Scope and Content
The Andrew Given Family Correspondence contains 41 letters by Private Andrew Given written to his wife, Eliza F. Given. The letters cover Given's military service in Virginia from June 1861 until just before his desertion from the army in September 1862. The letters concern life in encampments including Fort Worth near Alexandria, battles he fought in, and capturing Confederate flags. Out of 41 letters, only 29 letters are war-dated. Although the majority of letters are written to his wife, one letter is addressed to his son.
Accompanying Given's letters are a dozen letters to and from various Given Family members from 1864-1884. These include five letters presumably to his wife written by his brother-in-law, Thomas Forsyth: a letter likely from his father, James Given; and a letter from his wife, "Liza," that may possibly concern her visit to the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.
- 1859 - 1886
- From the Collection: Given, Andrew, 1835-1913 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in this collection are in English.
The collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
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