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Scope and Contents This manuscript is a memoir by Sallie White Bruce about her family's life in the Lexington area during the American Civil War and their involvement with Washington College. It references Hunter's Raid in 1864.
Dates: Inclusive 1940s
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five letters, four of which are written by Neel to his friends and family. In a letter to his mother dated June 22, 1864, Neel writes about receiving orders to travel to Lynchburg to meet Union General Hunter's forces, which had just moved through Lexington, Virginia. In the letter to Hicks, Neel requests for Captain Hicks to speak on his behalf as he is a candidate for the Commissioner of Revenue in Bland County, Va. In a letter dated September 1861, Neel...
Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865