1860-1879

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Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
April 12, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton write James Buchanan regarding the start of the Civil War, stating that " in less than 30 days Davis will be in possession of Washington."

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
May 11, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan apologizing for his previous letters being delayed by the Baltimore Riot. He tells Buchanan news regarding the Civil War, federate commissions, and Lincoln's administration. 

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
May 19, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan regarding the Civil War. Specifically, the unsuccessful evacuation of Fort Sumter, William Henry Seward, the Secretary of State's negotiations, and the treatment of secessionists.

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Curtin to H. C. Baird
May 23, 1861

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to H. C. Baird about a complaint against the officers of the Fifth regiment. Curtin notes that he has little power or control over most of the issues since that regiment is under federal authority. However, he "will appoint a proper and competent...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-26

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Jun. - Aug. 1861)
June - August 1861

John Taylor Cuddy writes six letters to his mother and father, describing life as a soldier in the Union army at the start of the Civil War. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F3

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
June 8, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan stating that Stanton and their friends were very pleased by Judge Jeremiah Sullivan Black's message that Buchanan was in good health. Stanton also shares his opinion on the Patriot cause, financial troubles for the Union, and General John Adams...

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
June 12, 1861

Edwin Stanton writes to James Buchanan regarding Bethel Bridge near Fortress Monroe and military appointments during the Civil War. 

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from David Hastings to Edgar Hastings
July 11, 1861

David Hastings congratulates Edgar E. Hastings (Class of 1865) for coming out at the head of his class at Dickinson College following the final examinations. Hastings also shares news from Harrisburg as well as notes that Bob Noble had become "another victim of evil Company." "Had [Noble]...

Location: I-Friends-1975-15

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
July 16, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan regarding his opinion on the future for the Confederates and Fort Sumter, and the expectation of a battle at Fairfax.

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Curtin to S. G. Theud
July 19, 1861

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin responds to S. G. [Theud's?]request about raising a new Pennsylvania volunteer regiment. While "I most heartily approve of the plan," Curtin notes that he "[does] not [have] the power to arm and equip a company" since Pennsylvania is "confined to the...

Location: I-Original-1861-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
July 26, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan regarding the "imbecility" of the Lincoln administration, the desire for a new Cabinet, and bankruptcy. Stanton composed this early on in the Civil War, shortly after the first Battle of Bull Run, which he refers to as "the dreadful disaster of...

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Sept. - Dec. 1861)
September - December 1861

John Taylor Cuddy writes six letters to his friends and family, describing life as a soldier for the Union Army along with his experience in military campaigns during the Civil War. "I think it a long time to see you all but I think that this [war] will be over till next [summer] for the rebels...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F3

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Proclamation of a Day of Thanksgiving by Andrew Curtin
October 16, 1861

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin (Class of 1837) issues this proclamation during the Civil War on October 16, 1861: "...to the People of this Commonwealth, that they set apart Thursday, the twenty-eighth day of November next, As a day of solemn Thanksgiving to God for having prepared...

Location: I-BeachW-1986-9

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Charles N. Pine
December 21, 1861

Former President James Buchanan writes to Charles N. Pine and explains why he will not contact President Abraham Lincoln on Pine's behalf. "I have reason to believe that my request [to the Lincoln administration] would be but little regarded," as Buchanan notes. Instead, Buchanan advises Pine to...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F5

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Dickinson College Catalog, 1861-62
1862

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1861-1862 academic year.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Jan. 1862)
January 1862

John Taylor Cuddy writes a series of four letters to his friends and family, describing life as a solider for the Union Army along with his experience in military campaigns during the Civil War. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from G. G. Beckwith to D. H. Hastings
January 21, 1862

G. G. Beckworth writes a letter from Frederick, Maryland, to Captain D. H. Hastings of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with news that the Confederate forces had left Winchester and speculation that they were moving North with two brigades and considerable ammunition. Partial transcript  included.

Location: I-Friends-1975-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Feb. 1862)
February 1862

John Taylor Cuddy writes six letters to his friends and family, describing life as a solider for the Union Army along with his experience in military campaigns during the Civil War. "We have good news from the south we have licked them a few places I do not think that this ware [war] can last...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Mar. - Apr. 1862)
March - April 1862

John Taylor Cuddy writes six letters to friends and family describing his experience as a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy, who mentions the places that his division travels through, also maintains an optimistic outlook on the war despite expressing a wish to return home. "...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from C. Ruff to William Frishmuth
March 21, 1862

United States Mustering Officer C. J. Ruff writes Colonel William Frishmuth and requests a written response to several accusations of misconduct and corruption. “I am directed…. to call on you for an explanation (in writing) of your conduct in reference to certain charges made against you,” as...

Location: I-Purchase-1968-6

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Andrew Gregg Curtin to R. Butler Price (Copy)
March 24, 1862

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin sends this copy of the charges against Colonel William Frishmuth to Colonel R. Butler Pierce and orders him “to investigate.” Colonel Price, of the 59th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, is the President of the Court of Inquiry. Colonel Frishmuth...

Location: I-Purchase-1968-6

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Thomas A. Goodman
May 8, 1862

Former President James Buchanan explains to Thomas A. Goodman that he will not provide the autograph of another individual. While "it is true that in the course of my life I have received letters from most of the persons you enumerate," Buchanan explains that "those of importance have been filed...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F6

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (May - Jun. 1862)
May - June 1862

John Taylor Cuddy writes a series of four letters to friends and family describing his experience as a soldier of the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy remarks on the places that he travels through and expresses some exhaustion amid hope for a forthcoming end to the war. Transcripts...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Our Nation's Glory," by Henry C. Speake
June 21, 1862

Henry Clay Speake prepared this oration, entitled “Our Nation's Glory," for the Junior Prize (Grigg Prize) contest held June 21, 1862. A committee selected the top two orations, based on "the combined merits of Declamation and Composition," and awarded those two students with gold and silver...

Location: Orations-1862-S741o

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from John Cuddy (Jul. - Oct. 1862)
July - October 1862

John Taylor Cuddy writes seven letters to his friends and family in which he shares his experiences fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War. Cuddy describes places he sees as well as several engagements, including noting the casualties in his unit. "I will [get] through this [war] for I...

Location: MC 2001.9, B1, F6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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