A Guide to the John H. Roberts Letter, 1864 Roberts, John H. Letter Ms2012-038

A Guide to the John H. Roberts Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-038


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

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-038
Title
John H. Roberts Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Roberts, John H., 14th New York Heavy Artillery
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter dated June 5, 1864 and written by John H. Roberts of the 14th New York Heavy Artillery on a "battlefield near Mechanicsville & 10 miles from Richmond."

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John H. Roberts Letter, Ms2012-038, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in July 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John H. Roberts Letter was completed in September 2012.

Biographical Note

Roberts enlisted as a private, but was promoted to corporal during his service in the Union Army.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter dated June 5, 1864 and written by a Union soldier, Pvt. John H. Roberts, of the 14th New York Heavy Artillery on a "battlefield near Mechanicsville & 10 miles from Richmond." Roberts wrote the letter to his "friend Dan," which discusses news about the Civil War, strenuous marches and fights, and unusual encounters with the Confederate soldiers.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Roberts, John H., 14th New York Heavy Artillery

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864