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Jones Family Papers, 1837-2005, South Caroliniana Library Jan 2022

Jones Family Papers, 1837-2005, South Caroliniana Library

The South Caroliniana Library Report of Acquisitions

11.25 linear feet of correspondence, account books, receipts, photographs, and genealogical material chiefly relating to the families of Lewis Jones (1813–1892) and his wife Rebecca Margaret Jones (b. 1819) and their son Louis Pou Jones (1849–1890) and his wife Matilda Virginia Lomax (1851–1926) of Abbeville and Edgefield Counties, South Carolina.

Antebellum materials include:

Letters, 1843-1851, written by Matilda Lomax’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Duncan (1825–1851) describing her experiences at Buckingham Female Institute in Buckingham County, Virginia; her life in Boydton, Virginia, where she lived while her father David Duncan (1791–1881) taught at Randolph-Macon College; her life in Abbeville, South Carolina following …


Sadler Family Papers, 1836-1921, South Caroliniana Library Jan 2022

Sadler Family Papers, 1836-1921, South Caroliniana Library

The South Caroliniana Library Report of Acquisitions

Correspondence, receipts, legal documents, and labor contracts chiefly documenting the lives of the family of Richard Sadler (1815–1890) and his wife Mary Henrietta Williams (1818–1896) of York County, S.C.

The earliest correspondence in the collection, dated 1846-1846, relates to family affairs and the settlement of the estate of Mary Robertson Sadler (1774–1842) and includes letters written to the Sadlers in York County from relatives in Alabama.

A significant portion of the correspondence are letters to and from Kiah Price Harris Sadler (1842–1864), the oldest son of Richard and Mary Sadler, while he was employed as a clerk in a mercantile …


From The End Of Politics To Legitimate Opposition: Political Perceptions Of The 37th Congress Of The United States In The North 1860-1862, Lauren Dubas Jan 2022

From The End Of Politics To Legitimate Opposition: Political Perceptions Of The 37th Congress Of The United States In The North 1860-1862, Lauren Dubas

Honors Theses

This paper intends to explore the political landscape of the Union during the first two years of the Civil War, specifically how the people in the North perceived what remained of the Congress from 1860-1862. I will be using a combination of primary and secondary sources to cover the 37th Congress of the United States, whose members were elected in 1860 and legislated until the next Congressional election in 1862. My research shows several significant stages in the political landscape during this period and uses these stages of partisan politics as the foundation for understanding how the federal government, …


The Storm Is On Us: Communities And Military Mobilization In Civil War Chicago, Jeremy R. Knoll Dec 2021

The Storm Is On Us: Communities And Military Mobilization In Civil War Chicago, Jeremy R. Knoll

Honors Capstones

This research project uses primary sources such as regimental histories, records kept by the Adjutant General of Illinois, reporting from the Chicago Tribune, and the published and unpublished memoirs, diaries, and letters of both soldiers and civilians to examine the role communities played in military mobilization in Chicago during the Civil War. An urban environment like Chicago had many such communities, including religious denominations, professional and commercial organizations, militia units, immigrant communities, and political organizations. These communities strongly impacted the mobilization process in Chicago by organizing and supporting certain units, and individual Chicagoans were influenced by their community affiliations when …


Bearing Report: A Roundtable On Historians And American Veterans, James Marten Oct 2021

Bearing Report: A Roundtable On Historians And American Veterans, James Marten

History Faculty Research and Publications

Five historians—each an expert on a specific era and issue related to veterans—were asked to ponder the following questions: 1. What are the most important questions explored by historians in veterans studies? 2. What are the books that have been most useful to your particular area of interest in veterans studies? 3. How can the history of veterans help us understand larger cultural, social, and economic issues during the time periods in which the veterans you study lived? 4. What are the particular contributions that a historic sensibility can bring to the study of veterans of any war? 5. How …


“We Do Not Believe Him To Be Sick… But Completely Worthless:” Victorian Character, Self-Mastery, And Pension Outcomes For Disabled Union Veterans, Matthew L. Castagna Jan 2021

“We Do Not Believe Him To Be Sick… But Completely Worthless:” Victorian Character, Self-Mastery, And Pension Outcomes For Disabled Union Veterans, Matthew L. Castagna

Honors Theses and Capstones

No abstract provided.


"No Place In American History": Remembering And Forgetting The Sultana Disaster, Elias John Baker Jan 2021

"No Place In American History": Remembering And Forgetting The Sultana Disaster, Elias John Baker

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This project examines the historical memory of the Sultana steamboat disaster of April 27, 1865. The Sultana, ferrying recently-released federal prisoners, exploded north of Memphis, killing over 1,700 in the nation’s worst maritime disaster. Contemporaries interpreted the disaster through a variety of lenses, finding evidence of recalcitrant rebels, the heroism of Union soldiers, and critiques of Republican emancipationist wartime policy. Steamboat safety advocates deployed the disaster’s memory to successfully press Radical Republicans for the 1871 Steamboat Act, establishing the nation’s first maritime safety code. The disaster’s survivors gathered at reunions and published personal narratives to secure the Sultana, and the …


Power And Control: An Exploration Of Health And Medicine At Camp Lawton (9js1), Emily L. Jones Jan 2021

Power And Control: An Exploration Of Health And Medicine At Camp Lawton (9js1), Emily L. Jones

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In late 1864, as the American Civil War was entering its final stages, the Confederacy built a prison to ease the overcrowding at the infamous Andersonville prison. This prison, located in Millen, Georgia, would be known as Camp Lawton. Camp Lawton was abandoned in November of 1864 but has recently been the site of ongoing archaeological investigation. Despite this, little research has been done focusing specifically on health and medicine at Camp Lawton. In this thesis, I use qualitative analysis of Civil War prisoner and guard accounts and analysis of artifacts from Camp Lawton to understand the nature of access …


Close, But No Cigar: Tobacco Usage During The Civil War Era, Benjamin M. Roy Oct 2020

Close, But No Cigar: Tobacco Usage During The Civil War Era, Benjamin M. Roy

Student Publications

Tobacco carried a range of gendered, social, regional, and racial meanings in America during the nineteenth century, and these disparate meanings were symbolized through different forms of consumption. The cultural meaning inherent within chewing tobacco, cigars, pipes, and cigarettes, are the object of this research. I will examine the class associations linked to chewing tobacco, the manly identities symbolized through cigars and pipes, and explore cultural movement and racial meaning through the cigarette. Through tobacco, I will explain how nineteenth century Americans comprehended addiction, and establish the organic agency of consumable commodities to influence the consciousness of their users.


Carolina Sunset, Cuban Sunrise: A Comparative Study Of Race, Class, And Gender In The Reconstructed South And Colonial Cuba, 1867-1869, Eric Walls Aug 2020

Carolina Sunset, Cuban Sunrise: A Comparative Study Of Race, Class, And Gender In The Reconstructed South And Colonial Cuba, 1867-1869, Eric Walls

Madison Historical Review

The loss of the American Civil War and the consequence of Reconstruction literally turned the South on its head, profoundly altering the dynamics of race, class, and gender that previously defined antebellum Southern society. The letters of Harriet Rutledge Elliott Gonzales reveal one formerly elite South Carolina family’s struggle as they faced a new social landscape that forced them to adapt to new challenges, particularly surrounding emancipation and the drastic reversal of the norms that previously characterized Southern society that development entailed. Harriet Rutledge Elliot Gonzales never abandoned a sense of her “aristocratic” origins and “good blood,” despite the hardships …


Ulster, Georgia, And The Civil War: Stories Of Variation, William Loveless May 2020

Ulster, Georgia, And The Civil War: Stories Of Variation, William Loveless

Honors Theses

Ulster, Georgia, and The Civil War: Stories of Variation explores the lives of 13 men from Northern Ireland who immigrated to the American South and fought for the Confederacy. The author pursues the stories of each man’s life in order to have a more thorough understanding of what life looked like for Irish/Ulster immigrants in the South during the 19th century. By looking at the lives of the men in Ulster, their first experiences in the United States, their experiences in the Civil War, and their lives following the war, the author identifies more variation than consistent trends.


A History Of The Family And Background Of Mrs. Fay Webb Gardner (Mrs. O. Max Gardner), Fay Webb Gardner Jan 2020

A History Of The Family And Background Of Mrs. Fay Webb Gardner (Mrs. O. Max Gardner), Fay Webb Gardner

Family Histories (Webb, Andrews, & Love) - Written by Fay Webb Gardner

This text, compiled by Fay Webb Gardner, provides accounts, recollections, and family data concerning her family history. The memoir consist primarily of information on Mrs. Gardner's maternal side of the family with the exception of brief information concerning her siblings and father. It includes accounts of William Watson's and Samuel Andrews's participation in the Revolutionary War, including the Battle of Kings Mountain. The memoir gives family data, such as birth dates, death dates, marriages, children, and burial sites, and it outlines the immigration and settlement of certain family members. The accounts of the lives of Dr. William Perry Andrews, Samuel …


Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 675. Papers and photographs of James Proctor Knott, Lebanon, Kentucky, and his wife Sarah "Sallie" (McElroy) Knott. Includes two journals of Sallie Knott covering the first eight years of their marriage (Click on "Additional Files" below to view typescripts), and miscellaneous papers of a related family, the Clarks.


Horse Racing During The Civil War: The Perseverance Of The Sport During A Time Of National Crisis, Danael Christian Suttle Aug 2019

Horse Racing During The Civil War: The Perseverance Of The Sport During A Time Of National Crisis, Danael Christian Suttle

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Horse racing has a long and uninterrupted history in the United States. The historiography, however, maintains that horse racing went into hiatus during the Civil War. This simply is not true. While it is true that horse racing saw a decline in the beginning of the war, by the time the war ended, the sport had risen to similar heights as seen before the war. During the war, the sport was enjoyed by both soldiers and civilians. In the army, soldiers would often have impromptu camp races. As the war continued on, camp races became frowned upon by officers. The …


Searching For Compromise: Missouri Congressman John Richard Barret’S Fight To Save The Union, Nicholas Sacco Nov 2018

Searching For Compromise: Missouri Congressman John Richard Barret’S Fight To Save The Union, Nicholas Sacco

The Confluence (2009-2020)

In the months leading to the Civil War, Missouri politics were turbulent. Some supported union, others not. John Richard Barret fought to keep Missouri and the state’s Democrats loyal to the union.


Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3278. Letters to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, the daughter of Fulton County, Kentucky judge Josiah Parker and his wife Lucy A. Parker, written while she lived in Crittenden County, Arkansas with her late husband’s brother, and in Hickman, Kentucky after her remarriage. Lucy’s parents relay news of her siblings and of pre-Civil War Hickman, and at the outbreak of war dramatically describe the division of loyalties, the townspeople’s fear and uncertainty as invasion threatens from the North, the enlistment of local men, two destructive fires, economic conditions, …


Home Is Where The Farm Is: Identity Formation In Antebellum Southern Illinois, Darrin Reinhardt Jan 2018

Home Is Where The Farm Is: Identity Formation In Antebellum Southern Illinois, Darrin Reinhardt

2018

No abstract provided.


"Cracks In The Melting Pot": Native Americans, Military Service And Citizenship, Brittany A. Kelley Jun 2017

"Cracks In The Melting Pot": Native Americans, Military Service And Citizenship, Brittany A. Kelley

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This paper focuses on Native American military service in Euro-American Wars. It analyzes their reasons for fighting and compares those reasons to the reasons of other racial and ethnic groups. This paper explores how certain racial and ethnic groups are marginalized and “otherized” and how they occasionally attempt to assimilate into mainstream society through military service. Irish Americans and African Americans viewed the Civil War in this way, while Native Americans hoped they would be able to improve their individual situations. Native Americans fought for purposes of assimilation and citizenship in World War I, and while they were technically granted …


Defying Civility: Female Writers And Educators In Nineteenth-Century America, Tess Evans May 2017

Defying Civility: Female Writers And Educators In Nineteenth-Century America, Tess Evans

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

This thesis project investigates how northern American women in the nineteenth-century defied civility and what the consequences were. Primary and secondary source research of poetry, prose, letters, government documents, and personal accounts reveal that these women were able to step out of the domestic sphere to create a new world for themselves without the aid of males. This paper and accompanying online exhibit, Civil War Successes, explores how defying the notions of a civil woman paved the way for an earlier women’s movement than the twentieth-century. A nation torn apart by civil war saw women creating outlets for their …


Good Union People: Enduring Bonds Between Black And White Unionists In The Civil War And Beyond, James Schruefer May 2016

Good Union People: Enduring Bonds Between Black And White Unionists In The Civil War And Beyond, James Schruefer

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

The thesis investigates the nature of the relationship between white unionists during the American Civil War and their enslaved and free black counterparts. To do this it utilizes the records of the Southern Claims Commission, which collected testimony from former unionists and their character witnesses from 1872 to 1880. For comparative purposes, it focuses on two regions economically similar and frequently contested by opposing armies: Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, and the region of central Tennessee to the southeast of Nashville. As the war began, white unionists were suddenly alienated from the larger community and faced persecution by authorities and threats of …


Mobile Daily Register, January-June 1860, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Mobile Daily Register, January-June 1860, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Mobile Daily Register, published in Mobile, Alabama, covering the months January through December, 1860.


Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Articles on Southern wayside homes, soldiers' homes, and soldiers' rests from Civil War era newspapers.


Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Articles on recipes, cures, and household hints taken from Southern newspapers, 1860-1865.


Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, And Soldiers' Rests, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Selected articles on Southern Wayside Homes, Soldiers' Homes, and Soldiers' Rests from Civil War era newspapers.


Blankets, Quilts, And Comforters, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Blankets, Quilts, And Comforters, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Articles on blankets, quilts, and comforters from Civil War era newspapers published in the Southern states.


Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Recipes And Helpful Hints From Southern Newspapers, 1860-1865, Vicki Betts

Special Topics

Recipes and helpful household hints from Southern newspapers, 1860-1865.


Albany [Ga] Patriot, January 1860-March 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Albany [Ga] Patriot, January 1860-March 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Albany [GA] Patriot, January 1860-March 1865.


Athens [Ga] Southern Banner, August 1862-December 1866, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Athens [Ga] Southern Banner, August 1862-December 1866, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Southern Banner, published in Athens, Georgia, August 1862-December 1866.


Austin State Gazette, December, 1860-May 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Austin State Gazette, December, 1860-May 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Austin State Gazette, December, 1860-May 1865.


Clarke County [Al] Journal, December 1862-January 1865, Vicki Betts Jan 2016

Clarke County [Al] Journal, December 1862-January 1865, Vicki Betts

By Title

Selected articles from the Clarke County [AL] Journal, December 1862-January 1865.