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Civil War -- Confederate letters

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Chris Kidwell, Compiler, Bodkin Family Civil War Letters and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M.3840
Overview Contains material regarding the Bodkin family of Pendleton County, West Virginia. Items within the collection include two Civil War era letters written by William H. Bodkin, other letters, sheriff's summons, receipts, a funeral program, genealogical information, and photographs of Bodkin family members with identification. The collection also contains a brown velvet bonnet and a black scarf; six homemade quilts and a quilted pillow; and a fedora hat. All items within this collection, except the...
Dates: 1827-1971, undated

Julius G. Lorence, Soldier, Civil War Letter Regarding Stonewall Brigade in Jackson's Romney Campaign

Collection Number: A&M.3970
Overview Letter written by Confederate soldier Julius G. Lorence (also spelled Lorenz and Lowrence), who served in the 27th Regiment Virginia Infantry, Company E, which was part of the "Stonewall Brigade". The letter is dated 12 January 186[2] and is addressed to Lorence's friend "Charley" and describes Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's attack against Dam No. 5 of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. See "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1862

Neale Family Letters (photocopies)

Collection Number: A&M.2623
Overview Two letters mentioning Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson and his family. The first, dated 6 June 1833 from Thomas Neale to Lewis Maxwell concerns the disappearance of the children of his daughter, Julia Jackson Woodson. The second letter, dated 23 February 1864, from W.R. Neale, discusses Stonewall Jackson's death.
Dates: 1833 - 1834

Richard Beto, Collector, Records Regarding the Civil War in West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M.3044
Overview This collection contains documents and other material regarding the Civil War, including a diary, letters, reports, clippings, a muster roll, and other material. The majority of items in the collection regard the Civil War in West Virginia. Items within the collection are facsimiles and photocopies. Highlights of the collection include: the diary of Alex McGraw, who served with the West Virginia First Light Artillery; a letter from Captain Robert Coles of Virginia Fortieth Infantry, Wise Legion...
Dates: 1861-1875, undated; Majority of material found in 1861-1863

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M.0081
Overview Papers of Thomas Tavenner and the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence; memoirs; journals; financial and legal documents; pamphlets; newspapers; and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family were Confederate sympathizers. The collection is organized into ten series, including: 1. Correspondence (1796-1955, undated); 2. Reminiscences (1861-1866, undated); 3. Journals (1840-1863); 4. Financial papers (1821-1901,...
Dates: 1772-1955; Majority of material found within 1855-1866

Sallie Davis, Civil War Letter Regarding Union Troops in Fayette and Raleigh Counties

Collection Number: A&M.3971
Overview Letter written by Sallie Davis, sister of Confederate soldier Charles Davis. The letter is dated 19 March 186[2] and addressed to a Mr. Anderson. The letter regards the presence of Union troops in the local area (Greenbrier and neighboring counties), their seizing of property, and how many of Davis' neighbors and friends have moved away for fear of the Union soldiers. Please see "Scope and Content Note" for further information.
Dates: 1862

Siler Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.2200
Overview This is a collection of letters and documents tracing the personal and business life of an eastern panhandle West Virginia family. The papers concern a broad range of political, social, financial, and legal topics, particularly focusing on J. Hammond Siler, Jr., his parents, J. Hammond Siler, Sr. and Jessie Castleman Siler (residents of the Town of Bath better known as Berkeley Springs). Also includes correspondence and other papers from related families. Subjects include banking, the Civil...
Dates: 1848-1968

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 battle...
Dates: 1825-1933; Majority of material found in 1833-1863