Carpenter, Henry C., Letters

Henry C. Carpenter Letters, 1862-1864 Ms.1996.008


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1996.008
Title
Henry C. Carpenter Letters,1862-1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Carpenter, Henry C., d.1864
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The papers consist of Carpenter's letters written between February 1862 and June 1864 while encamped in parts of Virginia and West Virginia.

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], Henry C. Carpenter Letters, Ms1996-008, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Henry C. Carpenter Letters were donated to Special Collections in May 1996.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry C. Carpenter Letters commenced and was completed in June 1996.


Biographical Note

Henry C. Carpenter was born in Bland County, Virginia. He served as a Corporal in Company H, 45th Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War. He participated in the Battle of Cloyd's Farm in May 1864, and died on October 6, 1864, in Woodstock, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters from Carpenter to his sister Elizabeth, written between February 1862 and June 1864 while encamped in the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia; Monroe County, West Virginia; Saltville, Virginia; and Harrisonburg, Virginia. Also includes one letter to Elizabeth from Newton Thompson, written from Alderson's Ferry, Virginia, on June 4, 1863.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Carpenter, Elizabeth
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Henry C. Carpenter Letters 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

  • Carpenter, Elizabeth
  • Carpenter, Henry C., d.1864

Container List

folder 1
Letters
1862-1864
  • February 10, 1862
  • August 25, 1862
  • September 5, 1862
  • September 26, 1862
  • November 22, 1862
  • December 12, 1862
  • March 19, 1863
  • March 30, 1863
  • June 4, 1863
  • June 8, 1863
  • June 21, 1863
  • July 7, 1863
  • September 4, 1863
  • November 16, 1863
  • December 6, 1863
  • January 22, 1864
  • Febraury 11, 1864
  • April 21, 1864
  • May 20, 1864
  • June 2, 1864
  • June 4, 1864
  • June 22, 1864
  • July 29, 1864
  • October 12, 1864