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Andrew C. L. Gatewood papers

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Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864.Early letters describe life at the Virginia Military Institute (hazing, daily routine, excitement about secession, cadets as drillmasters) and in Lexington, Virginia, just prior to and during early months of the Civil War. Subsequent letters date from his service with the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment,Company F, (Bath Squadron), including a letter written after the second Battle...

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.

Campbell and Varner family papers

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Identifier: MS-0282
Scope and Contents A collection (1845-1928; bulk dated 1860-1865) of correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous documents of R. Henry Campbell and members of the Varner family of Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Includes Civil War letters of soldiers R. Henry Campbell (1861 April-July) and Charles V. Varner (1864, 1865). The letters were written while they were serving with the Rockbridge Rifles (part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at various dates during the war). Significant...

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.

Dunlap Family letters

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Identifier: MS-0373
Scope and Contents Two letters regarding members of the Dunlap family of Jennings Gap, Augusta Coounty, Virginia. May 20th, 1864--Confederate soldier Robert B. Dunlap to his mother Margaret Dunlap, written from camp near Spotsylvania Courthouse; describes aftermath of battle, seeing battlefield covered with dead and wounded. July 13, 1864, Adam Dunlap, a Union loyalist, to his brother Robert, from Warnsburg, Missouri; discusses murder of their brother Jim (also a Union loyalist) by a member of his own unit;...

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 ...

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.

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1 Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862
1 Baldwin, John B.
1 Bentley, William W. (William Weldon), 1839-1924
1 Boykin, Francis M. (Francis Marshall), 1837-1906
1 Brooke Family
1 Brooke, Samuel S. (Samuel Selden), 1841-1918
1 Campbell family
1 Campbell, R. Henry (Robert Henry)
1 Carpenter, Joseph H. (Joseph Hannah), 1834-1863
1 Coleman, Clayton G. (Clayton Glanville), 1840-1908