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L. A. and Lizzie Harper correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0087

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence of L. A. Harper and his wife, Lizzie, while he was stationed at James Island, South Carolina during the siege of Charleston and later during the Virginia campaigns of 1864. Topics include camp life, Harper's court-martial, domestic affairs, sanitary conditions, and supplies. The collection also includes muster rolls, other documents, and typed transcriptss of the correspondence.


  • Creation: 1862-1864


Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

L. A. Harper was a 1st Lieutenant with 'St. Matthew Rifles' (South Carolina Infantry. 25th Regiment, Company F) during the American Civil War. He was wounded in Virginia, September 1864 and furloughed. Lizzie, his wife, resided in Poor Chance, South Carolina.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 document case, 1 oversize folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Willam G. Bean.

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Repository Details

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

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