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H.E. Matheny, Collector and Compiler, Civil War Correspondence and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 1330

Scope and Contents

Forty-nine letters of Ephraim W. Frost of Co J., 116th Reg, Ohio Vol Inf. Frost, who lived in Coolville, Ohio, near Parkersburg, was stationed at Moorefield, Martinsburg, near Romney, Winchester and Sleepy Creek in Morgan County, where his Reg. was guarding the B & O. The letters comment on fighting in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 around Woodstock, mention of McNeill, Imboden, and Mosby, and contain much on camp life in the eastern panhandle area. Frost was wounded near Piedmont in May 1864 and died at Annapolis, Maryland in January 1865.

The collection also includes a letter dated July 14, 1861, from C. R. Boyoe to his sisters telling of the Battle of Rich Mountain, and an eight page manuscript fragment, describing fighting at the time of the Battle of Cedar Mountain (Aug 9, 1862) in and around Winchester and Harpers Ferry prior to the Battle of Antietam, by a soldier of the 12th Va. Calvary.

Also included are a receipt from the Restored Government at Wheeling for a shot gun (Intelligencer imprint); and an imprint for $500.00 worth of Confederate bonds, dated Lewisburg, Virginia, March 22, 1864.


  • Creation: 1861-1865


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Conditions Governing Use

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0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 1/4 in. (1 folder); 1 reel of microfilm)



Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Related A&M Collections

1330, 1391, 1399

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US