A Collection in
Accession Number Ms91-008
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
P.O. Box 90001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
Phone: (540) 231-6308
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Processed by: Special Collections Staff
2007 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the George W. Emmons Letter must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
George W. Emmons Letter, Ms91-008 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The George W. Emmons Letter was purchased by the Special Collections in 1991.
The processing, arrangement and description of the George W. Emmons Letter commenced and was completed in March 2007.
George W. Emmons was born in 1840 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. By 1860, he was living in Petersburg, where he worked as a clerk for druggist William F. Spotswood. Emmons enlisted in Company C, 12th Virginia Infantry on April 24, 1861; he was detailed as a hospital steward in Norfolk the following year. Emmons' record shows that he deserted on the Petersburg front in December 1864. He took the oath of allegiance and was transported to Binghamton, New York.
This collection contains a single letter, from hospital steward George W. Emmons to Mrs. Louisa Traylor. The letter is dated from White Oak Hospital, August 2, 1863, and concerns money belonging to Mr. Dodd that Emmons intends to send Louisa Traylor. In apologizing for an oversight, Emmons briefly touches upon the duties of a hospital steward.
The collection consists of only one item.