Curry, William N. Letter

A Guide to the William N. Curry Letter, 1862 Ms.2009.024


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.024
Title
William N. Curry Letter1862
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00357.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Curry, William N.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains letters from a Confederate soldier, William N. Curry to his two brothers, Alpheus and Harry; the letters are written on the same page. Letters discusses camp life in Pocataligo, South Carolina. Curry discusses seeing Yankee ships run aground and set on fire to prevent the Confederates taking the cargo.

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], William N. Curry Letter , Ms2009-024, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The William N. Curry Letter was purchased for the Civil War collection in Special Collections in 1993.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the William N. Curry Letter was completed in February 2009.


Biographical Note

William N. Curry was a confederate soldier stationed in South Carolina. He had at least two brothers, Alpheus and Harry.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of two letters written on the same page. The letters are written by William N. Curry to his two brothers, Alpheus and Harry. William Curry is in a Camp near Pocataligo, South Carolina. Curry describes camp life and discusses things like the weather and mentioning the presence of alligators in the swamps. Curry also describes seeing ships and "the old iron horse." In the letter to Harry, Curry discusses Yankee ships being run aground and set on fire to prevent the Confederates from taking the cargo. Curry also mentions rumors that the Yankees may try to retake Fort Sumter, but Curry feels that they will find this task a "sore job."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the William N. Curry Letter 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
Letter,
1862