A Guide to the Winston Family Letters, 1861-1865 Winston Family Letters Ms1995-004

A Guide to the Winston Family Letters, 1861-1865

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1995-004


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Collection Number
Winston Family Letters, 1861-1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Winston family

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Scope and Content

Copies of transcripts of various the Civil War letters of three brothers: Ambrose Whitlock Winston (1835-97), Charles James Winston (1837-87), and William Henry Harrison Winston (1841-1935), of Campbell County, Virginia, to their aunt, Mary Harris Clark. The brothers all served in Company G, 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. The letters were written between November 1861 and March 1865 from camps in Virginia and North Carolina. They write of mutual friends killed or wounded, Union and Confederate officers, details of battles, and requests for goods from home.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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