Gibboney, James M., Letter, 1905 A Guide to the James M. Gibboney Letter, 1905 Ms.2015.028 A Collection in Special Collections

A Guide to the James M. Gibboney Letter, 1905 Ms.2015.028

A Collection in Special Collections


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.028
Title
James M. Gibboney Letter,1905
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Gibboney, James Madison, 1848-1905
Language
English .
Abstract
This collection contains a transcript of James M. Gibboney's letter to his children detailing his life experiences. Gibboney recalls his actions defending the town of Wytheville, Virginia, during Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the James M. Gibboney 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: James M. Gibboney Letter, Ms2015-028, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The James M. Gibboney Letter was donated to Special Collections in 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James M. Gibboney Letter was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

James "Black Jim" Gibboney was born on January 21, 1848, in Wytheville, Virginia, to Dr. James Gibboney and Nancy Overby Haller. During the Civil War, he defended his home town during Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863, and fought in the Confederate Army. He died August 9, 1905, and is buried in the East End Cemetery in Wytheville.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a transcript of a 1905 letter by James M. Gibboney about his experiences during the Civil War. The letter mostly describes his account and actions defending the town of Wytheville, Virginia, against Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863. The letter also details his later service in the Confederate Army in 1864 and discusses an account of Gibboney's life as a resident of the town.

PLEASE NOTE: The transcriber corrected minor spelling errors, but maintained original punctuation and spelling of words and names.

Arrangement

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Container List

folder 1
Transcript,
1905