A Guide to the Charles M. Cassell Letter, 1864 Cassell, Charles M. Letter Ms2012-018

Charles M. Cassell Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-018


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Processed by: Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-018
Title
Charles M. Cassell Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Cassell, Charles M., b. abt. 1842
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter from C. M. Cassell to his aunt, Fannie Yonce of Wytheville, VA.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Charles M. Cassell Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles M. Cassell Letter, Ms2012-018, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles M. Cassell Letter was completed in June 2012.


Biographical note

Charles M. Cassell was born about 1842/3 to Joseph and Susan Cassell. He had at least 5 siblings. He served with Companies F and K of the 4th Virginia Reserves as a private and mustered out as a sergeant. Sometime before 1867, he married Mary C. ?. They had at least 9 children and farmed in Wythe Co, Va.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from C. M. Cassell to his aunt, Fannie Yonce of Wytheville, VA. Written from Dublin, VA in November 1864, Cassell's letter describes living conditions at Camp Dublin, his desire for a furlough, Confederate and Union desertions, as well as attempts to retrieve the deserters. Cassell says that "Gen. Lee has ishued [sic] a proclamation that all that would run away he would give a free transportation through the lines."

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864