A Guide to the Elliott Family Correspondence, 1864-1871 Elliott Family Correspondence Ms1990-021

A Guide to the Elliott Family Correspondence, 1864-1871

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1990-021


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Special Collections, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Email: specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/

©2014 By Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Elliott Family Correspondence, 1864-1871
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Elliott family

Please note: The current finding aid includes only minimal description of the collection. If you have questions, please contact Special Collections ( specref@vt.edu ) for more information.

Scope and Content

Three Hanover County, Virginia, brothers who served the Confederacy in the Civil War. Thomas A. and Joshua L. Elliott served in the 24th Virginia Infantry; Odin B. Elliott served in Company G of the 34th Virginia Infantry. The correspondence consists of ten letters to Mary F. Page of Hanover County.

Thomas and Joshua write Mary in 1864 from various camps in North Carolina. Joshua comments that he believes it is General Lee's intention to pay the Pennsylvanians a visit and that he thinks Lee will invite us to accompany him on his visit as we are his pets. Thomas displays romantic interest in Mary and was angry that his furlough was disapproved for it made me mad to think that I was deprived of being with the one I love. In 1866 Odin writes Mary from Roanoke County, Virginia, wanting his letters and a ring back after she led him on about marriage. Also includes a letter Mary wrote in 1871 from an insane asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia, to her sister, Elizabeth Mallory, about her desperate situation. Transcripts available. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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