Armstrong, Edward H. Letter

Edward H. Armstrong Letter 1863 Ms.2015.052


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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.052
Title
Edward H. Armstrong Letter,1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Armstrong, Edward H. (Edward Hall), 1841-1864
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter from Edward H. Armstrong, written near Fredericksburg, Virginia, February 3, 1863.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Edward H. Armstrong 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: Edward H. Armstrong Letter, Ms2015-052, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Edward H. Armstrong Letter was purchased by Special Collections in August 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Edward H. Armstrong Letter was completed in October 2015.


Biographical Note

Edward H. Armstrong was born in New Hanover County, NC, in 1841. He enlisted with the 1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry in August 1861. He mustered out of that unit in November and re-enlisted with the 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry in February 1862. Between February and September 1862, he was promoted several times, ending up with the rank of captain. On May 12, 1864, he was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House. He died from his wounds on June 7, 1864 (other sources list his death date as May 12). He is buried in the Armstrong Cemetery in Rocky Point, North Carolina.

Sources: Manarin, Louis H., comp. North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster Raleigh: State Division of Archives and History, 1988-.

Find a Grave website (includes an obituary and photographs).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Edward H. Armstrong, written near Fredericksburg, Virginia, February 3, 1863. Written to his father, the letter includes family news, information on the activities and movements of Armstrong's regiment, and the weather (in particular, the cold). Armstrong also mentions the recent attempt by Yankee troops to advance the nearby river (possibly the Rappanhannock River).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Armstrong, Edward H. (Edward Hall), 1841-1864

Container List

folder 1
Letter,
1863