Wills Family Correspondence A Guide to Wills Family Correspondence, 1860-1865 Ms.1982.008

A Guide to Wills Family Correspondence, 1860-1865 Ms.1982.008


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Sarah R. Olney

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1982.008
Title
Wills Family Correspondence,1860-1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Wills family
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains photocopies of Civil War correspondence to and from members of the Wills family.

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], Wills Family Correspondence, Ms1982-008, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

Wills Family Correspondence was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1982.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Wills Family Correspondence was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

During the Civil War, the Wills family lived in Bedford, Virginia. Henry H. Wills was born in 1858. He was in Company K of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, and later in the Bedford Light Artillery. He was camped in Richmond and Jamestown (current day Williamsburg), Virginia.

William S. Wills was in the Charlottesville Artillery. Lindsay T. was in Company K of the 10th Virginia Cavalry, and later in the Bedford Light Artillery with Henry H. Wills.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photocopies of Civil War correspondence from William S., William L., Lindsay T., and Henry H. Wills from various camps, including Jamestown and Richmond, Virginia, and Murfreesboro, North Carolina, to Mollie and Mary Wills.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order with undated materials at the end of the folder.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Wills Family Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Correspondence,
1860-1865