Richardson, Andrew Jackson, Civil War Letters A Collection in Special Collections

A Guide to Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson Ms.2015.031

A Collection in Special Collections


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.031
Title
"Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson",1861-1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Richardson, Andrew Jackson, 1837-1863
Language
English .
Abstract
"Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson" is a bound compilation of correspondence, transcripts, and miscellaneous documents about Andrew Jackson Richarson's Civil War-era letters written to his unnamed wife.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from "Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson" 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: "Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson", Ms2015-031, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

"Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson" was transferred to Special Collections in 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the "Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson" was completed in July 2015.


Biographical Note

Andrew Jackson Richardson was born on November 23, 1837, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He served in the Third Tennessee Regiment of the Confederate Army and died February 11, 1863, at Port Hudson, Louisiana, of unknown causes.

Scope and Content

"Civil War Letters of Andrew Jackson Richardson" is a bound manuscript that primaily consists of photocopies of the Civil War correspondence of Andrew Jackson Richardson of the 3rd Tennessee Regiment of the Confederate Army. In the letters, Richardson writes to his wife to discuss his health and the progress of the war in the deep south. He gives an account of the Confederate Army camp lifestyle and details the Siege of Vicksburg in several of his letters. In addition to the letters, the item includes a section for the transcripts of each letter and photocopies of records from the 3rd Tennessee Regiment. Another section includes a list of family members Richardson refers to in his letters, documentation from the Port Hudson State Historic Site, and other records relating to Andrew Jackson Richardson.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Richardson, Andrew Jackson, 1837-1863

Container List

folder 1
Document,
1861-1863English.