A Guide to the Jane Wade Letter, 1864 Wade, Jane Letter Ms1987-049

Jane Wade Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1987-049


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1987-049
Title
Jane Wade Letter,1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Wade, Jane Harriet (Edie), 1826-1912
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Wade in Christiansburg, Virginia, written on May 15, 1864, to her husband John, a soldier in the Confederate Army in the Civil War.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Jane Wade Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Acquisition Information

The collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1987.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Jane Wade Letter, Ms1987-049, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Jane Wade Letter was completed in October 2013.


Biographical Note

John C. Ware (1829-1889) and Jane (Edie) Wade (1826-1912) had at least 7 children: Emily Elizabeth (1852-1876), Joseph Edie (1854-1920), William Hamilton (1857-1937), Mary Louise (1859-1938), Virginia Shields (1863-?), Edward Barnett (1867-1892) and Kate Taylor (1869-?). Both John and Jane are buried in Christiansburg, Virginia.

During the Civil War, Wade was a captain in Company G., 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Stonewall Brigade). Throughout his non-military career, he was a railroad clerk, merchant, accountant, and acounty clerk for Montgomery County (1881-1887).

Scope and Content

The collection contains a photocopy of a homefront letter from Wade in Christiansburg, Virginia, written on May 15, 1864, to her husband John, a soldier in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. She writes about the Yanks advancing on Dublin [Virginia] and burning town buildings, the wounded, and looting by the Yankee soldiers. Transcript available.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Wade, John C., (John Crow), 1829-1889
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Wade, Jane Harriet (Edie), 1826-1912
  • Wade, John C., (John Crow), 1829-1889