A Guide to the Henrie H. Alexander Letter 1862 Alexander, Henrie H. Letter Ms1960-002

Henrie H. Alexander Letter, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1960-002


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Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Henrie H. Alexander Letter 1862
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Henrie H. Alexander

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Henrie H. Alexander must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henrie H. Alexander, Ms1960-002, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henrie H. Alexander Letter was donated to Special Collections before 1960.

Alternate Form Available

Images of the letter (gifs) are availabe on the Special Collections website. See the "Contents List" below for links to images.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henrie H. Alexander Letter commenced and was completed in 1960. Additional description was completed prior to 2008 and in 2010.

Biographical Information

Henrie H. Alexander was Blacksburg, Virginia, resident. In 1861, he mustered in as a 1st Sergeant with Company C, 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. He may have transferred to the 45th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in August of 1861. He is also listed as a Second Lieutenant/Aide-de-Camp for the CSA General and Staff Officers. Alexander died in 1916.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter written June 10,1862, from Alexander in Blacksburg, to Captain W. G. Price in Wytheville, Virginia, about a recent skirmish with the Union soldiers at Salt Sulphur Springs, Virginia (now West Virginia).


The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms


  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1862.