Spencer, George A., Correspondence

George A. Spencer Correspondence, 1862-1864 Ms.1989.100


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.100
Title
George A. Spencer Correspondence1862-1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Spencer, George A.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
George A. Spencer (d. 1914) was a Union soldier in Company I, 7th Rhode Island Infantry during the American Civil War. The correspondence contains three letters from Spencer in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Kentucky to his mother in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. He writes that he will send money home and asks her to buy him a Smith and Wesson Seven Shooter.

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Source of Acquisition

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Biographical Note

George A. Spencer (d. 1914) was a Union soldier in Company I, 7th Rhode Island Infantry during the American Civil War. He mustered out on June 9, 1865.

Sources:

"Spencer, George A." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=6E0EC8D3-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "George A. Spencer" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/115350773/george-a.-spencer "George A Spencer" entry, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/316621:1555

Scope and Content

The George A. Spencer Correspondence contains three letters from Spencer in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Kentucky to his mother in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts. He writes that he will send money home and asks her to buy him a Smith and Wesson Seven Shooter.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the George A. Spencer 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
1862-1864