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Soldiers

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0372
Scope and Contents This collection consiste of Alexander Sterrett Paxton's journals in six volumes (484 p.)during the American Civil War. They cover his service as a member of the 4th Virginia Infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, including his role as a Commissary Sergeant of the regiment. Journal entries explore the war experiences of a Confederate foot soldier and include: his insights into motives for war; observations and descriptions of ranking officers, fellow soldiers, friends and family; detailed accounts...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1865

Jacob H. Shaner Letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0601
Scope and Contents This letter from John H. Shaner details looting by an army, the identity of which is unknown, during the American Civil War. At time of writing, Shaner was posted to Monterey, in Highland County, Virginia.
Dates: 1861 - 1862

James Anderson Terrell Reminiscences

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0392
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the autobiographical memoirs of James Anderson Terrell, a Confederate soldier, settler, cowboy, and politician. Written when Terrell was in his late seventies, the bulk of the material centers on his experiences during the American Civil War and his later time spent pioneering in Kansas. Additional topics include his beginnings in Georgia, life during Reconstruction, and his return to Georgia at the end of his life.
Dates: Existence: 1837 - 1921