Baylor, William Smith Hanger Correspondence William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, 1862 Ms.1985.002

William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, 1862 Ms.1985.002


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1985.002
Title
William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence,1862
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Baylor, William Smith Hanger, d.1862
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection includes three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862).

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], William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, Ms1985-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence was acquired by Special Collection prior to 1985.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence was completed in 1985. Additional description was completed in April 2011.


Biographical Note

William Smith Hanger Baylor was a resident of Augusta County, Virginia. In the Civil War, Baylor was colonel of Augusta County Volunteer companies, and then was appointed to command the 5th Virginia Regiment. In August 1862, he was made commander of the Stonewall Brigade, and was killed soon thereafter at the Battle of Second Manassas.

Scope and Contents

In the collection there are three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862). Baylor's letters speak of the destruction caused by the war, his promotion to "Colonelcy" and to Brigade Commander, his health, and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Walton's letter expresses sympathy to Baylor's widow, and comments on Baylor's religious conviction and General Jackson's regard for him.

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 William Smith Hanger Baylor 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

Correspondence,, 1862. 1, folder