Topic: Civil War in America

UDC Applications (1913-1929)

Membership applications of the Benjamin Brockman and Hampton Lee chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy ranging from 1913-1929. Members lived in the greater Greer area. Applications contain genealogy details of date of birth and family relationships.


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Confederate Spartanburg

Despite resistance from many who hesitated to sever ties with the United States, the idea of Southern independence gained popularity as political rhetoric intensified between slave-holding and abolitionist states during the 1850s. In December of 1860, a convention of delegates from across the state took the initiative and repealed South Carolina’s 1788 ratification of the …


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Diaries

A collection of 19th and early 20th century diaries written by the following women: Caroline Crane Marsh, Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle, Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene, and Grace (Gay) Latimer Whittle Sams.


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Colin J. McRae Papers, Huse Audit Series

Colin J. McRae (1813- 1877) became the chief financial agent for the Confederate government in Europe from 1863 until the end of the war. An astute businessman prior to the war, he had served as an agent for the Confederate Ordnance Bureau from July 1862 until he went to Europe a year later. On his …


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Confederate Military Correspondence

This collection contains correspondence dealing with the Confederate military. Collection highlights include a letter from General P. G. T. Beauregard to South Carolina Governor M. L. Bonham in 1863; a letter from Colonel Edward Manigault to South Carolina Governor F. W. Pickens in 1861; and a letter from Captain T. W. Daggett to South Carolina …


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Color Slides from Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park

Wide array of 35mm color slides, ranging from grounds of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie to images of illustrations and printed material.


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Personal Photographs of Sergeant Jesse Herring Jr. during WWII on Fort Moultrie, South Carolina

Personal photos of 2nd Staff Sergeant Jesse W. Herring, Jr., member of Battery B of the 263rd Coast Artillery, stationed at Fort Moultrie during WWII.


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Damage of Fort Sumter

Images of the damage sustained to Fort Sumter during bombardment. These images were given as gifts to attendees of the ceremonies of restoring the National Flag by Gen. Anderson on the Ramparts of the Fort on the 14th April 1865.


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Thomas Green Clemson papers, 1786-2000

Thomas Green Clemson demonstrated the versatility which gifted people often possess in his varied activities as a mining engineer, government official, plantation owner, scientist, proponent of higher education, artist and art collector, and supporter of scientific farming. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clemson adopted South Carolina as his home after marrying Anna Maria Calhoun, the oldest …


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South Caroliniana Library Map Collection

The map collection of the South Caroliniana Library has always been a significant resource for geographers, historians, and genealogists. In the past two hundred years, technological changes have substantially altered the landscape of South Carolina, and the library’s map collection visually documents these transformations. The maps show airports, battlefields, cemeteries, churches, cities, highways, Native American …


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