A Guide to the Joseph Eames Letter, 1863 Eames, Joseph Letter Ms2018-019

A Guide to the Joseph Eames Letter, 1863

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2018-019


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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
Ms2018-019
Title
Joseph Eames Letter, 1863
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Eames, Joseph
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a letter written by Joseph Eames to the Confederate Secretary of War, April 20, 1863 in regards to petitioning the secretary to reassign his son, Pope Eames, to the Danville Gun Factory on account of Pope's being to sick to serve in the field.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Joseph Eames 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: Joseph Eames Letter, Ms2018-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Joseph Eames Letter was purchased by Special Collections in February 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Joseph Eames Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written by Joseph Eames to the Confederate Secretary of War, April 20, 1863 in regards to petitioning the secretary to reassign his son, Pope Eames, to the Danville Gun Factory on account of Pope's being to sick to serve in the field.The letter includes information about Pope's service being in the 57th Virginia Infantry when he was discharged on account of disease. He was later conscripted and joined the 6th Virginia Cavalry. It also mentions that Pope was an expert mechanic and gunsmith. Joseph mentions his personal and public dedication to the Confederacy.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 57th
  • Confederate States of America. War Department
  • Danville, Virginia
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Folder type="folder" >1
Letter
1863