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West Virginia - Civil War.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Clement Smith, Civil War Letter to General Scammon

Collection Number: A&M 3780
Overview Letter by Clement Smith of Peytona, Boone County, West Virginia, a civilian, to Eliakim P. Scammon, Union General, dated 29 October 1863. Smith requests that General Scammon endorse his claim for several boats taken by Union troops in 1862. Smith writes about General William S. Rosecrans and the negative opinions of him held by the public and the press after the Battle of Chickamauga. Smith also observes that Scammon has been accused of secessionist sympathies on account of building plank...
Dates: 1863

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2208
Overview Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, research notes, and other papers of a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. Included are: his official as well as personal correspondence; notes for speeches; research notes, rough drafts and proofs for his published works on William L. Wilson and Johnson Newlon Camden; exams, outlines, and notes for classes he taught; material relating to the...
Dates: 1843-1971

H.E. Matheny, Collector and Compiler, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1391
Scope and Contents Published and unpublished manuscripts on episodes in West Virginia history; civil war history; hunting; and police protection in industrial plants. Letter of Gen. T.M. Harris concerning organizing and outfitting of troops, 1861; copies of newspaper articles by Gen. Harris concerning "the Sabbath question", 1876; Letters (typescript copies) of Pvt. James Z. McCausland's Brigade, 1863-1864 (7 items), on the Battle of Droop Mountain: fight at Dublin, picket duty around Warm Springs, Virginia;...
Dates: Various Dates

James M. Chidester Civil War Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2707
Overview Diary kept by Corporal James M. Chidester, Co. A, 3rd Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry, during his service in the Civil War, 1861-1864. Contains day by day accounts of the marches and battles in which he participated, descriptions of camp life and general conditions for Union soldiers. His company was active throughout West Virginia, Western Maryland and the Northern Virginia and District Columbia area. He participated in battles at Romney, Cedar Mountain, Manassas Junction, Janelew,...
Dates: 1861-1864, 1890

Southeastern West Virginia Historical Records, Civil War Letters and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 2169
Overview Records relating to the history of southeastern West Virginia. Most of the items in the collection relate to Greenbrier and/or Monroe County. Includes antebellum (1833-1850; 7 items), Civil War (1861-1863; 4 items), and postbellum (1886-1933; 9 items) materials. Antebellum material includes a land suit, an estate report and schedule, other financial documents, and personal letter. Civil War material includes four letters authored by Confederate soldiers. Two of these letters describe the...
Dates: 1825-1933; Majority of material found in 1833-1863

Thomas King, Civil War Soldier's Letter

Collection Number: A&M 2249

A letter written by a Sergeant Thomas King to a friend. The letter is dated March 4, 1862, and was written from Camp Charleston, Virginia. King was a soldier with the 27th Regiment, Company K, of the Indiana Volunteer Calvary under Col. Colgrove. A typed transcription of the letter, prepared by the donor, is attached to the original copy.

Dates: 1862

T.T. Perry, Collector, Publications

Collection Number: A&M 2253

Microfilm copy of assorted books, speeches, and pamphlets related to early West Virginia history. Includes: On The Plains In '65 by George H. Holliday; Heyward Shepherd, Victim Of Violence, by Matthew Page Andrews; and The Harpers Ferry Insurrection by J. Ewing Glasgow. For a complete listing, see the control folder.

Dates: 1806-1859