A Guide to the S. Wellford Corbin Letter, 1865 Corbin, S. Wellford Letter Ms1989-063

A Guide to the S. Wellford Corbin Letter, 1865

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Collection Number Ms1989-063


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Collection Number
S. Wellford Corbin Letter, 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Corbin, S. Wellford

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Scope and Content

Lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy during the Civil War. Captured by the Union forces in June 1864, during the Petersburg Assaults, and sent to the Officer's Prison at Fort Delaware, Delaware. Paroled in February 1865. Resident of Virginia; after the war he taught at the Virginia Military Institute and was a Virginia state senator. Letter written, January 29, 1865, to Mrs. Emily S. Brune of Baltimore, Maryland, from Corbin as a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. Thanks her for the Christmas gifts and mentions several mutual friends in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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