Nadenbousch, John Quincy Adams, Papers, 1791–1925. ca. 825 items. Mss1N1244aFA2. Microfilm reels C122–124. Contains the papers of John Quincy Adams Nadenbousch (1824–1892), a Martinsburg, Berkeley County (now W.Va.), businessman and civic leader and member of the 2d Virginia Infantry Regiment. Civil War items in the collection include letters, 1861, between John Nadenbousch and H. L. Staub concerning the supplying of flour to the state of Virginia and safeguarding Nadenbousch's personal possessions and milling operations in Martinsburg and Berkeley County (box 1); accounts, 1861–1865, concerning John Nadenbousch's personal and business finances (including continued trade between Martinsburg and Baltimore, Md., early in the war) (box 2); an appraisal of the personal property of Smith Miller (b. 1790?) in Berkeley County in 1862; an unsigned petition to the governor of Virginia from Harpers Ferry (now W.Va.), 12 May 1861, protesting the appointment of George A. Hamill (1820?–1871), formerly of Pennsylvania, as an assistant surgeon to the 2d Virginia Infantry because of his Unionist sympathies and abolitionist background; the draft of an agreement, 1 April 1862, of John Nadenbousch with "S. B." concerning the milling business in Berkeley County and including a list of persons with an itemized account of shoes, pants, drawers, and shirts, possibly distributed to a local military company; and military records including provision returns, May 1861, of the "Berkeley Border Guards" at Harpers Ferry, printed forms for reports, passes, December 1861, issued in Martinsburg by John Nadenbousch as provost marshal, and a fragment of a speech delivered on receipt of a sword and sash from an unidentified military company (box 3). A separate finding aid for this collection is available in the Society's library.
Nalle, William, Diary, 1864–1865. 1 item. Mss5:1N1493:1. A diary, 16 September 1864–25 August 1865, kept at Val Verde, Culpeper County, by William Nalle (1849–1911). Included in the diary are descriptions of Union cavalry raids in Culpeper County and news concerning the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Neal, Henry Edward, Papers, 1862–1865. 9 items. Mss2N2521b. This small collection contains letters, 1862–1865, from Henry Edward Neal (1838–1885) of Company A of the 53d Virginia Infantry Regiment to Lucy Ann (Sullivan) Neal (1846–1924) concerning camp life near Chester Station, during the Petersburg campaign, Neal's attempt to hire a substitute in 1862, and his advice to his wife regarding the management of their farm.
Neblett Family Papers, 1819–1891. 673 items. Mss1N2795a. This collection contains the papers of the Neblett family of Lunenburg County. Included are letters, 1861–1862, to Sterling Neblett (1792–1871) from his sons, Robert Nathaniel Neblett (1824–1898) of the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and Sterling Neblett (1825–1877) of the 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment, concerning Robert Neblett's service on the Peninsula and his decision to resign because of his age, and Sterling Neblett, Jr.'s life in camp in northern Virginia in 1861 (section 1).
Nelson, George Washington, Memoir, 1866. 1 item. Mss5:1 N3360:1. Memoir written by George Washington Nelson ([1840–1903] formerly of the Hanover Light Artillery Battery) regarding his experiences as a prisoner of war at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island, Ohio, Point Lookout, Md., Fort Delaware, Del., Morris Island, S.C., and Fort Pulaski, Ga. A typescript copy of the memoir is filed with the original.
Nelson, William T. (b. 1832?), Papers, 1857–1864. 36 items. Mss1N3381a. The bulk of William T. Nelson's papers date from 1862 while he served with Company D of the 57th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, and chiefly consist of letters to his wife, Ann T. (Crawley) Nelson (of Winston, N.C.). The letters describe daily life in the Confederate army, including health and supply problems, troop movements, war news, and the care of Nelson's farm and slaves back home.
Newspaper Clippings, 1861–1865. 7 items. Mss9:1D1385:1. This collection contains clippings, 1861–1865, from the Cincinnati, Ohio, Daily Commercial and Daily Gazette. Topics include the death of Ulric Dahlgren (1842–1864), the battle of Ball's Bluff, William Tecumseh Sherman during the Atlanta campaign, African Americans as soldiers, Vicksburg, Miss., and a November 1864 address to the Confederate Congress delivered by Jefferson Davis.
Newton, Virginius, "The Ram Merrimac," 1892. 1 item. Mss7:3E473.2N4887:1. This collection contains a history of the battle of Hampton Roads, written by Virginius Newton (1844–1904), formerly of the Confederate navy. Included are detailed descriptions of the USS Merrimack (later the CSS Virginia) and its battle against the USS Monitor at Hampton Roads. The printed materials included in the history are published in the Southern Historical Society Papers 20 (1892): 1–26.
Nicholas, Elizabeth Byrd, Papers, 1855–1869. 147 items. Mss1N5156a. Microfilm reel C68. This collection consists of a bound volume of letters and autographs of Confederate officers collected by Elizabeth Byrd Nicholas (1830–1901). Included are wartime letters from the following individuals: Robert E. Lee (concerning a request that Thomas Henry Carter [1831–1908] take command of artillery at Lynchburg in March 1865 [p. 2]), James Longstreet (regarding Longstreet’s request that Edward Porter Alexander supervise the construction of defenses at United States Ford on the Rapidan River [p. 5]), J. E. B. Stuart (concerning Stuart’s ideas on the impending reorganization of the Confederate army in Virginia in December 1861 and his instructions regarding recognition signals for his cavalry division in August 1862 [pp. 15, 65]), Montgomery Dent Corse (discussing the battle of Fredericksburg [p. 31]), Edward Porter Alexander (concerning Confederate batteries on the James River in January 1865 [p. 34]), Robert Emmett Rodes (regarding the purchase of clothing in Richmond for him and his officers [p. 41]), Raleigh Edward Colston (concerning troop movement orders for the Stonewall Brigade in April 1863 [p. 44]), and Samuel Garland (discussing camp life and military activities near Fairfax Court House in October 1861 [p. 51]).
Norfleet, Virginia S. (Camp), Reminiscences, ca. 1900. 1 item. Typescript copy. Mss5:1N7625:1. This collection contains a photocopy of a typescript of the reminiscences of Virginia S. (Camp) Norfleet (b. 1852) of Franklin. Entitled “To My Grand-Children,” Virginia Norfleet’s reminiscences concern, in part, her life in Franklin during the Civil War (including a brief description of Union gunboat activity on the Blackwater River).
Nourse, Charles Joseph, Memoir, 1905. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss5:1N8554:1. Contains a photocopy of a memoir written by Charles Joseph Nourse (1825–1906) of Fauquier County. Included in the memoir are descriptions of Nourse’s experiences in 1862 with John Pope, Edward Murray ([1820?–1874] a member of Robert E. Lee’s staff), Marsena Rudolph Patrick, and George David Ruggles. Also included in the memoir is a pass, 16 July 1863, issued to Nourse by the Union provost marshal permitting him to transport medical supplies to Gettysburg, Pa.
Nourse, Margaret Tilloston (Kemble), Diary, 1862. 1 item. Mss5:1N8556:1. Microfilm reel C473. Consists of a diary, 4 April–11 November 1862, kept at Weston, Fauquier County, by Margaret Tilloston (Kemble) Nourse (d. 1883). Entries throughout the diary offer brief accounts of the Nourse family’s interaction with Union soldiers and reveal the family’s Union sympathies. Also included is a pass, 26 August 1862, issued to Margaret and her husband, Charles Joseph Nourse (1825–1906), by order of John Pope permitting them to travel through Union lines to and from Georgetown, D.C. The collection contains a typed transcript of the diary. An edited version of the diary was printed as Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr., “‘Strangers and Pilgrims’: The Diary of Margaret Tilloston Kemble Nourse,” VMHB 91 (1983): 440–508.