United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder 0004
Content Description The collection consists of thirteen letters written from Brownsville, Texas starting January 1866 to June 1866 by Acca L. Colby Purdy and her husband Warren G. Purdy to their family in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, there are two portrait images; one of Acca and the other of Warren. The correspondence narrates life in Brownsville and the nearby areas as well as the living conditions. Acca begins writing from Brownsville on January 18, 1866. She speaks of Major Plato who was the...
Dates: 1865-12-26 - 1866-06-16
Scope and Contents A collection of images representing the carte-de-visite, a form of calling card that gained popularity in Europe and the United States during the 19th century. The photographs are either pre, post, or during the U.S. Civil War. One notable item is a photograph taken by William Friese-Green, often credited as the inventor of motion pictures. This collection was acquired by the Library when the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) deaccessioned their collection in...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1860 - 1884
Item — Folder 0001
Content Description This collection consists of one Civil War era broadside regarding cotton smuggling through the Rio Grande Valley including Eagle Pass, Laredo, Rio Grande City, and Edinburg written by Confederate Brigadier General James Edwin Slaughter.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of digital files pertaning to the Yturria family. These photographs were utilized for the publication of the book titled, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Extraordinary Times of Francisco Yturria, written by Frank Daniel Yturria.
Dates: 1866 - 2006