1864

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A statue of a man with a hat and coat. Monument german danish war 1864 building.

A statue of a man with a hat and coat. Monument german danish war 1864...

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Topographical Map of the Battle Field of Nashville, Tenn., 15th & 16th Dec. 1864. Prepared under the direction of Col. Wm. E. Merrill, 1st U.S.V.V. Engineers, Chief Engineer, Dept. of the Cumberland, By Major James R. Willett, 1st U.S.V.V. Engineers, Chief Inspector R. R. Defences, Dept. of the Cumberland. Surveyed by Chs. Peseux & John H. Willett, 1864-[186]5. Drawn by Chs. Peseux.
Letter from Henry Wright Clarke, West Gloucester, [Gloucester, Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]63 Nov[ember] 22

Letter from Henry Wright Clarke, West Gloucester, [Gloucester, Massach...

Henry Clarke Wright writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking about his plans to travel to Philadelphia the following week (for the upcoming 30th anniversary of the founding of the American Anti-Slavery Society).... More

James Hooven to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, April 25, 1864  (Case of John J. Freedley)
Abraham Lincoln to John L. Scripps, Wednesday, July 20, 1864  (Reply to Scripps's letter of July 15)
Stephen G. Hicks to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, November 15, 1864  (Seeks interview)
Salmon P. Chase to Cuthbert Bullitt, Saturday, February 20, 1864  (Appointments)
Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, 28 May, 1864

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garriso...

Oliver Johnson states to William Lloyd Garrison his sincere hopes that the "sun of righteousness" will "break through the clouds of war, shining upon a land without a slave!" Johnson confides that he is dreads ... More

John A. Logan to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, November 06, 1864  (Recommendation)
The war in Virginia - a regiment of the 18th Corps carrying a portion of Beauregard's line in front of Petersburg / from a sketch by our special artist, E.F. Mullen.

The war in Virginia - a regiment of the 18th Corps carrying a portion ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1864 July 23, p. 276.

Map of Nottoway Co., Va. /, Confederate States of America

Map of Nottoway Co., Va. /, Confederate States of America

Shows names of some residents. Relief shown by hachures. Two sheets joined to form 1, mounted on cloth. "Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer Chief Engineer. Presented t... More

Letter from General Meade .... April 8, 1864.

Letter from General Meade .... April 8, 1864.

Meade. George G.; On verso: E. U. S. Oct. 26. 1912. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfo... More

Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va. : May 5th to 12th.

Plan of the Battle of the Wilderness, Va. : May 5th to 12th.

While labelled the Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-6), this map depicts troop locations and movements during engagements in the days immediately following as both armies met at Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-1... More

The escaped refugees from the Libey [sic] Prison

The escaped refugees from the Libey [sic] Prison

Escaped Union prisoners in woods, being met by Union soldiers(?). Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Illustration from: Harper's Weekly, 1864.

McPherson crossing at Rosswell [i.e., Roswell, Georgia July, 1864].

McPherson crossing at Rosswell [i.e., Roswell, Georgia July, 1864].

Shows works of the 15th and 16th army corps and "H.Q., Army of the Tenn." near "Rosswells Factory." Relief shown by hachures. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Similar map appears in the U.S. War Dep... More

James Speed to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 08, 1864  (Cover letter)
Plan of a fort opposite Paducah, Ky.

Plan of a fort opposite Paducah, Ky.

Picryl description: Public domain American Civil War historical book scan, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Map of Nottoway Co., Va. - Public domain vintage map
Chicksaw Bayou, Mississippi. The poison spring. Battlefield of Chicksaw Bayou

Chicksaw Bayou, Mississippi. The poison spring. Battlefield of Chicksa...

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Charles S. Todd to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, August 22, 1864  (Cover letter)
Portrait of Group of Eight - Public domain portrait

Portrait of Group of Eight - Public domain portrait

Artist: Unknown artist.Creation Date: 1864.Print Date: ca. 1864.Process: ambrotype.Credit Line: Gift of Stanley B. Burns ... More

William B. Sprague to John G. Nicolay, Monday, January 25, 1864  (Acknowledgment of note written by Lincoln)
Army bridge, Chattanooga, 1864 - A black and white photo of a river and a bridge

Army bridge, Chattanooga, 1864 - A black and white photo of a river an...

Photograph shows an aerial view of the bridge across the Tennessee River built by the Federal Army. No. B769. Hand written on verso: "Miller III, 253". Photograph is half stereograph. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The National committee of the Maryland state fair, appeal to the authors of America, to contribute, by the sacrifice of an hour each of their valuable time, a collective offering, ... for the benefit of the sick and wounded soldiers of the Natio

The National committee of the Maryland state fair, appeal to the autho...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 31, Folder ... More

William Faxon to John G. Nicolay, Saturday, December 17, 1864  (Papers for Schofield's case)
J. G. Easton to Edward Bates, Monday, October 24, 1864  (Cover letter)
Has the war ruined the country? The Copperheads assert that the war has ruined the Country; that we can never pay our debt; and that the war has proved a failure. Look at these diagrams, based on official records, and see if this is true ... Pub

Has the war ruined the country? The Copperheads assert that the war ha...

On verso: Constitution, 1 l folio; 32. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 235, Folder 15.

Map of Bedford Co. - Public domain vintage map

Map of Bedford Co. - Public domain vintage map

Public domain scan of an 18th-century map, vintage, old, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

Atlanta, Georgia. Confederate fort in front of Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia. Confederate fort in front of Atlanta

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William P. Fessenden to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, November 23, 1864  (Regulations concerning cotton trade)
John G. Nicolay to John Hay, Saturday, July 02, 1864  (Chase's resignation)
[Map of portions of Orange, Louisa, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper counties, Virginia].

[Map of portions of Orange, Louisa, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper countie...

Title, date, and scale from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil (some col.), mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H173 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as raster image. In... More

Chesterfield Bridge, North Anna, Virginia / negative by T.H. O'Sullivan, positive by A. Gardner.

Chesterfield Bridge, North Anna, Virginia / negative by T.H. O'Sulliva...

Photograph showing a group of soldiers near a bridge over the North Anna River, Virginia. Illus. in: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war / Alexander Gardner. Washington, D.C. : Philp & Solomons, [c18... More

John F. Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, March 12, 1864  (Political affairs)
Ralph R. Gurley to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, July 19, 1864  (Seeks office for his son)
Horace Greeley to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, November 16, 1864  (Introduction)
John P. Usher to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, July 07, 1864  (Sends proclamation)
... The ladies in charge are happy to announce that they have completed the arrangements for the inauguration of this great work in behalf of the Sanitary and Christian commissions ... [Washington, D. C. Jan. 12, 1864].

... The ladies in charge are happy to announce that they have complete...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 204, Folder 47.

Guangxi quan tu / Historic map, Library of Congress

Guangxi quan tu / Historic map, Library of Congress

Scale ca. 1:1,000,000. Wood block print. Relief shown pictorially. One of 26 maps in "Da Qing yi tong yu di quan tu" which was compiled in 1864. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a rast... More

[Map of Mecklensburg, Brunswick and Greensville counties, Va.] : Sheet no. 3.

[Map of Mecklensburg, Brunswick and Greensville counties, Va.] : Sheet...

"Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map... More

Charles A. Dana to Lorenzo Thomas, Thursday, March 03, 1864  (Case of Charles Garretson)
William H. Seward to Edward Bates, Saturday, June 11, 1864  (Appointment of John H. Goddard)
[George Augustus Sala, bust portrait, facing right]

[George Augustus Sala, bust portrait, facing right]

Wood engraving from Harpers Weekly. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

George Breuning to John G. Nicolay, Tuesday, July 26, 1864  (Seeks promotion)
Map illustrating the siege of Atlanta, Ga. by the U.S. forces, under command of Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman : from the passage of Peach Tree Creek, July 19th, 1864 to the commencement of the movement upon the enemy's lines of communication south of Atlanta, August 26, 1864 /

Map illustrating the siege of Atlanta, Ga. by the U.S. forces, under c...

Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Main entry from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S40, 138 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Inc... More

Philadelphia Associated Press to Charles C. Fulton, Wednesday, October 12, 1864  (Telegram reporting Penn. election results)
Map of the military Department of the Gulf /

Map of the military Department of the Gulf /

Covers South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and eastern Texas. Civil War salted paper maps. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S3 Available also through the Library of Congress... More

John A. Andrew to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, July 26, 1864  (Introduction)
Abraham Lincoln to Friends of Union and Liberty, Monday, May 09, 1864  (Press release announcing success of Grant's army)
Benjamin Woodward to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, April 11, 1864  (Fugitive slave in Tennessee)
[Another view of iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the coast of Labrador, with land visible in the background]

[Another view of iceberg or ice formation with hole at center, off the...

Illus. in album: Photographs of arctic ice / William Bradford, [plate 13] Typewritten text in album lists photographers as J.L. Dunmore and G.P. Critcherson, but William H. Pierce, from the firm of J.W. Black,... More

Magnus' historical war map. One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond.

Magnus' historical war map. One hundred & fifty miles around Richmond.

Scale ca. 1:920,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 632.2 General map centered on Richmond, Virginia. "Mirror of events [i.e., list of battles] 1861-62-63-64" has been attached to the left of the map. Insets: Maj... More

The capture of Plymouth, North Carolina, October 31, 1864

The capture of Plymouth, North Carolina, October 31, 1864

Naval Battle. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1864 December 24), p. 820. Reference copy may be in LOT 9353 E. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: US Hist. 24 Dec. 1864; Shelf.

Brandy Station, Virginia. Bates quarters. Headquarters, Army of the Potomac

Brandy Station, Virginia. Bates quarters. Headquarters, Army of the Po...

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[Camp of Union soldiers on the line in front of Petersburg, Virginia, August 10, 1864]

[Camp of Union soldiers on the line in front of Petersburg, Virginia, ...

No. 810. Title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photography, c2003. Mount... More

Public meeting. At a large meeting of the citizens of the city of Santa Fe' convened in the Council Chamber on the evening of February 21st, 1864 the following proceedings were held. [Santa Fe. 1864].

Public meeting. At a large meeting of the citizens of the city of Sant...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 101, Folder 1.

Picryl description: Public domain image of a railways map, railroads, industrial development, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Picryl description: Public domain image of a railways map, railroads, ...

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Lemuel Cook. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Lemuel Cook. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Half-length portrait of American Revolutionary War veteran, seated, facing front. Illus. in: The last men of the revolution / E.B. Hillard. Hartford : N.A. & R.A. Moore, 1864, opp. p. 33.

Henry W. Hoffman to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, November 08, 1864  (Telegram reporting Maryland election results)
Military division of the West. October 17th, 1864.

Military division of the West. October 17th, 1864.

Beauregard's assumption of Command of the military division of the west. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera... More

Salmon P. Chase to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, February 25, 1864  (Sends nomination)
Daniel S. Dickinson to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, November 12, 1864  (Congratulations)
The Ainsa meteorite of the Smithsonian museum ... [Washington, D. C. n. d.].
Knoxville, Tenn., view from the cupola of University of East Tennessee, March 19th, 1864

Knoxville, Tenn., view from the cupola of University of East Tennessee...

Transfer; LC Manuscript Division; December 20, 1985; DLC/PP-1985:644. Forms part of: Visual materials from the papers of O.M. Poe. No. 20. Landmarks labeled on image.

Austin A. King to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, February 04, 1864  (Requests report)
[Abraham Lincoln, oval bust portrait, facing right]

[Abraham Lincoln, oval bust portrait, facing right]

Photograph by an unknown operator for Wenderoth & Taylor. Ostendorf, no. 95 Meserve, no. 79 Published in: Lincoln's photographs: a complete album / by Lloyd Ostendorf. Dayton, OH: Rockywood Press, 1998, p. 184.

A camp in front of Petersburg, Virginia August, 1864

A camp in front of Petersburg, Virginia August, 1864

No. 152. Note on verso: Half of original negative is missing. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller,... More

Horace Dresser to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, February 18, 1864  (Cover letter)
[Harbor on the coast of Labrador, with two wooden buildings on the rocky shore]

[Harbor on the coast of Labrador, with two wooden buildings on the roc...

Public domain image of a historic view of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Cuthbert Bullitt to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, March 03, 1864  (Telegram reporting Louisiana election results)
Abraham Lincoln to Congress, June 8, 1864  (Submits letters regarding the Conscription Act)
Scene of Ewell's attack, May 19, 1864, near Spottsylvania [i.e. Spotsylvania] Court House. Mrs. Allsop's house

Scene of Ewell's attack, May 19, 1864, near Spottsylvania [i.e. Spotsy...

Dead soldier on stretcher. Civil War Photograph Collection. No. 721. LC-B811-721, LC-B8171-721.

Charles C. Fulton to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, October 12, 1864  (Telegram reporting Baltimore election results)
John G. Nicolay to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, November 08, 1864  (Telegram reporting Illinois election results)
[Map of part of Cobb County, Georgia, showing roads to the west of Marietta, in the vicinity of Powder Springs, June 10-July 3, 1864].

[Map of part of Cobb County, Georgia, showing roads to the west of Mar...

Relief shown by hachures. Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Similar map appears in the U.S. War Dept.'s Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armies, 1891-95,... More

John G. Nicolay, [1864]  (List of Chief Justices of the United States)
Isaac N. Arnold to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, January 15, 1864  (Requests message to annual meeting of Chicago Soldiers Home)
Richmond, Petersburg, and vicinity Genl. Grant's campaign war map /

Richmond, Petersburg, and vicinity Genl. Grant's campaign war map /

Public domain scan of a railway map, transportation, industrial development, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description.

Rappahannock Station, Virginia. Quarters of line officers. 50th New York Engineers

Rappahannock Station, Virginia. Quarters of line officers. 50th New Yo...

Public domain photograph of American Civil War era building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

James W. Singleton to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, September 21, 1864  (Requests return of papers)
Petersburg, Virginia. Group at headquarters, Provost Marshal Department

Petersburg, Virginia. Group at headquarters, Provost Marshal Departmen...

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Senate to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, March 25, 1864  (Senate order)
The Republican court in the days of Lincoln

The Republican court in the days of Lincoln

Description of painting by P.F. Rothermel. Illus. in: Rare Book Collection - Broadside portfolio 127, no. 47. Reference copy may be in Pres. File - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM - INAUGURATION (1864). This record contains u... More

William B. Allison to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, April 12, 1864  (Introduction)
David McDonald to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 15, 1864  (Appreciates appointment)
Position of the 15th, 16th & 17th A.C.s, July 5th, [1864] evening.

Position of the 15th, 16th & 17th A.C.s, July 5th, [1864] evening.

Shows environs of Turner's Ferry in Cobb County, Georgia. Indicates "Rebel works" and "Rebel works taken this morning." Relief shown by hachures. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil. LC Civil W... More

Montgomery Blair to John G. Nicolay, September 13-14, 1864  (Cover letter)
The soldier's song--Unionism vs. Copperheadism

The soldier's song--Unionism vs. Copperheadism

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1864, by Smith & Swinney, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of Ohio. Title appears as it is wri... More

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, July 14, 1864  (Cover letter)
Washington, District of Columbia. Cavalry depot at Giesborough Point

Washington, District of Columbia. Cavalry depot at Giesborough Point

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Edward Jordan to John G. Nicolay, Saturday, February 20, 1864  (Requests interview with president)
Alfred P. Stone to Salmon P. Chase, Friday, January 22, 1864  (Recommendation for Mason Brayman)
Andrew G. Curtin to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, June 08, 1864  (Introduction)
Headquarters of Sanitary Commission at Fredericksburg, Virginia

Headquarters of Sanitary Commission at Fredericksburg, Virginia

Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: CW Sanitary Comm.; Fredericksburg, Va.; Civil War Fortifications Vir... More

The grave of the union. 19th century, Library of Congress collection

The grave of the union. 19th century, Library of Congress collection

Public domain image related to President Abraham Lincoln, gelatin silver print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Camp of 2d Massachusetts Cavalry Vienna, Virginia Feb., 1864

Camp of 2d Massachusetts Cavalry Vienna, Virginia Feb., 1864

No. 8031. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948. The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with a mixture of egg whites a... More

Bvt. Maj. General Adelbert Ames and staff, Army of the James, Nov. 1864

Bvt. Maj. General Adelbert Ames and staff, Army of the James, Nov. 186...

No. B73. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948. The albumen silver print is a photographic printing process that was widely used in the 19th century. It involves coating paper support with a mixture of egg whites an... More

[Map of part of North and South Carolina, 1864-5?]

[Map of part of North and South Carolina, 1864-5?]

Title and date from Stephenson's Civil War Maps, 1989. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), S123 Pen and ink manuscript drawn on tracing cloth. "Tracking from map in Chf. Engrs. Office, M. D. M." "For Genl. Sherman." M... More

Pontoon bridge across Hazel River, Virginia, March, 1864

Pontoon bridge across Hazel River, Virginia, March, 1864

No. B111. Hand written on mount: "Welford's Ford". Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Views at Belle Plain Landing, Virginia, May, 1864

Views at Belle Plain Landing, Virginia, May, 1864

No. 1266. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general caption: Views at Belle Plain Landing, Va., May, 1864. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

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