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Alexander Tedford "Ted" Barclay correspondence

 Digital Record
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0002


  • Creation: 1861-1864


This collection includes original letters and typescript copies of letters Ted Barclay sent to his family in Lexington, Virginia during the American Civil War. Subjects include information about the activities of the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade in major battles within Virginia; accounts of life in Confederate camp; information about food, clothing, diseases, religious services, attractive women, and deaths of friends while serving with the Volunteers; and accounts of his life as a Union prisoner at Fort Delaware. These letters have been published in a volume edited by Charles Turner, Ted Barclay, Liberty Hall Volunteers: Letters from the Stonewall Brigade (1861-1864).

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Biographical / Historical

Alexander Tedford "Ted" Barclay was a Lexington, Virginia native and a member of Washington College (later known as Washington and Lee University) Class of 1861. He served in the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade (4th Infantry) for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War (1861-1864) and later was a trustee of Washington and Lee University.

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Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA