Garrison, Edwin L. Letter

Edwin L. Garrison Letter, 1864 Ms.2019.003


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2019.003
Title
Edwin L. Garrison Letter1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Garrison, Edwin L., b. abt 1844/1845 - 1/28/1924
Language
English .
Abstract
The Edwin L. Garrison Letter contains information pertaining to the 1864 Overland Campaign including an attack by Confederate General A. P. Hill. The letter is written to George J. Warner in New York on July 12, 1964.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Edwin L. Garrison Letter 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: Edwin L. Garrison Letter, Ms2019-003, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Edwin L. Garrison Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2018.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Edwin L. Garrison Letter was completed in January 2019.


Biographical Note

Edwin L. Garrison was likely born in 1844 or 1845. In 1862 he mustered in when he was 18 in Coventry, NY with the New York 8th Cavalry. He was wounded in Culpeper, VA in 1863. He mustered out in June 1865 at Alexandria, VA. After the American Civil War, he married Anna Elizabeth Hogg (1847-1932) on September 26, 1867, and they had ten children. Between 1867 and 1920, the family moved slowly across the country, living in Nebraska, Wyoming, Oregon. Garrison died in 1924 and is buried in Lane County, Oregon.

Scope and Content

The Edwin L. Garrison Letter contains information pertaining to the 1864 Overland Campaign including an attack by Confederate General A. P. Hill. The letter is written to George J. Warner in New York on July 12, 1964. The orginal envelope and information on the 8th New York Cavalry is also included.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Correspondence
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental Histories
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Garrison, Edwin L., b. abt 1844/1845 - 1/28/1924

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1864-07-12