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Isaac Norval Baker Civil War Memoirs

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Identifier: MS-0357
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an original manuscript fragment (ca. 12 pages) and typewritten transcription (21 pages) describing Isaac Norval Baker's Civil War service as a Private in the Confederate Army's 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Baker's language is descriptive and lively, and the account includes many vignettes that provide insight into the lives of both soldiers and civilians. The narrative covers the period June 1863-April 1865; topics include camp life, wartime hardships, battles...

Berryman Z. Price Family Account Book

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Identifier: MS-0342
Scope and Contents This ledger/account book originated with Jacob Price and was also used by his son, Berryman. The volume contains three distinct sections: Business accounts kept by Jacob, 1845-1858; a roster of Berryman Z. Price's Artillery Company, circa 1864; and postwar accounts maintained by Jacob and/or Berryman. The book contains details of supplies, goods and services purchased and sold by the Prices, and provides insight into the economy and community ties in the New Market area during the antebellum...

Bushong Family Ledger

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Identifier: MS-0329
Scope and Contents The Bushong Family Ledger (Daybook) contains entries by Shenandoah Valley (Virginia) farmers Jacob and William Bushong. The entries made by Jacob date from 1843-1853 and include lists of accounts with debits and credits for staples, sundries, crops, services, miscellaneous purchases. The account book was subsequently used by Jacob's grandson, William, whose similar account entries date from 1879-1902. The volume also contains directions for home remedies and a few recipes, primarily...

Chew family account book

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Identifier: MS-0359
Scope and Contents Account book of unidentified member of the Chew family from the Shenandoah Valley region in Virginia. Entries (1834-1883); most pre-1860), include itemized accounts of customers for a variety of goods and services; including carpentry, shoemaking, hauling; list of expenses; notes about crops and cattle; clippings; recipe.

Fulkerson Family Papers

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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 ...

George W. Rosenberger Papers

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Identifier: MS-0387
Scope and Contents The George W. Rosenberger Papers consist of miscellaneous documents and photographs relating to Rosenberger, his family, and the operation of his cattle breeding operation at the family farm,"Rosendale", located in Rockingham County, Virginia. Included are papers documenting the breeding and sale of cattle, 1854-1870's; Confederate government "tax in kind" assessment documents, 1864; miscellaneous Civil War documents, largely pertaining to Rosenberger's hiring of Abner...

Henkel Family papers

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Identifier: MS-0374
Scope and Contents Four Civil War era letters concerning Henkel and Kagey families of New Market, Virginia. Jan.2, 1863, Confederate soldier David Henkel (Price's Light Artillery) to his brother; discusses wounding of Capt. George W. Wooding; winter quarters. June 19, 1863, David to brother; on march to Maryland; needs money. 1863 Nov. 7, Mary Kagey of New Market to her brother David Kagey, a student at the University of Virginia; discusses family news, domestic matters, news of soldiers capture. Jan. 15, 1864,...

Henry H. Dedrick papers

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Identifier: MS-0332
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Confederate soldier Henry H. Dedrick, a private in the 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. Bulk consists of letters to and from his wife, Mary E.A. Dedrick ("Lissa" or "Lizza"). Subjects include camp life, regimental activities, family and personal news, hardships endured by civilians. Letter of May 10-11, 1863 mentions wounding and death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson.

John A. Saum account books and diary

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Identifier: MS-0383
Scope and Contents 3 notebooks, 1864-1880, containing financial accounts (business and personal), notes, and a few diary entries written by John A. Saum and his brother Joseph. The most notable diary entries are dated May-June 1864, including a very brief account of the Battle of New Market.

William Couper Papers

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Identifier: MS-0053
Overview The papers consist largely of manuscripts (drafts, galleys, proofs), notes, and other research material relating to Couper's interest in the history of Lexington and Rockbridge County (Virginia), the Virginia Military Institute, and the Shenandoah Valley. Other topics include the construction of Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 1917, and General Stonewall Jackson.