Manuscript Resources on The Civil War

This guide describes collections documenting the Civil War in the Lower Mississippi Valley, including the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas, in the Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC) at LSU. The guide includes not only materials from the war years (1861-1865) themselves, but also materials from later periods containing manuscript sources for Civil War history. Thus such sources as post-war reminiscences and records of veterans' groups--materials dealing with the war as memory and experience--will be found alongside soldiers' and civilians' letters, diaries, and daybooks from the war itself. In addition, the guide includes collections of papers of Louisiana and other area soldiers who fought outside of the Lower Mississippi Valley.

LSU's holdings of Civil War manuscripts make LLMVC a rich treasure-trove for researchers. Many researchers are studying these documents from new perspectives, to see what they have to tell us about women's experiences on the home front and about Louisiana's African Americans, a significant number of whom fought for the Union. Louisiana played a central role in the war, with the fall of Port Hudson in July 1863 a critical event. Much of the state was long occupied by Union forces, and LLMVC contains the papers of numerous Union as well as Confederate soldiers. Other areas of strength include materials documenting the siege of Vicksburg, the Battle of Shiloh, and the Red River campaign.

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Mathews-Ventress-Lawrason Family Papers, 1770-1934. (bulk 1797-1798; 1820-1933). 3 linear feet. Location: UU: 255-258, OS:M. Families were cotton and sugar planters of West Feliciana, Lafourche, and Pointe Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. 19th century papers reflect planting activities of Mathews family; 20th century materials reflect real estate management and investment activities of the Ventress and Lawrason families. Papers include personal and business correspondence, printed items, newspaper clippings, financial records, and legal documents. Financial papers centering on Harriet Flower Mathews, and records of legal work for Penelope Stewart Mathews. Ventress-Lawrason correspondence primarily addressed to Sallie Mathews Ventress, including series of letters from cousin Mrs. M. M. Slaughter. Also legal documents for land purchased by Sallie Mathews Ventress. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4358.

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.

McAllister, Charles L. Letter, 1861 August 21. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier. Letter to McAllister's mother, Mrs. C. LaCroze, describing his train trip from Memphis to Knoxville, Tennessee, via Chattanooga. He mentions civilian enthusiasm along the way, and gives an eyewitness account of the wreck of a train carrying troops. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 13. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2133.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, 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.

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 ofthe 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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3240.

McElhenny, Robert W. Letter and genealogical notes, 1863, undated 3 items. Location: Misc:M. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 13. Confederate soldier in the 24th Louisiana Regiment (Crescent Regiment) formed in 1862 in New Orleans during the Civil War. Letter written from a camp near Monroe, Louisiana, by McElhenny to his family. Genealogical notes list birth and death dates of members of the McElhenny family and contain biographical information about the related Fraser family of Kentucky. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4651.

McGehee, J. Burruss (John Burruss). Papers, 1816-1951. 18.5 linear ft, 64 volumes. Location: 8:3-12, P:5-6, OS:M. Plantation owner in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and Wilkinson County, Mississippi.Correspondence, business records, and printed items reflect the business ventures in agriculture, railroads, and real estate of John Burruss McGehee, his father, Judge Edward McGehee and his son, James Stewart McGehee. Early papers contain references to slaves and the destruction of Bowling Green Plantation by Union troops. Personal papers and photographs provide a family history and the genealogy of the McGehee and Stewart families. Mss. 1111, 1156, 1157.

McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. Collection, 1724-1929 (bulk 1862-1880). 5 ms. vols. Location: H:1. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and St. Louis, Missouri. James' grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi, and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Collection contains typewritten copies of McGehee family papers including reminiscences, biographical sketches, genealogical notes, diaries, and obituaries. Includes an account of the Veal family, a family of slaves associated with the McGehees. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 326.

McGehee, James Stewart, 1860-1945. Papers, 1826-1912 (bulk 1903-1904). .25 linear ft. Location: C:26, OS:Mc, VAULT:21, VAULT MRDF 6. Planter and businessman of Wilkinson County, Mississippi. His grandfather, Edward McGehee, owned Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi and was president of the West Feliciana Railroad. Papers include family letters, McGehee's autobiography, the history of a slave family, and financial documents. Includes items related to the destruction of Bowling Green Plantation in Mississippi by Union and African American troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2302, 2789.

McGrath, John, 1835-1924. Family Papers, 1785-1924. 208 items; 15 ms. vols.; 9 printed vols. Location: S:27; O:21; 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.

McHugh, John A. Family Papers, 1850-1874. 5 items. Location: MISC:M. Resident of Baton Rouge. Papers include a tax receipt (1850), oath of allegiance to the United States (1863), Confederate States of America bond certificate (1864), a railway timetable (1869) and a description (1874) of Mr. Basilisco's fruit and cake store on Third Street in Baton Rouge, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Civil War, Baton Rouge

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.

McKinney, Jeptha. Papers, 1841-1931 (bulk 1850-1870). 1 linear ft. Location: E:28-29, OS:M. Graduate of the University of Louisiana (Tulane University Medical School) and practicing physician in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Early correspondence discusses health during the 1850s; Civil War correspondence discusses camp life, soldiers' health, and battles; later correspondence covers Reconstruction, education, and Baptists. Papers include statements of accounts for medical services, promissory notes, and a thesis on pneumonia by Dr. McKinney. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 273, 718.

McKowen, John. Papers, 1836-1898 (bulk 1836-1869). 32 items. Location: E:54. Irish American general merchant of Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. His son, John Clay MacKowen, was a physician. Correspondence consists of letters from friends and business associates, many of Irish descent, living in Louisiana, New York, and Ireland. Letters discuss personal, social, economic, and political matters. Included is a newspaper article by Dr. John MacKowen refuting the claim by Colonel Allen D. Chandler that Chandler captured General Neal Dow at Port Hudson, June 3, 1863, during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1353.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Business

McMillan, James Winning. General order no. 1, circa 1862. Location: E:74. Order of Col. James W. McMillan, Commanding Post, stating that all commanding officers must immediately expel all African Americans without their lines except officers' servants. July 17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3416.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899. Journal, 1856-1889 (bulk 1856-1878). 1 v. Location: G:18. This typescript copy of the journal of Alice "Alie" Austen McMurran recounts her marriage in Maryland and subsequent life in antebellum Natchez, Miss.; her life in Natchez and Maryland during the Civil War; political and social events at the close of the war; and family affairs in Mississippi and Maryland during the three years after the war and sporadically recorded through 1878. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4304.

McMurran-Austen Family Papers, 1846-1878; 1942, undated (bulk:1856-1868). 0.6 linear feet. Location: U:298, OS:M. John T. McMurran family of Melrose in Natchez, owners of Louisiana plantations, son John, Jr., married Alie Austen of Maryland. Primarily correspondence related to family matters, the Civil War, home life, politics, plantation operation, and attitudes toward federal forces. Newspapers clippings, cartes de visites of family members, a household inventory, J. T. McMurran, Jr.'s discharge from the Confederate army in 1862, and military passes are also present. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4795.

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.

McPheeters, Gabriel P. Papers, 1827-1862, (1862). 23 items. Location: Misc:M. Lieutenant Colonel in the Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Correspondence to McPheeters relates news of friends, family, and the war. Letters from his brother report on war events from Virginia. Papers also include a memorial of John P. Walworth (undated), photocopies of obituaries of family members, and a biographical sketch of Martha Willis Dunbar. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3813.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War

McVea-Neville Family Papers, 1830-1917. 0.1 linear ft. Location: 50:15. The McVea-Neville Family papers consist of personal correspondence, items related to family property, and financial records. Of note is a copy of a Confederate States army substitution affidavit, dated October 24, 1864. The property records include official state and parish documents and notarized copies of various property agreements between McVea-Neville family members. Of note are a court judgment document on a family property dispute, dated December 3, 1865, and a plat map of Neville property, dated March 18, 1864. The financial records include receipts, bills of sale, ledger pages, tax rolls, credit account statements. Other items of note include a congressional report booklet on abandoned property claims, dated December 20, 1889, an insurance policy document for Mrs. M.L. Neville, dated November 6, 1903, and a monthly grade report for Albert McVea from Silliman Collegiate Institute, dated January 30, 1889. Mss. 3284.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, Education, Business

McVeigh, George W. Diary and Letter, 1863-1893 (bulk 1863-1864). 3 v., 1 letter. Location: V:62. Private in the U. S. Army Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 63rd regiment, Co. G. Diary, in two volumes, document the history of the 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. G, from May 1, 1863 until Dec. 31, 1864. Entries provide a daily account a soldier's life, the regiment’s march from Memphis through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky, and engagements with Confederate troops. Recurring topics include military campaigns, weather, camp life, disease, and war news. Entries also relate to the confiscation of livestock, the availability of food, deserters on both sides, enemy infiltrators, war refugees and slaves. A letter (May 3, 1863) and a roster of the 63rd Ohio Regiment (1893) accompany the diary. Mss. 3871.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Meade, George G. (George Gordon), 1815-1872. Letter, 1867 November 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Union army general in the Civil War. Letter to the Commissioner of Agriculture seeking employment for his niece indicating that her family's plantation in Mississippi, on the direct route of Grant's army, had been destroyed. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2761.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, Civil War

Means, E. J. (Edward J.). Letter book, 1864-1888. 10 items; 1 vol. Location: H:3, Misc., OS:M. Commandant of the Confederate Naval Station, Marion Courthouse, South Carolina, in the Civil War. Official correspondence discusses the recapture Federal prisoners; requisitions of food, clothing, and medical supplies, including shoes and clothing for African Americans working in the Navy Yard;. A letter book includes names, ages, and classifications of Pee Dee Naval Yard workers. Available on microfilm: UPA Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 14. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 287.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Melancon, Victorin Jr. Papers, 1862-1866. 4 items. Location: MISC:M. Private in Company D of the 27th Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers. Include a certificate of discharge issued to Melancon at Camp Norwood near Vicksburg on September 10, 1862, and an amnesty oath issued in Ascension Parish on April 5, 1866. Two unidentified copy photographs are also included. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4227.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Merritt, John. Letters, 1861-1874 (bulk 1862-1865). 58 items. Location: W:24. Union soldier from Madison County, New York. He enlisted as a private (1862) in the 114th New York Volunteers and served in several Louisiana campaigns. Early correspondence (1862-1863) and two diary entries describe Merritt's voyage from Fortress Monroe, Virginia, to Ship Island, Mississippi. 1864 letters describe military activities and several months spent in a hospital. 1865 letters relates the loss of men in his Company. Later correspondence (1867-1874) consists of personal family letters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4674

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Medicine

Meullion family. Papers, 1776-1906 (bulk 1776-1866). 0.2 linear ft., 1 microfilm reel. Location: U:230, OS:M, MSS.MF:M. Free African American family of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Louis Augustin Meullion and his son Jean Baptiste (whose mother was a slave) were slaveholders; the son owned a plantation on Bayou Teche. Collection includes slave bills of sale, land sales, and other financial records; manumission papers for Maria Juana and her son Baptiste Meuillon; and an amnesty oath taken in 1865 by Miss Belazaire Meuillon. In French, English, and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 243, 294.

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.

Miller, Alexander R. Diary, 1861-1864. 1 vol. [typed copy]. Location: H:3. Quarter gunner in the United States Navy on U.S. steamers Baron De Kalb and Lafayette. Diary of Alexander R. Miller records movement of troops, naval maneuvers, and encounters with Confederate gunboats, batteries, forts, and troops, in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 296.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Miller, Robert Davies, 1848-1927. Family papers, 1853-1938, 1984. 2 microfilm reels, 5 photographic prints, 1 typescript. Location: Mf., Misc. Robert Davies Miller was a physician in Clinton, Miss. The papers consist primarily of microfilm copies of 110 family letters, postcards, receipts, obituaries, and other documents, as well as two autograph albums, created between 1853 and 1938. Not microfilmed are a typescript of "Robert Davies Miller: A Biography" (1984) by M. Stone Miller Jr., and photographic prints of the Miller family. Mss. 3432, 3642.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, Medicine, 20th Century Wars

Miller, Robert H. Letters, 1861 June 22-August 30. 7 items. Location: Misc:M. Confederate officer from Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Letters written from Camp Pulaski, Louisiana, and near Richmond, Virginia. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2181.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Miller, Thomas D. Letterbook, 1864-1874. 1 ms. vol. Location: M:19. Cotton agent for the Quartermaster Department, Confederate States Army, Alexandria, Louisiana (1864-1865). Letters deal with official problems arising in the purchase and impressment of cotton; labor and transportation difficulties; and the lack of cooperation among the residents of the Alexandria district to sell cotton. For further information, see onine catalog. Mss. 638.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Milling, D. Y. Correspondence, 1863-1865. 10 items. Location: E:4. Letters by D. Y. Milling written from Little Rock, Arkansas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, to his brother, Dr. James S. Milling of Collinsburg, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Milling makes references to his health and that of others; the scarcity, poor quality, and high price of food; slavery; and the unbearableness of the infantry and the morale of the Confederate army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 3758.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans, Medicine

Milton, Horace P. Letters, 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 an encampment at the Metairie Ridge Race Course in 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.

Milton, John, 1807-1865. Papers, 1862-1863. 6 items (typed transcriptions). Location: Misc. Governor of Florida. Typewritten copies of four letters by Governor John Milton of Florida to General P.G.T. Beauregard and two letters by Beauregard to Milton discussing political and military affairs in Florida during the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 786.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Minnich, J. W. Papers, 1930. 2 vols. [typescript copies]. Location: H:2. Resident of Louisiana and member of the Sixth Georgia Mounted Infantry serving with the Army of the West. Reminiscences of the battle of Chickamauga, campaigns with Longstreet in 1863-1864, and life in Rock Island are discussed by Minnich. These reminiscences were written in 1930 and arranged and organized by E. A. Landry in 1938.For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 662.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Minor, Rebecca A. G. Papers, circa 1860-1870. 786 pages (on 1 microfilm reel). Location: MSS.MF:M. Wife of William J. Minor and executrix of his estate. Case files of Rebecca Minor against the United States, filed in the U.S. Court of Claims, for the seizure by Union military authorities of sugar, molasses, and supplies at Hollywood and Southdowns plantations, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 857.

Referenced in Guides: Sugar, Plantations, Women, Civil War

Mississippi Confederate defense agreement, 1861 November 26. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. List of names of men in Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi, volunteering to serve in the defense of Columbia, Kentucky, or any other threatened position for sixty days. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3223.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Mississippi slave document, 1864 November 11. 1 item. Location: Misc. Tax rebate issued by the sheriff of Yazoo County, Mississippi, to a slaveowner whose slave was taken by the Union army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3228.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Mississippi State Troops Papers, 1862-1863. 14 items. Location: Misc. Printed forms executed by the quartermaster corps of the Mississippi State Troops. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1053, 1275.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Mitchell, A. S. Letter, 1864 November 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Letter discusses the possibility of ex-slaves leasing plantation lands for their own personal use. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4734

Mitchell, A. S. Receipt, 1864 December 5. 1 item. Location: Misc.:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt deposited for safekeeping by a freedman. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3032.

Mitchell, A. S. Lieutenant Colonel. Receipt, 1865 March 15. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Office of Superintendent and Provost Marshal of Freedmen in Natchez, Mississippi. Receipt for a dog tax from the City of Natchez, Mississippi, to A. S. Mitchell. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3644.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi

Montgomery, George W. Papers, 1866-1932. 191 items, 43 vols. Location: B:18, P:23, P:2. Planter of Montrose Plantation, Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana. Volumes contain records for the Montrose, Morgan Fields, Lower Banks, Cape Place, Okalona, and Islington Plantations. Entries chiefly relate to the accounts of tenant farmers and sharecroppers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1015, 1091.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Civil War, African Americans

Montgomery, Isidore. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Confederate soldier. Letter from Montgomery to Ellen Marshall and Anorheta West, written from a camp near Port Royal, Virginia, giving personal news. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

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.

Moore, Charles D. Letters, 1862-1864. 1 volume. MISC:M. Charles D. Moore of Panola County, Texas was a captain in the Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Typed copies of 35 letters written to his wife, Katherine, dated between March of 1862 and April of 1864. Letters discuss various camps throughout the state of Louisiana, the health and condition of the troops, the war's progress, and Moore's worries for his family. Mss. 5231.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Moore, Thomas O. Papers, 1832-1977 (bulk 1856-1871). 711 items and 1 microfilm reel. Location: H:3, OS:M, MF:5322, MSS.MF:M, U:231. Sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and state Senate; and governor of Louisiana for most of the Civil War (1860-1864). Moore fled Louisiana after the Civil War but later returned. Papers include personal correspondence, business papers, and political and legal documents. Antebellum materials include slave sales and accounts of physicians treating slaves. Papers from 1859 to 1871 deal largely with Moore's political activities. They include gubernatorial papers concerning his nomination, the Democratic Party, the transport of the state archives from Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Secession Convention, and other matters. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm: University Publications of America Records of Ante-bellum Southern Plantations Series I, Part 2, Reels 18-19. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 305, 893, 1094.

Moore, Thomas Overton. Letter, 1862 May 13. 1 letter. Location: MISC:M. Thomas O. Moore served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864). Thomas Overton Moore at Camp Moore, La., writes B.L. Defreese, the state treasurer at Opelousas, explaining how he took $4,000,000 in Confederate treasury notes from the Louisiana State Bank in New Orleans before the city fell to the U.S. Navy. Mss. 3851.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Morancy, Honoré P. and family. Papers, 1780-1936 (bulk 1840-1897). 120 items; 2 printed volumes. Location: C:73, M:14, OS:M. French Catholic planter of Milliken's Bend, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. Morancy's father emigrated from France to Santo Domingo before 1789; the children were orphaned and raised in Louisiana. Papers include family letters concerning social life, the Catholic Church, and education, in northeastern Louisiana and Kentucky. Confederate civilian letters describe hardships during the Civil War; later letters (Reconstruction period) document relocation of refugees and the demands of African American laborers. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reels 16-17. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2430.

Moore, Thomas Overton, 1804-1876. E.S. Morgan Confederate Captain Commission, 1861 Oct. 8. 1 Certificate. Location: MISC:M. Thomas O. Moore, a sugar planter of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, owned Emfield, Lodi, and Mooreland Plantations with his wife Berthia Leonard Moore. He was a member of the Police Jury of Rapides Parish, a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and a State Senator. He served as governor of Louisiana (1860-1864) and called the Secession Convention in 1861. This is a certificate of commission signed by Thomas Overton Moore and [Maurico] Grivot, Adjutant and Inspector General of Louisiana, for E.S. Morgan. Mss. 5133.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Morgan, Henry Gibbes, 1843-1925. Letter, 1863 September 24. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Confederate soldier in the 13th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Letter written from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Morgan's mother, Mrs. Caroline Morgan of Baton Rouge. The letter concerns the location and use of the family's hired hands, Morgan's stay at Port Hudson, and his association with Captain C. E. Fenner. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Baton Rouge

Morgan, John A. Papers, 1840, 1856-1899, 1945, undated 81 items. Location: U:113, OS:M. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 22. Resident of Clinton, Louisiana, and member of the Fourth Louisiana Infantry in the Civil War. Papers include Civil War correspondence, 1861-1864. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1712, 1753.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Morgan, Morris B. Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location: Misc. Resident of Providence, Rhode Island. Letter from Morgan to Dr. Amzi Martin of Louisiana, prisoner of war at Johnson's Island prison, Sandusky, Ohio, concerns shipment of provisions and liquors and expresses a desire to repay the hospitality shown him and his wife while visiting Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 513.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Morgan, Philip Hicky, 1825-1900. Letter, 1865 June 16. 1 item. Location: Misc:M. Lawyer of Baton Rouge. He worked in partnership with his father, Thomas Gibbes Morgan. Morgan's letter to his cousin, Morris Barker Morgan of Providence, Rhode Island, relates plans for sending his cousin, Henry Gibbes Morgan, to New York to stay with family. The letter describes Henry's condition after his service in the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Baton Rouge

Morgan, Thomas Gibbes, 1799-1861. Letters, 1859,1861. 5 items. Location: Misc:M. Baton Rouge lawyer and judge. Morgan's letters to his nephew in providence, Rhode Island, describe the death and funeral of his grandfather, Philip Hicky of Hope Estate. Letters (1861) refer to the appointment of his son, James Morris Morgan, as a midshipman in the Confederate navy. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2090.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Baton Rouge

Morgan, Thomas Gibbes, Jr., 1837-1864. Letters, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc:M. Confederate captain in the 7th Louisiana Infantry. Enlisted June 1861 at Camp Moore; was captured; November 1863; and died in Johnson's Island Prison, Ohio, January 1864. Morgan's letters were written to his cousin, Morris Barker Morgan of Providence, Rhode Island, from Old Capitol Prison, Washington D.C., and Johnson's Island Prison. Letters relate Morgan's need for money and clothing, his desire to see his wife and children, pessimism about the release of prisoners, and appreciation for the help of his Northern relatives. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 21. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2035.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Morris-Sibley family. Papers, 1846-1939 (bulk 1846-1879). 93 items; also available as a bound typescript. Location: A:2, H:3. Thomas Henry Morris moved from Wales to Louisiana and married Mary White Sibley in 1854. She was born in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and her family owned Mount Elon Plantation. Papers consist of family correspondence, including that of Mary Wells Sibley and Mary White Morris; Civil War correspondence of Thomas H. Morris and others; and letters from the Morris sons describing life at a school in North Carolina, 1878-1879. Available on microfilm 5750: University Publications of America Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Century: Papers and Diaries Series E, Reel 34. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 562.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Women, Civil War, Education

Morse, E. A. Account books, 1863-1865. 4 volumes, 1 photograph. Location: H:3, MISC:M. Account books and letter book kept by Capt. E. A. Morse for the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad Company and the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company while they were operated under the control of the United States Army at the latter part of the Civil War. Letter book contains copies of orders, circulars, and published notices issued by Morse and C. W. Greene, Assistant Superintendent. Additionally, there is a photograph of a Lafourche locomotive. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 503.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Civil War

Mouton, Alfred. Photograph, circa 1861. 1 item. Location: E:67. Confederate general killed at Mansfield, Louisiana, April 8, 1864. Copy of photograph made through glass with original still in frame; shows Mouton in full uniform, front view. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3306.

Referenced in Guides: 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.

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