Elliott Family CorrespondenceMs.1990.021

Elliott Family CorrespondenceMs.1990.021


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1990.021
Title
Elliott Family Correspondence1864-1871
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Elliott family
Language
The materails in the collection are in English.

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Scope and Contents

Three Hanover County, Virginia, brothers who served the Confederacy in the Civil War. Thomas A. and Joshua L. Elliott served in the 24th Virginia Infantry; Odin B. Elliott served in Company G of the 34th Virginia Infantry. The correspondence consists of ten letters to Mary F. Page of Hanover County.

Thomas and Joshua write Mary in 1864 from various camps in North Carolina. Joshua comments that he believes it is General Lee's intention to pay the Pennsylvanians a visit and that he thinks Lee will invite us to accompany him on his visit as we are his pets. Thomas displays romantic interest in Mary and was angry that his furlough was disapproved for it made me mad to think that I was deprived of being with the one I love. In 1866 Odin writes Mary from Roanoke County, Virginia, wanting his letters and a ring back after she led him on about marriage. Also includes a letter Mary wrote in 1871 from an insane asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia, to her sister, Elizabeth Mallory, about her desperate situation. Transcripts available. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

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