Civil War collections

About this collection

This digital collection includes a small but significant selection of letters, photographs, pictorial envelopes, and other primary sources from the Hagley Library connected to the Civil War. Many of the items relate to du Pont family members, soldiers who served with them, or powdermen who worked in the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards during the war. Of particular interest is the correspondence of Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont with one of his naval officers, Percival Drayton. The items were digitized in conjunction with Hagley's exhibit, An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: the du Ponts and the Civil War. Click here to visit Hagley’s companion online exhibit.

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The Constitution & the Union
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Commodore Du Pont
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Commissioners of C.S.A. at the Foreign Courts
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
I want to be left alone
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
5th Corps, 3d Division
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Our hearts are with them
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Why don't you take it?
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Old Jeff like a mule...
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
I have no one to send - I'll go myself, and nurse the sick.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
South Carolina, and her Litter
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
As glides the swan upon the lake, So may our Union happy be\u2026
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Empire State [New York]
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
I'se from Harper's Ferry.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Virginia in 1776 and Virginia in 1861
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
His Marque
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
[Slaying the dragon] Secession
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
[Union Navy sailor]
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
For the sake of Liberty
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
C.S.A. standard bearer
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Secession web
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Don't see it
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
[Liberty and General McClellan]
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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