Civil War - West Virginia 11th Infantry.
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1678
Overview Correspondence of the Athey family of Tyler County, West Virginia, consisting primarily of ten letters written from Dudley and Austin Athey, brothers who served in the 11th West Virginia Infantry Regiment from 1863 to 1865. In letters to their siblings and parents at home, the Atheys describe their desire to visit home; their location on railroads or in camps at New Creek and Parkersburg, West Virginia; their health; and their desire to receive more letters from home. Letters from family...
Dates: 1863-1865, 1869
Collection Number: A&M.3781
Overview Single leaf with two documents on front and back (recto and verso) respectively. On one side is an apparently unsent letter authored by Colonel John Castelli Rathbone, 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, from Spencer (West) Virginia to the commanding officer at Ravenswood, (West) Virginia, dated 2 September 1862. Rathbone urgently requests reinforcements against an expected attack by Confederate cavalry. The verso is a "true copy" of the parole pledge signed by Rathbone and other members of...
Collection Number: A&M.0325
Overview Michael A. Ayers was a sergeant major in the 11th West Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Three typed copies of Ayers' journal document his military service from April to June 1864 and from January to July 1865. There is a typed journal and a slightly more detailed typed narrative of the 1864 period. Subjects from 1864 include the unit's movements; weather; the surrounding countryside; skirmishes with Confederate troops; the battle of Cloyd's Mountain; searching for food; sermons; Bunger's...
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
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.3059
Overview The compiled service records of soldiers belonging to units from the State of West Virginia are arranged according to an organizational breakdown ending with the regiment or the independent company. Under each unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by soldiers' surnames. Preceding the jacket-envelopes for the individual soldiers in each organizational unit are envelopes containing record-of-events cards giving the stations of the unit and sometimes information relating to the...
Collection Number: A&M.3138
Overview West Virginia Union Civil War records compiled by unit for cavalry, infantry, and artillery regiments, and also for the veteran reserve corps, independent infantry exempts, the Independent Loudo(u)n Rangers, the Mountain Howitzers, scouts, militia, and home guard units. The records include name, age, residency, rank, dates and places of muster and discharge, and details of service. They also include summaries of the organization, re-organization, and dissolution of companies; and military death...