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Morgan Family Civil War Papers

Identifier: MS-0356
The collection consists of twelve items. Included are letters (8 items), 1862-1864, addressed to Cadet Patrick H. Morgan. Those from his father (James B. Morgan of Currituck,Co. NC) contain news of Civil War civilian & home life Currituck Co., North Carolina, 1863-1864. Specific topics include enemy raids for food and supplies, diptheria, an uncle's death in battle, and the hardships of war. Other letters are from family friends and cousin John B. Wiginton. Also included are Cadet Morgan's written excuses (4 items) to the VMI Commandant for various infractions, April - May 1863.


  • 1862 - 1864


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12 items

Biographical / Historical

During the Civil War, the family of Joseph B. and Annie Lamb Morgan resided in Currituck County, North Carolina. One of the Morgan sons, Patrick Henry (b. 1844 d. 1917), was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute from 1862-1864. During his cadetship, he took part in the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. After the war, Patrick studied law, but did not practice. He then engaged in business and was a state senator in the North Carolina legislature. He was subsequently a district supervisor of the United States Life Saving Service (now the U. S. Coast Guard). Patrick Henry Morgan died in Shawboro, NC on August 27, 1917.


The items are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
A Guide to the Morgan Family Papers, 1862-1864
Diane B. Jacob
© 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives
Language of description
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: Feb 16, 2004. PUBLIC "-//Virginia Military Institute::Preston Library::Archives//TEXT (US::ViLxV::vilxv00027::A Guide to the Morgan Family Papers)//EN" "vilxv00027.xml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15). Feb 26, 2004. converted to conform to eadVIVA.dtd by vivastrict.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450