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Letter written by Richard L. Sims to Captain Duke Cosby involving the Virginia Militia.

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Exemption papers for Confederate military duty for C. L. Goodwin on the basis of his lumber contract with the Virginia Central Railroad

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Certificate of membership of C.L. Goodwin in the Virginia State Agricultural Society

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Picture of George Whitfield Kemper as a member of the Brown Light Infantry

Certificate of exemption as an agriculturalist for William Walton

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Confederate bond written to W.H. Harris

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Confederate bond written to L.R. Swift.

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Confederate bond written to William Overton

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The faces of confederate one, one hundred, and twenty dollar bills displaying southern individuals and scenes.

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Confederate ten and fifty dollar bills displaying important figures and scenes of the south

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From Private William W. Downer, Company J, 6th Regiment VA written while he was a prisoner of war at Camp Chase, Ohio. He was captured August 13, 1864 and released June 11, 1865 when he was finally willing to sign the oath of allegiance to the U. S.…

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The Assistant Assessor for the County of Louisa visited the farm of Mr. Robert Harris and, not finding anyone to answer certain questions, left this note in which he asked Robert Harris to send answers to the home of Mr. Overton Harris, as he (the…

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Duke Cosby commissioned as Lt. in the 40th regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division of the Virginia Militia by Governor Wm. Cabell. 8 Nov. 1806 Seal still attached

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“In 1940, prior to U.S. entry into World War II, the first peacetime draft in our nation’s history was enacted in response to increased world tension and the system was able to fill wartime manpower needs smoothly and rapidly after the attack on…

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These items, part of the Harris family collection, were given to individuals during World War II with the onset of mileage and gasoline rationing. The United States Office of Price Administration (OPA), through local War Price and Rationing Boards,…

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This document, reproduced at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation (SFPE) in Fort Mason, California on June 29, 1943, reflects the ongoing rationing practices; the people subjected to these procedures and practices included not only American…

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This series began as the result of a massive project established by the staff members of the Methodist Publishing House in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the growing concern for the thousands of men and women in the armed forces. They…

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This silk scarf, from Japan, was given to Mary J. Jones by her brother Paul Jacoby, who served in World War II. Mr. Jacoby was one of thousands of military personnel who sent postcards, letters, and gifts home to family and friends. This silk scarf…

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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, many citizens became fearful of additional attack on American soil. While many could not enter into military service, they opted instead to volunteer some of their time to aid from their hometown. A pin and…

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Many young men were absent during this time, leaving young women to take up certain tasks and participate in a home front effort driven by rationing, Victory Gardens, and other activities, such as the Aircraft Warning Service volunteer program. This…
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