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West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

James W. A. Ford letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0271
Scope and Contents One letter dated September 20, 1863 from James W. A. Ford of Lewisburg, West Virginia to his cousin Caroline. Ford discusses the death from the effects of childbirth of his sister Lizzie Burdett. He also mentions that he has raised a company of cavalry.

Johnson Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0341
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Howell Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson Family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war, the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the Union loyalty of...

Letter to Caroline, 1863 September 20

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Lewisburg, West Virginia. Letter discusses the death from the effects of childbirth of James W. A. Ford's sister Lizzie Burdett. Ford also mentions that he has raised a company of cavalry.

Letter to Caroline, 1863 September 20

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3389

Sutton I. Harris Civil War Letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0394
Scope and Contents One letter, dated September 12, 1861, from Confederate soldier Sutton I. Harris, of Shenandoah County, Virginia, to "my dearest Lizzie." The letter was written from camp at Duffield's Station, Jefferson County[West] Virginia and contains complaints about food and camp hardships; mentions being surrounded by federal troops; personal news; mentions Col. Turner Ashby. Harris was a Private serving with the 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment.