Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070), Letter from James Francis Preston to Sarah Caperton Preston

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Title

Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070), Letter from James Francis Preston to Sarah Caperton Preston

Description

The first letter is dated on July 28, 1861 and is written by James Francis Preston to his wife, Sarah Caperton Preston following the First Battle of Bull Run. He writes about the battleā€™s events and his own movements, including executing a direct order from General Jackson to charge the advancing enemy. In the beginning of his letter, James calls the battle a "fearful sight."

Date

Identifier

Ms2010-070_Letter_1862_0728

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Preston Family Correspondence, Ms2010-070, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Citation

Preston, James Francis, 1820-1862, “Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070), Letter from James Francis Preston to Sarah Caperton Preston,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed October 28, 2020, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2010-070/Ms2010-070_Letter_1862_0728.