A Guide to the William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, 1862 Baylor, William Smith Hanger Correspondence Ms1985-002

William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, 1862

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1985-002


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

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1985-002
Title
William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
cCreator
Baylor, William Smith Hanger
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, Ms1985-002, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence was acquired by Special Collection prior to 1985.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence was completed in 1985. Additional description was completed in April 2011.


Biographical note

William Smith Hanger Baylor was a resident of Augusta County, Virginia. In the Civil War, Baylor was colonel of Augusta County Volunteer companies, and then was appointed to command the 5th Virginia Regiment. In August 1862, he was made commander of the Stonewall Brigade, and was killed soon thereafter at the Battle of Second Manassas.

Scope and Content

In the collection there are three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862). Baylor's letters speak of the destruction caused by the war, his promotion to "Colonelcy" and to Brigade Commander, his health, and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Walton's letter expresses sympathy to Baylor's widow, and comments on Baylor's religious conviction and General Jackson's regard for him.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1862