A Guide to the Petersburg, Virginia, Letter, 1864 Petersburg, Virginia, Letter Ms2011-098

A Guide to the Petersburg, Virginia, Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-098


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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-098
Title
Petersburg, Virginia, Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of one letter from "Edward." He wrote to his cousin Sarah from camp at Petersburg in 1864.

Contents List

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Petersburg, Virginia, Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Petersburg, Virginia, Letter, Ms2011-098, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections purchased the Petersburg, Virginia, Letter in September 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Petersburg, Virginia, Letter was completed in October 2011.

Biographical Note

The letter is signed by "Edward," apparently the cousin of Sarah Hoyt; however, his surname and other service information is unknown.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter from "Edward." He wrote from a Union camp in Petersburg on June 25, 1864. Much of the letter describes his battlefield and camp activity and also includes advice to his cousin William who was up for conscription. The letter ends with an apology for bad penmanship on account of a "poor pencil...and...hot sun" and regards of love.

The envelope with which the letter was sent is also included within the collection. The envelope bears a rare "forwarded" stamp on account of the letter being missent initially to Mississippi.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Hoyt, Sarah J.
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Petersburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864