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Andrew J. McCoy Civil War letters

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Identifier: MS-0393
Scope and Contents Civil War correspondence of Confederate soldier Andrew J. McCoy, consisting of 3 letters (1863 October 25; 1864 Jan 16 fragment; 1864 March 11) to his sister Martha written while he was serving with the 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The letters were written from camps in Culpepper County and Orange County, Virginia. They primarily concern family matters, camp hardships, and personal news, and provide insight into the life and thoughts of an ordinary soldier.

Charles A. Derby papers

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Identifier: MS-0030
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Derby family correspondence. Approximately twenty-eight letters were written by Charles Derby. The Charles Derby letters, 1844-1862, cover the period from late boyhood up to his death in battle in 1862. Included are letters (1846-1847) written while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, as well as correspondence dating from his careers as teacher and Episcopal clergyman. Two items were written during his brief service in the Confederate...

Clayton G. Coleman papers

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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...

Derastus E. W. Myers letter

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Identifier: MS-0379
Scope and Contents Letter, dated 11 May 1863, from Confederate soldier Derastus E. W. Myers to his brother and sister. The letter was written from "Camp Near Hamilton's Crossing" after the Battle of Chancellorsville. The letter regards the death of Stonewall Jackson. Myers served as a Sergeant with the 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment.

Francis M. Boykin Civil War papers

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Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight Civil War papers, including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Francis M. Boykin to proceed to Grafton, West Virginia and communicate with Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), and one letter bearing the signature of General Robert E. Lee.

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 ...

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.

James H. Jameson Civil War letters

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Identifier: MS-0252
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two letters written in August 1864 by James H. Jameson to his daughter, Hallie. Both letters were composed while he was a Confederate prisoner of war at Point Lookout Prison, Maryland. Jameson discusses his failing health and his need for food.

John H. Ervine Civil War letter

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Identifier: MS-0331
Scope and Contents One letter (dated June 18, 1861) from Confederate soldier John Hamilton Ervine of Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, to his wife Ellen J. Ervine. Ervine was 2nd Sergeant, Company I, 1st Virginia Cavalry. Written from camp in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Primary topics are troop movements, value of horses, camp life, helpfulness of civilians in providing food and water, and family news. Ervine later served with the 4th Virginia Infantry, was wounded, and taken prisoner. After the war...

John R. Hurley Civil War letters

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Identifier: MS-0190
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 12 letters from Confederate soldier John R. Hurley to his sisters. The letters were written from camps at Tupelo, Mississippi, Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Topics include camp life, hardships, and personal news.