Moody, Charles H. Papers

Charles H. Moody Papers, 1862-1889 Ms.2017.003


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AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2017.003
Title
Charles H. Moody Papers1862-1889
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Moody, Charles H. (8th NY Cavalry)
Language
English .
Abstract
The Charles H. Moody Papers contain correspondence from Charles H. Moody to his father, mother, brother, and various friends relating to his service in Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, datingranges from January 1862-June 1865.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Charles H. Moody Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles H. Moody Papers, Ms2017-003, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Charles H. Moody Papers were purchased by Special Collections in 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles H. Moody Papers was completed in February 2019.


Biographical Note

Charles H. Moody was born on September 9, 1843. He was a bugler and orderly in the 8th N.Y. Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War. He enlisted at the age of 18 on August 23, 1862 and was mustered out in June 27, 1865 in Alexandria, VA. On June 1, 1864, he was captured and sent to a Confederate POW Camp in Florence, South Carolina. By the end of the war, he had earned the rank 2nd Lieutenant. Following the war he married Helen M. Hall and they had one daughter. He worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber company. He passed away on June 1, 1908.

Scope and Content

The Charles H. Moody Papers contain correspondence from Charles H. Moody to his father, mother, brother, and various friends relating to his service in Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, dating from January 1862-June 1865. The Charles H. Moody Papers also include military papers with information about the 8th N.Y. Volunteer Cavalry and drawings.

Arrangement Note

The Charles H. Moody Papers are arranged by type of material. Within the correspondence folders, materials are arranged in chronological order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Correspondence
  • Gettysburg Campaign, 1863
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental Histories

Container List

Correspondence
1862-1865
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11862-01-06-1862-11-25English.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 21862-12-02-1862-12-30
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31863-01-07-1863-06-10
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41863-07-04-1863-10-22
  • box-folder 1 folder: 51863-11-01-1863-12-14
  • box-folder 1 folder: 61864-01-15-1864-03-18
  • box-folder 1 folder: 71864-04-02-1864-11-08
  • box-folder 1 folder: 81865-01-19-1865-06-14
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Undated
    n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 10
Military Papers
1863-1889English.
box-folder 1 folder: 11
Ephemera
n.d.English.