Civil War Brownsburg


Civil War Brownsburg

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Brownsburg Female Academy Report Card
Brownsburg Female Academy report card for student Alice Johnston dated June 19, 1863.

Photograph of Lieutenant Robert McChesney
This photograph is of Lieutenant Robert McChesney, a Brownsburg resident, who served in Co. H., 14th Virginia Calvary.

Attention, Dragoons!
This newspaper graphic is intended to call the Second Rockbridge Dragoons to action. This company become Co. H., 14th Virginia Cavalry.

Newspaper clipping about Hunter's Raid and the wheat crop
This clipping describes a successful wheat harvest, which was not damaged during the recent raid by General David Hunter 's troops. It also shared other news related to the invasion, including that the VMI cadets have been temporarily furloughed and…

Frontispiece of "Bible Defence of Slavery or the Origin, History, and Fortunes of the Negro Race"
This scan is an image of the book's title page and previous page, which contains an engraving entitled The Four Representations of Mankind thatdepicts Europeans, Asians, Africans, and Native Americans.

1,000 Negroes Wanted.
Newspaper advertisement placed by Brownsburg resident William Taylor seeking to purchase 500 slaves of each gender for sale in the southern market.

Photograph of Abraham Lincoln
This photograph is an ambrotype.

Presidential campaign flag for John Bell
Flag advertising for the U. S. presidential campaign of John Bell

General Order Number 9
In General Order Number 9, General Robert E. Lee announces to the Army of Northern Virginia that the American Civil War has ended and that they are free to return home. This is the original document written in General Lee's hand.
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