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Napoleon B. Brisbine Civil War Letters

Identifier: MS-0391

The collection consists of two Civil War letters written by Brisbine to his brother and sister. The items are dated September 16 and 24, 1864. In the first letter, Brisbine describes being held prisoner in Winchester, Virginia, where he was captured while caring for Union wounded. In the second, he describes the recapture of Winchester by Union troops and the Confederate retreat.


  • 1864


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2 items

Biographical / Historical

Napoleon B. Brisbine was a Surgeon serving with the 2nd Ohio Cavalry Regiment. This unit was engaged in the fighting at Winchester, Virginia in August 1864, serving as a rear guard while the rest of the army retreated toward Harper's Ferry.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
A Guide to the Napoleon B. Brisbine Letters, 1864
© 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives
Language of description
Description is in English language

Revision Statements

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