Pierce, Charles H. Letter

Charles H. Pierce Letter, 1861 Ms.2018.027


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Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2018.027
Title
Charles H. Pierce Letter1861
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Pierce, Charles H.
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection contains a letter written July 20, 1861, by Charles H. Pierce to his mother on the eve of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run. Pierce was a member of the United States Marine Corps and was present during the battle.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Charles H. Pierce Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online .

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles H. Pierce Letter, Ms2018-027, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Charles H. Pierce Letter was purchased by Special Collections in September 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles H. Pierce Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter written July 20, 1861, by Charles H. Pierce to his mother on the eve of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run. Pierce was a member of the United States Marine Corps and was present during the battle. Pierce's letter mentions the activities of his battalion on their march from Washington, D.C. to Manassas Junction. Pierce also mentions how hard the march was and the heat.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • First Manassas, Battle of, 1861
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- Marine Corps -- History -- 1849-1877

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1861