A Guide to the Thomas Booth Correspondence, 1861 Booth, Thomas, Correspondence Ms2010-063

Thomas Booth Correspondence, 1861

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Collection Number Ms2010-063


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Processed by: Kimberly Staub, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms.2010.063
Title
Thomas Booth Correspondence, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Booth, Thomas B., 1840-1923
Language
English
Abstract
The Thomas Booth Correspondence contains one eight page letter datelined Yorktown 9 June 1861. The letter contains brief descriptions of cavalry scouting activites, camp life, and the citizens on the homefront.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Thomas Booth Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Thomas Booth Correspondence, Ms2010-063, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Thomas Booth Correspondence was purchased by Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas Booth Correspondence was completed in September 2010.


Biographical Note

Thomas Boisseau Booth, born 1840, was a private in the 3rd Virginia Cavalry. He was an 1860 graudate of VMI and enlisted in the 3rd Virginia Calvary in May 1861. He died July 29, 1923.

Scope and Content

The Thomas Booth Correspondence contains one eight page letter datelined Yorktown 9 June 1861 and addressed to "My Little Darling." The letter contains brief descriptions of cavalry scouting activites and troop movement, reports from the battlefield, camp life, and the citizens on the homefront. Booth remarks that the Confederate scouts "laugh and talk about chasing the Yanks as I would about running a fox."

Arrangement

The Thomas Booth Correspondence is arranged in chronological order.

Related Material

Nanzig, Thomas P., 3rd Virgina Cavalry (Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, 1989). Call number E581.6 3rd .N36 1989 Spec Civil War

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1861.