A Guide to the Choate Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 Choate Family Correspondence Ms1985-016

Choate Family Correspondence 1862-1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1985-016


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

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Choate Family Correspondence, 1862-1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Choate family
Collection consist of photocopies of the thirty-two letters from William T., S.J., and J.W. to each other and to Martha Choate, wife of William during the Civil War from 1862 to 1864.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Choate Family Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Choate Family Correspondence, Ms1985-016, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Choate Family Correspondence collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1985.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Choate Family Correspondence was completed in 1985. Additional information was completed in May 2011.

Biographical Note

The Choate Family is from Allegheny County, North Carolina. There were three brothers--William T., S.J., and J.W.--who served for the Confederacy in the Civil War. William enlisted in Company I, 61st North Carolina Regiment, and S.J. and J.W. enlisted in Company F, 22nd North Carolina Regiment. They all died in the war.

Scope and Content

The Choate Family Correspondence consist of photocopies of the thirty-two letters from William T., S.J., and J.W. to each other and to Martha Choate, wife of William. Also, included in the collection is a letter to Martha from James Radcliffe, informing her of her husband's death.

Index Terms


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

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1862-1864