Henry C. Carpenter Letters, 1862-1864 Carpenter, Henry C., Letters Ms1996-008

Henry C. Carpenter Letters, 1862-1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1996-008


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Processed by: Helen Harrison, student assistant, and Laura Katz Smith, Manuscripts Curator, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1996-008
Title
Henry C. Carpenter Letters, 1862-1864
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Henry C. Carpenter
Language
English
Abstract
The papers consist of Carpenter's letters written between February 1862 and June 1864 while encamped in parts of Virginia and West Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Henry C. Carpenter Letters must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry C. Carpenter Letters, Ms1996-008, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henry C. Carpenter Letters were donated to Special Collections in May 1996.

Alternate Form Available

Transcripts are available for most of the letters. Images (gifs) are available for select letters. See the "Contents List" for links to transcripts and images.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry C. Carpenter Letters commenced and was completed in June 1996.


Biographical Information

Henry C. Carpenter was born in Bland County, Virginia. He served as a Corporal in Company H, 45th Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War. He participated in the Battle of Cloyd's Farm in May 1864, and died on October 6, 1864, in Woodstock, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The papers consist of letters from Carpenter to his sister Elizabeth, written between February 1862 and June 1864 while encamped in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia; Monroe County, West Virginia; Saltville, Virginia; and Harrisonburg, Virginia. Also includes one letter to Elizabeth from Newton Thompson, written from Alderson's Ferry, Virginia, on June 4, 1863.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Letters, 1862-1864.
Folder: 1