A Guide to the George W. Emmons Letter, 1863 Emmons, George W. Letter Ms1991-008

A Guide to the George W. Emmons Letter, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Accession Number Ms1991-008


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Accession Number
Ms1991-008
Title
George W. Emmons Letter 1863
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Emmons, George W.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the George W. Emmons Letter must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

George W. Emmons Letter, Ms1991-008 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The George W. Emmons Letter was purchased by the Special Collections in 1991.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the George W. Emmons Letter commenced and was completed in March 2007.


Biographical Information

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Arrangement

The collection consists of only one item.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Letter Aug 2 1863