A Guide to the Repass/Spangler Family Correspondence, 1861, 1936, undated Repass/Spangler Family Correspondence Ms2012-061

A Guide to the Repass/Spangler Family Correspondence, 1861, 1936, undated

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-061


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-061
Title
Repass/Spangler Family Correspondence, 1861, 1936, undated
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Repass, Eli, Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia; Repass, J. A., Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia; Repass, Stephen, Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia; Spangler, Henry M.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes two original letters, one 1936 handwritten copy of an 1861 letter, and an undated letter. All correspondence relates to the Repass and Spangler families of Wythe County, Virginia.

Contents List

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Repass/Spangler Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Repass/Spangler Family Correspondence, Ms2012-061, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in September 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Repass/Spangler Family Correspondence was completed in October 2012.


Biographical Note

Henry M. Spangler appears to have married into the Repass family prior to 1860, but it is unclear exactly how. All three of the Repasses and Spangler served with Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia.

Scope and Content

The collection includes two original letters, one 1936 handwritten copy of an 1861 letter, and an undated letter. All correspondence relates to the Repass and Spangler families of Wythe County, Virginia. Included is a letter from Stephen Repass to his sons, dated September 8, 1861 that discusses an outbreak of measles in Bland County, recounts his participation as a fife player in the Valley Company band, and updates his sons upon happenings around the area. On the same paper, a letter from Henry M. Spangler to his brothers discusses how he injured "little Alice" and caught eight muskrats. A handwritten copy (1936) of an 1861 letter from J. A. Repass to his wife (copy made by his granddaughter and contains a note by her) is also present in the collection, talking about Repass's recent marches and the success of his regiment in a recent battle. Also included in the collection is a likely undated letter from E. [Eli] J. Repass to his wife. This last is on translucent paper and difficult to read.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


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
Letters, 1861, 1936, undated.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Repass, Eli, Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia
  • Repass, J. A., Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia
  • Repass, Stephen, Stowers' Company, Virginia Militia
  • Spangler, Henry M.