Contains the letters of William S. Jefferys, a Union soldier from West Virginia, during the American Civil War. Based on his letters he probably was in the 7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. The bulk of the letters consist of Jefferys writing home to his father from the battle front describing the conditions of his fellow officers, asking about the condition of his relatives back home, and stories from the front lines including the occupation of Winchester in 1861. He also describes his feelings about the "slavery question" and assures his father he will not desert the Union Army.
William S. Jefferys Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/1980 Accessed November 22, 2019.