A Guide to the Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter, May 10, 1864 Poindexter, Stephen F., Civil War Letter Ms2015-042

A Guide to the Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter, May 10, 1864

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-042


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-042
Title
Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter, May 10, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Poindexter, Stephen F.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a May 10, 1864, letter written by Stephen F. Poindexter of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate Army, at Union Hall, Franklin County, Virginia. Written to his cousin W.H. Smith of the 2nd Missouri Infantry of the Confederate Army, Poindexter begs his cousin to reply to his letters, inquires after the health of Smith's uncle Jim, and informs Smith of the capture of Poindexter's brother by Union Army forces. The letter closes by directing any reply correspondence to be sent to Camp Lee in Richmond, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter, Ms2015.042, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2014.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Stephen F. Poindexter Civil War Letter was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

Stephen F. Poindexter was born December 8, 1834, in Franklin County, Virginia. He enlisted in the 10th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army on May 10, 1864. After the Civil War, he returned to Franklin County, where he died on July 23, 1905, and is buried at Poindexter Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a Civil War letter written by Stephen F. Poindexter, a private in the 10th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate Army. The letter was written by Poindexter at Union Hall, Franklin County, Virginia, and is dated May 10, 1864. Poindexter writes to his cousin W. H. Smith of the 2nd Missouri Infantry, Confederate Army, about the lack of mail from Smith and the capture of Poindexter's brother. Poindexter begs his cousin to write him more frequently and asks for updated about health of Smith's uncle Jim. The letter closes by stating that since Poindexter has enlisted in the Confederate Army, any future replies should be directed to him at Camp Lee in Richmond, Virginia.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, May 10, 1864