Caperton Family PapersMs.1991.034

Caperton Family PapersMs.1991.034


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1991.034
Title
Caperton Family Papers1861-1862
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Caperton family
Creator
Caperton, George Henry (Nelson County, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Caperton Family Papers, Ms1991-034, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of transcripts of letters written by Mary Elizabeth Henderson Caperton of Nelson County, Virginia, to her husband George Henry Caperton, a soldier in the 1st Virginia Regiment of Mounted Volunteers (also known as the 30th Virginia Volunteers Mounted) in the Civil War. Mary Caperton wrote most of the letters from White Thorn, in Blacksburg, Virginia, while staying with Sarah Ann Caperton Preston, her husband's sister, while her husband served in the Confederate Army. She writes of various members of the Preston family, fears that the slaves will rise up in rebellion, and Dr. Harvey Black. Collections also includes a copy of George Caperton's diary written in late 1861 while he was ill. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Black, Harvey, 1827-1888
  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Caperton, Mary Elizabeth Henderson (Nelson County, Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Preston family (Montgomery County, Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Caperton Family Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Black, Harvey, 1827-1888
  • Caperton, George Henry (Nelson County, Va.)
  • Caperton, Mary Elizabeth Henderson (Nelson County, Va.)