Warren, Henry M. Letter

A Guide to the Henry M. Warren Letter, 1861 Ms.2012.017


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Cliff Bryant, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.017
Title
Henry M. Warren Letter,1861
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01011.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Warren, Henry M., 1837-1862
Language
English .
Abstract
The collections consists of a letter from Union soldier Henry M. Warren, Private of the 18th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, to his brother Nathaniel in Massachusetts.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Henry M. Warren Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry M. Warren Letter, Ms2012-017, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collections was purchased by Special Collections in May 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry M. Warren Letter was completed in June 2012.


Biographical Note

Henry M. Warren was born to John M. and Polly L. Warren about 1837, the oldest of at least three children, including brothers, Nathaniel and George. He served with Company D, 18th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. He enlisted as a private and was later promoted to corporal. Warren appears to have been wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, and to have died from his injuries a week later.

Scope and Content

The collections consists of a letter from Union soldier Henry M. Warren, Private of the 18th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, to his brother Nathaniel in Massachusetts. Warren's letter, dated November 9, 1861 and written from Hall's Hill, Virginia, includes details about how the soldiers in the unit are kept busy in their down time (mostly drill and review), including a troop review that Warren says was attended by President Lincoln, who he refers to as "Old Abe."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia -- History

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • Warren, Henry M., 1837-1862

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1861