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Box 1

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: Box 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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,

Dates: 1813-1978; Other: Date acquired: 03/25/1977

Folder 1: Congressional, 1856-1863

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1856-1863

Folder 2: Four Confederate Soldiers Correspondence and Tributes, 1861-1863, 1935

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Folder 2
Scope and Contents Joseph R. Cabell, 23 years of age served in a Virginia Regiment, died after being wounded in battle near Drury’s Bluff. His body was brought to Danville a few days before publication; however, publication title and date of the obituary is unknown. It acknowledged his service started in 1861 and his notable combat experience in Gettysburg in 1863. Jos T. Cosby was a soldier of the 23rd Regiment of Virginia and wrote comprehensively to his family from January 10, 1861...
Dates: 1861-1863, 1935

Folder 3: Walter L. Fontaine and Brown Correspondence, 1813-1876

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3
Scope and Contents Notice of debt paid to Walter L. Fontaine in 1813 and a letter written to a Mr. Bentley from R.F Scruggs concerning the Fontaine estate in 1876. Harold S. Wilson did a paper on the Fontaine Maury family. Walter L. Fontaine was a soldier in the Confederate Army. A promise to pay a loan in the amount of $500 to a John J. Brown from February 14, 1865 to December 15, 1867. Mentioned in the notice is the town of Buckingham and includes an envelope copy addressed Mr. S.S. Brown of Buckingham...
Dates: 1813-1876

Folder 4: Miscellaneous, 1916, 1978

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1916, 1978