Soldiers -- Southern States -- Correspondence
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 95-5
Content Description Correspondence (c. 1860-1865) of the Edmonston and Kelly families, particularly letters from R.P. Kelly, Ben Edmonston, and T.B. Edmonston -- serving as soldiers in the Civil War -- to family members in Haywood County, North Carolina, notably Dorothy Edmonston Kelly; additional correspondents include Maggie Edmonston and A. MacDowell. Also included are photographs and supporting research on the families and the individual items in the collection.
Identifier: SM 10-09
Content Description Personal papers of the Edmonston and Kelly families of western North Carolina, including correspondence, dated primarily 1863 – 1864; envelopes; resolution (1868); two court judgments (1848); and unbound account booklet (1844).
Identifier: MSS 95-10
Identifier: SM 80-11
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence to James Watson, a Confederate soldier in the 25th North Carolina Regiment, from his wife Elizabeth Watson and friend Alfred Wilson. The Watsons and Wilson were residents of Jackson County, NC. The first letter wasis dated October 29, 1861, and was written to James Watson, care of Colonel T.L. Clingman, in the Beaufort District of South Carolina. Mrs. Watson wrote about missing her husband, food prices, crop conditions, the...
Identifier: SM 00-12
Content Description M. W. [Major Wiley] Parris of Jackson County, North Carolina, was 37 when he enlisted in May, 1861, and became a private in the North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment, Company B. The three letters presented here are to his wife, Jane Parris. Less than two weeks after his letter of July 3, 1862, he was discharged “by reason of being over age” (North Carolina Troops, vol. 7, p. 376). The Federal Census of 1860 for Jackson County, North Carolina, lists an M.W. Parris, age 36, and Jane Parris,...
Identifier: MSS 12-01
Content Description The collection contains materials concerning the McKee, Dills, and related families, of western North Carolina, chiefly Jackson County, NC. Of note are several Civil War letters; a Certificate of Promotion to Second Lieutenant for C.S. Buchanan, July 26, 1863; and state of North Carolina Confederate currency.
Identifier: MSS 80-11
Content Description Ninian Edmonston (1789-1868) was a citizen of Haywood County, NC. He became a surveyor early in life, and assisted, at the age of nineteen, in surveying the boundary line between Buncombe County, NC, and Haywood County, NC. He served as sheriff of Haywood County for four years. He also served in both the North Carolina Senate and House of Commons (1821-1835), ultimately serving nine terms. Most of the correspondence is from relatives of Edmonston who settled in the Midwest. ...
Identifier: SM 80-02
Content Description The collection contains a photocopy of a booklet, The Battle of Fort Sumter and First Victory of the Southern Troops, April 13, 1861, published in Charleston, SC, in 1861. This account of the Fort Sumter affair is chiefly a compilation of reports by Charleston newspapers. The book is thirty-two pages in length and contains, in addition to an account of the battle, a description of Fort Sumter and the official correspondence of the Confederate command.The second item in the...
Identifier: MSS 80-44
Content Description William Walker II (1812-1864) was the son of an Irish immigrant who landed in Virginia about 1770 and later settled in Wilkes County, NC. Walker migrated to Valley Town in Cherokee County, NC, in 1839. He married Margaret Scott, a cousin to General Winfield Scott. They had six children: Charles Agnew, William Pitt, Alfred McLean, George Benjamin, Rufus Jarrett, and Richard (who died in infancy). Walker established an Indian trading post and later served as first postmaster of...