A Guide to the Carter J. Glass Collection, 1862-1864 Glass, Carter J. Ms2009-004

A Guide to the Carter J. Glass Collection, 1862-1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-004


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Processed by: Jennifer Vipperman Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-004
Title
Carter J. Glass Collection 1862-1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Carter J. Glass
Language
English
Abstract
Letter written to the sister of Carter J. Glass a Confederate Prisoner of War held at Point Lookout Prison in Point Lookout, Maryland. Carter discusses sick prisoners leaving the camp and inquires about prisoners that have left the camp previously. Collection also includes a slip granting leave to Danville, VA and a portrait of Carter Glass in his later years.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carter J. Glass Collection, Ms2009-004, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Civil War collection here at Special Collections in 2004.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Carter J. Glass Collection was completed in January 2009.

Biographical Information

Carter Glass was a prisoner of war held at Point Lookout Prison in Point Lookout, Maryland.

Scope and Content

The Carter J. Glass Civil War Collection consists of a letter written by Glass to his sister, Martha. The letter was written on May 3, 1864 from Point Lookout while Glass was imprisoned there. The letter discusses prisoners that are leaving due to sickness. Glass also inquires about the welfare of prisoners that have already left the camp and he laments that he will not be able to leave as well because he can never "get sick at the right time." There is a note from December 1862 taped to the back of the letter granting Glass permission to visit Danville, VA. The collection also includes a portrait of Glass in his later years.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Photograph and Letter, May 3, 1864 . 1, Folder