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Forts. SEE ALSO Civil War - Fort.

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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Scope and Contents Published and unpublished manuscripts on episodes in West Virginia history; civil war history; hunting; and police protection in industrial plants.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

Jacob Pierpoint, Soldier, Civil War Letters

Collection Number: A&M 0144

Letters from Jacob Pierpoint of the 19th Indiana Infantry to his father, John J. Pierpoint, of Morgantown, West Virginia, and unidentified friends from May 1861 to April 1862. Letters are written from Muncie and Camp Morton, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; and Fort Craig and Manassas, Virginia. Topics include camp life; skirmishes; his feelings about Confederates; reviews; picket duty; the Ball farm in northern Virginia; and a possible discharge due to wounds to his hand.

Dates: 1861-1868; Majority of material found within 1861-1862

Mrs. Louise Morris, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1454
Scope and Contents

Collection includes two letters of William S. Coburn, 3d Regt, Va Vol Inf., dated Bridgeport and Beverly, June 7 and Oct. 17, 1863; a letter on economic and social conditions around Fort Scott, Kansas, 1867; and a letter from R. W/ Blue, Camp, 6th W. Va. Vet. Cav. Vols. on the "Little Blue," seventy-five miles east of Fort Kearney, 1866.

Dates: 1863-1867

Mrs. Louise Morris, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1808
Scope and Contents Materials Collected by Mrs. Louise Morris, genealogist and authority on local history. The collection includes a notebook kept by J. H. Wherry, a student at Jefferson College, Pa., in 1859; a genealogy of the DeVaul, Haun, [F]ast families of Marion and Monongalia counties, 1817-1957; an essay on "Immigration" by George Whitham, 1896, favoring immigration restriction because of the increased number coming from " the Latin races of southeastern Europe;" land surveys from dead books, 1827-1933,...
Dates: 1859-1964

Reverend William Duke (1757-1840) Travel Journal

Collection Number: A&M 2931
Overview Written by Reverend William Duke (1757-1840), a Protestant Episcopal minister, as a record of his journey from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to Randolph County, (West) Virginia, to inspect a parcel of land that he had acquired. Documents early West Virginia travel, accommodations, and religious practices. Specifically mentioned are Georgetown, Frederick Town, Harpers Ferry, Potomac River, Old Town, Fort Cumberland, Allegheny River, Morgantown, and Bath. Subjects include: Methodism, Baptists, the...
Dates: 1789

William Smith O'Brien (1862-1948) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1105
Overview Correspondence, business and legal papers, notebooks, speeches, historical essays, genealogical records, clippings, and printed material of a Buckhannon lawyer, state jurist, member of Congress (1927-1929), and West Virginia Secretary of State (1933-1948). The collection also includes papers of O'Brien's father, Emmett J., a member of the state's first Constitutional Convention; letters from O'Brien's brother, Lieutenant A.L. O'Brien, 1874-1887, a West Point graduate serving at forts...
Dates: ca. 1830-1950