A Guide to the Barnard, James and Jehu Letter, 1864 Barnard, James and Jehu Letter Ms2018-018

A Guide to the Barnard, James and Jehu Letter, 1864

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2018-018


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2019 (CC0).

Processed by: Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2018-018
Title
James and Jehu Barnard Letter, 1864
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Barnard, James W., 1844-1923 (Patrick County, Va.); Barnard, Jehu, 1840-1933 (Patrick County, Va.)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a letter written by James and Jehu Barnard of Patrick County, Virginia to their parents. Both were members of Company K, 50th Virginia Infantry. Written from camp at Orange Court House, Virginia, March 29th, 1864. Letter shares news of stoppage of furloughs and opinions that a new campaign was in the making.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from James and Jehu Barnard Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: James and Jehu Barnard Letter, Ms2018-018, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The James and Jehu Barnard Letter was purchased by Special Collections in October 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James and Jehu Barnard Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written by James and Jehu Barnard of Patrick County, Virginia to their parents. Both were members of Company K, 50th Virginia Infantry. Written from camp at Orange Court House, Virginia, March 29th, 1864. Letter shares news of stoppage of furloughs and opinions that a new campaign was in the making. The letter shares news of stoppage of furloughs and opinions that a new campaign was in the making. James' portion of the letter mentioned how furloughs were stopped and how a large battle was in the offing. James also requested someone to hickory whip some boys [whether in jest is not know; slaves or white is not known] for stealing corn. Jehu's portion of the letter also mentions the stoppage of furloughs in the army. Also believes a new campaign is about to begin due to the the amount of reviews the generals were performing on the regiments, brigades, and divisions. He also mentioned the fact that Ulysses S. Grant was now commanding the Army of the Potomac opposite them and shared the opinion that Grant would cross the Rapidan River and drive to Richmond.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Folder 1
Letter, 1864

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Barnard, James W., 1844-1923 (Patrick County, Va.)
  • Barnard, Jehu, 1840-1933 (Patrick County, Va.)