A Guide to the Cavalryman's Correspondence, 1861 Cavalryman's Correspondence Ms2012-020

Cavalryman's Correspondence, 1861

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-020


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Processed by: Cliff Bryant, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-020
Title
Cavalryman's Correspondence, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of two letters written by "Mark," a Confederate cavalryman, to his father in 1861.

Adminstrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Cavalryman's Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Cavalryman's Correspondence, Ms2012-020, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Cavalryman's Correspondence was completed in June 2012.


Biographical Information

As the two letters in this collection are simply signed "Mark," it is unclear who the author is or which Virginia cavalry unit(s) he served in.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters written by "Mark," a Confederate cavalryman, to his father. The first is dated June 26, 1861, from Orange County Courthouse in Orange County, Va., and the second is dated August 19, 1861, from Leesburg, Va. Both letters detail camp life, cavalry unit activities, and general war news.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1861