A Guide to the George W. Benson Correspondence, 1863-1865 Benson, George W. Correspondence Ms1988-083

George W. Benson Correspondence, 1863-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-083


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-083
Title
George W. Benson Correspondence, 1863-1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Benson, George W.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains eleven letters the Pennsylvania soldier wrote from camps in Washington, D.C., Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania written by George W. Benson between 1863 and 1865.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from George W. Benson Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: George W. Benson Correspondence, Ms1988-083, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The George W. Benson Correspondence was purchased in 1988.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the George W. Benson Correspondence was completed in November 2013.


Scope and Content

The collection contains eleven letters by George W. Benson, a Pennsylvania soldier stationed around Washington, D.C., Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania between 1863 and 1865. The letters, written to his sister, describe camp life and his comrades. He also talks about his hopes of finding a wife when he returns home.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1863-1865