Scott, William L., Letter William L. Scott Letter, 1863 Ms.1988.085

William L. Scott Letter, 1863 Ms.1988.085


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1988.085
Title
William L. Scott Letter1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Scott, W. L. (William L. )
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Letter from William L. Scott, a private in Company B, 15th North Carolina Infantry, during the American Civil War.

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The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], William. L. Scott Letter, Ms1988-085, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The William L. Scott Letter was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the William L. Scott Letter commenced and was completed in May, 2021.


Biographical Note

William L. Scott appears in the 1850 census as a six-year-old child living in the Caswell County, North Carolina, residence of Azariah and Deborah Scott, together with Martha F. Scott, five, and two other Scott children. The 1860 census shows a 16-year-old W. L. Scott living in the Caswell County home of Jno. and Lucy Manly. William L. Scott enlisted in the 15th North Carolina Infantry at Raleigh on July 15, 1862.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single letter written by William L. Scott, a private in Company B, 15th North Carolina Infantry, during the American Civil War. Writing to his sister Martha from Richmond, Virginia, on July 11, 1863, Scott describes a recent skirmish (probably the action at South Anna River on July 4, 1863) in which Confederates defended a bridge from destruction by Union forces. He refers to several war-related rumors, including word that Lee is in Maryland.

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. L. Scott Letter 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
Letter
1863