Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Philip H. Broun Family U.S. Civil War Papers, 1854-1889



Descriptive Summary

Creator Broun family.
Title: Philip H. Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers
Abstract: The Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers provide genealogical and historical information on the Broun and Thruston families and also describe the Broun family's experiences during the U.S. Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Some items are photocopies of originals still in possession of the Broun family.
Identification: MS 177
Extent: 3 linear inches
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Scope and Contents

The Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers provide genealogical and historical information on the Broun and Thruston families and also describe the Broun family's experiences during the U.S. Civil War. The collection includes a volume titled Family Events, as well as two volumes detailing the Broun and Thruston Family Trees.

The greater portion of Catherine Broun's diary, Family Events, covers the period of the Civil War. As the Broun home was in Middleburg, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Family Events records many of her observations of Confederate and Union activities. Mrs. Broun dined with officers of both the Union and Confederate forces, and many of the conversations at these dinners are recorded or alluded to. She also sheltered Southern soldiers and officers during the periodic Union occupations of Middleburg and Sunnyside. The most important of these officers sheltered was the ranger leader, John Singleton Mosby. Also covered in some detail are the problems which Union occupation generated in Southern society, especially involving control of servants and of property.


 

Series I: Diary "Family Events", 1854-1889(see diary index)
Series II: Letters, 1861(see letters index)(bound in volume with diary)
Series III: Family Trees: Folder 2 Thruston Family Tree notebook, 1606-1963, and Folder 3 Broun Family Tree notebook, 1740-1964

Restrictions

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Broun family - Genealogy.
Broun family - History.
Broun, Catherine - Diaries.
Thruston f amily - Genealogy.
Subjects (Places)
Shenandoah Valley (Va.) - U.S. Civil War.
Virginia - U.S. Civil War.
Formats
Diaries.
Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Philip H. Broun U.S. Civil War papers, 1854-1889, MS 177, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

The three volumes of the Broun Collection were contributed by Philip Broun. The original manuscript of Family Events is still in the possession of the Philip Broun Family. They Library's copy is a bound, printed transcription of this original, made under the supervision of Philip Broun. Bound into the same volume are Civil War letters from Thomas L. Broun.

Processing Information

The index for Family Events is topical. Individuals are indexed if they are identifiable by one of the following criteria: a. Military rank above major, b. Full name given, c. Clearly connected with well known families. All women and children are indexed under family name only. the names of battles, places, persons, and military units are those applied by Mrs. Broun in all but a few (obvious) cases. Listings are by year/month/day.

Originally processed, 1965.

Updated by Adam Nugent, March 2003.


Non-Indexed Description of Collection

 

Series I: Diary, "Family Events", 1854-1889

folder
1 Bound volume



 

Series II: Chronological Listing of Letters, 1861

folder
1 1861 May 2 TLB to AEB
1861 May 15 TLB to AEB
1861 June TLB to AEB
1861 July 10 TLB to AEB
1861 August 26 TLB to AEB
1861 September 9 TLB to AEB
1861 September 16 TLB to AEB
1861 October 2 TLB to AEB
1777 March George Washington to Angus W. McDonald
1865 August 2 TLB to Edwin Conway Broun



 

Series III: Family Trees, 1606-1964

Folder
2 Thruston Family Tree notebook, 1606-1963
Folder
3 Broun Family Tree notebook, 1740-1964



Index to Diary, 1854-1889, followed by Index to Letters, 1861

Abolition Congress (see also Emancipation Bill)    1863 March 4
African Church    1862 September 8
Alcohol, drunkenness    1861 November 19
Aldie, Va.    1862: March 16, 24 April 29 October 10; 1863: March 4 April 9 June 17; 1864: April 29 December 1
Alexandria, Va.    1861: June 3, 7 July 19 August 30 1862: November 9, 18 1863: January 1
Antietam, battle    1862: September 20, 21, 25
Artillery, batteries    1861 July 22
Artillery, operations    1861: July 19, 22 November 23 1862: March 19, 23, 26, 27, 30 April 12, 18 July 18 August 24 September 22, 25, 3 1863: April 23 July 10 October 14, 23 1864 September 19 1865 March 24
Artillery, ordnance    1862 February 17
Ashby, Turner    1862 March 23
Atwood, Major, Union    1862 April 24
Bailey family of Middleburg, Va.    1861: August 30 November 16 December 21 December 25 1863: July 10 September 19
Bailey, Edwin    1861 December 25 1862 August 5, 13 1863 July 10
Bailey, John    1862: March 7, 9 September 13 October 14 1863: July 10 October 17 1864 March 7
Baker, Edward Dickinson, Union General    1861 October 22
Baker, James (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861 July 22, 23
Baker, L. (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861 July 22, 23
Baker, Richard    1862 March 13
Baltimore, Md.    1863 December 18 1864 September 9
Ballard, Philip, Union Lieutenant    1863 June 24
Baltimore Sun    1862 April 8, 12
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss Union General    1862: March 23 May 29
Bayer, Z.Z. Colonel, Union    1863 July 23
Beaty family (of Middletown, Va.)    1861: July 7 December 8 1862 March 24
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, General, CSA    1861: July 19, 22 November 23 1862 May 5 1863 July 23
Berry, Summerfield    1863 March 1
Black Republicans    1861 March 6
Bloomfield, Va.    1862: March 15 June 29 October 14
Bribery    1863 March 1
Briggs, Henry Shaw Union General    1863 July 22
Broun, Oliver    1861 December 21
Broun, Thomas Lee (see all of 177a)    1862 January 15 1864 June 15
Bull Run, battle, 1st    1861: July 18, 19, 22, 23 1862: July 18, 21
Bull Run, battle, 2nd    1862: August 28 October 21
Burials, mass graves    1861 December 8
Burle General CSA    1862 April 18
Carter family    1862: March 7 May 14
Carter, Addison    1862 May 10
Carter, Edward    1862 April 24
Carter, Landon    1863 June 17
Castleman's Ferry, Va.    1862 April 6
Casualties    1861: June 3 July 3, 5, 9, 16, 20, 22, 23 December 8, 21, 22 1862: January 26 March 23 April 6, 7, 12 May 19 June 10, 16 July 12 August 13 September 5, 8, 13, 15, 24, 25 1863: January 1, 30 March 4 April 3 October 17, 21 November 7 1864: May 13 June 15
Cavalry    1861 July 22 1862: March 23, 27 April 18 August 5, 28 September 30 November 5 1863: January 1 March 16 April 23 June 18 1864: March 7 April 29 1865 March 24
Centerville, Va.    1861: July 18 November 23 1862: March 2, 9, 23 1863: March 16 October 14
Chapman family (related to the artist)    1861 July 5
Charleston, S.C.    1863 July 23
Charleston, W. Va.    1861 July 18 1862 February 28
Chickahominy River (Va.)    1862 June 24
Children and war    1862: March 7, 29 April 6 1863: January 30 November 7 1864 December 28
Clark family (of Waterford, Va.)    1861 August 30
Cochran family    1861 December 12 1863 November 29
Corinth, Miss. (battle and siege)    1862: April 18 May 5, 6
Culpeper Court House, Va.    1862: January 22 June 2 July 18, 28 August 13
Currency and money    1862 November 18
Curtis, Newton Martin Union General    1862 July 31
Davis, Jefferson President CSA    1861 July 22 1863 January 25 1864 November 16 1865 May 2
Democrats    1863 January 25
Deserters, Union 1862 July 26 1863: January 30 February 1    1862 July 26 1863: January 30 February 1
Emancipation Bill and Proclamation    1862: May 1 July 18 1863: January 1 March 4
Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Va.    1861: June 3, 7 July 18, 19, 27 1863: March 16 April 20 1864 March 7
Fast Day, Confederate    1861 November 15
Fletcher, T. (chaplain, 39th Mass. Vols.)    1863 July 23
Foreign intervention    1862 April 30 May 8 July 10
Fort Donelson, Ky. (?)    1862 February 17, 20, 21, 23
Fort Pickens, (Fla.?)    1861 November 27
France    1862: April 30 July 10 1863 July 23
Francis family (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861 July 22
Fortifications    1862: February 17, 25 March 7 April 18 August 28
Fredericksburg, Va.    1863 May 7, 24
Fredericksburg, battle    1862: April 6 May 1
Freedmen    1862 May 24 1863: February 11 March 16 1864 January 1 1865 May 2
Furlough, CSA    1862 March 9
Geary, John White Union General    1862: March 27 April 8, 10, 24, May 1, 4, 29 June 26
General anger    1865 March 7
Germany    1862 May 8
Gettysburg, battle    1863 July 22 October 21 November 7
Gibson, Nelson Colonel CSA    1862: March 7 May 1 1864: May 1 September 19
Gordonsville, Va.    1862: March 8 July 28
Greenfelt, H. M. Union Major    1863 July 22
Griffith, Richard General CSA    1862 March 8
Harper's Ferry, Va.    1861 June 3 1862 September 15, 20 1863 December 18 1864 January 1 1865 March 24
Harper's Weekly    1862 May 1
Henter family (related to Gen. Henter)    1861 July 5
Henton Colonel CSA    1861 July 23
Herndon family (of Northern Va.)    1861 July 5
Hill, Ambrose Powell General CSA    1862 February 25, 27
Hitaffer, William    1862 March 16 1864 August 30
Holy Living, by Taylor    1864 December 25
Hood, John Bell General CSA    1864 December 31
Hopkins family (of Middleburg, Va.)    1864 September 19
Hopkins, Howard    l862: March 8 May 8
Hopkins, John    1862 January 22 1864 September 19
Hopkins, Luther    1861: July 16 November 16 December 25 1862: January 22 March 7, 24 April 6 June 16, 29 July 13, 18 August 5, 12 October 14 November 22 November 29 1864 March 7 1865 March 7, 24
Hopkins, Richard    1861 December 25
Hospitals    1862: January 22 June 10 September 13, 15 1863: January 1 April 3
Jackson, Henry Rootes General CSA    1862 January 15
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall," Gen. CSA    1861 July 5, 22 1862: January 27 March 24 April 6, 30 June 2, 16 July 3 August 24 1863 May 24
Johnson, James    1862 March 15 1864 September 19
Johnston Union Colonel    1863 April 9
Johnston, Albert Sidney General CSA    1862 April 18
Johnston, J.T. 1861 December 8, 10    1861 December 8, 10
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston General CSA    1861: July 5, 23 November 23 1862: March 8 May 2
Kincheloe, D.J. (Gen. ?) CSA    1862 May 6, 8
Kincheloe, T.    1861 July 16
Kisling, Whitefield    1864 June 15
Lemmon family    1861 December 11 1862 March 2
Lee family    1863 July 10
Lee, Robert E. General CSA    1862 September 20 1865 May 2
Leesburg, Va.    1861: June 3 July 16, 18 October 22, 23 November 27 December 8 1862: February 17, 25, 27 March 2, 7, 8, 15 April 7, 24 August 13 1863 February 14 1865 February 21
Lincoln, Abraham President Union    1861: March 6 September 9 1862: March 29 July 12 September 18 1865 May 2
Linthicum, Mr. (chaplain of T co., 8th Va.) and family    1861: July 16 October 23 December 8, 25 1862: July 21 September 25, 30 1864 June 15
Lipscomb, The Reverend and family (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861: June 3, 7 July 4, 5, 7, 23, 27 August 30 November 16, 23, 27 December 8, 21 1862: January 22 March 7, 23 June 29
Lipscomb, Robert    1862: March 27 June 16, 26 August 5 1863 March 7, 18 1864 March 7
Longstreet, James "Pete" General CSA    1864 May 13
Longstreet's Division (led by CSA Gen. J. Longstreet)    1862 August 28
Loyalty Oath (to Union)    1862: July 28 August 12, 13 1863: March 1 September 3 December 18
Mail    1862: February 20, 21 March 12, 16 April 6 May 8 June 10
Manassas Junction see also Bull Run, battle(s)    1861: July 16, 20, 22, 27 October 22 November 27 1862 March 23
Martinsburg, Va.    1861 June 7 July 5
Maryland regiments    1862 May 1
Massachusetts Volunteers, 39th    1863 July 22, 23
McCarthy family (of Middleburg Va.)    1861 July 22
McClellan, George Brinton Union General    1862: July 7, 12 November 7
McGuire family    1861: November 27 December 21 1862 January 22
Medical personnel    1861: December 11, 21 1862: January 22 March 27 May 10 June 10 September 5, 13 1863: March 1 June 17 July 22 November 29
Merrimac (iron-clad ship)    1862: April 12 May 1 June 2
Military life; religious services; chaplains    1862 July 21
Militia    1861 July 16 1862 January 27
Morale, Union    1862 March 24
Mosby, John Singleton CSA guerrilla leader    1863: March 16, 18 April 3 1864 August 25
Mosby, J.S.    1865: March 24 May 2
Mount Zion (Va.?)    1863: March 16 April 9
Mountsville, Va.    1862 October 31
Mutiny, troop, Union    1861 July 16
Nashville, Tenn.    1862: February 23 July 18
Naval operations    1861 June 7 1862: April 12 May 1 June 2 July 12
New Jersey    1863 January 30
New Orleans, La.    1862: March 24 April 30 May 1, 8
New York Herald    1862 April 12, 18
New York    1863 August 18
Newspapers    1861 June 7 1862: March 12, 13 April 8, 12, 18, 24, 30 May 1 July 3 August 13 1863 January 1
Newton, John Union General    1863 July 23
Noland family (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861 July 23 1862: May 19 September 25
Noland, Burr    1862 June 10
Noland, William    1862 April 29 1863 April 9
Norfolk, Va.    1862 March 9, 24 1863 June 24
Occupation, Union    1861 July 5 1862: March 15, 16, 24, 26, 27, 29 April 8, 13, 14, 24, 29 May 1, 5, 8, 10, 29 July 10 August 17 September 22 November 5, 6, 1863: January 28 February 11 March 16, 18 April 3, 9, 23, 29 June 21, 22, 26 July 22, 23 August 18 September 3 November 7 December 18 1864: February 21 April 29 May 1 August 30 September 19, 27 October 31 November 29 December 1, 2, 27 1865: February 21 March 24
Orange Court House, Va.    1862 July 21
Parade, military (dress review) CSA    1861 June 3
Passport, to cross lines    1861 November 23 1862: March 23 July 12 November 9, 18 1863 March 1
Patterson Colonel CSA    1861 July 5
Patterson, Robert Union General    1861 July 19
Pay, Union    1863 February 1
Philadelphia, Penn.    1862 May 5 1863 July 23
Pickens Colonel CSA    1865 May 2
Pickets    1861 December 8 1862: March 13 November 1, 3, 18, 30 1863: January 30 February 21 June 17, 21, 23, 24, 25 1864: October 31 December 25
Pierson, Charles L. Lt. Colonel Union    1863 July 22, 23
Poor people    1864 November 27
Pope, John Union General    1862 July 28
Powell, Doctor and family    1861 December 21 1862: March 27 May 10
Prisoners, Confederate    1862: March 3 April 7, 29 May 8, 11 October 14 1863: January 28 March 4, 18 April 3 October 17 1864: March 7 April 29 August 30 September 27 November 16 December 28 1865 May 2
Prisoners, Confederate; Parole    1862: September 20, 24 October 29 November 7 1864: August 30 October 31 November 7 December 31 1865 May 2
Prisoners, Union    1861: July 5, 22, 23 October 22, 23 December 8 1862: January 15 April 8 1863: March 16 July 22
Prisoners, death of    1861: October 22 December 8
Railroads    1862: March 8 June 16 1863: January 1 May 7
Rappahannock River (Va.)    1863: May 7 October 21
Recruiting--Conscription--draft riots    1863 August 18
Recruiting--conscription    1863: July 22 August 18
Rector Town, Va.    1862: April 16 May 4 June 2
Refugees (Confederate civilians)    1861: June 3 December 11, 12 1862: March 8 May 2 August 12
Republicans    1863 January 25
Richmond, Va.    1862: March 24 June 2, 10 July 3, 10, 12, 28 1863: July 22, 23 1864: March 7 May 13 June 15 December 31 1865 May 2
Robertson, J.B. General CSA    1863 June 24
Rodgers, W.    1863 June 17
Rogers Colonel Union    1862 November 18
Rogers, General CSA    1862: March 16 April 6 June 16 1864 March 7
Roszle, S.S. (Rev.)    1861: June 3 July 19, 20 1862: April 2, 28, 29 1863 August 18
Rumor    1861: July 9, 16 October 23 November 27 December 21 1862 April 7 1863 May 24
Rust, George    1862 April 24
St. Nicholas (steamship)    1861 June 7
Scott, Winfield Union General    1861 July 22
Seward, William Henry Union Sec. of State 1865 May 2    1865 May 2
Sherman, William Tecumseh Union General    1864 December 31
Shields, James Union General    1862 March 23
Shiloh, battle    1862: April 12, 18 May 19
Sickness    1861 July 4 1862 June 10
Consumption    1862 June 24
Measles    1861 May 2
Rheumatism (Rheumatic fever?)    1862 February 28
Scarlet Fever    1861 June 2
Typhoid    1862: January 15 July 18, 28
Skinner family (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861 November 16 1864 October 31
Skirmishing    1862: March 23 October 31 1863: March 4 June 18 1865 March 24
Slavery--plantation management    1863 April 3, 20 1864 April 29
Slaves    1861 December 12, 25 1862: March 12, 23, 27 April 7, 8, 14, 24, 29, 30 May 1, 4, 5, 10, 11, 24 July 10, 12 August 28 September 20 November 5 December 25 1863: January 1, 25, 30 February 1 March 16 April 9, 29 June 21, 22, 24 October 17 November 22 December 18 1864: January 1 April 29 May 1 August 30 1864: September 19 December 31 1865 March 24
Smith, A.G., "Sandy"    1862: April 13 May 5
Smith, Charles    1863 February 11
Smith, Lloyd    1864 March 7
Snigersville, Va.    1862: March 13, 24 November 5 1865 May 24
Soldier's Aid Society    1861 July 4, 20
Southern nationalism    1862: April 8 June 16 November 18 1863 July 23
Spying    1862: May 5 November 18
Stahel, Julius Union General    1862 December 1 1863 April 23
Stanton, Edwin McMasters Union Sec. of War    1862 July 12
Stevens, Joseph    1861 June 3 1862 February 28
Steward, George    1862 May 24
Stewart, Alexander Peter    1862: May 5 October 31 1863: January 1 June 17
Stiles, S.    1862 April 8
Supplies; Commissary Dept.    1862 September 8
Supplies; supply wagons    1861: June 7 July 4, 9, 20 1862: January 26, 27 March 5 April 6, 15, 16 November 6 1863: April 23 June 17 1865 March 24
Taylor, Lawrence    1863 November 22
Tebbs, T.C. Reverend    1862 September 13
Thanksgiving Day    1864 November 16
Tobacco    1862 May 11
Tremlitt, Henry M. CSA Major    1863 July 23
Tudor Reverend and family    1862: January 26 May 19
Underground Railroad for CSA (see also Spying)    1862: April 6 May 8
Upperville, Va.    1862: March 15, 16, 23 April 29 May 10 September 24 October 14 November 3 1863 February 11 1865 May 24
Vicksburg, Battle    1863: May 24 July 23
Virginia Regiment, 8th    1861 October 23 1862: March 16 April 7, 18, 29 July 21 1863: July 10 October 21
Virginia Regiment, 10th    1864 January 15
War games; practice maneuvers    1861 August 26
Warrenton, Va.    1862: March 30 April 8 July 28 August 24 1863: February 1 March 16
Washington, D. C.    1861 July 19 1862: May 1, 5, 19 November 18 1863: January 1, 30 July 22 1864: August 30 September 27 December 31
Waugh family (of Middleburg, Va.)    1861: July 5 December 25 1862 March 19
West Virginia Revolt (see all of 177a)    1862 January 15
White Colonel CSA    1862: March 24, 26 April 10, 16 1863 February 21
Williams Doctor and family    1861 December 11 1862 September 13
Williamsburg, Battle    1862 May 19
Winchester, Va.    1861 July 5, 9, 19 1862: February 25, 27, 28 March 2, 9, 13, 23, 24 April 6, 7 June 29 September 13 1864 September 19 1865 May 2
Yankeedom    1862 June 16
Yorktown, Va.    1862: April 18 May 8
Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk General CSA 6    1862 January 2

Index: Letters, 1861 (Folder 1)

The index contains the names of all identifiable persons and places. It also lists major subject categories. Listings are by year/month/day.

Appended to Catherine Hopkins Broun's Family Events are eleven letters, most of which were written in 1861 by Thomas L. Broun to his sister Ann Eliza Broun. Thomas Broun was, at that time, attempting to help recruit and organize the southern forces in Western Virginia. The letters shed some light on the difficulties involved in the attempt to keep West Virginia from seceding to the North.

Albemarle County, Va.    1861 May 15 1861 September 9
Big Sewell Mountains (W. Va.)    1861 September 16
Black Republicans (see also Southern nationalism)    1861 April 24
Bloomfield, Va.    1861 June
Boone County, Va.    1861: June July 10 September 9
Brown, John (Raid of 1859)    1861 April 24
Cavalry operations    1861 August 26
Chapman, General (not listed in Boatner, Civil War Dictionary)    1861 September 9
Charleston Courier    1861 September 9
Charleston, Va.    1861: May 15 July 10
Charlottesville, Va.    1861 October 2
Fauquier, Va.    1861 August 26
Fayette County, Va.    1861: August 26 September 9, 16
Floyd's Brigade (led by J.B. Floyd, CSA)    1861 September 9, 16
Hawk's Nest, Va.    1861: August 26 September 9, 16
Lee, Robert E. General CSA    1861 October 2
Logan County, Va.    1861: July 10 September 9
Loring, William Wing General CSA    1861 October 2
Loudoun County, Va.    1861 September 9
Military life; drill and training (Confederate)    1861: April 24 May 2, 15 June July 10
Military maneuvers; pickets    1861 October 2
Music    1861 May 2
Naval operations    1861 May 15
New River, (Va.)    1861 September 9
Newspapers (see also under title)    1861 September 9
Recruiting; enlistment    1861: June July 10
Richmond, Va.    1861: May 15 August 26
Sicknesses    1861: August 26 October 2
Measles    1861 August 26
Slavery (This includes references to slaves who "ran off," i.e. self-emancipated slaves. See also Occupation, Union.)    1861 October 2
Spalding Colonel CSA    1861 October 2
White Sulphur Springs (W. Va.)    1861 August 26
Wise, Henry Alexander General CSA    1861: June July 10 September 9, 16 October 2