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Vera E. Taylor

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 collection is a photocopy of a letter written by Civil War soldier M. M. Edwards to his wife. Edwards's regiment, brigade, division and army are not identified, although it is probable that he was a Confederate soldier. The letter is dated October 10, 1862, and is written from Greenville, TN. For the most part, the letter is a narrative of events in camp and the physical condition of several of Edwards's friends who have been wounded or are sick.


  • 1861 - 1862

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1 Files (Two items (one folder))

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Good - photocopied material
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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States