Nelson Family Papers, 1783-1872 (Ms1989-021)

Title

Nelson Family Papers, 1783-1872 (Ms1989-021)

Subject

Civil War
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South

Description

This collection consists of papers from the Nelson family of Clarke County, Virginia. The papers consist of correspondence among the family members, particularly between Hugh and Adelaide Nelson of Long Branch Plantation in Millwood and their daughter Nannie, as well as the Civil War letters between prisoner of war G. Washington "Wash" Nelson and Mollie Scollay of Shepardstown, Virginia.

G. Washington Nelson was captured in 1863 and held at Johnson's Island, Ohio, Point Lookout, Maryland, and Fort Delaware, Delaware. Civil War papers also include muster rolls, one of them signed by J.E.B. Stuart, of Captain Hugh Nelson's company, the Clarke County, Company D., Sixth Cavalry Volunteers.

Creator

Nelson family

Date

1783/1872

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Nelson Family Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Identifier

Ms1989-021

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nelson Family Papers, Ms1989-021, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

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February 18, 1783, Letter from Walker Daniel, at Col. Floyd's, to a French Merchant concerning commercial conditions on the wester Kentucky Frontier…
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November 5, 1857, Letter to Nelson from Shier Wilie in Boston, (Re: 'The Bight' (a house), taxes $175, business transactions, discuss rent and…
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July 1, 1858, University of Virginia announcement (Re: Final exercises, best debater, Charles Stringfellow, sent by Bennett Taylor)
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Capt. Joseph Hardesty, 1st Regiment Cavalry Muster Roll, Signed: JEB Stuart (Harper's Ferry, Shephardstown enrollments, Berryville, people mustered by…
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Muster Roll, Pay Roll, Capt. Hugh M. Nelson, Co. D, First Virginia Cavalry, June 30 to August 31, 1861
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February 12, 1862, Letter to Capt. Hugh M. Nelson, Co. D, 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, from Camp GW Smith, Special Order No. 40, Recruiting
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October 25, 1863, To Mollie from Wash in Westwood and March 31, 1865, To Mollie from Wash in Fort Delaware (Two Letters to One Envelope)
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Two letters in one envelope; March 8, 1864 and March 27, 1864. Both to Mollie, from Wash in Johnson's Island
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Two letters in one envelope, to Mollie, from Wash, Point Lookout, May 23, 1864; and letter to Mollie from Wash, Hammund General Hospital, Point…
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June 28, 1864, Letter to Mollie, from Wash in Fort Delaware, (Envelope Contains a small note- [To Mollie from Dune-requests a book] and Another letter…
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April 9, 1865, Letter to Capt. G.W. Nelson (P.O.W.) Ft. Delaware, DE, (Pressed Flowers inside Envelope)
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Two letters in one Envelope, April 28, 1865 and April 23, 1865
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Two letters in one Envelope, April 28, 1865 and April 23, 1865

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