A Guide to the Henry Clay Sommerville Letters, 1862, 1864 Sommerville, Henry Clay Letters Ms1991-045

A Guide to the Henry Clay Sommerville Letters, 1862, 1864

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1991-045


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Collection Number
Henry Clay Sommerville Letters, 1862, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Sommerville, Henry Clay

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Scope and Content

Born in Hampshire County, Virginia; surgeon for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Collection consists of letters, written mostly from January to April, 1864, to Sommerville while in Danville and Lynchburg, Virginia, from friends in Liberty (now Bedford), Virginia. Most of the letters focus on town news and gossip.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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