A Guide to the George W. Beach Letter, 1863 Beach, George W. Letter Ms2013-037

George W. Beach Letter, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-037


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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
Ms2013-037
Title
George W. Beach Letter, 1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Beach, George W.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a letter from George W. Beach to James Earle, dated September 26, 1863. The letter responds to an earlier letter from James Earle and describes why Beach's brigade has limited rations.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the George W. Beach Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: George W. Beach Letter, Ms2013-037, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in July 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the George W. Beach Letter was completed in July 2013.


Biographical Note

George W. Beach was a captain in the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps of the Union Army during the United States Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a letter from George W. Beach to James Earle, dated September 26, 1863. The letter responds to an earlier letter from James Earle and describes why Beach's brigade has limited rations. Beach states "when drawing of my subsistence stores at the 'Depot' in Culpeper they were not furnished, as they were not on hand..." The letter also has several endorsements signed by various officers and commissary agents, including Lt. Col. George H. Woods, 1st Minnesota and Brevet Brig. General Daniel D. Wiley. The majority of the endorsements are written on the back of the letter, with one pasted onto the side and folded in.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, September 26, 1863