Inventory of the Civil War Collection

Clay Stalls
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
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Los Angeles, CA 90045-8200
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Inventory of the Civil War Collection

Collection number: 103

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Clay Stalls
Date Completed:
2011, 2013
Encoded by:
Clay Stalls
© 2011 Loyola Marymount University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Civil War Collection
Dates: 1863-1866
Collection number: 103
Collection Size: 1 oversize box
Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Abstract: This collection consists of photographs, letters, a map, and government bonds related to the themes and conduct of the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English


Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

Publication Rights

Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Box and Folder number, Civil War Collection, Collection 103, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

Collection Description

Collection 103 is a mixture of accruals designed to create a teaching and research collection on Civil War history. The materials include correspondence, cartes-de-visite, and a Confederate bond. The correspondence treats abolitionism (Folder 2), Union spying in Mississippi (Folder 1), and the sentiments of a Union solider confronting the death of his child, while anticipating breaking camp (Folder 5).
The dates of the materials run from 1863 to 1865.


The collection is arranged by item in individual folders. See the box and folder list for the contents.


Accession number 2011.21: Folders 1-3
Accession number 2011.22: Folder 4
Accession number 2010.48: Folders 5-6

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897
Necker, John

Box and Folder List

Box 1ov, Folder 1

Confederate spy letter from James Burton to Confederate General Daniel Ruggles, at Columbus, Mississippi. Contains Burton's report to Ruggles concerning the cavalry raid of Union Colonel Benjamin Grierson. Also auctioneer's blurb re the history of the raid and the letter's significance. April 19, 1863. NOTE: The year of the letter (not given in the letter itself) is based on the date of Grierson's raid.

Box 1ov, Folder 2

Anti-abolitionist and anti-war letter of John Necker, prominent Illinois businessman, to Hill Logan re abolitionists, African-Americans, and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and position on slavery. December 24, 1866

Box 1ov, Folder 3

Folder 3 (oversize): Confederate $1000 bond. February 20, 1865

Box 1ov, Folder 4

Sleeves 1-6: 6 cartes-de-visite, with cancelled revenue stamps and names of photographers on back. From the Civil War era. Undated

Box 1ov, Folder 5

Letter from Union soldier(?) D. N. Graham, at Clarksville, Tennessee, to wife (unnamed) re death of child and other family matters, and possibility of breaking camp. January 16, 1864

Box 1ov, Folder 6

Hand-drawn and colored map of military encampment (Union?). Dover, Tennessee. Undated