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John DeHart Ross Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0120

Scope and Contents

This collection contains principally wartime correspondence from John DeHart Ross to his wife, Agnes Reid Ross. The correspondence relates to action at the West Virginia front (Cheat Mt. campaign) in 1861-1862, Jackson's Valley campaign in 1862, Gettysburg in 1863, and the siege of Richmond in 1864-1865. It also includes one letter from Samuel McDowell Reid to Agnes Ross and one letter from Ross to his mother. Additionally there are photographs and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and Ross family memorabilia.

Dates

  • Inclusive 1856-1912

Creator

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

John DeHart Ross was a Major and later Lt. Colonel with the Virginia Infantry, 52nd regiment. He was also a Lexington, Virginia businessman and land developer.

Extent

30 Item

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Mortimer Viser, 1982.

Creator

Source

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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Lexington VA 24450 USA