Mahood, Thomas A., Civil War Reminiscence A Guide to the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, c.1895 Ms.1979.002

A Guide to the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, c.1895 Ms.1979.002


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1979.002
Title
Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences,c.1895
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Mahood, Thomas, 1838-1916
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection includes memoirs describing Wise Legion, Virginia Artillery involvement in the Battle of Drewry's Bluff (May 1864), and the actions of the commander General Henry A. Wise.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences, Ms 1979-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The collection Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences was acquired prior to 1979.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences was completed in 1979. Additional description was completed in March 2011.


Biographical Note

Thomas Alexander Mahood was born in 1838. Prior to the Civil War, he was a carpenter in Giles County. He enlisted as a lieutenant with French's Battery, Giles Artillery (Wise Legion, Virginia Artillery) in May of 1861 and was reelected a year later. He served until at least 1864. He later moved to West Virginia, where he died in 1916. Source: Bohannon, Keith S. 1990. The Giles, Alleghany, and Jackson Artillery. Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes memoirs describing Wise Legion, Virginia Artillery involvement in the Battle of Drewry's Bluff (May 1864), and the actions of the commander General Henry A. Wise. The manuscript consists of a thirty-six page retrospective written by Mahood of his war experiences.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Thomas A. Mahood Civil War Reminiscences by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Reminiscences,, 1895. 1, folder