A Guide to the David Cloyd McGavock Papers, 1861-1901, n.d. McGavock, David Cloyd Papers Ms1990-032

A Guide to the David Cloyd McGavock Papers, 1861-1901, n.d.

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Collection Number Ms1990-032


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Collection Number
David Cloyd McGavock Papers, 1861-1901, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
McGavock, David Cloyd

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Scope and Content

Soldier in Company B of the 24th Virginia Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in May 1864. Collection consists of ca. 35 items, including letters written by McGavock to his family while studying at Roanoke College in 1861, and then from camps near Winchester and Petersburg, Virginia, and Goldsboro, North Carolina. Includes sympathy letters to McGavock's sister after his death, and other miscellaneous family papers. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865