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Armistead Burwell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00344
Scope and Contents A letter from Armistead Burwell, Camp Curtis, Land's End, Virginia to his brother, discusses various aspects of their shared military experiences. He rejoices at the good news that his brother is now in winter quarters. He thinks their brother Charles should be discharged for disability. The two companies of his regiment have been moved to redoubts and rifle pits across a strip of land between the James and Warwick Rivers. He heard that the Merrimac is completed. He inquires for his...

Benjamin J. Garner Letter, 1862 May 10

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00270
Content Description

Letter from Garner to "brother" no place recorded. Garner asks for food and supplies as the cost in camp is high for even the smallest portions of food. He also mentions that his troops beat the Yankees at Yorktown and took 1300 prisoners and ran them off.

Dolly Smart Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00281
Scope and Contents Letter from Dolly Smart, 16th Virginia, Camp Huger, Norfolk Harbor, Va., to "Cousin Mollie", no place. Dolly is glad to hear she "and the rest" are enjoying good health. He is in winter quarters at last and thinks Mollie's uncle would enjoy spending a week or so there. General William Mahone has stopped all furloughs home and he expects an attack soon. France and England will lift the blockade if "Old Abe" has not whipped us in twenty two days. Several from the artillery companies went...

Harman A. Hiner Letter

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Identifier: SC 00298
Scope and Contents

Letter from Harman A. Hiner, camp near Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Va., to Miss Victoria Jane Wilson, Wilsonville, Highland County, Va. He will send her a camp song about a man who came into camp to sell eggs. He talked with some Yankees when he was on picket duty and some said the war would be over in the fall. He relates tales of "warlike" activities in camp. He mentions he and the boys are getting their pictures taken.

J. F. Carson Letter

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Identifier: SC 00317
Scope and Contents

Letter from J. F. Carson, Camp, 1st NC Cavalry, near Bellfield, Va. to [?]. He reports that he is well, tired of war, and that some "rowdy boys" tried to relieve the guard but Maj. McCloud came down and quieted the. He tells of the men's reaction to reports of peace. He hopes to hear soon that the Confederacy is "free and independent". Capt. White of Warren was the successful Knight at the "grand tournament".

L.W. Fisk Letter

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Identifier: SC 00321
Scope and Contents

L.W. Fisk, Capt. Crescent Rifles, Warwick Co., Va., to Major W.H. Rightor, Commanding Louisiana Battalion. Fisk describes an encounter of his infantry detachment of 100 men under Col. Dreux against a Federal detachment and a few horsemen near Newport News, Va. He takes over the command when Col. Dreux is killed. However, the enemy fled which prevented carrying out Col. Dreux' command.

Willie McLean Letters

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Identifier: SC 00304
Scope and Contents

Letters from Willie McLean, Camp 5th Va. Cavalry, to his family with news of camp life, skirmishes, and recounts of Jubal A. Early and General John B. Gordan's troops

W. C. Winn Letter, 1862 June 4

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00271
Content Description 6 page letter addressed to "Mother" from Adams Run, South Carolina. Winn was a Corporal in Company "D" of the South Carolina 3rd Infantry Battalion. He writes extensively about his disdain for the North and the belief that permanent separation is the only possible outcome. ..."better far to be crushed than live in disgrace our separation from the North is distinct, unalterable, complete. We are henceforth a distinct race and no interest can again unite us..." Winn goes on to describe news...

William Woodville, Jr. Letters

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Identifier: SC 00329
Scope and Contents

Letters from William Woodville, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland written to his wife 'Nan' (Ann C. Schley Woodville) during the Civil War while serving as an aide to Brig. General Harry T. Hays, CSA. His letters describe camp life and military maneuvers mostly in Virginia, including the Peninsular Campaign. A marriage license of Woodville to Schley dated 1855 is also included. The collection contains original letters and typescripts of original letters.

Henry A. Wise Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00278
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter from Brigadier General Henry A. Wise, Lewisberg, Va. [W. Va.], to Adjutant and Inspector General Samuel Cooper, no place. The dispatch is reporting troop strength at Gauley Bridge and reports on guns and ammunition. He writes that the area is unsound. At a place called Williamsburg [W. Va.?] there is "a violent Yankee partisan, a Dr. Thatcher" who shot at his [HAW] orderly, wounding him in the head. Wise asks that three field officers--Col. J. Lucius Davis,...