A Guide to the James E. Wray Civil War Letter, 1861 Wray, James E., Civil War Letter Ms2015-027

A Guide to the James E. Wray Civil War Letter, 1861

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-027


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Processed by: Ryan Mair, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-027
Title
James E. Wray Civil War Letter, July 11, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Wray, James E.
Language
English
Abstract
The James E. Wray Civil War Letter comprises a letter written by Wray in Winchester, Virginia, to his sister on July 11, 1861. Wray discusses his health and the question of where his Confederate regiment will go next with Union troops approaching Winchester.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the James E. Wray Civil War Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: James E. Wray Civil War Letter, Ms2015-027, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

James E. Wray Civil War Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James E. Wray Civil War Letter was completed in July 2015.


Historical Note

This letter by James. E Wray was taken by Union troops from the Dead Letter Office of the Confederate States Post Office in Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865.

Scope and Content

This collection comprises a letter from James E. Wray of the Confederate Army to his unnamed sister. Writing from Winchester, Virginia, Wray describes his progress in recovery from an unstated aliment and his desire to return to fighting duty once deemed fit. He also discusses rumors of his regiment being sent to Tennessee or Kentucky and reports of Union soldiers within 25 miles of Winchester.

Arrangement

This collection is a arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

  • Winchester (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, July 11, 1861