A Guide to the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, c.1895 Mahood, Thomas A., Civil War Reminiscence Ms1979-002

A Guide to the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, c.1895

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1979-002


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Processed by: Ashley Wellens, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1979-002
Title
Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, c.1895
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Mahood, Thomas
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes memoirs describing Wise Legion, Virginia Artillery involvement in the Battle of Drewry's Bluff (May 1864), and the actions of the commander General Henry A. Wise.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, Ms 1979-002, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences was acquired prior to 1979.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences was completed in 1979. Additional description was completed in March 2011.


Biographical Note

Thomas Alexander Mahood was born in 1838. Prior to the Civil War, he was a carpenter in Giles County. He enlisted as a lieutenant with French's Battery, Giles Artillery (Wise Legion, Virginia Artillery) in May of 1861 and was reelected a year later. He served until at least 1864. He later moved to West Virginia, where he died in 1916. Source: Bohannon, Keith S. 1990. The Giles, Alleghany, and Jackson Artillery. Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc.

Scope and Content

The collection includes memoirs describing Wise Legion, Virginia Artillery involvement in the Battle of Drewry's Bluff (May 1864), and the actions of the commander General Henry A. Wise. The manuscript consists of a thirty-six page retrospective written by Mahood of his war experiences.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Reminiscences, 1895