Military Affairs Items List


1 item available

  1. Indian treaty signed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 13 July 1713, and addendum signed at same location, 28 July 1714 (Levi Woodbury Papers).


2 items available

  1. Enclosure, John Hancock to George Washington concerning the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the Revolutionary army, 4 July 1776 (George Washington Papers).
  2. Letter, Benedict Arnold to George Washington pleading for mercy for his wife, 25 September 1780 (George Washington Papers).


10 items available

  1. Draft of Abraham Lincoln's instructions to Maj. Robert Anderson in command at Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina, 4 April 1861 (Abraham Lincoln Papers).
  2. Civil War photograph album, ca.1861-65 (James Wadsworth Family Papers).
  3. Letter, Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln advising her husband to remove the hesitant Gen. George B. McClellan from command, 2 November [1862] (Abraham Lincoln Papers).
  4. Letter, Gen. James Longstreet to Col. Edward P. Alexander; and copies of Alexander's battlefield dispatches to Longstreet and Gen. George E. Pickett during the battle of Gettysburg, 3 July 1863 (Edward P. Alexander Papers).
  5. Ulysses S. Grant's commission as lieutenant general signed by Abraham Lincoln, 10 March 1864 (Ulysses S. Grant Papers).
  6. Letter, Abraham Lincoln to Charles Sumner outlining the president's belief that the dependents of black and white soldiers should be treated equally, 19 May 1864 (Abraham Lincoln Papers).
  7. Letter with colored sketch, James W. Duke to an unidentified cousin, written from a Union prison camp, 31 August 1864 (Charles Buford Papers).
  8. Watercolors of Civil War ironclads by Ens. D. M. N. Stouffer, ca. 1864-65 (David Dixon Porter Papers).
  9. Letter (pages 13-20), Varina Davis to Montgomery Blair describing the capture of her husband, Jefferson Davis, 6 June 1865 (Blair Family Papers).
  10. Charles Wellington Reed's pencil sketch of Abraham Lincoln at City Point, Virginia, 1865 (Charles Wellington Reed Papers).


1 item available

  1. Woodrow Wilson's speech notes, in shorthand, for his "Fourteen Points" address, [8 January 1918] (Woodrow Wilson Papers).


4 items available

  1. Naval dispatch from the Commander in Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941 (John J. Ballentine Papers).
  2. Memorandum in Russian from Joseph Stalin about opening a second front in Europe during World War II, with English translation of same, 13 August 1942 (W. Averell Harriman Papers).
  3. Gen. George S. Patton's diary entries for March 1943 (George S. Patton Papers).
  4. Letter, Franklin D. Roosevelt to J. Robert Oppenheimer thanking the physicist and his colleagues for their ongoing secret atomic research, 29 June 1943 (J. Robert Oppenheimer Papers).


1 item available

  1. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's "Old Soldiers Never Die" address to Congress, 19 April 1951 (Douglas MacArthur Collection).

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