Voltz, Felix, Letters

Felix Voltz Letters, 1865 Ms.1993.021


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1993.021
Title
Felix Voltz Letters1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Voltz, Felix
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains six letters from Felix Voltz to his family in Elmira, New York, written during the Civil War.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Felix Voltz Letters, Ms1993-021, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Felix Voltz Letters were purchased by Special Collections in 1993.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Felix Voltz Letters commenced and was completed in 1993. Additional description was completed in November 2009.


Biographical Note

Felix Voltz served as a drummer in the 187 th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry. To his family's dismay, Voltz ran away from home in February of 1865 to enlist.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains six letters by Voltz, written to home to his family in Elmira, New York. The first letter in the collection, written from one of Felix's brother's to another, recounts Felix's flight from home and includes Felix's goodbye note. The second letter from February contains correspondence from Felix and his brother John to their parents and siblings. The remaining four letters are from Felix to his siblings at home. More than once, Felix comments on the regret he feels for leaving home.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Felix Voltz Letters 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
Letters
February-June 1865