A Guide to the M. T. Norman Letter, 1864 Norman, M. T. Letter Ms1987-015

M. T. Norman Letter, 1864

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-015


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1987-015
Title
M. T. Norman Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Norman, M. T.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written by M. T. Norman from Camp Mount Jackson, Virginia, to his wife Nancy. The letter includes an account of the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from M. T. Norman Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: M. T. Norman Letter, Ms1987-015, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The M.T. Norman Letter was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the M. T. Norman Letter was completed in 1987. Additional description was completed in 2011.


Biographical Information

Meredith T. Norman was born in Surry County, North Carolina on May 24, 1831. He enlisted and was elected captain of Company F, 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Johnson Brigade in October 1862. Although a Virginia unit, it consisted of primarily of North Carolinians, recruited by North Carolina officers. Norman was wounded at Woodstock, Virginia, in October 9, 1864. He appears to have continued his service, but was hospitalized in Richmond at the close of the war.

Sometime before 1853, he married his first wife, Nancy, with whom he had four children (Martha, William L., Sarah, and Joseph). In 1866, he married his second wife, Carolyn Edwards Crouse (1834-1893), with whom he had three children (Willard, Nancy, and Millard). He was also the step-father of Carolyn's four children from a previous marriage (Cynthia, Sarah, Rosa, and Hiram). Before and after the war, Norman was a farmer and land owner in and around Surry and Alleghany counties in North Carolina. He died in 1919.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written from Camp Mount Jackson, Virginia, to his wife, Nancy. The letter includes an account of the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Transcript available.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864