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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Harris, John A. (John Achilles), d. 1864. Letters, 1854-1864. 65 items. Location:U:108. Private in the 19th Louisiana Infantry from Claiborne Parish, killed at the Battle of Ezra Church. His letters describe camp life at Camps Moore and Benjamin; and battles at Corinth, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga. U:108. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1881, 2548, 2549, 3008.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Harris, Nathaniel and James W. M. Papers, 1865-1920. 1 microfilm reel. Location: Mss.MF:H. Business papers of the law firm of Harris and Harris, a partnership of Confederate General Nathaniel Harrison Harris and his brother Captain James W. M. Harris. The firm operated from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Correspondence from the collection concerns railroad bonds, contracts and construction; land deeds and sales; taxes; insurance policies; ledgers; receipts; bills; cancelled checks; and bank settlements.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Civil War

Harrison, James P. (James Parmenas), 1852-1943. Papers, 1878-1904. 4 Items. Location: MISC:H. James P. Harrison was from Tensas Parish, Louisiana and his parents were David Harrison and Mary Ann Brisco. He married Ella Nichols in 1891. The papers include a tintype of James P. Harrison, a typescript and handwritten copy of "The Uprising in Tensas Parish (1878)" written by Harrison, and a letter by Harrison on how labor shortages impact cotton prices. "The Uprising in Tensas Parish (1878)" tells the story of Harrison's involvement in a sheriff's posse in Waterproof, Louisiana. Mss. 5138.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Harrower, G. T. Letters, 1863 March-August. 4 items. Location: Misc. Union colonel in the 161st New York Volunteers Regiment in the Civil War. Four letters written from Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1484.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Baton Rouge

Hart, M. Letter, 1862 November 10. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. Letter written from Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Nehemiah Williams. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 6. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4553.

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Hart-Bonnecaze-Duncan Family Papers, 1775-1949 (bulk 1840-1875, 1905-1940). 2 linear ft., 2 mf reels. Location: T:18, OS:H, Mss.Mf:B. Baton Rouge families related by marriage. Leon Bonnecaze was a businessman and French consular agent; Samuel Hart was the first chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department; Robert Hart served as Baton Rouge mayor in 1898-1902. Papers include correspondence and writings; legal records; financial records; ephemera; sheet music; and photographs. Papers provide some information on civilian conditions in the Civil War and on the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Partly in French and Spanish. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3371, 4208.

Hawes, Maria Jane Southgate, 1836-1918. Reminiscences, 1914. 1 typescript. Location: Misc. Maria Jane Southgate was the wife of James Morrison Hawes, a brigadier general of cavalry with the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Hawes recalls her childhood and marriage; her husband's army assignments in Washington, D.C., Utah, and Kansas before the Civil War; and her experiences following her husband and living in Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Shreveport, La., and Galveston, Tex. during the war. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4427.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War

Hawkes, John. Letter, 1863 January. 1 item. Location: Misc. Union soldier in the Civil War, a member of the 50th Massachusetts Regiment. Letter written from Camp Parapet, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, to a member of Hawkes' family in Maine. He mentions the fortifications at camp, guarding the plantation of a widow, and drinking the river water. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1265.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Civil War

Hawley, Orestes K. Family Papers, 1818, 1820, 1839-1898. 44 items. Location: U:116. Native of Illinois and later a resident of Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Papers include Illinois land documents and family letters pertaining to abolitionist sentiments in Connecticut (1844), the siege of Vicksburg (1863), and family matters. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1828, 1935, 2842.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Hayden, Henry J. Papers, 1860-1861. 3 printed items. Location: E:Imprints. Juvenile editor and proprietor of HAYDEN'S MISCELLANY, a newspaper published in Indianapolis, Indiana. Papers consist of a speech on juvenile values; and two issues of the MISCELLANY containing stories and poems, and including an editorial and news items on secession and the beginning of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2798.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Literature

Hayden, S. A. Letter, 1865. 1 item (typed transcription). Location: Misc.:H. Confederate captain in the 16th Louisiana Infantry during the Civil War. Typed transcription (1928) of Civil War letter written by Captain S.A. Hayden of the 16th Louisiana Infantry under the command of General John B. Hood at Nashville, Tenn. He gives an account of his scouting assignment before the Battle of Nashville and his subsequent imprisonment on Johnson's Island, Ohio. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

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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.

Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901. Autobiography, ca. 1893. 1 vol., 11 items [on microfilm]. Location: Mss. Mf.:H. Native of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate general during the Civil War. Autobiography discusses family background; early life; experience on the Louisiana State Board of Engineers; Confederate military experience in Missouri, Kansas, northern Mississippi, and North Carolina; and postwar experiences as a teacher. Included are correspondence and documents containing biographical information. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3014.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Education

Hebert, Louis, 1820-1901. Letter, 1889. 1 item. Location: Misc.:H. Native of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and a Confederate general during the Civil War. Letter refers to the destruction of all Hebert's personal papers prior to his return to Baton Rouge at the end of the Civil War. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2533.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Baton Rouge

Hebert, Raphael. Family Papers, 1827-1960 (bulk: 1861-1960). Size: 3.5 linear ft. Location: S:137-140, OS:H. Raphael Hebert family of West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes (La.). Collection is primarily papers of Raphael Hebert and his children Joseph Guy, Noel, and Marguerite, a school teacher. Correspondence, financial / legal papers, personal papers, printed items. And photographic materials reflect the family's involvement in civic, educational, and religious affairs and includes letters from Melanie Hebert while at student at St. Basil's in Plaquemine in the 1870s, as well as a few Civil War letters. Also included are records from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brusly, La. For further information, see online catalog. Mss 4769.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Women, Civil War, Education, Baton Rouge, French

Heintzelman, Samuel Peter, 1805-1880. Journal, 1861-1865. Location:Film 2778. Microfilm copy (negative) made in 1968, by the Library of Congress, of the original in its manuscript collection.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Henderson family. Papers, 1799-1887. 180 items, 1 volume. Location: W:17, OS:H. John D. Henderson, his son Alexander C. Henderson, and Thomas Henderson, residents of Natchez, Mississippi. Collection includes business and land papers; and a manuscript notebook. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2876.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi

Hendrick, Calvin S. Letter. 1862 May 19. 1 item. Location: Misc. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Letter from Hendrick commenting on the federal occupation of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. He mentions the hostility of residents, isolation of the city, and federal officers attending services at his church. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2098.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War, Baton Rouge

Hennen-Jennings Family. Papers, 1803-1918 (bulk 1850-1870). 216 items; 25 vols. (1 ms. Vol., 24 printed vols.). Location: U:157, 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.

Henry Civil War Letter, 1863. 1 item. Location Misc:H. Federal soldier of 12th Connecticut Regiment (Infantry) encamped at Port Hudson, Louisiana, during siege of Confederate positions there. Letter describes the primitive conditions at the encampment and Federal strategy for successfully concluding siege operations. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4870.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Henry, (Union Soldier). Civil War letters, 1862-1865. 5 items. Location: Misc:H. Union officer who enlisted in the 110th New York Infantry Regiment in 1862, then later served in the 96th U.S. Infantry, Corps d'Afrique. Letters written to his mother recount a march to Port Hudson, Louisiana, detailing the confiscation and destruction of livestock and property by soldiers, skirmishes with Confederate troops, and the siege of Port Hudson. Included are descriptions of an attack on Union boats near Port Hudson in which the MISSISSIPPI was set aflame by the enemy and exploded; and the occupation of a home in New Orleans by Union officers. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

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Herman, Louis. Family papers, 1913-1958. 12 item. Location: U:101. Union soldier who settled in New Orleans after the Civil War. Papers consist of Lewis Herman's United States Army discharge (July 1, 1865), his pension certificate (June 16, 1913) and notices related to his pension benefits (1820-1934, undated). A muster roll for the Joseph A. Mower Post no. 1, Dept. of the Gulf, Grand Army of the Republic is also found (undated). Photographs consist of two group photos: a sewing class (ca. 1930s) and the third grade class at Holy Name of Mary School (May 14, 1958). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3847.

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Hero, Andrew J., Jr. b. 1839. Family Papers, 1829-1905 (bulk 1840-1890). 1.1 linear ft. (599 items, 2 ms. Vols., 4 printed vols.). Location: U:160, O:1, OS:H. Captain in the Washington Artillery of the Confederate army, and land owner and agent in Louisiana and Texas. Papers include correspondence, financial, professional, and political papers and photographs that document Hero's career and personal life. Includes some items in Spanish and in French. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 7-8. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 976, 977, 994, 1030, 1039.

Referenced in Guides: Spanish, Civil War, French

Heroman, George M., 1808-1861. Family Papers, 1816-1904 (bulk 1833-1865). 35 items, 3 vols., [on microfilm]. Location: Mss.Mf:H, Misc:H, OS:H. German immigrant and merchant in Baton Rouge. Papers include Civil War letters of Fred W. H. Heroman, one of George Heroman's sons and a private in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1882

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Business, Baton Rouge

Herrin, Edmund. Papers, 1849-1891. 83 items, 1 vol. Location: E:39, G:11. Planter of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Papers include tax receipts, promissory notes, and bills; personal letters from the Roddy family, relatives, and from Herrin's brothers; an oath of allegiance to the United States and registration certificates; and a currency bill issued by Louisiana. Included is a fee book of Thomas H. Roddy, Sheriff of St. Helena Parish (1849-1855). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 711.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Civil War

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.

Hinckley, Orramel and 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. Hinckley'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. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 970, 1151, 1317.

Hinson, R. M., d. 1861. Papers, 1861. 3 items. Location: Misc:H.Confederate captain in the 3rd Louisiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The Regiment was under the leadership of Colonel Samuel M. Hyams and General Ben McCulloch. Hinson was killed at the Battle of Oak Hill, Missouri, on Aug. 10, 1861. Hinson's letters to his wife Mattie of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, describe scenery along the line of march from Van Buren, Arkansas, to Maysville, Missouri, and military events under the leadership of Colonel Hyams and General McCulloch. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 9. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Hodge, Benjamin, L., d.1864. Portrait, ca. 150-1864. 1 item [photographic copy]. Location: E:70. Representative to the Confederate Congress from the 5th Congressional District, Louisiana (Shreveport). Portrait. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2913.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Holdrege, Henry R. Diary, 1865. 1 vol. Location: H:16. U.S. sailor aboard the U.S.S. Nymph. Civil War entries pertain to patrols, and infractions and crimes committed by him and other sailors, drunkenness, interaction with female civilians, witnessing a baptism of African-Americans in the Mississippi River, and recreational activities in Baton Rouge. Post-war entries record his trip home to Menekaune, Wisconsin. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 4874.

Holman, William Steele, 1822-1897. Letter, 1861. 1 item. Location:Misc:H. Illinois Congressman. Holman states his favorable opinion on the propositions by John C. Crittenden to restore the Missouri compromise line and protect slavery in the District of Columbia by constitutional amendment. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3635.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, African Americans

Home Farm for Freedmen Account, 1864 Nov. 18. 1 item. Location: Misc.: H. The Home Farm for Freedmen was established at the Ralston Plantation near Jonesville, La., for the care of freed African American slaves. J. C. Hall & Co. was the lessor of the property. An invoice submitted by J. C. Hall & Co. to the Home Farm for Freedmen lists expenses for thirty-two African American men and women, the hire of a mule, and for the loss of an army wagon that had been captured by the Confederate Army. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 5069.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Horace Tibbetts document [Louis Dent report] 1863 June 1. 1 item. Location: Misc:D. Lessee of Horace Tibbetts' plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. The U.S. Commission was a U.S. Treasury Department agency organized prior to the Freedmen's Bureau to handle the leasing of abandoned plantations during the Civil War. Report prepared by Dent for the U.S. Commission reports the number of tillable acres on the plantation; the number, age, and sex of African Americans employed; the livestock and equipment; and the names of whites residing on the plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1418.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Civil War, African Americans

Houston, Samuel Rutherford. Family Papers, 1781-1940 (bulk 1781-1888). 1 linear ft. Location: U:102. Native of Virginia who became a Presbyterian clergyman and served as a missionary to Greece ca. 1839. Family letters, writings, printed items, and graphic materials. Writings consist of sermons, short stories, a Civil War diary, several diary pages, and a journal. Among the printed and graphic materials are several photographs of family members. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3451.

Referenced in Guides: Religion, Civil War, Literature

Howard, David. Roll of freedmen, 1864 November 7. 1 item. Location: Misc:H. List of freedmen employed by David Howard on his Adams County, Mississippi, plantation. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3666.

Referenced in Guides: Plantations, Civil War, African Americans

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.

Hummel, Richard J., Sr. Papers, 1861, 1875, 1894-1896, 1929. 250 items. Location: UU:63, OS:H. Baton Rouge postmaster. Papers of Richard J. Hummel Sr., Baton Rouge, La., postmaster, include an acknowledgment from Governor Huey P. Long of a letter from Hummel concerning a proposed plan for additional financial aid from the state for public schools (1929), a Louisiana state bond (1875), 246 hand-stamped mail covers (1894-1896), and a Louisiana militia commission (1861). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2044.

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.

Hunter-Taylor family papers. 1848-1899, undated 346 items; 6 ms. vols. Location: W:27. Residents of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Papers of Sereno Taylor, minister and principal of Silliman Female College in Clinton, Louisiana, and his wife Mary Emerson Creed Taylor on family, education, and the Civil War. Collection includes letters of Confederate soldier Samuel Eugene Hunter. Available (with some omissions) on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reels 9-10. Filed under Taylor, Sereno. Family papers of Sereno Taylor and Samuel Eugene Hunter in Archives USA. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3024.

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

Hursey, Asa H. and family. Papers, 1824-1903 (bulk 1824-1899). 589 items, 2 microfilm reels. Location: UU:249, MSS.MF:H. Postmaster and sawmill operator of Pearlington, Mississippi. Correspondence and personal papers discuss the Civil War and include a military map and Confederate currency. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1458.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Hutchinson, Edwin. Papers, 1861-1866. 221 items. Location: U:159, OS:H. Mss.Mf: H. Medical cadet at the United States General Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, and army surgeon with the 3rd Maryland Volunteers and the 137th New York Volunteers. Collection contains letters to Hutchinson's family related to his military service in the Civil War, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and other battles in Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 751.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Medicine

Hyatt, Arthur W. Papers, 1861-1895 (bulk 1861-1864). 146 items; 4 ms. Vols. Location: U:159, G:11. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 10. Officer in the Confederate army in the Civil War who served in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. Papers include official military records; personal and official correspondence; diaries; and newspaper clippings related to the Civil War, specific battles, and the Confederate army. Collection includes a description of the organization of the Corps d'Afrique. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 180.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

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.

Irish and Civil War song sheets, circa 1850-1865. 7 items. Location: EPHEMERA COLLECTION SUBGROUP II. Song lyrics for Irish and Civil War songs, including THE GRAVE OF UNCLE TOM, JOHN MORGAN'S RAID, DIXIE, SOUTHERN WAR CRY, SONG OF ALL SONGS, FENIAN BRIGADE, AND SEQUEL TO WEARING OF THE GREEN. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Isely, Henry, 1805-1876. Correspondence, 1862-1863. 5 items. Location: Misc. Ohio school teacher, Union soldier . Correspondence from friends in Ohio reflecting opposition to abolitionists and telling of payments to secure exemptions from military service. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 1598.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Ives, C. (Catherine). Amnesty oath, 1865. 1 item. Location: Misc.:I. Amnesty oath signed by C. Ives before the clerk of the 11th Judicial District, Jackson Parish, Louisiana. For further information, see online catalog . Mss. 893.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

Jackson, Isaac F., d. 1864? Family Papers, 1827-1874 (bulk 1861-1869). 120 items, 2 vols. Location: E:41. Land owner, Amite County, Mississippi. He was married to Lettie V. Jackson (nee Wilson), also from Amite County. Papers are chiefly financial documents of the Jacksons and Wilsons. Legal papers include items related to the sale of land and litigation among family members. Correspondence includes personal letters of Isaac, Lettie, and Isaac's brother Joseph R. Kemp. Papers include the release of J. R. Kemp from a prisoner of war camp (1863). For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 698.

Referenced in Guides: Women, Civil War, Natchez, Mississippi

Jacobs, Wayne Johnson, 1839-1914. Diaries and lists, 1861-1865. 2 items, 2 vols. Location: U:100, OS:J. Union soldier, served in the 30th Ohio. Fragments of Jacobs' Civil War diaries describe his participation in the siege and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Roster of soldiers in the 30th Ohio Infantry Regiment, Co A, shows cause of death or discharge. Included is a typescript giving detailed accounts of military maneuvers, battle engagements, transportation of troops, military operations, and the organization of Company A. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4684.

Referenced in Guides: Transportation, Civil War

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.

Jastremski, Leon, 1843-1907. Family Papers, 1836-1947. 336 items, 3 ms. vols. Location: W:23, M:21, OS:J, 98:J, Mss.Mf:J. Polish-born Louisiana politician, journalist, and newspaper publisher who served as mayor of Baton Rouge (1876-1882) and United States consul in Callao, Peru (1893-1897). Correspondence pertains to Jastremski's military service in the Civil War, his political career in Baton Rouge, and his term as U.S. Consul in Peru. The collection also contains copies of speeches made by Jastremski, photographs, and prints. Included are three scrapbooks containing clippings and articles about Jastremski's political career. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 2951.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War, Baton Rouge, Long Family

Jefferson Davis cartoon, 1865 ca. 1 item. Location: E:65. President of the Confederate States of America. A political cartoon depicting Jefferson Davis fleeing in women's attire. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 3271.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Jefferson, Thomas. Petition and court orders, 1860-1861. In a legal petition to the Common Law and Chancery Court of the City of Memphis, Thomas Jefferson explains his history and "prays to be permitted to convey himself into slavery" to his chosen mistress, Camille White (1860). Two orders by the same court command the sheriff of Shelby County, Tenn., to collect $12.15 from Jefferson and White to pay fees and costs owed to the court (1861). All three documents are signed by Marcus J. Wright, clerk of the court and future Confederate brigadier general. Mss. 3968.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, African Americans

Jenkins, John C. (John Carmichael) and family. Papers, 1837-1900 (bulk 1840-1855). 100 items, 14 volumes. Location: B:66, G:21, OS:J, Vault:72. Experimental agriculturist and horticulturist and resident of Elgin Plantation, Adams County, Mississippi. Personal papers and diary of the Jenkins family. The diary records results of Jenkins' experiments at Elgin, plantation routine, financial transactions, travel, and social and literary activities. Purchases of slaves and health of slaves are noted. Jenkins' account book shows expenditures for the home, family, plantations, and slaves. Correspondence includes Civil War letters from Jenkins' son, a Confederate soldier. Also available on microfiche 2729 (Southern Historical Manuscripts, Plantation Records 1799-1900). Does not include 1846 letter, which was acquired after filming. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 141, 142, 184, 187.

Jerrard, Simon G. Papers, 11862-1902 (bulk 1862-1863). 1154 items. Location:C:64-65. Union colonel, 22nd Regiment, Maine Volunteers. Papers consist of military records and some personal papers. Military records relate to the organization, training, movement of the regiment from Maine to Louisiana, via Virginia and to his service under General Nathaniel P. Banks. Personal papers contain Jerrard's history of the 22nd Maine Infantry, which discusses mortality at Camp Banks in Baton Rouge, La., the regiment's role in suppressing African-American uprisings, and the siege of Port Hudson. Also included are appointments to various local and county offices in Maine after the war. For further information, see the online catalog. Mss. 1180, 1266, 1285.

Jewett, Thomas E. Letter, July 7, 1863. 2 items. Location: Misc.:J. Union soldier. Letter [with typed transcription] describes camp life, water levels in Baton Rouge, military engagements, surrender of Port Hudson and the fall of Vicksburg, Miss., Adjutant General's Office, and naval activity on the Mississippi River. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4576.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War, Baton Rouge

John B. Kellogg-Anna Kellogg letters and photograph, 1866-1869. 22 items. Location: T:100 (short shelf). New York bank cashier and his wife. Six detailed letters addressed to Anna Kellogg were written during her mother and sister’s Mississippi steamboat trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. Letters discuss the trip itself and ultimately their stay in New Orleans, including places they visited, people they met, and their impressions. 15 letters addressed to John B. Kellogg discuss in detail the purchase and shipment of Louisiana cattle bound for Chicago. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 4955.

Johnson (Alfred Grima) Collection, 1805-2001 (bulk: 1850-1950). 1.3 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.

Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Telegram, 1865 August 30. 1 item. Location: Misc. American vice-president and president. Military telegram to Governor W. L. Sharkey of Mississippi refers to the proclamation authorizing restoration of state government. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 188.

Referenced in Guides: Politics, Civil War

Johnson, Benjamin W. Letter, 1863 September 12. 1 item. Location: E:84. Colonel in the 15th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, prisoner of war. Letter written from 'Prison No. 8 Custom House' to T. F. Wilson, an assistant adjutant general, reports the part played by Johnson's command in defense of Fort Desperate in the Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana. Available on microfilm 5735: University Publications of America Confederate Military Manuscripts Series B, Reel 3. For further information, see online catalog. Mss. 545.

Referenced in Guides: Civil War

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.

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