Category Archives: Civil War

Tipton family

Tipton family papers, 1862–1868. 1 box (0.08 linear feet). Abstract Collection consists principally of the letters William Tipton sent to his wife and sister during his service as an engineer in the United States Navy aboard the ships Circassian and … Continue reading

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Bendernagle, John

John Bendernagle journal, 1862–1863. 1 volume (0.08 linear feet). About John Bendernagle John Bendernagle was from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. About the collection Journal kept by John Bendernagle while serving aboard US Steamer Mohican, beginning with the transfer of the ship … Continue reading

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Bates, Samuel P.

Letter to Samuel P. Bates from unknown author, 1867. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Samuel P. Bates The Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon was founded in Philadelphia on May 27, 1861. During more than four years of its existence, the … Continue reading

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Albert family

Albert family papers, 1859–1956. 5 boxes, plus 3 oversize folders (1.75 linear feet). About the Albert family John Seaman Albert (1835-1880) began his career in the U.S. Navy in 1855, and achieved rank of Chief Engineer in 1861. He took … Continue reading

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Farragut, David Gleason

Letter to John Dahlgren from David Gleason Farragut, 1862. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About David Gleason Farragut David G. Farragut was a U.S. Naval officer. He was appointed Midshipman in 1810 and rose through the ranks to become Admiral … Continue reading

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Wyoming (ship)

Wyoming (Ship) logbook and journal, 1861–1864. 2 volumes (0.12 linear feet). About the ship Wyoming Wyoming was a wooden-hulled screw sloop built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and launched in 1859 under the command of John K. Mitchell. During the … Continue reading

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Lindsay, James P.

James P. Lindsay papers, 1861–1945. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About James P. Lindsay James Patrick Lindsay was born in Ireland and came to the United States at the age of 14. He worked in various capacities on merchant vessels … Continue reading

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Elvira [?] correspondence

Letters to Elvira [?] from George Wingate and Emily [?], 1861–1862. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Two letters from the Civil War period: Emily [?] writes to her friend Elvira about mutual friends and arranging a visit, … Continue reading

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Wood, Edward F.R.

E.F.R. Wood papers, 1856–1959. 4 boxes, and 1 small box (2 linear feet). About Edward F.R. Wood Edward F.R. Wood, Jr. (1921-2000) was a vice president in the trust department of PNC Bank and an author of histories of sailing … Continue reading

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Midnight (Bark)

Midnight (USS) orders, 1862–1864. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Collection information currently unavailable. Please contact us for information about this collection.

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