Contains 5 Results:
This collection includes material related to personal experiences and tributes of Confederate soldiers in Virginia Companies collected by Harold S. Wilson, a professor in the Department of History. Topics include primary accounts of Virginia battles, daily soldier life, military morale, and southern ideologies,
Folder 1: Congressional, 1856-1863
Two letters written to South Carolina Senator Preston Brooks who wounded Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner in May 1856 over derogatory comments made by Sumner about the South and Brook’s uncle. Within the same month, two men wrote to Preston Brooks commending his actions. One was W.F Flobines of Maybington, South Carolina and the other by John Swanson of Georgia both encouraging the behavior and wished more people would have proactively dealt with abolitionists in the same manner.
Folder 2: Four Confederate Soldiers Correspondence and Tributes, 1861-1863, 1935
Folder 3: Walter L. Fontaine and Brown Correspondence, 1813-1876
Folder 4: Miscellaneous, 1916, 1978
Various contents found include a photo of Carter Glass, newspaper publisher and politician from Lynchburg, Virginia; notes on gathering the collection by sources, including phone numbers, addresses, significant values of the collection and where originals may be found. January 31, 1978 is noted as possible collection date for the Brown papers. People mentioned in the notes as possible contributors are Dr. Hamilton, Sandy Harrall, Ms. Turnstall, Dr. Wilson, and Zelda Zimmerman.