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Cortland Way Starr letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01859

  • Staff Only

Content Description

Collection contains correspondence and a single photograph of Courtland Way Starr. Correspondence contains accounts from soldier Courtland Way Starr to mother in Long Island N.Y. Corrrespondence includes accounts from Harrisburg PA on June 26, 1863, recounting his experiences in the army and with the 23rd Regiment of Brooklyn. Letter to mother on July 5, 1863, from Laurel Ford in Pennsylvania describes the exhaustive, cold conditions and the harsh realities of army life. Letter to Mother about twenty miles from Harrisburg Pennsylvania on July 2, 1863, discusses his regiments movement, a skirmish, and his concerns regarding the enemy also noted is that the Battle of Gettysburg occurred July 1-3, 1863.

Dates

  • Creation: 1863

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 publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (One legal-sized folder )

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by John Starr Greenman

Title
Guide to the Cortland Way Starr letters
Status
Completed
Author
Grace C. Brooks
Date
2023 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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