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Clayton G. Coleman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0021
Scope and Contents The papers consist of three letters written to Coleman's sister Lucy during the Civil War, and an autograph album containing inscriptions written by his classmates at VMI, the University of Virginia, and the Medical College of Virginia, ca. 1858-61. The letter of September 17, 1862, from Winchester, Virginia, discusses the Battle of Antietam and caring for wounded; November 4, 1862, Winchester, Virginia, discusses hospitals and care of wounded, General George Steuart, movement of Longstreet's...

Comer family Civil War letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0410
Scope and Contents One letter from Mrs. Comer to her husband, Alexander T. C. Comer, Assistant Surgeon. The letter was written at Winchester, Virginia. The letter contains personal and family news, including mention of a ball given by Gen. Chapman's staff, a wedding, and a sleigh ride.

Fulkerson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0363
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence and other material relating to three members of the Fulkerson family: Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822-1862); his brother, Abram Fulkerson, Jr. (1834-1902); and Abram"s son, Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1863-1926). Significant items are Civil War letters (March-May 1862) written by Samuel V. Fulkerson; Samuel's reports of the Battle of McDowell and the Battle of Winchester, May and June 1862; 3 ...

John Garibaldi Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0284
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of 38 letters, 1862-1864, written by Garibaldi to his wife Sarah during his service in the Confederate Army (27th Virginia Infantry Regiment). Primary topics include camp life, the hardships of war for both soldiers and civilians, battles and skirmishes (including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg), other members of the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and family news. The letter of May 11, 1863...

Joseph W. Crowther diary

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Identifier: MS-0330
Scope and Contents Diary of Union soldier Joseph W. Crowther, who served during the Civil War with Company H., 128th New York Infantry Regiment. Diary is bound in leather, ca. 3 1/2" x 6" x 14", 131 pages; entries begin November 9 1864 and end July 23 1865 when regiment is disbanded. Crowther describes camp life; foraging; skirmishes; winter quarters in Winchester, Virginia; transport via steamship to Fort Monroe, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia; soldiers receiving news of the assassination of President Lincoln;...

Julia Pendleton Allen Civil War letter

 Item
Identifier: RG-13-Alumni Files-AllenJW/1849
Scope and Contents Transcription of a letter from Julia Pendleton Allen to her sister-in-law, discussing wartime life in Winchester, Virginia.

Napoleon B. Brisbine Civil War Letters

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Identifier: MS-0391
Scope and Contents

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.