A Guide to the Edward F. Tubbs Correspondence, 1858-1864 Tubbs, Edward F. Correspondence Ms2012-030

A Guide to the Edward F. Tubbs Correspondence, 1858-1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-030


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Processed by: Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-030
Title
Edward F. Tubbs Correspondence, 1858-1864 (Bulk, 1863-1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Tubbs, Edward F., Co. I, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of seven letters written by Edward F. Tubbs, Company I, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (159th Volunteers) to his mother and siblings at home in Albion, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Edward F. Tubbs Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Edward F. Tubbs Correspondence, Ms2012-030, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in August 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Edward F. Tubbs Correspondence was completed in June 2012.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of seven letters written by Edward F. Tubbs, Company I, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry (159th Volunteers) to his mother and siblings at home in Albion, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

The first letter, dated July 15, 1858, written from Conneaut, Ohio includes plans to visit home and news from his neighborhood. On the 24th of February, 1863, Tubbs wrote his mother from Harper's Ferry, Virginia describing a gift he intends to send her, new clothes and items he recently purchased, and expresses his desire to remain in contact. Tubbs wrote the third letter on April 3, 1863 from Harper's Ferry, Virginia giving his mother permission to collect his county bounty, reporting on his health and hospital stay, as well as discussing camp life. Tubbs's forth letter, dated May 27, 1863, consists of war news and reports on camp life, news from home, and his disdain for the war. On September 28, 1863, Tubbs wrote his fifth letter from Beverly, West Virginia discussing war news, news from home, drafted soldiers, and his desire to be close to home. Tubbs wrote about his participation in Union raids on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad and his health in the sixth letter from Webster, West Virginia, dated December 29, 1863. At camp near Winchester, Virginia, dated December 2, 1864, Tubbs wrote the seventh letter consisting of war news, struggles in camp life, difficulties of the war, and his desire for an end to the war.

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Tubbs, Edward F., Co. I, 14th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry

Contents List

Folder 1
Letters, 1858-1864