A Collection in
Collection Number Ms1993-021
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
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Processed by: Special Collections Staff
2009 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish from the Felix Voltz Letters must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Felix Voltz Letters, Ms1993-021, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Felix Voltz Letters were purchased by Special Collections in 1993.
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Transcripts and images (gifs) of the letters in this collection are available. See the "Contents List" for links to transcripts and images.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Felix Voltz Letters commenced and was completed in 1993. Additional description was completed in November 2009.
Felix Voltz served as a drummer in the 187
The collection contains six letters by Voltz, written to home to his family in Elmira, New York. The first letter in the collection, written from one of Felix's brother's to another, recounts Felix's flight from home and includes Felix's goodbye note. The second letter from February contains correspondence from Felix and his brother John to their parents and siblings. The remaining four letters are from Felix to his siblings at home. More than once, Felix comments on the regret he feels for leaving home.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
February 5, 1865.
February 10, 1865.
February 22, 1865.
Please note, pages 4 and 5 of this letter were missing when the letters were acquired.
March 3, 1865.
May 20, 1865.
June 2, 1865.