A Guide to the Wills Family Correspondence, 1860-1865 Wills Family Correspondence Ms1982-008

A Guide to the Wills Family Correspondence, 1860-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-008


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1982-008
Title
Wills Family Correspondence, 1860-1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Wills family
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains photocopies of Civil War correspondence to and from members of the Wills family.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Wills Family Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Wills Family Correspondence, Ms1982-008, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Wills Family Correspondence was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1982.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Wills Family Correspondence was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

During the Civil War, the Wills family lived in Bedford, Virginia. Henry H. Wills was born in 1858. He was in Company K of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, and later in the Bedford Light Artillery. He was camped in Richmond and Jamestown (current day Williamsburg), Virginia.

William S. Wills was in the Charlottesville Artillery. Lindsay T. was in Company K of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, and later in the Bedford Light Artillery with Henry H. Wills.

Scope and Content

The collection contains photocopies of Civil War correspondence from William S., William L., Lindsay T., and Henry H. Wills from various camps, including Jamestown and Richmond, Virginia, and Murfreesboro, North Carolina, to Mollie and Mary Wills.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order with undated materials at the end of the folder.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1860-1865.