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Browsing items in: Civil War Context and Conflict at LSU Libraries

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    • The bell crevasse mazurka

    • Levees--Mississippi River--Songs and music.; Mazurkas.
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    • N.A. Barbe, The Bell Crevasse Mazurka (New Orleans: P. P. Werlein, 1858)
    • The bloomer polka & schottisch

    • Polkas--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Schottisches.
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    • J. Hunter, The Bloomer Polka & Schottisch (New Orleans: Wm. T. Mayo, 1851)
    • The Celebrated German Polka

    • Polkas--Louisiana--New Orleans.
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    • Johnny Straws Hoss-T, The Real No. 5 Camp Street Polka, commonly called the German Polka (New Orleans: William Mayo, 1850)
    • Washington Artillery polka

    • Confederate States of America. Army. Washington Artillery Battalion (New Orleans, La.)--Songs and music.; Polkas--Louisiana--New Orleans.
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    • Auguste Davis, Washington Artillery Polka (New Orleans: P. P. Werlein & Halsey, 1860)
    • La belle Louisianaise valse

    • Louisiana--Songs and music.; Waltzes--Louisiana.
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    • Henri Fourrier, La Belle Louisianaise Valse (New Orleans: Henri Fourrier, 1859)
    • Southern military manual

    • Military education--Confederate States of America. Confederate States of America. Army--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
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    • Bluff City polka

    • Polkas--Mississippi--Natchez.; Natchez (Miss.)--Songs and music.
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    • Edward O. Eaton, Bluff City Polka (New Orleans: P.P. Werlein, 1856)
    • Hiawatha Varsovia

    • Music--Louisiana--New Orleans.
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    • Michael Hoeffner, Hiawatha Varsovia (New Orleans: P.P. Werlein, 1858)
    • My Southern sunny home

    • Southern States--Songs and music.; Confederate States of America--Songs and music.
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    • Will S. Hays, My Southern Sunny Home! (New Orleans: Blackmar & Co., 1864)
    • Our first president

    • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Songs and music.; Confederate States of America--Songs and music.
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    • P. Rivinac, Our First President (New Orleans: A.E. Blackmar & Bro., 1861)
    • Parade polka march

    • Confederate States of America--Songs and music.; Polkas--Confederate States of America.; Marches--Confederate States of America.; Confederate States of America. Army. Washington Artillery Battalion (New Orleans, La.)
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    • Theodore von Lahache, Parade Polka March (New Orleans: L. Grunewald, 1861)
    • Polka de la Nouvelle Orleans

    • Polkas--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--Songs and music.
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    • Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Polka de la Nouvelle Orleans (New Orleans: P. P. Werlein, 1855)
    • President Jefferson Davis grand march

    • Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Songs and music. Confederate States of America--Songs and music. Marches--Confederate States of America.
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    • Flora Byrne, President Jefferson Davis Grand March (New Orleans: P.P. Werlein & Halsey, 1861)
    • Robert E. Lee quick march

    • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870--Songs and music.; Confederate States of America--Songs and music.; Marches--Confederate States of America.
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    • Charles Young, Robert E. Lee Quick March (New Orleans: A.E. Blackmar, 1864)
    • William J. Minor diary, 1861-1865

    • Plantations--Louisiana--Management.; Plantation owners--Louisiana.; Plantation overseers--Louisiana.; Slaves--Louisiana.; Crops--Louisiana.
    • William J. Minor's diary is an outline of rules governing management of his plantations, including duties and restrictions on overseers (such as discipline of slaves), as well as details regarding cultivation of particular crops. Volume 33.
    • William J. Minor and Family Papers, Mss. 519, 594, 859, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • E. John Ellis diary, 1865 February-March (vol. 1)

    • Ellis, Ezekiel John, 1840-1889.; Johnson Island Prison.; Prisoners of war--Ohio.; Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863--Personal narratives, Confederate.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Volume one of Ezekiel John Ellis' diary (February-March 1865) begins with a retrospective account by Ellis of the events leading up to the Civil War and his service in the war before his capture and imprisonment at Johnson Island in 1863. This...
    • E. John Ellis Diary, Mss. 2795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 May 10

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; Plantation life--Mississippi.; Slavery--Mississippi.; Plantation owners' spouses--Mississippi.; Mississippi--Race relations.
    • This letter from Mary Louise McMurran to Alie Austen describes plantation life and the slave quarters.
    • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 4

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; McMurran, John T., Jr.; Plantation life--Mississippi.; African Americans--Marriage customs and rites--Mississippi.; Plantation owners' spouses--Mississippi.
    • This letter from Mary Louise McMurran to Alie Austen describes a wedding at their plantation among their slaves, comments on how the slaves behaved in a dignfied way, says ""would Mrs. Stowe could have viewed the scene. It might have changed some...
    • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Correspondence between the mayor and federal authorities

    • New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Monroe, John T.;Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893.; Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870.
    • Physical descrip: 29 p. ; 22 cm.
    • John T. Monroe, Correspondence between the mayor and federal authorities relative to the occupation of New Orleans, together with the proceedings of the Common Council (New Orleans: Bulletin Book and Job Office, 1862)
    • Robert M. Lusher diary, 1863-1864

    • District courts--Confederate States of America.; District courts--Louisiana.; Taxation--Confederate States of America.; Taxation--Louisiana.
    • Lusher's 1863-1864 diary includes daily activities in performance of duties as clerk of the Confederate States District Court and chief tax collector for Louisiana during the Civil War.
    • Robert M. Lusher Papers, Mss. 696, 788, 1025, etc., Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Robert M. Lusher diary, 1863

    • District courts--Confederate States of America.; District courts--Louisiana.; Taxation--Confederate States of America.; Taxation--Louisiana.
    • Lusher's 1863 diary includes daily activities in performance of duties as clerk of the Confederate States District Court and chief tax collector for Louisiana during the Civil War. Volume 5.
    • Robert M. Lusher Papers, Mss. 696, 788, 1025, etc., Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Robert M. Lusher diary, 1862

    • District courts--Confederate States of America.; District courts--Louisiana.; Taxation--Confederate States of America.; Taxation--Louisiana.
    • Lusher's 1862 diary includes daily activities in performance of duties as clerk of the Confederate States District Court and chief tax collector for Louisiana during the Civil War. Volume 4.
    • Robert M. Lusher Papers, Mss. 696, 788, 1025, etc., Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • P.E. Jennings letter, 1858 August 25

    • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1816-1889.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemine.; Slaves--Louisiana--Plaquemine--Social life and customs.
    • Letter written to Edward Gay from Mayor P.E. Jennings that informs him several slaves were found drunk and gambling at the house of a free African-American woman. Jennings also comments that the Plaquemine council has banned all free African...
    • Edward J. Gay and Family Papers, Mss. 1295, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • William J. Minor letter, 1861 November 19

    • Wells, T. J.; Kenner, Duncan Farrar, 1813-1887.; Benjamin, J. p.), (Judah Philip), 1811-1884.; Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate--Elections, 1861.; Sugar trade--Political aspects--Louisiana.
    • Letter from William J. Minor to General T. J. Wells urging support for Confederate States Senatorial candidate D.F. [Duncan] Kenner.""I think he is a man for the timeswill represent the sugar interestIf we can elect Kenner to the Senate, we will...
    • William J. Minor and Family Papers, Mss. 519, 594, 859, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • W.H. Pearce letter, 1860 December 3

    • Gurley, John W.; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.; Nationalism--United States--Religious aspects.; Secession--Southern States.
    • Letter from W.H. Pearce, Livingston Parish, La., to John Gurley, New Orleans, regarding the threat of secession and statements that greed and demagogues are to blame, his hope that leaders take up Henry Clay and Daniel Webster's efforts to preserve...
    • John W. Gurley Papers, Mss. 507, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • T.W. Compton letter, 1860 December 23

    • Snyder, Alonzo.; Secession--Mississippi.; Mississippi--Politics and government--To 1865.
    • Letter from T. W. Compton to Alonzo Snyder regarding Mississippi's secession.""I am afraid the country is ruined and Claibe [Claiborne C.] Briscoe nominated for the conventionI am beginning to believe the 'Cooperation Party' is a sham and that our...
    • Alonzo Snyder Papers, Mss. 655, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Stephen Ellis letter, 1852 October 28

    • Ellis, C. J.; Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.; Slavery--Political aspects--Louisiana.; Presidents--United States--Election--1852.; Louisiana--Politics and government--1803-1865.
    • Letter from Stephen Ellis in Franklinton, La., to his brother, C.J. Ellis. Stephen says he's the only ""Scott"" man in the parish. He supports the new state constitution but notes ""powerful opposition"" to it.""There are people here that believe...
    • Buck-Ellis Family Papers, Mss. 4820, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Sarah Wright letter, 1857 January 18

    • Wright, Mary Cornelia, 1839-1888.; Women--Religious life--Louisiana.; Church attendance--Louisiana.; Plantation life--Louisiana.; Books and reading--Louisiana.
    • Letter from Sarah Wright to her daughter, Mary Wright, at school regarding church services, warnings against her reading novels, family news, wishes for blessings, and religious talk.
    • Wright-Boyd Family Papers, Mss. 3362, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1863 March 8

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867.; Fugitive slaves--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Religious aspects.
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Natchez, to Margaret Butler, informing her that she is now living in Natchez because she had to leave her home in Terrebonne Parish, La. The first four pages are mostly gossip, but then she recounts her discussion...
    • Margaret Butler Correspondence, Mss. 1068, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 April 16

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871.; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--Siege, 1861.; Houma (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler relates news of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter and excitement in Houma:""those who wished to go (nearly all had signed an agreement to that effect, among...
    • Margaret Butler Correspondence, Mss. 1068, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 March 5

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; Unionists (United States Civil War)--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; Secession--Southern States.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.;...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler regarding her garden and her opposition to the war. She admits her anger at hearing secession justified and likened to the American Revolution,...
    • Margaret Butler Correspondence, Mss. 1068, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 June 7

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.; United States--History--Civil...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler discusses a female relative at Evergreen Plantation who is there by herself after her husband left, expressing admiration for her doing that. She...
    • Margaret Butler Correspondence, Mss. 1068, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Robert Wickliffe letter, 1859 November 7

    • Graham, George Mason, 1807-1891.; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.; Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy.; Education, Higher--Louisiana.
    • Letter from Robert Wickliffe, Baton Rouge, La., sent to General [George Mason Graham] via William T. Sherman, who Wickliffe assures Graham he will like. He discusses the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning, including implementing a drummer and...
    • David French Boyd Papers, Mss. 40, 99, 794, etc., Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 November 12

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858.; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.; Presidents--United States--Election--1856.; Plantations--Mississippi.
    • Letter from Mary Louise McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., regarding her keeping a list of calling cards left for Alie so she can return calls; the Democratic celebration at Monmouth (John Quitman's...
    • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1857 March 4

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; Slaves--Health and hygiene--Mississippi.; Slave labor--Mississippi.; Plantations--Mississippi.
    • Letter from Mary Louise McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., inquiring about an old slave, saying she hopes he lives to be serviceable again because he would not want to be a burden. She also mentions...
    • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 29

    • McMurran, John T., Jr.; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874.; Whig Party (U.S." Plantation owners--Mississippi.; Slaves--Mississippi.; United States--Politics and government--1853-1857.
    • Letter from Mary Louise McMurran to John McMurran, Jr. regarding those from Natchez who will attend the Whig National Convention in Baltimore, her husband's political sentiments ""Mr. Fillmore is the only man (your father thinks) to save our ship...
    • McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • John A. Warder letter, 1852 November 15

    • Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868.; Horticulture--United States--Societies, etc.; Southern States--Intellectual life--19th century.
    • Letter from Jno [John] A. Warder, horticulturist and editor of the Western Horticultural Review, to Thomas Affleck. Warder mentions Afflecks recent appointment to a committee in one of the many societies Warder was associated with (probably the...
    • Thomas Affleck Papers, Mss. 3, 4, 1110, 1263, 1264, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1865 January 31

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Benjamin, J. p.), (Judah Philip), 1811-1884.; Sherman's March to the Sea.; Slaves--Emancipation--United States.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Peace.; Confederate States of America--Politics and...
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, South Carolina, to Charles Gayarré discusses hard times in the Confederate government and army, Sherman's march to the sea, prospects of peace, and slave emancipation. He also contrasts the calmness of Judah P. Benjamin...
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1863 November 29

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888.; Cotton trade--Confederate States of America.; Money--Confederate States of America.; Plantations--Mississippi.; Confederate States of America--Politics and...
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, South Carolina, to Charles Gayarré discusses government frauds, presents Gayarre's ideas of cotton trade to C.G. Memminger, discusses currency difficulties and the price of cotton, and mentions the purchase of a...
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 28

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Generals--Confederate States of America.; Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré discusses the possible appointment of John Slidell, whom he derisively calls ""King John," to Europe; the inability of Jefferson Davis to deal effectively with politicians; the...
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 December 16

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Speculation--Confederate States of America.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré discusses his work under C.G. Memminger, the ""Judge's"" attitude toward Slidell and Gayarré land and slave speculation, and the exchange of prisoners.
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 October 28

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889.; Slave labor--Confederate States of America.; Confederate States of America--Politics and government.; Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--Europe.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré discusses family matters, comments favorably on the health of Jefferson Davis and his possible re-election, states that the European appointments are temporary (even ""Slidell still wans...
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 August 7

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Memminger, C. G. (Christopher Gustavus), 1803-1888.; Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Legislators--Confederate States of America.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré describes conditions in Richmond and reports he accepted a post under C.G. Memminger, Confederate States Treasurer. He reports conflicts among Slidell, Perkins, and other Louisiana...
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1862 January 8

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Loans--Confederate States of America.; New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades.; Confederate States of America--Economic conditions.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Richmond, Va., to Charles Gayarré comments on the Federal blockade of New Orleans and the arrangement of a Confederate loan.
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1861 July 4

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Confederate States of America--Politics and government.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, near Nashville, Tenn., to Charles Gayarré points out that it is the fourth of July and what did it get us, a despotism more absolute and irrepressible than we left. He agrees with Gayarré that it will be a short war,...
    • Charles E.A. Gayarr Papers, Mss. 1282, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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