White, William C., Letter

William C. White Letter, 1861 Ms.1989.098


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.098
Title
William C. White Letter1861
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
White, William C.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Sgt. William C. White was a Union soldier in Company I of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. The letter is written November 20, 1861, by White to his parents from Camp Monocacy, Maryland. He writes that it is hard to get French leave because there are patrols on every road around the camp and that many have deserted from his company due to the lack of whiskey.

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2000.

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Biographical Note

Sgt. William C. White was a Union soldier in Company I of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. He was recruited in Philadelphia on August 19, 1861, and mustered out August 27, 1864.

He may be the William C. White (d. 1893) buried in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Sources:

"White, William C." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=6B99ACDE-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "SGT William C White" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189159915/william-c-white "William C White" entry, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/3072471:1555

Scope and Content

The William C. White Letter is written November 20, 1861, by White to his parents from Camp Monocacy, Maryland. He writes that it is hard to get French leave because there are patrols on every road around the camp and that many have deserted from his company due to the lack of whiskey.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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Container List

folder 1
Letter
1861