Inventory of the Joseph Lawrence Pollard Papers 1862-1945 Pollard, Joseph Lawrence Mss. 2000.P76

Inventory of the Joseph Lawrence Pollard Papers 1862-1945

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Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. 2000.P76


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Repository:
Special Collections Research Center
Identification:
01/Mss. 2000.P76
Title:
Joseph Lawrence Pollard Papers 1862-1945
Quantity:
0.30
Alternate Extent Statement:
58 items.
Creator:
Pollard, Joseph Lawrence arrangement
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English
Abstract:
Correspondence and memoir; 1862-1897, bulk 1862-1866, of Civil War soldier Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard, Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Gen. A. P. Hill's division). Letters were written by Pollard to his wife Martha Elizabeth 'Pat' (Hutchinson Pollard at 'Rosewood' in the upper part of King and Queen County, Va. Letters describe camp life and respond to his wife's news of family and home. Letters were written from Gloucester Point, camp near Richmond, Chaffin's Bluff, Chattanooga, Tenn., Burton's Farm, in the trenches near Petersburg, and a camp near Hatcher's Run. Also includes typescripts of letters and two typescript memoirs about Civil War battles. Finally, a typescript account of the Battle of Midway during World War II by Joseph P. Pollard, a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps is also available.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Librarian, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Joseph Lawrence Pollard Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center from Joseph P. Pollard on 08/04/2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Ellen Strong in 2000.


Biographical Note

Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard of King and Queen County, Va. served in Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Gen. A. P. Hill's division) during the Civil War. He saw action primarily in Virginia, but also in Tennessee.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and memoir; 1862-1897, bulk 1862-1866, of Civil War soldier Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard, Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Gen. A. P. Hill's division). Letters were written by Pollard to his wife Martha Elizabeth 'Pat' (Hutchinson Pollard at 'Rosewood' in the upper part of King and Queen County, Va. Letters describe camp life and respond to his wife's news of family and home. Letters were written from Gloucester Point, camp near Richmond, Chaffin's Bluff, Chattanooga, Tenn., Burton's Farm, in the trenches near Petersburg, and a camp near Hatcher's Run. Also includes typescripts of letters and two typescript memoirs about Civil War battles. Finally, a typescript account of the Battle of Midway during World War II by Joseph P. Pollard, a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps is also available.

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Correspondence
  • Memoir
  • Typescripts
  • Topical Term:

  • Battle of Hatcher's Run, Feb. 1865.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 26th.
  • King and Queen County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Siege of Petersburg, Va. (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign), 1864-1865.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Front