A Guide to the N. B. White Letter to Darius White, 1862 White, N. B. Letter to Darius White Ms2017-053

A Guide to the N. B. White Letter to Darius White, 1862

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Collection Number Ms2017-053


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-053
Title
N. B. White Letter to Darius White, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
White, N. B.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a single letter from N. B. White to his cousin, Darius, written from Boliver Heights, near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, dated October 19, 1862.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from N. B. White Letter to Darius White must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: N. B. White Letter to Darius White, Ms2017-053, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The N. B. White Letter to Darius White was purchased by Special Collections in March 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the N. B. White Letter to Darius White was completed in October 2017.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single letter from N. B. White to his cousin, Darius, written from Boliver Heights, near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, dated October 19, 1862. White talks of taking care of three sick fellow soldiers, camp duties (especially guard and picket), and recent skirmishes of the regiment. He also shares the story of an explosion in camp when several soldiers who built a cooking space on top of a buried shell: "some of the men built an arch to cook on there was fore cooking the other day and they happened to be a shell in the dirt under the arch and when they built a fire the shell bursted and cild fore men." He closes his letter with news of family and a request for more letters from home.

Transcript (received with the letter) available.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • White, Darius
  • Subjects:

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

  • Correspondence

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1862-10-19