Civil War soldiers letters - Union.
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0900
Overview A Civil War soldier's letter to his brother from Camp Hill, Harper's Ferry, (West) Virginia, 1863 February 28; a Christmas menu from Hill's Central Hotel, Parkersburg, West Virginia, ca. 1879; and a campaign ribbon from the West Virginia Democratic State Convention, Parkersburg, West Virginia 1892 July 27, the printing on the ribbon reads "Sweeney for State Supt. of Free Schools".
Dates: 1863, 1879, 1892
Collection Number: A&M.3777
Overview Letter of John Ewing, Corporal of the 16th Ohio Infantry, to his wife and children, written from the Kanawha Valley in the vicinity of Charleston, (West) Virginia (2 November 1862). Ewing writes that he is in good health and describes recent encounters with Confederate troops. He describes in detail his experience as a Confederate prisoner, including a time he saw a "Company" of Indians with the Confederates. He also remarks on the opinions, mood, and character of the Confederate soldiers he...
Collection Number: A&M.0895
Overview Papers mainly related to the Civil War in southern West Virginia, including correspondence, maps, photographs, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, and other material. Highlights of the collection include material regarding Captain John V. Young of the 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; Captain James S. Cassady of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry; Captain W.D. Thurmond and his company of Partisan Rangers; and the 8th and 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry units. The collection is organized...
Dates: 1844-1938; Majority of material found within 1861-1867
Collection Number: A&M.1494
Overview Letter written by Thomas H. McBee to his father Zadoc McBee from "Camp on Rapidan River", dated 14 August 1862. The letter regards the fight between Union troops under the command of General Nathaniel Banks against Stonewall Jackson's Confederates at Cedar Mountain. Although McBee was not present at the battle, he reports his impressions of the aftermath of the fighting. McBee also relays news of personal interest to his family. Collection also contains the original envelope of the letter, as...
Collection Number: A&M.2435
Overview Two letters by Union soldier William H. Bush to his wife Mary, in Racine, Ohio. On March 29, 1863 Bush wrote from Winchester, "East, Va.," and on April 15, 1864 from Harper's Ferry. Bush discusses the family and personal affairs, his army buddies, the camp rules, and the location of his unit at Harper's Ferry. He also includes a hand-drawn map of Harper's Ferry on part of a page in the second letter.