Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1862 (Ms2013-029)

Title

Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1862 (Ms2013-029)

Subject

Civil War

Description

The Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence collection consists of 19 letters by 17 soldiers, and the letters date from 1861 and 1862 and were written by soldiers stationed in and around Alexandria and Fairfax counties and Washington, DC in the first 12-16 months of the Civil War. The majority of the letters were written to family members and contain mostly news from home, camp life, and local events. However, most letters also include some piece of war news or battle/skirmish description and opinions about the war. Some letters include transcripts.

Publisher

Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Date

1861-1862

Date Accepted

The collection was donated to Special Collections in 2013.

Rights

Permission to publish material from Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Rights

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.3 cu. ft.; 1 box

Type

text

Identifier

Ms2013-029

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence, Ms2013-029, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

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Letter from a soldier named Jonathan (the last name is illegible) to "Sallie," about her desire to visit him, the poor health of soldiers in his…
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Letter from Van Fleet to his parents, describing daily duties and being fired upon by Rebel cannons.
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Letter from Turrill to his aunt and uncle, describing brigade drills, upcoming orders, and the life of a soldier.
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Letter from Stewart to his sister, discussing the difficulties of the regiment, several skirmishes, and his hopes to return home soon.
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Letter from Rappleyea to his mother, describing current and future regiment movements and plans to send money when he gets paid.
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Letter from Penmen to his wife, describing camp life and the large numbers of incoming soldiers.
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Letter from Nickerson to his sister, detailing recent activities of the regiment, letters received, and travels through Boston.
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Letter from Miller to a friend, talking about camp life and activities, including cutting down trees.
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Letter fron Lukens to his parents, discussing a missing soldier and a local Secessionist.
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Letter from Gregory to his brother, Bill, describing camp life, recent activities, and requesting a coat.
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Letter from Gregory to his brother, Bill, describing mail delays and requesting items from home.
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Letter from Gerry to his friend, George, describing others in his regiment and asking for a return reply.
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Letter from William Dixon to his wife, Martha, describing the weather, that he has sent her money, and his hopes to return home soon.
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Letter from George E. Davis to his parents, including his intent to send money when he is paid and moving of his regiment's camp.
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Letter from Henry Cole to his sister Annie describing his current location, the landscape, and the contents of his backpack.
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Letter from Henry Cole to his sister Annie talking about food rations, weather, and camp duties.
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Letter from brothers Henry and Luther Cole to sister Annie, describing camp life and their cabin.

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