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Civil War -- Confederate sympathizers

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel S. Morris, Newspaperman, Biographical Sketch

Collection Number: A&M.2312
Overview A biographical sketch of Daniel S. Morris, founder of some of Taylor County's earliest newspapers, including the BROAD-AX, the CENTRAL STANDARD, the FAMILY VISITOR, the WEEKLY-GAZETTE, the VANGUARD, and the VIRGINIA PATRIOT. Morris published his newspaper at Prunytown from 1846-1861 under the several different titles listed above. During the Civil War he served the Confederacy by editing and publishing an official newspaper in Richmond.
Dates: 1811-1886

Robinson Family Manuscripts

Collection Number: A&M.2662
Overview Most of the letters are to Helen M. Robinson of Fetterman, Taylor County, West Virginia, from relatives and friends. Subjects discussed include housekeeping, fashions, farming, schools, religion, and the Civil War from both the Confederate and Union perspectives. There are frequent, specific references to the political and military state-of-affairs in the upper Ohio Valley region.
Dates: 1847-1883

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

United States, Court for the Western Judicial District of Virginia, Treason Files

Collection Number: A&M.3951
Overview These are treason files of the "United States District Court for the Western Judicial District of Virginia". These legal documents include names, dates, locations, and sources of evidence, and were intended to direct an officer of the court to arrest a named person. Notable personalities identified in the records include Peregrine Hays of Gilmer County (folder 1); and John Pegram (folder 1), whose younger brother William served as a Confederate artillery officer during the war, seeing battle at...
Dates: 1861-1862