William Poindexter Moore, Jr. CollectionWLU.Coll.0026

William Poindexter Moore, Jr. CollectionWLU.Coll.0026


Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives

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Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives
William Poindexter Moore, Jr. Collection Inclusive 1791-1913
1 Box
Moore, William Poindexter, Jr.
Brockenbrough, John Bowyer
Moore, Samuel McDowell
Moore, Andrew
English .

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains 20 letters dated 1791-1913. A letter by John Bowyer Brockenbrough written during the American Civil War details living conditions, foraging expeditions, and the Battle of Fredericksburg. A later letter discuss activities held at Washington and Lee University honoring his father John Brockenbrough. Other highlights include letters to and from Andrew Moore, a typescript of a personal reminiscence on the American Civil War General Samuel McDowell Moore, a copy of the Caledonian Mercury newspaper (Edinburgh, Scotland) dated June 26, 1779, which discusses the American Revolution, and an address titled 'Washington College, Lee's Time' that was given in Lee Chapel by an unidentified orator.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Moore, William Poindexter, Jr.
  • Newspapers
  • Personal narratives -- Confederate
  • Washington and Lee University

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brockenbrough, John Bowyer
  • Moore, Andrew
  • Moore, Samuel McDowell
  • Moore, William Poindexter, Jr.