A Guide to the William B. Gallaher Papers, 1861 Gallaher, William B. Papers, Ms1991-062

A Guide to the William B. Gallaher Papers, 1861

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Collection Number Ms1991-062


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Collection Number
William B. Gallaher Papers, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Gallaher, William B.

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Scope and Content

Private in Company E, First Regiment Virginia Cavalry, during the Civil War. Papers consist of a document confirming Gallaher's promotion from private to lieutenant (August 1861), and letters written by Gallaher to his parents (May and July, 1861). One of the letters was written from Manassas, Virginia, two days before the Battle of First Bull Run, July, 1861. Transcripts available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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