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Wilson, Whitmore, and Firebaugh Letters

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0638

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three letters dating to the American Civil War era. The first two were written by Captain Jacob J. Whitmore to William A. Wilson on matters of business. In them, Whitmore discusses the effect of the war on his ability to conduct business and the movement of his regiment from Alleghany mountain. The third letter is unrelated and written by an unknown author to her friend Lizzie Firebaugh. This letter discusses family matters and the status of several male relatives or friends in regards to the war.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

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.

Extent

1 Files

Creator

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, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Lexington VA 24450 USA