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Thomas H. Mason Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00020

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter written by Sergeant Thomas H. Mason of the 56th New York regiment of the Union army during the American Civil War. It describes reccent fighting near Yorktown, Virginia including a failed assault on the Confederate position and the taking of four prisoners during the Battle of Burnt Chimneys. The letter also deals with the daily life of a soldier and is addressed to Mason's child.

Dates

  • circa 1862 April

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

20 cm x 12 cm

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.247 was received by Special Collections in February 2014. The letter was purchased from the Dulin fund.

Physical Description

20 cm x 12 cm

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in February 2015.
Title
Guide to the Thomas H. Mason Letter
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2015-07-31
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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