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3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

One envelope is addressed to Lucia Weston and contains an engraving by James Valetine of Dundee, Scotland. An inscription from Isaiah 11:4 of "Nations shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they ... More

Letter from Richard Warren Weston, New York, to Deborah Weston, 27 Feb
3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

One envelope is addressed to Lucia Weston and contains an engraving by James Valetine of Dundee, Scotland. An inscription from Isaiah 11:4 of "Nations shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they ... More

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

One envelope is addressed to Lucia Weston and contains an engraving by James Valetine of Dundee, Scotland. An inscription from Isaiah 11:4 of "Nations shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they ... More

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

One envelope is addressed to Lucia Weston and contains an engraving by James Valetine of Dundee, Scotland. An inscription from Isaiah 11:4 of "Nations shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they ... More

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

One envelope is addressed to Lucia Weston and contains an engraving by James Valetine of Dundee, Scotland. An inscription from Isaiah 11:4 of "Nations shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they ... More

Letter to William Lloyd Garrison

Letter to William Lloyd Garrison

In this unsigned letter to William Lloyd Garrison, the author states that if Garrison "had been hung by the neck thirty years ago, until dead, we should never have had this trouble." The author blames Garrison ... More

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

3 envelopes addressed to the Westons

One envelope is addressed to Lucia Weston and contains an engraving by James Valetine of Dundee, Scotland. An inscription from Isaiah 11:4 of "Nations shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they ... More

Town of Wayland, records, book no. 4. Wayland, Mass.

Town of Wayland, records, book no. 4. Wayland, Mass.

This volume contains a variety of town records. Records include Militia, 1861-1874, mortgages, perambulations of the town boundaries, bills of sale, foreclosures and legal attachments. Courtesy of Wayland Town Clerk

GAR Post 1 Members

GAR Post 1 Members

Black and white group portrait of members of Grand Army of the Republic Post 1, New Bedford, Massachusetts, standing outside City Hall (Pleasant Street). Group includes William H. Carney, 3rd from left starting... More

The last remaining Civil War veterans, Lancaster, Massachusetts

The last remaining Civil War veterans, Lancaster, Massachusetts

Pictured here are Lancaster's three last Civil War veterans. Eben Mann and John E. Farnsworth lived on Harvard Road. Benjamin Wyman resided on Neck Road. Farnsworth, who was born in 1843 and died in 1929, was t... More

Parade on Pleasant Street, New Bedford

Parade on Pleasant Street, New Bedford

Shows a parade of soldiers marching at intersection of Pleasant Street and Elm Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts, with their rifles, while a crowd of people assemble to watch. There are multiple American flags... More

Civil War Veteran portrait

Civil War Veteran portrait

Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Veteran bust portrait. Man has a white mustache and beard with the medals. He is looking towards the right of the viewer. Courtesy of New Bedford Free Public Library

Wayland town meeting minutes, volume 3. Wayland, Mass.

Wayland town meeting minutes, volume 3. Wayland, Mass.

Volume three starts recording Town meetings on March 6, 1854. The discussion starts on building a public high school, printing the yearly accounts, giving special privileges to clergymen at the library and the ... More

Charles Redding - Jackson Homestead and Museum archives

Charles Redding - Jackson Homestead and Museum archives

Portrait, man head and shoulders in light jacket Courtesy of Historic Newton

Resolution/Petition in support of Governor's proclamation to enlist citizens in defense of Commonwealth
Seat of war in Virginia, &c - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Letter from Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Brookline, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb'y [186-?]
List of names
Map of Andersonville, Sumter Co., Georgia - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Bacon's topographical war map showing the battle fields of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia

Bacon's topographical war map showing the battle fields of Pennsylvani...

Topographical war map of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Recruiting fund
Northeast, central, and Thompson's Island recruiting fund
Recruiting fund
Support order / payment order
Support order / payment order
Tintype of unidentified Union Civil War soldier with hand colored American flag
Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1860 July 18

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his address at the Dedication of a new School House in Syracuse, the Annual Address to the American Peace Society, and a Discourse upon the Life and Tr... More

Civil War enlistment paper
Daniel Wing, 1841-1934, in Civil War uniform for Company E, 5th Regiment
Recruiting fund
Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1860 July 18

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his address at the Dedication of a new School House in Syracuse, the Annual Address to the American Peace Society, and a Discourse upon the Life and Tr... More

Letter from Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Brookline, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb'y [186-?]
Enlistment registry re: call for 300,000 volunteers
Dear Brother

Dear Brother

Letter written by James E Moore to his brother George Moore. Undated. Single page. Courtesy of Sudbury Historical Society

Letter from Richard Warren Weston, New York, to Deborah Weston, 12 Dec. 1860
South District recruiting fund
List of names
Served General Grant, the Monohansett

Served General Grant, the Monohansett

Side-wheel the Monohansett, part of New Bedford, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard ferry service, "was used as a dispatch boat for General Ulysses S. Grant in Civil war times." Courtesy of New Bedford Free Public Library

Letter re: reporting progress for req. in reducing town's enlistment quota
Civil War enlistment paper
Subscription listing for North and Hogg Island districts
Civil War recruits transfer to [?]
Military map of Maryland & Virginia - Vintage map, Norman B. Leventhal Collection
Civil War enlistment paper
Regulations for the government of Freedman's Village, Greene Heights, Arlington, Va. and the government farms, mechanical shops, hospitals, homes, schools, &c., connected therewith.
Letter from Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Brookline, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb'y [186-?]
Civil War enlistment paper
Ledger of men transferred to Camp Rendezvous
Recruiting fund
Military map of the middle and southern states showing the seat of war during the great rebellion in 1861
Letter from Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, Brookline, [Mass.], to Anne Warren Weston, Feb'y [186-?]
Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1860 July 18

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his address at the Dedication of a new School House in Syracuse, the Annual Address to the American Peace Society, and a Discourse upon the Life and Tr... More

South and Falls District recruiting fund
Recruiting fund
Support order / payment order
Resolution/Petition in support of Governor's proclamation to enlist citizens in defense of Commonwealth
Claims of Asa S. Perkins.
Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estlin, 1860 July 18

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Syracuse, [New York], to Mary Anne Estl...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his address at the Dedication of a new School House in Syracuse, the Annual Address to the American Peace Society, and a Discourse upon the Life and Tr... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph, New York, to Mary Anne Estlin, 1861 Feb[ruary] 12

Letter from Samuel Joseph, New York, to Mary Anne Estlin, 1861 Feb[rua...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to the current state of affairs in the U.S. as a result of the Civil War. He writes that people were not prepared to take up the antislavery cause but his... More

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Elkhart, I[ndian]a, to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]61 Sept[ember] 23

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Elkhart, I[ndian]a, to William Lloyd ...

Henry Clarke Wright writes to William Lloyd Garrison that he has given "22 public & many social lectures" on the "Causes & Cure of the [American Civil] War" since he left Boston in August. He reports that he ha... More

Letter from John Jubb, Camp Cameron, to Thomas Jubb, July 22, 1861
Three orders to pay
Civil War enlistment paper
William D. Coose enlistment record and request for aid
Civil War enlistment "certificate"
John Morse

John Morse

Carte d visite of John N. Morse of Wayland. Name written on back, "John N. Morse 35th Reg't" Courtesy of Sudbury Historical Society

Blenker's Brigade from the headquarters of the Garibaldi Guard, Roche's Mills, Va.
Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Boston, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, [18]61 March 18

Letter from Henry Clarke Wright, Boston, [Massachusetts], to William L...

Henry Clarke Wright writes to William Lloyd Garrison, quoting a passage about the abandonment of Fort Sumter from the latest issue of the New York Tribune, saying "it will cheer the heart of every friend of fre... More

The way to fix 'em

The way to fix 'em

Jefferson Davis roasting chestnuts over the fire at Fort Sumter. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

View from Mount Pleasant, Arlington Heights, Va.
The advance guard of the Grand Army of the United States crossing the Long Bridge over the Potomac, at 2 A.M. on May 24, 1861
Cemetery Hill, Showing the Gateway and a portion of the Cemetery.
The residence of John L. Burns, now familiarly known as the Hero of Gettysburg; a title won by his heroic conduct upon this memorable battle-field. Seated upon the porch, with his gun and crutch beside him, is the old man, now past 70 years of age.
Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Greenfield, Kilgobbin, Co[unty], [Dublin, Ireland], to Anne Warren Weston, July 16, 1861
Men and Supplies from Southborough and Upton, 1861
Men and Supplies from Southborough and Upton, 1861
Support order / payment order
Frank Leslie's war maps and companion to the newspaper
Civil War enlistment paper
Slaves building Confederate Army fortifications at James Island, Charleston, South Carolina, in 1863.
Arrival of the New York 71st regiment at the Railroad Depot, Washington, D.C. May 25, 1861.
"The metropolitan sanitary fair."--Mrs. McClellan's table in the department of arms and trophies--sale of Frank Leslie's sketches.
Firing of a flag of truce from the Craney Island battery near Norfolk (Adriatic of Phila.)
Mathais Point. Death of Capt. Ward on board the Thomas Freeborn gunboat. 6[:00] p.m. Thursday, 27th June 1861
[Group of USSC personnel; eight seated in front, ten standing in rear.]
10-page report on town's preparations, enlistments, and procurement of supplies for war effort
10-page report on town's preparations, enlistments, and procurement of supplies for war effort
Complete record of the names of all the soldiers and officers in the military service, and of all the seamen and officers in the naval service of the United States, from [Wayland], during the rebellion begun in 1861 : together with authentic facts relating to the military or naval career of each soldier, seaman, and officer

Complete record of the names of all the soldiers and officers in the m...

Town records of the males who became active soldiers during the Civil War. Information recorded include the name, residence, date and place of birth, date of enlistment, mustered in and rank, length of time for... More

Letter from J. Livingston, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Nov[ember] 6 1861

Letter from J. Livingston, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garri...

Livingston writes that there can "be but little doubt" that the "British Aristocracy and Manchester men" are seriously considering intervening in the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy, with France possib... More

The Hercules of the Union, slaying the great dragon of secession

The Hercules of the Union, slaying the great dragon of secession

General Winfield Scott, a hero of the Mexican War and unsuccessful Whig candidate for President in 1852, was in command of the Union forces at the beginning of the Civil War. He resigned late in 1861, father th... More

Letter from Richard Davis Webb, Printing Office, 177, Great Brunswick street, Dublin, [Ireland], to Anne Warren Weston, 6th of November 1861
Civil War enlistment paper
Letter from John Jubb, Camp Hamilton, to Thomas Jubb, West Chelmsford, Mass., November 21, 1861
Letter from John Jubb, Camp Hamilton, to Thomas and Harriet Jubb, West Chelmsford, Mass., September 5, 1861
Civil War enlistment paper
Support order / payment order
Support order / payment order
Bird's eye view of part of Maryland, Distr of Columbia and part of Virginia

Bird's eye view of part of Maryland, Distr of Columbia and part of Vir...

Seat of war, Bird's eye view of part of Maryland, Distr of Columbia and part of Virginia Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Support order / payment order
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