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Hampton Roads and Approaches

Description: Map illustrating the site of the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack during the Civil War including part of Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads harbor, and the surrounding areas. Cities, forts, railroads, and batteries are noted on the map and some depths are shaded. This map accompanies the War of the Rebellion papers which include documentation of the action between the ships which took place March 8-9, 1862. Scale 1:211,200 (5 statute miles per 1.5 inches)
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, updating him on the events of the war and their impacts on the community, and pleading with him to write her more regularly. She also gives him news of family and friends. She also includes information on the lack of availability and rising cost of goods.
Date: March 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace, March 9, 1862]

Description: Letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace wherein L. J. discusses the excitement and unease being felt in the area due to the presence of both Union and Confederate forces. Weather and health are discussed, and it is mentioned that a few Confederate soldiers were hunting some African Americans.
Date: March 9, 1862
Creator: Wallace, L. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of letter from L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace, March 9, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter form L. J. Wallace to Jo Wallace wherein L. J. discusses the excitement and unease being felt in the area due to the presence of both Union and Confederate forces. Weather and health are discussed, and it is mentioned that a few Confederate soldiers were hunting some African Americans.
Date: March 9, 1862
Creator: Wallace, L. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 22, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 927.
Date: 1888
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 3, Volume 1.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The third series, according to the preface in Series 1, Volume 1 contains "the correspondence, orders, reports, and returns of the Union authorities (embracing their correspondence with the Confederate officials) not relating specially to the subjects of the first and second series. It will set forth the annual and special reports of the Secretary of War, of the General-in-Chief, and of the chiefs of the several staff corps and departments; the calls for troops, and the correspondence between the National and the several State authorities" (p. iv). Index starts on page 971.
Date: 1899
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 12, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 967.
Date: 1885
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 10, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 643.
Date: 1884
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 10, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 929.
Date: 1884
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 12, In Three Parts. Part 1, Reports.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 819.
Date: 1885
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 11, In Three Parts. Part 2, Reports, etc.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 995.
Date: 1884
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 11, In Three Parts. Part 1, Reports.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1079.
Date: 1884
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 4.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 723.
Date: 1893
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 7.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 947.
Date: 1882
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 5.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of army correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Armies discussing their operations. The first series contains formal reports which, according to the preface in Volume 1, will be arranged "according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts" (p. iii). Index starts on page 1107.
Date: 1881
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series 1, Volume 6.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of naval correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Navies discussing their operations. According to the introduction in the first volume, the first series "embraces the reports, orders, and correspondence, both Union and Confederate, relating to all naval operations on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and inland waters of the United States during the war of the rebellion, together with the operations of vessels acting singly, either as cruisers or privateers, in different parts of the world. These reports are accompanied by such diagrams and maps as may be necessary" (pp. ix-x). Index starts on page 797.
Date: 1897
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Series 1, Volume 7.

Description: Records of the War of the Rebellion include copies of naval correspondence (reports, letters, telegrams, and general orders) from both the Union and Confederate Navies discussing their operations. According to the introduction in the first volume, the first series "embraces the reports, orders, and correspondence, both Union and Confederate, relating to all naval operations on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and inland waters of the United States during the war of the rebellion, together with the operations of vessels acting singly, either as cruisers or privateers, in different parts of the world. These reports are accompanied by such diagrams and maps as may be necessary" (pp. ix-x). Index starts on page 805.
Date: 1898
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department