United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Arlyn Austin Katims Civil War Collection focuses upon the Civil War from the Union position. Within the collection are illustrations, currency, and a number of artifacts from the era. Items of special interest include an authentic mourning card from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral and newspapers reporting Lincoln’s death. In 1995, Dr. Robert B. Katims donated more than 345 books, 337 periodical issues, and 304 artifacts to FAU Special Collections upon the death of his wife, Arlyn Austin Katims....
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1992; Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1865
Scope and Contents This collection of Civil War letters were written primarily to Nicholas W. Kneass (1840 -1896) during the first few months of his service in the 89th Regiment, 8th Calvary of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Nicholas was one of five children of Horn Riley (H.R.) Kneass, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, and Sarah Williamson Kneass. The family resided in the wealthy West Philadelphia suburb of Hamiltonville. The 8th Calvary was organized at Philadelphia in August 1861 under the command of Colonel...
Scope and Contents The Smith Families of Virginia Collection contains approximately 100 letters and documents relating to two Smith families of Virginia. Series 1 of the collection contains letters and documents relating to the legal practice of prominent Williamsburg attorney Sydney Smith (1821-84). Sydney Smith was born and raised in York County, Virginia. After graduating from William and Mary College with a Bachelor of Laws in 1846, he married Virginia Constance Bucktrout and they had seven children. In the...