A Collection in
Collection Number Ms2009-004
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversitySpecial Collections
P.O. Box 90001
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
Phone: (540) 231-6308
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2009 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Processed by: Jennifer Vipperman Special Collections Staff
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carter J. Glass Collection, Ms2009-004, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The collection was donated to the Civil War collection here at Special Collections in 2004.
The processing, arrangement and description of the Carter J. Glass Collection was completed in January 2009.
Carter Glass was a prisoner of war held at Point Lookout Prison in Point Lookout, Maryland.
The Carter J. Glass Civil War Collection consists of a letter written by Glass to his sister, Martha. The letter was written on May 3, 1864 from Point Lookout while Glass was imprisoned there. The letter discusses prisoners that are leaving due to sickness. Glass also inquires about the welfare of prisoners that have already left the camp and he laments that he will not be able to leave as well because he can never "get sick at the right time." There is a note from December 1862 taped to the back of the letter granting Glass permission to visit Danville, VA. The collection also includes a portrait of Glass in his later years.
The collection is arranged by material type.