F Company Association, Minute Book, 1876–1895. 1 volume. Mss4F1a1.
The minute book of the F Company Association, kept by Robert Alonzo Brock (1839–1914). The book consists primarily of resolutions, obituaries, and reunion announcements. Also included are muster rolls, 31 August–31 October and 31 October–31 December 1861, for Company F of the 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment and a commission, 28 December 1861, issued to James B. Payne as second lieutenant in the 1st Regiment, 2d Brigade, 4th Division of Virginia Militia.
Fairfax, John Walter, Papers, 1863–1937. 15 items. Mss1F1613a. Microfilm reel C596.
This collection consists primarily of wartime materials collected by John Walter Fairfax (1828–1908), a member of James Longstreet's staff, concerning the operations of troops under Longstreet's command. Items in the collection include letters, 1865, to Longstreet from Robert E. Lee concerning the lack of clothing, discipline, and training of Longstreet's troops, rumors regarding the presence of Union troops under George H. Thomas in Virginia, and efforts to recruit African-American soldiers for the Confederacy (section 1); copies of Longstreet's official reports, 1863–1864, of the battles of Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. (section 2); copies of official letters, 1864, from Lee to Longstreet discussing Confederate military strategy in the spring of 1864 (section 2); letters, 1864, concerning the duties of the Confederate provost guard (section 3); and a postwar letter, 1902, from John W. Fairfax regarding Longstreets reputation and his conduct at the battles of Chickamauga and the Wilderness (section 4).
Farinholt, Benjamin Lyons, Diary, 1862. 1 volume. Mss5:1F2274:1.
Kept by Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1839–1919) while serving in the 53d Virginia Infantry Regiment, this diary, 2 May–23 September 1862, documents his participation in the battles of Seven Pines and Second Bull Run and the Peninsula campaign.
Farinholt, Benjamin Lyons, Papers, 1857–1917. 84 items. Mss1F2274a. Microfilm reel C597.
This collection contains materials relating to wartime service of Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1839–1919) and his involvement in veterans' organizations. Papers concerning Farinholt's service in the 53d Virginia Infantry Regiment include a letter, 1862, to Governor John Letcher (1813–1884) challenging the legality of an election held when reorganizing the 53d Virginia; a partial undated memoir describing the battle of Gettysburg; an undated printed account of Farinholt's capture at Gettysburg and his subsequent escape from Johnson's Island, Ohio; an appeal, 1864, to the citizens of Charlotte and Halifax counties, concerning the construction of fortifications guarding the Staunton River Bridge; an address, 1864, to troops under Farinholt's command praising their conduct in the battle of Staunton River Bridge; Farinholt's official report, 1864, to Robert E. Lee of the battle of Staunton River Bridge and Lee's reply (section 1); and a letter, 1915, to Farinholt from William Goodridge Morton (1838–1923) describing his role in the Appomattox campaign and a postwar visit to the fortifications near the Staunton River Bridge (section 7). Also in the collection are miscellaneous materials relating to Farinholt's postwar activities in United Confederate Veterans organizations, including the Robert E. Lee Camp No. 1 in Richmond and the Lawson-Ball Camp in Lancaster (sections 4 and 6).
Farinholt, Benjamin Lyons, Papers, 1863–1864. 5 items. Photocopies. Mss2F2273b.
The papers of Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1839–1919) of the 53d Virginia Infantry Regiment include letters, 1863, to his wife, Lelia May (Farinholt) Farinholt, offering descriptions of his regiment’s march into Pennsylvania and its interaction with the local population, and his capture at the battle of Gettysburg and subsequent imprisonment at Johnson's Island, Ohio (b1–4); and a letter, 27 July 1864, to Farinholt from Robert Enoch Withers (1821–1907) offering his congratulations to Farinholt on his success against Union cavalry in the battle of the Staunton River Bridge (b5).
Farrar Family Papers, 1840–1923. 110 items. Mss1F2465a.
Contains the papers of the Farrar family of Richmond. Included is a letter, 23 June 1864, from Seth Wallace Cobb (1838–1909) of the 18th Virginia Heavy Artillery Battalion to "My Dearest Friend" discussing Confederate troop movements at Deep Bottom, Charles City County (section 5).
Faulkner Family Papers, 1737–1954. ca. 12,000 items. Mss1F2735aFA2.
This collection contains the papers of several generations of the Faulkner family of Martinsburg (now W.Va.). The correspondence of Charles James Faulkner (1806–1884) includes letters with the following individuals: Seth M. Barton (concerning the destruction of property at Bath Court House in January 1862), Sydney Smith Baxter ([1802–1879] regarding the service of his son, William F. Baxter, with the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment and a possible transfer to another unit), Charles James Faulkner ([1847–1929] discussing immediate postwar conditions in Appomattox County in June 1865), Mary Wagner (Boyd) Faulkner ([d. 1894] concerning Charles J. Faulkner, Sr.'s military parole, refugeeing in Appomattox County with two of his married daughters, and the separation of husband and wife between Union and Confederate forces near New Market in March 1864), John Gibbon (concerning Abraham Lincoln's assassination), John Harleston, a former lieutenant on the USS Shenandoah (concerning his being held hostage for the return of Union naval officers detained in the South), E. V. Haughwout of New York City (concerning the management of Charles J. Faulkner's financial affairs while in Paris, while imprisoned at Fort Warren, Mass., and while exiled in Southside Virginia), Thomas Melvin of the Union Army of West Virginia (regarding Union troops occupying the Faulkner home, Boydville, and Martinsburg in general), James M. Ranson (concerning his service in 1862 as agent for the Confederate Subsistence Department), M. P. Turner of the Office of Confederate Military Prisons (regarding the imprisonment of Benjamin Franklin Kelley), George Widmeyer (concerning a debt dating from 1862 and enclosing a letter, 22 December 1862, to C. Green regarding the use of Confederate and Virginia state currency in western Virginia), R. E. Wilbourn, while chief signal officer of the Confederate 2d Army Corps (providing, in an eight-page letter, a detailed account of the wounding of Thomas J. Jackson at the battle of Chancellorsville [written before Jackson's death]), and Henry Alexander Wise (concerning a post as aide on Wise's staff for Charles J. Faulkner, Jr., and fighting around Petersburg in February 1865) (boxes 13–38).
Included in Charles J. Faulkner's correspondence are letters, 1861, from the following individuals concerning Faulkner's imprisonment in New York and Boston, Mass., following his arrest after serving as United States minister to France: J. A. Brodhead, M. A. Gelston, Joseph F. Greenough, Benjamin Franklin Hallett (1797–1862), James A. MacMaster (concerning the legal aspects of Faulkner's confinement), William Henry Seward (1801– 1872), James C. Welling, George L. Willard, and Adolpho Wolfe.
In 1876, after his return to Congress to represent his district in West Virginia, Charles J. Faulkner received letters from the following constituents concerning the prosecution of claims for property destroyed or confiscated by the Union army: G. H. C. Backus, Jacob H. Burner, John H. Chevalley, Joseph McNemar, and C. W. Newlon. Letters from J. W. Cornelius and William Engle concern respectively claims relating to New Creek Methodist Episcopal Church, New Creek, W.Va., and Elk Branch Church, Duffield, W.Va. (boxes 13–38).
Charles J. Faulkner's records, kept while minister to France, include correspondence, January–June 1861, which, in part, discusses the secession crisis and outbreak of the Civil War in some detail and includes copies of dispatches to Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1810–1883) and William Henry Seward as secretaries of state. An account book, kept in 1860–1861, includes a number of pages of diary entries, 12–16 August 1861, kept while Faulkner was imprisoned in Washington, D.C. (filed with supplemental volumes) (box 73).
Also in box 73 are the following Civil War-related materials: clippings concerning Charles J. Faulkner's role in quelling the Harpers Ferry insurrection of 1859; passes, 1861–1864, issued to Faulkner by the Union marshal's office in New York City, William Henry Seward, and Confederate army provost marshal's offices; a broadside, 12 April 1866, recounting Faulkner's imprisonment, his brief service on the staff of Thomas J. Jackson, and his wartime and immediate postwar activities in general; an affidavit, April 1866, of Hunter Holmes McGuire (1835–1900) concerning Richard Stoddert Ewell's offer of the post of inspector general to Faulkner in 1864; claims, 1862–1864, of Faulkner and other Berkeley County, W.Va., residents against the Confederate States of America; a copy of a proclamation, 1864, of Governor Arthur Ingram Boreman (1823–1896) naming thirty-six men and women, former residents of Morgan County, W.Va., as enemies of the state of West Virginia; and notes, incomplete and undated, concerning the southern sympathies of Thomas G. Flagg of Martinsburg.
Also included is the correspondence of Charles J. Faulkner's wife, Mary Wagner (Boyd) Faulkner, with the following: Thomas Salem Bocock ([1815–1891] concerning the release of her husband from confinement, the difficulty of shipping packages to Winchester and the hiring out of slaves and management of the slave population on Faulkner's Appomattox County plantations by a new overseer), George Washington Cullum ([1809–1892] discussing the division of families by war and his refusal to issue a pass for Mary Faulkner to travel to or visit her children in the Confederacy), M. W. Daingerfield (concerning a decision to leave Virginia because of the war), and Ward Hill Lamon ([1828–1893] concerning the release of a Faulkner relative held as a prisoner of war and the eventual return of Charles J. Faulkner to Berkeley County) (box 81).
Other war-related items in box 81 consist of claims, 1863–1865, for damages at Boydville; correspondence of Edmund Pendleton and Mary W. Faulkner with various Army of West Virginia officers; and affidavits of Joseph Hoffman (concerning timber lands) and Daniel W. and Cornelius N. Grim. A separate finding aid for this collection is available in the Society's library.
Fendall, Philip Richard, Papers, 1810–1863. 26 items. Mss2F3525b.
This collection contains letters written to Philip Richard Fendall (1794–1868) of Alexandria and Washington, D.C. Included are letters, 1863–1864, from Richard Henry Lee (1821–1902) concerning his capture by Union cavalry under Hugh Judson Kilpatrick on 22 September 1863, and his imprisonment at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C., and at Johnson's Island, Ohio (b18–20).
Ferneyhough Family Papers, 1861–1866. 21 items. Mss2F3954b.
This collection contains materials relating to members of the Ferneyhough family of Virginia. Civil War-related items include a letter, 1862, from Leigh Miller Blanton (d. 1907) of the 1st Virginia Infantry Regiment concerning the death of Edgar M. Ferneyhough (1843–1862) of the 1st Virginia at Wynn's Mill; letters, 1861–1862, from Edgar Ferneyhough describing his detached duties in the Commissary Department and a fight near Falls Church; letters, 1864, from Edward Strother Ferneyhough (1846–1923) of Crenshaw's Artillery Battery regarding the battles of North Anna and Cold Harbor; a letter, 1861, from John T. Ferneyhough (b. 1841?) of the Purcell Artillery Battery concerning the first battle of Bull Run; a letter, 1862, from Edward Payson Reeve (1832–1898) of the 1st Virginia concerning the death of Edgar Ferneyhough; and a diary, 1862–1863, kept by Robert A. Means while serving in the Louisiana Guard Light Artillery Battery and the provost guard in Caroline and Clarke counties concerning camp life and the battles of Fredericksburg and Second Bull Run, and the 1862 Maryland campaign.
Fields, Charles Baker. Diary, 1865. 1 item. Mss5:1F4655:1
Consists of a diary, 1865 January 6–September 1, kept by Charles Baker Fields (1842–1916) while serving in the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment and at his home near Abingdon, Va. Entries describe, in brief fashion, Fields's journey from the Shenandoah Valley to Abingdon in January and early March 1865 while on leave, cavalry picket duty east of Richmond, Va., in late March, the retreat through Richmond on 3 April, the march toward Appomattox Court House, Va. (including mention of the battle of Sailor's Creek), and the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on 9 April. Entries after the surrender describe Fields's return to Washington County, Va., and the resumption of his life as a farmer.
Finney Family Papers, 1855–1867. 22 items. Mss1F4974a.
This collection contains the papers of the Finney family of Powhatan County. Wartime items consist of letters to Elizabeth Dunn (Finney) Battelle of Saugerties, N.Y., from H. Edey, while a prisoner of war at Elmira, N.Y. (thanking her for the gift of food and school books she sent to the prisoners), Thomas H. Fisher (b. 1838?) of the 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (concerning members of the 4th Virginia Cavalry imprisoned at Elmira), Hiram C. Reid, while a prisoner at Elmira (regarding members of the 4th Virginia Cavalry at Elmira in need of clothing), Courtney (Heron) Pickett ([1797–1865] concerning the conditions of Union military prisons and efforts to aid southern prisoners), and T. Holt Thompson of the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (regarding the sending of packages to Confederate prisoners at Elmira) (section 1).
Fitzhugh Family Papers, 1625–1928. 62 items. Mss1F5785b.
Contains the papers of the Fitzhugh family of Virginia. Civil War items consist of receipts, 1863–1864, issued to George Taylor of King William County, for corn conscripted by the Union army (section 15), and a typed transcript of the reminiscences of Fannie Lewis (Gwathmey) Adams (b. 1848) describing her experiences at Hayfield, Caroline County, with Thomas J. Jackson, Robert E. Lee, J. E. B. Stuart, and Union soldiers during and after the battle of Fredericksburg (section 16). Fannie Adams's reminiscences are printed in the William and Mary Quarterly, 2d ser., 23 (1943): 292–97.
Fitzgerald, John, Papers, 1838–1873. 24 items. Photocopies. Mss1F5764c.
Contains photocopies of the papers of John Fitzgerald (1805–1878) of Nottoway County. Included is an order, 10 April 1865, issued by Orlando Bolivar Willcox of the Army of the Potomac, granting protection for Fitzgerald's home and family (section 3).
Fitzgerald, John W., Letter, 1861. 1 item. Mss2F57648a1.
A letter, 23 August 1861, written by John W. Fitzgerald (b. 1834?) while serving in the 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment, to his wife, Martha (Gregory) Fitzgerald, discussing life in camp at Centreville, Va. In particular, Fitzgerald describes the poor condition of the camp, his attempts to buy food, and complaints by the men in the regiment about not getting paid.
Fletcher, John E., Papers, 1857–1931. 314 items. Mss1F6353c.
Contains the papers of John E. Fletcher (1837?–1906) of Greene County. Included in this collection are lists, 1862–1865, of property confiscated from John E. Fletcher by Union troops (section 12).
Flowerree Family Papers, 1855–1918. 19 items. Mss1F6694a.
This collection contains the papers of the Flowerree family of Independence, Mo., and Vicksburg, Miss. Included is General Order No. 35, 6 February 1865, issued by Robert E. Lee, requesting that Edmund Berkeley (1824–1915) of the 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment and William Pritchard of the 38th Virginia Infantry Regiment serve as members of a general court martial (section 4).
Floyd, Augustus Evander, Memoir, 1909. 1 item. Typescript copy. Mss5:1F6695:1.
A photocopy of a typescript of a memoir by Augustus Evander Floyd (b. 1842) of the 18th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Included are descriptions of his early life in North Carolina and a brief account of his military service. Of particular note are Floyd's descriptions of his wounding on 3 July 1863 during Pickett's Charge and of the execution of a member of the 18th North Carolina in 1864.
Floyd, John Buchanan, Papers, 1861–1863. 4 items. Mss2F6696b.
This collection contains letters, 1860–1863, concerning the movement of the Union army garrison from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., in December 1860, and resignation of John Buchanan Floyd as United States secretary of war. Correspondents include Floyd, Augustus Schell (1812–1884), and Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814–1869).
Ford, Abner Dawson, Papers, 1863–1864. 62 items. Mss1F7501a.
This collection consists of letters written by Abner Dawson Ford ([1830–1895] while serving as a private in the Lynchburg Light Artillery) to his wife, Mary Jane (White) Ford, concerning family affairs on the home front in Charlotte County, Ford's desire to secure a substitute for military service through the sale of land and slaves, camp life (particularly at Rapidan Station, Culpeper Court House, Essex County, Orange Court House, and Charlottesville) and the war's effect on Ford and his family. Also, include a military pass issued to Abner Ford (including his physical description and enlistment history).
Foreman, Ivey, Letter, 1862. 1 item. Mss2F7616a1.
A letter, 11 March 1862, from Ivey Foreman (1843–1864) of the Confederate navy to his mother describing, in detail, the attack against the USS Congress during the naval battle of Hampton Roads. The letter is printed in VMHB 44 (1936): 116–19.
Foster, James William, Letter, n.d. 1 item. Mss2F8141a1.
A letter, 16 February [?], from James William Foster (1844?–1913) of the 43d Virginia Cavalry Battalion to his sister concerning his life as a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio, and the possibility of an exchange of prisoners.
Franklin, Philip H., Papers, 1861–1867. 7 items. Mss2F8545b.
This collection contains the papers of Philip H. Franklin (1841?–1936) of Campbell County. Wartime items include letters, 1861–1862, from Franklin, while serving in Company G of the 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment, to his father describing camp life at the Richmond Fairgrounds in May 1861 and his regiment's role in the battle of Dranesville (b1–2); and a receipt of payment, 1865, issued to Joel Watkins Franklin (1836–1865), assistant surgeon of the 56th Georgia Infantry Regiment, by the assistant quartermaster in Augusta, Ga. (b6).
Frayser, Richard Edgar, Telegrams, 1864. 3 items. Mss2F8695b.
Contains telegrams, 1864, to Richard Edgar Frayser (1830–1899) from J. E. B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee concerning Frayser's duties as signal officer on Stuart's staff.
Freaner, George, Letter, 1864. 1 item. Mss2F8704a1.
A letter, 6 October 1864, from George Freaner, a member of Wade Hampton's staff, to Elizabeth Winston (Price) Fontaine Haw (1845–1919) offering a detailed account of the death of her husband, John Boursiquot Fontaine (1840–1864), in the battle of the Vaughn Road during the Petersburg campaign. The collection includes a typed transcript of the letter.
French, James Harvey, Case Statement, 1863. 1 item. Mss2F8884a1.
This collection consists of a statement of the case, 1863, submitted to an unidentified judge in western Virginia by James Harvey French (b. 1819) on behalf of William H. Fortner of Company F of the 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment concerning his service in the unit and his alleged disqualification from military service because of age.
French, Sarah Scarborough Butler (Henry), Papers, 1847–1870. 13 items. Mss2F8892b.
This collection contains the correspondence of Sarah Scarborough Butler (Henry) French (1808–1873) of Fenton, Warrenton, Va., and New York, N.Y., with family members. Included is a letter, 10 April 1865, from Rosalie (French) Brown to her sister, Matilda (French) Gray Hewes (1833–1887), concerning , in part, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House (b8).
Funsten, David, Papers, 1851–1868. 51 items. Mss1F9665a.
This collection contains the papers of David Funsten (1819–1866) of the 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Funsten's correspondence consists primarily of letters to his wife, Susan Meade Funsten (1824–1872), his son, David Funsten (1850–1862), and his daughter, Mary Catherine Funsten (1846–1923), concerning family news and life in camp near Fairfax Court House (section 1). Also in section 1 is a letter, 13 December 1861, from Funsten to Benjamin Stoddert Ewell (1810–1894) requesting a thirty-day furlough.
Updated June 18, 2007
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