Civil War

Overview

This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about the American Civil War (1861-1865). Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email spcoll@appstate.edu.

Manuscript Collections

The Paul M. Fink Papers contains a collection of materials related to East Tennessee, primarily Jonesborough and Washington County. Some papers were generated by residents of the State of Franklin. Other documents include court documents, slave emancipation and other slave records, school documents, autographs, and histories of Washington County, Tennessee.

2.76 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 1 cold storage envelope, 1 oversize folder)

The collection contains copies of the Regimental Roster: Roll of Honor of West Virginia Soldiers Who Fought for the Lost Cause. The list details the names, dates of enlistments, ranks, units, and death information of Confederate soldiers from West Virginia.

3.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

Resolutions of Pin League to John Ross Document is a copy of a resolution of the Cherokee Nation's Pin League regarding Major General James G. Blunt's General Order Number 7 and the dismissal of Colonel William A. Phillips.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Thomas Lenoir Papers contains photocopies of correspondence, a diary, and other papers relating to Thomas I. Lenoir. Lenoir served in the Company F of the 25th Regiment of the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1862 as Company Captain.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The William P. Wilkin Diary is a copy of a personal (almost) daily diary of Wilkin from March 6 to December 31, 1863, while he served in the Federal United States army during the Civil War. Also included is a letter to Jim Moyer from Richard Keith Irish, who sent the copy to Moyer.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is made up of three letters dated April 1861 to July 1861, from Cornelius Cain to Celia Stoneman, one from Stantford Stoneman to sister Celia, and one from Stantford to father William. They are good to delicate condition.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Zebulon B. Vance Autographed Papers consists of a handwritten letter by Vance to Col. Samuel M. Tate of Morganton, North Carolina, dated September 28, 1868, and Vance's autograph on a small piece of paper.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

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Additional Resources

The following materials are available in the Special Collections Open Stacks on microfilm. These materials are also searchable in the library catalog. The original materials are located at various other institutions, as noted in their catalog records.

Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890

Schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War, by state.

 

Service Records and Muster Rolls

Southern Claims Commission

 

Zebulon Baird Vance

Zebulon Vance (1830-1894) was Governor of North Carolina from 1862-1865.