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Civil War - Southern sympathizers in WV.

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel S. Morris, Newspaperman, Biographical Sketch

 Collection
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

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

 Collection
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

Roy Bird Cook, Collector, Tavenner Family Papers and Other Material

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0858
Overview Papers of the Tavenner family of western Virginia, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, maps, and other material. Much of the material in this collection regards the Civil War. The Tavenner family was sympathetic to the Confederate cause. One member of the family, William Cabell Tavenner, served in the Confederate army; his letters are part of the collection. This collection also contains material related to families allied to the Tavenner family by marriage, particularly the Withers...
Dates: 1778-1953; Majority of material found within 1819-1884

Sarah Jane Lough, Civil War Letter Regarding Confederate Activity in Morgantown

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0672
Overview Letter dated 3 May 1863, written by Sarah Jane Lough of Morgantown, (West) Virginia to her brother Elza T. Lough, a private in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Lough reports the entry of Confederate troops into Morgantown on 27 April 1863 and the Confederates' activities in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas during the following week. Subjects of note include the taking of horses and other property; a skirmish at Fairmont; spies passing through the town; and detailed accounts of various...
Dates: 1863