, correspondence of Mary Gilmore Harnett from officers of the Louisiana Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and a scrapbook containing obituaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Sugar     Women    
  • Goodwin, Josiah. Diaries and Research Collection, 1862-1864, 1983-1984, undated 0.3 linear feet, 2 vols. Location B:66. The collection consists of two original 1863-1864 diaries of Josiah Goodwin, kept during his service in the Mississippi Marine Brigade aboard various U.S. Steamers along the river in Louisiana and Mississippi. In addition are research materials compiled by William C. Wiseley, PhD, in his study of the diaries. These include biographical information on Goodwin, photocopies of Goodwin's service record, photoprints of portraits and other Civil War images, and an annotated transcription of the diaries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4886.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Natchez, Mississippi    
  • Graham, James, notary public. Papers, 1860-1883. 57 items. Location: A:57. Notary public, auditor of public accounts in New Orleans, marshal of the District Court of the United States of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Official papers consist of duplicate certificates of deposit of funds obtained from the sales of ships, tackle, cargo, and other goods condemned as prizes of war by the admiralty proceedings in the District Court during the Civil War. Business papers include copies of notarial records and cancelled checks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1031.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Grand Army of the Republic. Papers, 1890-1923. 103 items, 5 vols. Location: U:181, OS:G, F:18. Louisiana and Mississippi department of the Grand Army of the Republic, headquartered in New Orleans. Papers contain correspondence of various units of the Dept. of Louisiana and Mississippi of the Grand Army of the Republic, general orders, and minute books of the Executive Committee, Commanders and Past Post Commanders Benevolent Association and the Ellsworth Post. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 767.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-    
  • Grima, Alfred. Papers, 1863-1868 (bulk 1864-1866). 68 items. Location: U:154. Personal letters by Alfred Grima from Richmond, Mobile, Paris, London, Cairo, and New Orleans, to members of his family in New Orleans and Augusta. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 816.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     French-language    
  • Guess, George W. Papers, 1861-1865. 1 vol.; 45 items [photocopies]. Location: M:19. Confederate officer, prisoner of war in New Orleans. Photocopies of letters concern Civil War battles, the movements of Federal troops, health of his regiment, superior officers, Confederate currency, attitudes towards slaves, civilians, and Governor Allen's emancipation proclamation in Louisiana. Letters (1864-1865) from Alexandria and Shreveport concern his court-martial and imprisonment. There is also a manuscript copy of the 'Obligation taken by the Knights of the Golden Circle,' a secret political society. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 793.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Politics    
  • Guild, John H. Letters, 1862-1864. 11 items. Location: Misc.:G. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letters to Guild's family written from Ship Island, New Orleans, and elsewhere in Louisiana discuss camp life, the Mississippi River campaign, the Battle of Port Hudson, and the performance of African American soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3204.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Diary, 1862-1863. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Diary describes Guion's departure from New Orleans on April 24, 1862; his company's march through Louisiana; and military activities around Chickasaw Bayou and Yazoo Lake. Entries after May 18, 1862, give an account of the siege of Vicksburg. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. Mss. 826.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Sugar    
  • Guion, Lewis, 1838-1920. Record books, 1859-1865. 2 vols. Location: U:238, Mss.MF:G. Lawyer, Confederate officer, sugar planter. Francis T. Nicholls. Two record books, one containing law examination questions from the University of Virginia, French language notes, and cash entries. The second is an official record book of Louisiana 26th Infantry Regiment, Col H. Some notes in French. Mss. 1903.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Sugar    
  • Gumbel, Simon and Family Papers, 1851-1949 (bulk: 1922-1933). 2.5 linear ft. Location: P:21-23; OS:G. Jewish New Orleans commission merchant and owner of S. Gumbel & Co. Property tax receipts of the Gumbel family; business correspondence, minutes, financial papers relating to the administration and operation of the Sophie L. Gumbel Home. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1490.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Religion     Women     Jews    
  • Gurley, John W. Papers, 1858-1866. 81 items. Location: U:145. Attorney of New Orleans. Gurley and his wife Rosa were registered as enemies of the United States during the Civil War but were excused after they signed oaths of amnesty. The majority of letters are from Edward G. Stewart, a planter of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. Papers of the Civil War period include claims the Gurleys were enemies of the United States, their oaths of allegiance, and letters confirming their loyalty. Available on microfilm 5322 (Records of antebellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War) Series I; pt. 2, reel 13; and microfilm 5735 (Confederate Military Manuscripts) Series B, reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 507.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Hamilton, John R. Papers, 1863 -1865. 0.6 linear ft. Location: X:34, OS:H. U.S. Naval officer during the Civil War. Naval records documenting Civil War operations of the USS Commodore as it patrolled the navigable waterways of Louisiana in order to prevent the South from trading with other countries. Records consist of reports, correspondence, orders, and lists of seamen and Naval officers. Papers also contain some records of the USS Vincennes. Mss. 5066.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Hartzell, Joseph C. (Joseph Crane), 1842-1928. Letters. 1862-1906. 0.6 linear ft. (488 items, 1 ms. Vol.), 1 mf reel, 2 OS folders. Location: U:155-156, Mss.Mf:H, OS:H. Minister of New Orleans and Missionary Bishop for Africa under the Methodist Episcopal Church. Collection includes correspondence related to Hartzell's work as a student, teacher, and minister in Bloomington and Pekin, Illinois, and as a minister in New Orleans. Includes letters related to Hartzell's missionary activities throughout Africa. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 506.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Religion    
  • Heard, H. J. Letter, 1864 June 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.H. Judge and resident of Baton Rouge. Letter from Judge Heard states that business activity in New Orleans has ceased because African Americans were celebrating that emancipation was in the State Constitution of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 238.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     Politics     African Americans    
  • Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, OS:H, Mss.Mf:H. Alfred Hennen was a civil lawyer, a Presbyterian, a professor of constitutional law in New Orleans, and a director of the old Bank of Louisiana. Daughter, Ann Maria, married Needler Jennings, Confederate officer. Ann Maria Jennings' paprers include letters, an Italian passport, and a pardon signed by Andrew Johnson. Other papers include personal and family correspondence of Alfred Hennen and Needler R. Jennings and Civil War letters. Printed pamphlets include discourses and sermons by Reverend Benjamin M. Palmer, and two stories, 'Dominic You,' and 'Husacar' by Louisiana author Octavius N. Ogden. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 6-7. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 748.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • Hill, James D. Papers, 1861-1862. 4 items. Location: Misc.H. Confederate captain in the Beauregard Battalion, Louisiana Militia. Papers comprised of military orders, an invitation extended to Hill's company, the Davidson Guards, to attend church services at St. Peter's Church in New Orleans, a receipt for rent of the Odd Fellows' Hall, an permit to the Davidson Guards to hold a m ball at the hall on December 27, 1861. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038, 1125.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • Hinckley, Orramel, 1813-1868. Family Papers, 1811-1897 (bulk 1830-1870). 335 items, 16 vols. Location: U:291, J:9, OS:H. Steamboat owner and captain whose business was centered mainly in New Orleans and Opelousas, Louisiana. Hinkley's wife and son lived in Washington, Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Personal and business papers and account books (1834-1897) document Hinckley's work as a steamboat captain. There are also volumes relating to personal matters, Civil War letters and items, and the bylaws and rules of a chapter of the Royal Arch Masons. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 8-9. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Hoyt, Stephen. Letter, 1864 September 2. 1 item. Location: Misc. Captain in the Union army and acting mayor of New Orleans in the Civil War. Handwritten letter by Hoyt on Mayoralty of New Orleans letterhead with seal of the city, declaring himself innocent of charges of having threatened city employees in order to influence their vote. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Huguet, Adolphe H. (Adolphe Hiram), 1837-1928, Family Papers, 1850-1973. 13 items; 1 microfilm reel. Location: UU:255, OS:H, Mss. Mf.:H. Related families of Adolphe H. Huguet and William S. Pike were influential in the economy and politics of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Papers include scrapbooks, correspondence, death notices, photographs, legal papers, and other materials relating to the Huguet and Pike families in Louisiana, as well as to their relatives living in Spain and France. Some items in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3805.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language     Spanish-language    
  • Hunley documents, 1863-1864, 1957-1958. 35 items [photocopies]. Location: U:158, OS:H. Letters, documents, and photographs illustrating the history of the Confederate submarine 'Hunley,' designed by James McClintock and Baxter Watson, financed by Horace L. Hunley, and built in Mobile, Alabama, in 1863. Included is information about an earlier submarine built in New Orleans in 1861-1862 by Hunley and McClintock. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1559.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Hyer, Frances C. and N. F. Hyer letters and related newspaper clipping. 1864-1865. 3 items. Location:MISC:H. The letter from Mr. N. F. Hyer is written to his son-in-law, Mr. Charles D. Elliot of Massachusetts. The letter mentions the steamboat Empress, Admiral Farragut and Mobile, and the prospect of purchasing land after the war to make a profit on timber. Letter from Mrs. Frances C. Hyer is written to her daughter, Mrs. Emily J. Elliot of Massachusetts. Mrs. Hyer mentions business and politics, including reference to Governor Wells and two July Fourth celebrations, one of which featured a speech by General Nathaniel P. Banks (which she praises). Includes a newspaper clipping referred to in letter. For further information online catalog. Mss.3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics     Women    
  • Jamison, Samuel. Orders, 1862, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc. New Orleans architect during the Civil War. Orders to Jamison to vacate his house in 1862 by order of General Benjamin Butler and to reoccupy his house in 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Johnson (Alfred Grima) Family Papers, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 0.6 linear feet. Locations: 111:7, OS:J. Retired Central Intelligence Agency officer and historic preservationist. Collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, research notes, photographs, and other records pertaining to the Grima, Montegut, Pitot, Foley, and Pugh families of South Louisiana. The records were accumulated for the purpose of studying genealogy and family history. Contains records in both English and French. For further information see online catalog. Mss. 5005.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations     Religion     Women    
  • Johnson, Charles Andrew, 1818-1896. Papers, 1832-1896 (bulk 1858-1894). 514 items, 1 ms. vol. Location: UU:65, OS:J. Native of New Haven, Connecticut, and a lawyer in New Orleans. Johnson served as a judge in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (1843) and in 1855 began a partnership in a New Orleans firm. Collection contains passports, letters (1858), military passes (1863-1864), a receipt for bonds (1864), bank checks (1866-1869), and two letters and a newspaper clipping (1873) relating to lawsuits of Johnson. Some letters in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1318.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861    
  • Johnston, Henry. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War. Letter describes the training of his regiment on Long Island, the sea voyage from New York to New Orleans, back upriver to Baton Rouge, and African American soldiers in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2466.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Jones, Joseph. Papers, 1832-1919 (bulk 1860-1905). 3,360 items, 74 vols. Location: UU:87-100, N:1-2, OS:J. New Orleans physician and scientific writer, Confederate medical authority, and president of the Louisiana State Board of Health. Papers consist of Dr. Jones's manuscript writings pertaining to his investigations of various diseases, his studies on American archaeology and anthropology, and his published and unpublished papers on Confederate medical history. Also included are family letters and six letter file books containing correspondence and related items by subjects. For further information, see onlilne catalog. Mss. 468, 534, 544, 1036, 1351, 1357, 1393.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine    
  • Jones, William W. (Union soldier). Letter: Camp Kearney, La. to Mary H. Jones, 1862 October 21. 1 item (1 leaf). Location: Misc:J. Union soldier in a unit which was training and drilling at Camp Kearney, near New Orleans, during the Civil War. Two-page letter giving a brief description of Jones' military training and drill practice at Camp Kearney. It describes physical conditions at camp, mentioning the weather and the men's failed attempt to seize chickens from a local resident. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Kellogg, William P. Letter, 1867. 1 item. Location: Misc. Collector of Customs in New Orleans. Letter of application from Raymond Wigand for a position in the Collector of Customs office, giving Wigand's service record in the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1361.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918. Papers, 1861, 1869-1884. 1,238 items. Location: U:176-179, OS:K. Collector of the Port of New Orleans, U.S. senator and representative from Louisiana, and governor of Louisiana. Papers relating chiefly to Kellogg's gubernatorial administration and including letters from contemporary politicians concerning local patronage, African American voting, and federal occupation of certain areas of the state. Included are petitions for redress of grievances; extradition papers for fugitives from justice; and a joint resolution of the Louisiana Legislature opposing Kellogg's U.S. Senate membership. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 195, 543, 575.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics     African Americans    
  • Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887. Papers, 1838-1905 (bulk 1838-1894). 0.8 linear ft. (342 items, 2 ms. Vols., 1 printed vol.). Location: A:51, F:4, Vault:1. Planter of Ashland, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, and Confederate diplomat. Collection includes financial, legal, and personal papers related to Ashland Plantation and Kenner's investments and business dealings in New Orleans, especially with his brother-in-law, General Richard Taylor, in leasing the New Basin Canal in New Orleans, as well as horse racing and Kenner's diplomatic mission to France on behalf of the Confederacy. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1477.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Plantations    
  • Kimbell, Sylvester, b. 1836 or 7. Letters, 1862-1863. 24 items. Location: Misc:K. Union soldier in the 53rd Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War. Kimbell's letters were written to his wife and describe his service in Louisiana, including fighting near New Orleans at Camp Kenner, Baton Rouge, and Port Hudson. He also wrote letters from Baltimore and Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4677.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Kimmel, C. Letter, 1866. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter from Rhode Island asking a friend to advertise in New Orleans and other Louisiana papers regarding the whereabouts of his son, probably a Union soldier. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2112.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers, 1851-1941, undated (bulk 1864-1932). 3,800 items, 6 ms. vols., 1 printed vol. and 26 microfilm reels. Location: UU:10-31, N:6, Vault:11 and Mss.Mf:K. New Orleans writer and historian. Correspondence, literary writings in notebooks, photographs, bound manuscript volumes, and printed material concern Grace King's literary career, historical interests, travels, and personal affairs. King's correspondence and diaries describe her extensive travel throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Diary 3 describes her childhood experiences at L'Embarass plantation in St. Martin Parish. Her correspondence also describes yachting in Florida and other Southern states. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Women    
  • King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Selected Papers, 1864, 1883-1933, undated. 942 items. Location: UU:23-24, OS:K, Mss.Mf:K, Vault:11. New Orleans writer and historian. Business and personal correspondence pertaining to Grace King's literary career, European travels, and social and family life, and some family correspondence, principally of her sister, Annie R. King. Correspondence pertains to her literary career. Paper also include a copy of an order issued by Richard Taylor concerning the Battle of Mansfield (1864), a program for the memorial service for Jefferson Davis held in New Orleans (1903), and manuscript notes concerning the federal occupation of New Orleans. Correspondence from Baron Edouard de Pontabla, Charles Wagner, Henry Vignaud, and Flora Gorencees discuss WWI. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1282.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Civil War     French-language     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • King, William W. Family Papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1868-1936). For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Education     Plantations     Religion     Politics    
  • Kinney, John C. (John Coddington), d. 1891. Letters, 1862-1864. 10 items. Location: Misc:K. Yale University graduate and Union officer in the 13th Connecticut Regiment during the Civil War. Letters provide detailed descriptions of his military service on Ship Island, in occupied New Orleans, and under General Grover during the Red River Expedition. They include observations on federal generals and Thibodaux, Louisiana, skirmishes. Two letters describe Kinney's assignment, training, and duties in the Signal Corps. Mss. 2273.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Knox, J. P., d. 1893. Family Papers, 1851-1921. 2 linear ft., 9 vols. Location: E:25-26, vault:1. Cotton planters of Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and proprietors of Clinton Brick and Tile Company and the East Louisiana Land Investment Company. Letters (1861-1863) from Granville L. Alspaugh to his mother describe his service in the Confederate Army at Vicksburg. Papers (1851-1893) also reflect social, personal, and business matters, including the sale of cotton through factors in New Orleans. Letters of Robert Granville Knox (1890-1899) describe student life at Louisiana State University, his partnership in a drugstore in Hammond, La., and his participation in the Spanish American War, with Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Later correspondence (1900-1921) include letters written to Miss Elise Walker by soldiers during World War I. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 11-12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 715.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Business     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations    
  • Lambert, N. Letters, 1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:L. Resident of East Pascagoula, Mississippi. Letters to cousin Leda Hincks of New Orleans comment on the suffering of Confederate refugees; the arrival of exiles from New Orleans; and the effects of displacement; and request non-contraband articles such as perique, tobacco, cloth, and paper. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lamberton, W. W. Letter, 1909 August 17. 1 item. Location: Misc. New Orleans resident. Letter to the secretary of the navy claims salvage fees for the recovery of five cannon from the gunboat Veruna, sunk in the Mississippi River near New Orleans during the battle of April 24, 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2897.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Larche, Adeline N. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Providence (now Lake Providence), East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Letter to Mrs. Larche from Levy & Dieter, commission merchants, New Orleans, concerning her account and the cost of insurance to cover the cotton crop. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 860.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Laycock, John T. Family Papers, 1840-1953. 78 items, 3 vols. Location: UU:149, K:37, OS:L. Baton Rouge lawyer, banker, and writer. Papers contain law notes and a transcript of 'Fragments from a Collection of Letters and Notes of Nina Harper of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861-1862,' that describes civilian life during the Civil War. A manuscript fragment of 'Legs joins the cavalry;' and some miscellaneous notes pertaining to Baton Rouge. Also included are broadsides advertising the Baton Rouge Female Institute, and announcing a Grand Fete for the Red Cross Society (1918), and a photograph of John McCarthney Taylor. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3194.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Leverich, Charles E. Diary, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: J:5. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. Confederate soldier in the Civil War and resident of New Orleans. Diary includes personal narratives of Leverich's experiences during the Civil War; a trip from Winchester to Richmond, Virginia; and a stay with his parents in Columbia County, Georgia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lieutaud, Albert Louis. Collection, 1650, 1801-1965. 10 linear ft. Location: U:247-250, OS:L, 34:8-14.. Collection consists of letters, Christmas cards, receipts, printed material, sketches, photographic prints, and sheet music concerning various subjects in New Orleans and Louisiana history; the career of R.J. Morgan, a 19th-century English actor in the United States; railroad transportation in the United States; the American Civil War; and Lieutaud's own literary works and his work as an art and manuscript dealer. About two-thirds of the collection consists of about 140 presentation copies of books and pamphlets on Louisiana topics given to Lieutaud. Partly in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1407, 1700, 1771, 1784, 1853, 1936, 2046, 2211, 2369, 2469.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts     Transportation     French-language    
  • Locquet Institute. Class exercise books, 1865-1866, 1873-1877. 2 vols. Location: H:23. Madame Locquet-Leroy was principal of the Locquet Young Ladies Institute and the Locquet-Leroy Institute of New Orleans. Locquet-Leroy's class exercise books contain questions and answers on history, literature, and science, together with names of students participating in exercises. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1135, 1497.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Education     Women    
  • Louisiana pictures, 1720-1865. 17 items. Location: Map cage. Prints include John Law's concession at New Biloxi; a plantation on Bayou Goula, Louisiana; the Civil War Battle of New Orleans sketched by a federal soldier; federal gunboats passing Port Hudson, Louisiana; and Jackson Station after it was burned. Also included are reprints of Civil War scenes of Port Hudson and Baton Rouge from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper and Harper's Weekly Newspaper. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1733.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Louisiana State Depositary. Journal, 1861 January-April. 1 vol. Location: OS:L. State depositary created in 1861 to administer the funds in the Sub-Treasury of the United States in New Orleans after the secession of Louisiana from the Union and prior to the Confederacy. Record of accounts. Entries include payment to treasury warrants by A. J. Guirot as disbursing officer for the Post Office Department, Department of the Interior, Navy and War Departments, and other government agencies. Entries also include payments of vouchers made to and funds received from F. H. Hatch, collector of the Port of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 992.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884. Letter, 1861 November 22. . 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Confederate General in New Orleans from October 1861 until its capture by federal forces in April 1862. Memorandum stating that he has no objection to giving fishing permits to well-known loyal parties provided that they do not put themselves in a position to be captured and used as pilots by Union forces. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3072.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884. Engraved portrait, circa 1865-1900. 1 engraving. Location: E:73. Mansfield Lovell was a major general in the Confederate army who had been appointed to defend New Orleans when it fell to the Union navy. This engraved portrait was printed by Charles Magnus of New York City. Mss. 3626.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884. Letter, 1862 March 9. 1 item. Location: Misc:L. Confederate General in New Orleans from October 1861 until its capture by federal forces in April 1862. Letter written to Van (Dorn?) describing the condition of New Orleans prior to its evacuation by the Confederate forces. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2687.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Lynch, Edward. Document, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc.:L. Resident of New Orleans. Slave bill of sale for slave sold to Christopher N. Pasteur of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 537.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans    
  • Lyons, Mary E. Notebook, 1855-1866. 1 vol. Location: G:16. Resident of Clinton and New Orleans, Louisiana. Notebook containing historical notes and poems written at Bienvenue Seminary, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1855), and newspaper clippings of poems (1864-1866). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 269.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Women    
  • Mandeville, Henry D. (Henry David), 1781-1878. Family Papers, 1815-1925 (bulk 1854-1883). 2 linear ft. (1,776 items), 6 ms. vols. Location: U:214-216.Henry D. Mandeville, originally from Philadelphia, was a factor in trade with China; his son Henry, Jr., was a lawyer in Natchez, Mississippi. Two other sons, Theodore and Ellwyn, served in the Confederate army. Collection includes personal and business correspondence documenting life in Natchez and New Orleans; the operation of Westwood Plantation (owned by Henry, Jr.), in Louisiana; and Civil War papers of Theodore and Ellwyn. Papers also include letters referring to musical performances in Arkansas, Virginia, Natchez, New Orleans, and Chicago; and materials documenting civilian life in New Orleans in the Civil War. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5322: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 3, Reels 3-6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 491, 535.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Performing arts     Plantations    
  • Marathon claims papers, 1884-1885. 4 items. Location: Misc. Three letters from A. St. C. Denver, Washington, D.C., to Christopher Tyler, East Haddam, Conn., pertain to a claim against the U.S. government for the loss of the ship "Marathon" during the Civil War. An attorney's agreement is also included in the papers. Mss. 3719.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Mark Prime Quartermaster Report, 1863. 1 report. Location: MISC:M. Quartermaster report detailing the pay of carpenters and ambulance drivers for the month of June 1863. The report is signed by Assistant Quartermaster Captain Mark Prime and Colonel Samuel B. Holabird. Mss. 5076.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Markham, Thomas Railey, 1828-1894. Papers, 1794-1932 (bulk 1850-1890). 4.5 linear ft. Location: B:42-46, 99:m, OS:M, J:4 .Pastor of the Lafayette Presbyterian Church in New Orleans (1856-1894) and chaplain in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Collection documents Markham's activities as a minister and includes sermons and memorandum books. Civil War materials include correspondence and military orders. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 12. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 250, 649, 650.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Religion    
  • Martin, W. L. Collection, 1831, 1863, 1869. 4 items. Location: 99:. Copy of a Benjamin Levy (New Orleans) imprint of a sugar statement for the year 1831 by Pierre A. Degelos which gives the names of the sugar planters by parishes; and three Thibodaux, Louisiana, newspapers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1904.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Plantations     Sugar    
  • MARY AGNES expense account, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Schooner owned by L. S. Babcock and H. Boas and enrolled at New Orleans. Expense account at Tampico, Mexico, of the Mary Agnes. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Maury, Dabney Herndon. Letter, 1865 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 13. Major general in the Confederate army in the Civil War, commander of the District of the Gulf. Letter written by Maury from New Orleans to General P. G. T. Beauregard describing the Union siege of Mobile, Alabama, and discussing the Confederate defense and reasons for Confederate defeat. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2990.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • McBeth letter, 1864 November 16. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union army soldier in the Ordnance Office at headquarters of the Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Letter comments on the Confederate military situation around Baton Rouge at the end of 1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2202.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • McClure, John W. Papers, 1862-1866. 915 items. Location: 41:25, OS:M. Captain in the Union army in the Civil War in the Department of the Gulf. McClure was appointed assistant quartermaster in 1862. Documents relating to the Union occupation of New Orleans, including forms related to supplies and expenses, personal correspondence, and confiscation records. Mss. 3240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • McElhenny, Robert W. Letter and genealogical notes, 1863, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; V:42-46; OS:M; 99:M; Mss. Mf.:M. Journalist who worked on the New Orleans Picayune and the Baton Rouge Gazette. McGrath was a Confederate veteran who later founded the Baton Rouge Daily Truth and Weekly Truth. Papers include correspondence (among it McGrath's Civil War letters to his wife); an anonymous Confederate soldier's diary; legal documents; and scrapbooks relating to the interests and activities of McGrath's three daughters. Collection also includes accounts for St. Joseph's Church in Baton Rouge. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Religion     Women    
  • McKelvey, Peter B. Papers, 1862-1870. 0.3 linear ft. (86 items; 4 vols.). Location: S:26. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 13-14. Physician of New Orleans who served as a Confederate surgeon and hospital inspector in the Civil War. After the war, McKelvey returned to his medical practice in New Orleans. Papers include a record book (1864-1865) containing official correspondence and inspection reports for hospitals in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana; a request to practice medicine in New Orleans; and records of that practice. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1068.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Medicine    
  • McNeill, George. Letters, 1861-1862. 2 items. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier from Tennessee stationed in New Orleans and in Orange County, Virginia. One letter (1861) describes social conditions in New Orleans. The other (1862) relates efforts made to secure consent from the Confederate Secretary of War for the assignment of McNeill and others to P. G. T. Beauregard's command. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2391.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • McPherson and Oliver. Photographs, 1863. 3 items. Location: E:67. Three carte-de-visite photographs, all probably by McPherson and Oliver, depict Baton Rouge during the Civil War, one showing a military encampment; another showing a tree-lined street; a third showing a mule-drawn cart.. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3272.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Metoyer, Adeleda. Papers, 1845-1897. 52 items. Location: A:1, Mss.Mf. Free woman of color, Isle Brevelle, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Bills and receipts (1845-1860) are for medical care, taxes, freight, and merchandise. Included are statements of account (1873-1874), from Miltenberger & Pollock, New Orleans factors, to Mrs. Philomene Metoyer. In French. Available on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 2, Reel 1. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 836.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     French-language     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Miangolarra, Juan. Papers, 1836-1916. 61 items, 1 vol. Location: C:54, OS:M. Native of Spain and a resident of Havana, Cuba, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Papers contain information concerning Miangolarra's activities as commander of the Spanish Cazadores of New Orleans and the Louisiana Defendera, battalions of the Louisiana militia volunteers in the Confederacy. In Spanish. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 1184, 1216.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Spanish-language    
  • Milton, Horace P. Letter, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.M. Private , 47th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and clerk in the Ordnance Office, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, in New Orleans. Letter written from New Orleans,(April 15, 1863) comments in detail on regimental personnel problems and describes the cemetery tombs and the surrounding area. A letter dated May 8, 1863, describes health and weather conditions in New Orleans, the presence of large numbers of "grey-backs," and local excitement at the news of Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson's raid through Mississippi and the reception upon his arrival in New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2279, 2724,.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipage, 1864. 1 item. Location:Misc.:M. Monthly return with notations indicating specific numbers and types of supplies ordered and distributed to officers in the company of the 8th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment. Supplies include uniforms, blankets, tents, knapsacks, canteens, axes, account books and forms. For further information, see online catalog. Mss.3913.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Mullen, Robert A. Correspondence, 1863-1865. Location: Misc.:M. A New Orleans native and Confederate naval officer; prisoner of war at Fort Warren, Boston, Massachusetts. Letters to Eliza Brenan of New Orleans, Louisiana, describe his emotional state and his experiences in the navy before his capture. Letters to Mullen from Sister Aloysius of the Caritas Carney Hospital in Boston remark on her attempts to have him released. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4140.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Religion    
  • New Orleans Civil War letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Letter signed by Capt. LeGaynot, Lieut. P. O. Peyroux, and Lieut. Louis Ducournau of the 3rd company of Chasseurs a pied, addressed to the Board of Aldermen of the Common Council of New Orleans, requesting $500 to equip the company for battle. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • New Orleans Price Current, New Year's address, 1862 January 1. 1 item. Location: OS:N. New Year's address of the carrier of the New Orleans Price Current. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2174.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • New Orleans Sanitary Fair. Broadside, 1864. 1 item. Location: MISC:N. Broadside announces theatre production planned for February 29, 1864, at the New Orleans Academy of Music. Fairs like this one raised funds for the United States Sanitary Commission to provide Union soldiers with food, medicine and medical transport, and pension assistance. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3927.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • New Orleans Unionist Civil War letter, 1864 April 8. 1 item. Location:Misc.: N. Letter from woman named Emma in New Orleans to her grandmother. Author refers to difficulties of "Henry's" office job, which involves discharging soldiers. Also mentioned are the author's children (one of whom sings the "Star Spangled Banner" and pretends to "kill Rebels.") and debt. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3916.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • New, George W. Letter, 1865 April 23. 1 item. Location: Misc.:N. Member of the Indiana Military Agency in New Orleans at the end of the Civil War. Letter to Colonel James Gavin in answer to an inquiry regarding business opportunities and trade restrictions in New Orleans. New also mentions the practice of federal officers trading in pay accounts, scarcity of money, and real estate values. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1240.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Nicholson, William, Texas Ranger. Letters, 1861. 4 items. Location: Misc:N. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. Member of the Texas Rangers in the Civil War. Letters to William's sister, Mary Ann Nicholson, in Bastrop, Texas, written from New Iberia and New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Bowling Green, Kentucky, describe travel and living conditions in Confederate military camps. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Nickerson, E. L. (Edwin L.). Letters, 1862 July 7-November 28. 5 items. Location: Misc:N. Union soldier stationed at the Custom House in New Orleans during the Civil War. He served under General Benjamin Franklin Butler before he began drilling at camps Kearney and Stearns in the Reserve Brigade, under Brigadier General Godfrey Weitzel. Letters describe Nickerson's experiences at the Custom House, and in military training in Camp Kearney and Camp Stearns. Mentioned are loyalty oaths taken by local citizens; living conditions and illnesses in camp; and his opinion of commanding officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3326.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Occupied New Orleans Collection, 16 January-14 November, 1864. 7 items. Location: Misc: O. Certificates, receipts, and bills of lading. documenting business activities in occupied New Orleans, including the sale and shipping of corn and cotton and the purchase of groceries and soap. Three receipts and one certificate were issued to A[uguste] Lesseps of St. Clair Plantation in Plaquemines Parish, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4863.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Plantations    
  • Olivier, Adolphus. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location: Misc. Member of the Louisiana State Legislature. Letter from New Orleans, Louisiana, to General Daniel Ruggles advising him of a Senate bill appropriating two and one-half million dollars to organize a Louisiana naval force. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2281.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • Osgood, Jessie C. Letters, 1862-1864. 5 items. Location: Misc:O. Federal soldier stationed in New Orleans in the Civil War. Letters giving information concerning guerrilla fighting south of New Orleans and a hospital at Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1460.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Owen, William Miller. Diary 1863-1864. 1 v. (on microfilm). Location: Vault, Mss.Mf:O. William Miller Owen was a Confederate officer in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Army of Northern Virginia, during the Civil War. Owen narrates events during the march from Richmond, Va., to Petersburg and the siege of Petersburg. Included in the diary are charts of the range capabilities of various artillery guns and hand drawn maps of north Georgia and the Petersburg battlefield. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4801.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Owen, William Miller. William Miller Owen and Allison Owen Papers, 1867-1914. 207 items. Location: U:103, OS:O. William Miller Owen was a captain in the Washington Artillery during the Civil War; his son Allison, a New Orleans architect, was a member of the Washington Artillery in World War I. Materials relate to the history of the unit, its celebrations, programs, and members. The bulk of the collection consists of letters (1913-1914) acknowledging invitations to the 75th anniversary of the Washington Artillery. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1948, 1955.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • P. G. T. Beauregard cartoon, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Page, Edward Jr. letter, 1863 Jan. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:P. Page served as captain of the 31st Massachusetts Volunteers, Company H, and as provost marshal in New Orleans, La. Letter to Major General Nathaniel P. Banks requesting permission to bill planters whose land adjoins new levees constructed under Page's supervision. Endorsement by Banks approves Page?s request. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4022.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Palfrey Family Papers, 1776-1918. (bulk 1806-1875). 388 items; 21 vols. Location: 77:89, H:22, Mss.Mf:P, 99. Family of planters, businessmen, politicians, public servants and author. Papers of John Palfrey (1768-1843) relate chiefly to the operation of Forlorn Hope Plantation, education of his sons, War of 1812, and reflect plantation life. Topics include the trade embargo, West Florida Controversy and the capture of Baton Rouge, War of 1812, slavery, cotton and salt production, and banking. Family papers pertain to Civil War battles, plantation economics, Confederate government, and Reconstruction. Papersof William Palfrey concern Ricahoc Plantation and a partnership David Weeks. They also discuss the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad Company (1841-1842). Some items in French and Spanish. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061 and 5322: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 6, Reel 12; Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series I, Part 1, Reels 1-4. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 333, 334, 1409, 1442, 1632, 2076, 2580, 2773, 2857.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Business     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     Transportation     Religion     Politics     African Americans     Women     French-language     Spanish-language     German-language    
  • Palmer-Lincoln Family Papers, 1865-1976. 1 linear ft. Location: Range 33:33. Edward C. Palmer ran a family wholesale paper trade business in New Orleans, and his sister, Maud, was involved in the cranberry business in Massachusetts. His daughter, Helen, married James Rufus Lincoln. Papers largely consisting of family correspondence. E. C. Palmer's paper business is documented through letters, a copy book, and audit books. Papers from Maud Palmer's interests in the cranberry trade consist of correspondence, receipts, and notebooks. Lincoln family papers include family correspondence, legal papers, cards, and drawings. Photographs represent both families. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4628.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Business     Women    
  • Payne, Eugene B. [Beauharnois], 1835-1910. Letters, 1863-1864. 3 items. Location: Misc.:. Union soldier in the 37th Illinois Regiment. Letters describe New Orleans, Louisiana, its residents, the lack of rapport between the Union troops from the West and those from the North (ca. Sept. 1863), military pay and illness among troops (Aug. 13, 1864), mail delivery, and changes in command. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3792, 3796.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Pease, Charles G. Letter, 1863 January 10. 1 item. Union officer in the Massachusetts 47th Regiment in the Civil War. Letter describes in detail Pease's voyage on a transport ship from Boston to New Orleans and comments on his living quarters at Camp Kearney, New Orleans; General Banks; and his headquarters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2268.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Transportation    
  • Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk Family Papers, 1856-1991. 1.5 linear ft. Location: 49:14, Range 99. French aristocratic family that emigrated from France to Haiti during the early years of the nineteenth century, and later moved to New Orleans. Pierre Paul and Pierre Francois Pecquet married two sisters, and lived in France and Louisiana. Writings are comprised of family histories, correspondence, and regalia of the Pecquet du Bellet de Verton and Kariouk family; and memoirs that detail historical and political events which surrounded the family from 1793-1989. Some material deals with Pierre Paul's attempt to get French government support for the Confederacy in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4702.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     French-language    
  • Pelouze, Louis H. ca. 1831-1878. Letter, 1862 October 14. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union general during the Civil War. Letter to a friend in New Orleans predicts that General Sherman will pursue a conciliatory policy in Louisiana; discusses rumored changes in Union army staff; and mentions his own health. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2808.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Penrose, Ann Wilkinson. Diary and family letters, 1861-1865, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Pestel papers, 1863-1877. 6 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Minister of the Netherlands to the United States. Official letters from Mr. Pestel to Amadee Couturie, consul of the Netherlands in New Orleans, La.. In French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 343.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Politics     French-language    
  • Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 1823-1863. Diary, 1840-1862. 1 vol. Location: E:49. Samuel J. Peters, Jr., was the son of New Orleans merchant, civic leader, and banker Samuel Jarvis Peters. He worked as a clerk in New York City (1841-1842), then returned to New Orleans to work in his father's business. Diary describes social life in New Orleans during the antebellum period and in the Civil War prior to federal occupation of the city. Includes entries on family life and health, theater in New Orleans, and national news. Some early 1840 entries are in German. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1355.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Medicine     Performing arts     German-language    
  • Pierrepont, Edwards, 1817-1892. Papers, 1862-1866. 13 items. Location: Misc.:P, OS:P. Lawyer, politician, U.S. Attorney General (1875). Pierrepont was appointed to examine claims of prisoners in federal custody during the war. Papers relate to the case of Samuel Smith, a New Orleans banker, in the Civil War. During the federal occupation of New Orleans, General Benjamin Butler confiscated gold from Smith's bank to pay Union soldiers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2568.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Politics    
  • Pitts, Florison D. Diary, 1862-1864. 3 vols. (on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:P. Union private in the Civil War and bugler for the Chicago Mercantile Battery. Stationed in Baton Rouge and near New Orleans, Pitts wrote about his contact with civilians and recorded his reactions to places and people. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 921.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge    
  • Poetry scrapbooks and blacksmith ledger, 1833-1883. 2 vols. Location: C:26. Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, including presidential campaign songs, poetry, and Confederate lyrics. Vol. 1 was originally a blacksmith ledger and contains blacksmith entries. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2297.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Performing arts    
  • Quitman, F. Henry. Letter, 1862 April 21. 1 item. Location: Misc.:P. Confederate officer in the Civil War. Letter to his wife lamenting heavy losses sustained in the battle for New Orleans, mentioning the funeral of General Sidney Johnston. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3632.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Randolph, George Wythe. Letter, 1862 July 17. 1 item. Confederate general and secretary of war. Letter to Jefferson Davis about the hanging of William Mumford in New Orleans by Union general Benjamin Butler. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2688.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Reed, A. R. Diary, 1860-1861. 1 vol. Location: M:18. Diary of 18 year old A. R. Reed records incidents and observations during his ocean voyages from Maine to New Orleans on the ship Weston Merritt and from New Orleans to Liverpool then to Nova Scotia aboard the ship Ocean Belle. He describes not only the voyage itself, but also the people and customs in New Orleans, Key West, and Liverpool. Mss. 1582.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans to 1861     Transportation    
  • Regan, Godfrey Z., 1908-. Legal Opinions, 1948-1973. 25 vols. Location: 8:12-14. Member of a prominent Creole family; Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans, director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     French-language    
  • Reynes, Joseph. Family Papers, 1743-1929 (bulk 1862-1869). 624 items, 37 vols. Location: C:87-88; P:20, OS:R. Resident of New Orleans and member of a prominent Creole family. Reynes was Justice of the Peace for the 2nd District of New Orleans and was later appointed as director of the Louisiana State Bank. Correspondence, essays, and business papers include letters describing civilian life in occupied New Orleans during the Civil War and conditions in the Confederate army. A record book describes a business venture of Polyxene Reynes. Some items in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 15-16. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 493, 494, 1033, 1034, 1038, 1039, 1240. 1038.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Rich, J. D. Papers, 1864-1867. 20 items. Location: A:119, OS:R. 1st lieutenant in the U.S. 80th Colored Infantry. Military correspondence, orders, telegraphs,legal papers, statements, and accounts related to Rich's duties as provost marshal. Materials reflect the administration of civil affairs such as education and legal disputes by the military, the effort to collect taxes and establish schools for freedmen, and aid given through the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: African Americans     New Orleans 1866-     Education    
  • Richardson, Henry Brown, 1837-1909. Family Papers, 1834-1967. 224 items; 4 vols. Location: W:32, D:16, Map case. Chief engineer of the State Board of Engineers of Louisiana (1880-1904) and a member of the Mississippi River Commission (1904-1909); member of the Confederate Corps of Engineers in the Civil War. Collection documents Brown's early Midwest travel and imprisonment in the Civil War; life in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and, after 1877, his work in New Orleans as an engineer. Includes correspondence and a diary of his wife, Anna Farrar Richardson. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2987.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     New Orleans to 1861     Women    
  • Risley, Alice Farmer. Family Papers, 1856-1939 (bulk: 1860-1930). 174 items; 7 volumes; 2 reels. Location: 9:29, OS:R, J:21; Mss.Mf:R. The family papers and photographs of Phoebe Farmer, Alice Risley, and Sam Risley include material on life in Civil War Louisiana (especially New Iberia and New Orleans), participation in Grand Army of the Republic and National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War, poetry, education, and Civil War hospitals. Within the collection are a Civil War diary of Alice Risley of her life in New Orleans and 91 period photographs. For more information, see online catalog. Mss. 2269, 4901.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Baton Rouge     Civil War     Education     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Medicine     Women    
  • Robinson, Harai, d. 1887?. Papers, 1861-1889 (bulk 1864-1866). 53 items [bound transcriptions]. Location: H:13. Colonel in the 1st Louisiana Cavalry Volunteers, U.S. Army, under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans. Robinson worked for the Central Pacific and Mexican International railroads after the war. Papers chiefly relate to Robinson's military career, including legal documents and letters concerning the investigation of his order to shoot two soldiers for refusal to obey orders (1864). Included are items related to Robinson's employment with the railroads. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 488.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Transportation    
  • Roy, John. Diary excerpts,, 1860-1862. 13 typescript leaves. Location: Misc.:R. Assistant superintendent of construction for the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans and Confederate captain in the Civil War. This typescript of excerpts from Roy's diary includes entries from April 1860 to February 1861, including the construction of the Custom House and Post Office and his service in the Civil War. He relates the defense of Fort McGee near New Orleans in detail. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 608.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Royce, James B. Letters, 1862-1863. 3 items. Location: Misc:R. Union army corporal stationed on the Gulf Coast during the Civil War. Three letters describing living conditions at Camp Stoughton, Pensacola, and Camp Parapet, near New Orleans. The Camp Stoughton letter refers to actions by Generals Banks and Hooker, and the Camp Parapet letter includes a detailed map of the camp. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3835.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897. Letter, 1861 December 2. 1 item. Location: Misc:R. Brigadier general in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Letter written from New Orleans to Captain George W. Holmes, the commander of a military unit called the Ruggles Guard, responds to a request for arms and comments on the social positions of the men in the units. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2798.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Sam (Union soldier). Civil War Letter, undated. For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Schmidt, Gustavus. Correspondence, 1861-1863. .1 linear ft. Locatin: Misc:S. New Orleans attorney whose sons Charles E. Schmidt and Albert J. Schmidt both served as Confederate soldiers. Charles enlisted in the Crescent Regiment, Louisiana Infantry; Albert enlisted in the Ascension Cannoniers, Louisiana Artillery. Correspondence includes three letters from Albert Schmidt and one letter from Charles Schmidt to their father describing wartime experiences in Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Some correspondence in French. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 18. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language    
  • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. Letter, 1863 January 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Union general during the Civil War. Letter from Scott in New York to Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, recommending a surgeon, Dr. Mercer of New Orleans, for appointment. Mercer was a veteran of the War of 1812. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3583.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Medicine    
  • Seghers, Theo. Tax receipt, 1862 April 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.S. Receipt for payment of Louisiana state taxes on property in the Third District of the City of New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2142.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: None
  • Shepley, George. Letterto the Common Council of the City of New Orleans, 1862 June 5. 1 item. Location: Misc:S. Letter from George Foster Shepley (Union soldier) to the Command Council of New Orleans instructing for the employment of laborers on various public works projects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4956.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Sherman, Thomas West. Letter, 1863 April 10. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union army general in command of the defenses of New Orleans in the Civil War. Letter orders Sherman's aide-de-camp, Captain Adam Badeau, to transport Union refugees from New Orleans to Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, on the schooner Experiment under a flag of truce. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2263.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Sherman, Thomas West. Order, 1863 February 16. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union army general in command of the defenses of New Orleans in the Civil War. Order requests the Board of Inquiry to investigate a fire in the New Orleans Barracks. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Shute, Dora. Autograph book, 1804-1918 (bulk 1862-1865). 1 vol. Location: J:5. Volume of inscribed and inserted autographs of Confederate military and political leaders and others, apparently compiled mostly in New Orleans from 1862-1865. Volume also includes several Civil War letters collected by Shute and two addressed to her. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 31. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Politics     Women    
  • Shute, Mrs. James D. Record book, 1863. 1 item, 1 vol. Location: J:5. Record of clothing, shoes, bedding, toilet articles, tobacco and other personal items supplied to Confederate prisoners of war, political prisoners and hostages quartered in federal prisons in New Orleans and Algiers, La. Mrs. James D. Shute and Mrs. Duncan Hennan of New Orleans were granted permission by Brigadier General James Bowen, Provost Marshal General, Dept. of the Gulf, to distribute these supplies. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 791.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Women    
  • Slauson, Daniel D. Papers, 1852-1870 (bulk 1864). 537 items, 3 vols. Location: A:32-33, G:7, H:16. Native of New York who was a surgeon in the hospital of the Corps d'Afrique at Port Hudson, Louisiana, and later an agent of the Freedmen's Bureau. Papers, correspondence, and records of Dr. Slauson. Volumes include a visit book kept at Hornsby, New York, and a medical visit book listing Dr. Slauson's visits in Detroit, Michigan, and Port Hudson, Louisiana. Also included are letters from New Orleans commission merchants dealing with cotton shipments and prices. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 394, 1100.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     Medicine     African Americans    
  • Smith, Joseph W. Letter, 1862 December 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:S. Union soldier in the 156th New York Volunteers, stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. Personal letter to his wife. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2698.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Smith, William H. Letters, 1862-1863. 5 items. Location: Misc.:S. Union sailor from New York. Letters to Smith's brother from the U.S.S. Winona describe the capture of New Orleans, the Vicksburg campaign, fighting with Confederate forces along the Mississippi River, and the Port Hudson campaign. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3162.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Snyder, H. A. Diary, 1862. 1 ms. vol. Location: V:62. Grocer and a member of the Confederate Guards in Confederate New Orleans, and a private in the Confederate Guards, Louisiana Militia, at Camp Moore under Colonel J. F. Girault. Diary entries for August 10-22 and November 18-December 30, 1862 describe travel from New Orleans to New York State, of which he was a native. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2198.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Solomon, Clara. Diaries and photograph, 1861-1862. 0.3 linear ft. Location: H:17. Jewish diarist of New Orleans during the Civil War. Four manuscript volumes record Solomon's experiences in New Orleans during the first part of the war (1861-1862). An albumen cabinet card portrait of one of Clara Solomon's daughters is included, and a bound typescript of the diaries is also available. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 15. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 538.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Jews     Women    
  • Southern Cotton Press. Papers, 1865. 7 items. Location: Misc.:S. Documents related to law suit against U.S. Government, by widow of Dr. D.F.E. Boulin, both citizens of France, and owners (since 1859) of the press which was seized by occupation forces in New Orleans (La.) in 1862. Papers appeal seizure, directed to the French ambassador in Washington, D.C. Judgment rendered in favor of plaintiff. Most items are in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3476.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Women     French-language    
  • Tabor, Hudson. Family Papers, 1812-1916 (bulk 1834-1868). 32 items; 2 ms. vols.; and 2 microfilm reels. Location: A:81, Misc.:T, Mss. Mf.:T. Cotton broker and merchant of St. Francisville and Thibodaux, Louisiana. Collection includes business correspondence between planters and merchants of New Orleans, family letters, and Civil War letters. Letters discuss slavery; destruction of property by Union troops; abolition; and economic and education issues. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Business     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Thomas, Robert M. Heirs Papers, 1864-1867. 3 items. Location: Misc.:T. Documents signed by the children of Robert Matthew Thomas (Elizabeth Margaret Thomas, Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana; and Mary Ellen Thomas, New Orleans) in connection with the settlement of the estate of Thomas Sellers of England. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1071.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Women    
  • Tureaud, Benjamin. Family Papers, 1803-1932 (bulk 1849-1880). 3,332 items, 88 vols. Location: E:114-116, J:1-3, OS:T. Plantation and store owner of Bagatelle, Brule, and Houmas plantations in Ascension and St. James parishes, Louisiana. Papers include plantation records, business records, and correspondence of Benjamin Tureaud and his family. Some records document merchandise sold to African American laborers. Partly in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 6061: University Publications of America Records of Southern Plantations from Emancipation to the Great Migration, Series B, Part 1, Reels 3-13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 427.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Plantations     African Americans     Women     French-language     Jews    
  • Twiggs, David Emanuel, 1790-1862. Letter, 1861 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:T. Confederate army general in charge of the District of Louisiana in the Civil War. Letter to Twiggs from a former western businessman living in New Orleans stating opinion in the West on the free use of the Mississippi River for trade. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2461.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Tyson, Robert A. Diary, 1863-1864. 1 vol. Location: M:18, Mss.MF:T. Union soldier in the 46th Indiana Regiment stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War. Tyson re-enlisted as an officer in the Corps d'Afrique and participated in the Red River Campaign of 1864. In a diary purchased in New Orleans in December 1863, Tyson relates his experiences with African American troops and contrabands during the Red River Campaign. He also writes about being commander of Company F, U.S. Colored Troops, at Morganza, Louisiana. Mss. 1693.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: African Americans     Civil War    
  • U.S. Army 77th Colored Infantry Regiment records, 1864-1865. 9 items. Location: OS:U. The 77th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops was organized Apr. 4, 1864, from the 5th Corps d'Afrique Infantry. Primarily muster rolls for Company H, providing name, rank, where joined and mustered (most enrolled in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Franklin, La.) , record of payment, and comments on status such as present, deserted, or dead and cause of death. The record of enlistment , pay received, and clothing issued for Privates James Jones and Anthony Whitaker of the 13th Infantry Corps d'Afrique are also present. A physical description of each soldier is included, as well as the location of his nativity. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4065.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War     African Americans    
  • Union refugee transport contract, 1863 Aug. 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Contract between L. Pierce Jr. and schooner shipmaster Zebina S. Doane for the transport of refugees from Matamoros to the New Orleans, La., area. In exchange for this service, Doane was promised a fee that was to be paid from a charity fund administered by the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf, S. B. Holabird. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4007.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Transportation    
  • Union sailor Civil War letter, 1863, Nov. 9. 1 item. Location: Misc: U. Autograph letter signed "S" and addressed to "Bro[ther] from a sailor aboard the USS Richmond, Western Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron, stationed at New Orleans, La. The Union sailor describes secessionist sentiment in New Orleans and comments that the city's warehouses are empty or occupied by "contrabands," escaped slaves. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4890.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     African Americans    
  • Union Soldier George Civil WarLletter, 1864 May 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:U. Union army soldier named George. Letter written to his parents from Carrollton, Louisiana, describing camp life and remarking on the difficulty of obtaining horses for the cavalry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3339.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Union Soldier Townsend Civil War Letters, 1863-1864. 2 items. Location: Misc:U. The author of these letters may be a Union soldier by the name of Silas Townsend of the Massachusetts 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Company A. Two letters written from New Orleans, La., relate he will be home on sick leave and he does not want to stay in camp with his regiment if it is not drilled and organized. He also requests a uniform. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4954.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Papers, 1889-1910. 14 items, 1 ms. vol., and 9 printed vols. Location: A:70, J:12. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service o f its members. Scrapbook, letters, and printed materials pertaining to the Louisiana Division, United Confederate Veterans, and the Veteran Confederate States Cavalry Association. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 236.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • United Confederate Veterans. Records, 1861-1944 (bulk 1898-1930). 99.5 linear ft. Location: 32:1-50, OS:U, Vault:1. Organization established in New Orleans in 1889 to unite all associations of Confederate veterans, maintain ties between veterans, care for the disabled, collect data, and preserve records of service of its members. Collection contains official documents of the association, including correspondence, membership records, administrative records, printed items, logbooks, ledgers, and letters from soldiers during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1357.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     New Orleans 1866-    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receiptfor confiscated property, 1863 Sept. 1. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, later serving as governor of Louisiana. Receipt, signed by Flanders, accounts for properties in New Orleans confiscated from Edward Sparrow. The properties were valued at $3,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3472.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. 10th Colored Artillery Regiment. Quarterly abstract of funds, 1866 June 30. 1 item. Location: Misc.: U. Quarterly abstract of funds signed by Lieut. G. L. Faxon at Fort Macomb, New Orleans, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4192.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Confiscation decrees, 1863 August 13-September 1. 3 items. Location: Misc:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Receipt for confiscated property, 1863 Aug. 22. 1 item. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders was an agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, La.; Felix Labatut was a former member of the Louisiana Secession Convention. A receipt signed by Flanders, states that properties belonging to Felix Labatut are confiscated because of noncompliance with general order No. 76. The confiscated property was valued at $43,000. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3309.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • United States. Dept. of the Treasury, Confiscation decrees 1863 Aug. 13-Sept. 1. 3 items. Location: Misc.:C. Benjamin F. Flanders worked as a special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department during the federal occupation of New Orleans, lLa., later serving as governor of Louisiana. Decrees, carried out by Flanders, authorizing the confiscation of properties in New Orleans for nonpayment of taxes by Confederate sympathizers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3108.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Politics    
  • United States. War Dept. Letter, 1863 May 13. 1 item. Location: E:66. Letter of transmittal for supplies to General Nathaniel P. Banks, New Orleans. Part of the United States Army Collection. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2414.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Vinet, John B. (John Baptiste), b. 1835. Papers, 1861-1900. 37 items, 3 ms. vols., 3 printed vols. Location: A:69, G:18 OS:V. Confederate officer in the Orleans Artillery Battalion in the Civil War and later Chief of Ordnance, Louisiana State National Guard (1889-1896). Papers include Civil War dispatches, field orders, vouchers, passes and correspondence. A notebook (1861) kept by a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, physician contains remedies for illness, some in French. Two case records books of Vinet deal with the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans and document relief administered by the Howard Association. Some notebook entries in French. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 850, 898.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Civil War     French-language     Medicine     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Walworth, Douglas, b. 1833. Family Papers, 1806-1881 (bulk 1850- 1881). 189 items; 10 ms. vols. Location: U:234. Planter, attorney and Confederate Army captain from Natchez, Mississippi. Alexander Gordon was a Scottish immigrant to New Orleans, Louisiana. Correspondence includes letters from Walworth's parents while he was at Harvard University. His diaries describe his childhood, study and student life, and Confederate military experiences. Civil War papers concern Confederate military administration. Gordon family papers include documents on the estates of James Gordon and his wife, family correspondence, the American naturalization certificate of Alexander Gordon, and Alexander's diary. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 20-21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2471, 2499.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Natchez, Mississippi     Civil War     Education     Plantations    
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Letters, 1861-1862. 3 items. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Papers include an 1861 letter from officers aboard the U.S.S. Colorado at the mouth of the Mississippi River, requesting news about Confederate preparations in New Orleans. Collection also includes two letters (1862) from Welles to Rear Admiral David Farragut congratulating him on his success in capturing New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1701.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War    
  • Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878. Manuscript, circa 1878. 1 v. Location: Misc.:W. U.S. Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Manuscript of an article by Gideon Welles, apparently intended for publication. In the article Welles strenuously disagrees with Wickham Hoffman, who had argued that General Benjamin Butler had a prominent role in the planning and execution of the capture of New Orleans by federal troops in 1862. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3001.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing     Politics    
  • Wharton, Edward Clifton. Family Papers, 1819-1947 (bulk 1819-1901). 1,130 items, 11 vols. Location: UU:120-125, OS:W, 99:W, Vault:1. Resident of New Orleans, journalist, newspaper editor, playwright, author, and drama critic. Wharton served as a colonel in the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate army. Papers of four generations of the Wharton family include correspondence, manuscript writings, manuscript volumes, photographs, printed items, and broadsides. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1553, 1575, 1594, 1610, 1613, 1663, 1714, 1736.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War     Jews     Literature, Reading, and Writing     New Orleans 1866-    
  • Wharton, Thomas K. Diary, 1853-1859, 1862. 2 vols.(on microfilm). Location: Mss. Mf.:W Secretary to the commission for the New Orleans Custom House and assistant to Major P. G. T. Beauregard as superintendent. Wharton was superintendent of construction in 1861 after Beauregard's resignation. Diary and sketch book describing Wharton's journey from New Orleans to Boston (1853) and continuing after his return to New Orleans until December 1854. Diary includes comments on his work on the Custom House. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 807.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans to 1861     New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Transportation    
  • Whitaker, J. S. Scrapbooks, 1849-1880. 2 vols. Location: J:7. Judge and resident of New Orleans. Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings pertaining to Whitaker's legal decisions, New Orleans local affairs, the Civil War, and literary and scientific subjects. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 445.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: New Orleans 1866-     Civil War     Literature, Reading, and Writing    
  • Whittlesey, George W. Letters, 1862-1863. 6 items. Location: Misc.:W. Lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Connecticut Volunteers serving under General Nathaniel Banks during the First Red River Campaign. Letters from Thibodaux, Baton Rouge, Brashear City (now Morgan City), Alexandria, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to a young lady friend in Waterford, New York. Mss. 2449.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Baton Rouge     Civil War    
  • Witt, Josiah C. Letter to Mr. E. W. Witt, 1863 March 3-7. 1 item. Location: Misc:W. Union soldier in the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry in the Civil War. Witt's letter to his family describes his unit's activities at New Orleans, camp news, the lack of provisions for Confederate forces, the poor condition of prisoners taken at Galveston, and the surrender of Confederate officers. The letter also describes the lack of resistance to gun boats passing forts on the Mississippi River and the seizure and destruction of cotton along the river. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3659.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Womens University Students Association. Papers, 1896-1940. 139 items. Location: 78:60. Miscellaneous pamphlets not pertaining to the association. Loose issues of the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science, copies of the Tulane news bulletin, concert programs for performances of music in New Orleans and elsewhere, issues of the Whitney-Central observer, first aid guides, pamphlets from the Church of the Latter Day Saints and other religious organizations, annual reports of the Louisiana State Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leaflets from New Orleans area businesses, and materials on homeopathic medicine.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 599.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Business     Education     Medicine     Performing arts     Religion     Politics    
  • Wyman, U. S. Letter, 1864 March 11. 1 item. Location: Misc.:W. Union army soldier in the Civil War. Letter from New Orleans pertains to personal health and military duties. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Civil War    
  • Wynne, Michael D. Collection, 1827-1976. 5 linear ft. Location: U:34-35, P:19, 5:31-31, Vault MRDF 6, Vault:1, Vault 5, Vault:25. Resident of Lafayette, Louisiana, and collector of historical materials on south Louisiana history and culture. Collection includes papers of planters, Civil War soldiers, politicians, and professionals. It contains letters, Confederate currency, sheet music, photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and surrounding parishes. Also included are papers of the Mayer Brass Band of Opelousas, Louisiana (1892-1909). Mss. 3053.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: 20th Century Wars     Baton Rouge     Civil War     New Orleans 1866-     Performing arts     Plantations     Politics    
  • Zacharie, Carrie. Composition book, 1862-1864. 1 item. Location: Misc:Z. Student's composition book written at the Convent of Mercy, New Orleans. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4524.For Additional Information: Library Catalog Also Referenced In: Education     Religion     Women    
  • Zacharie, James Schatzell, 1844-1906. Diary, 1863-1864 (bulk 1863 Sept. 20-Nov. 5). 1 volume. Location: M:18. New Orleans writer and first president of the Louisiana State Museum Board of Curators. Diary reflects Zacharie's travels in Europe. He notes the occupation and living conditions of Jews in Amsterdam, Holland and Frankfort, Germany. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 965.For Additional Information: Library Catalog     PDF Finding Aid Also Referenced In: Jews     Literature, Reading, and Writing