William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence,
Scope and Contents
In the collection there are three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862). Baylor's letters speak of the destruction caused by the war, his promotion to "Colonelcy" and to Brigade Commander, his health, and General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Walton's letter expresses sympathy to Baylor's widow, and comments on Baylor's religious conviction and General Jackson's regard for him.
- Baylor, William Smith Hanger, d.1862 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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Collection is open for research.
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William Smith Hanger Baylor was a resident of Augusta County, Virginia. In the Civil War, Baylor was colonel of Augusta County Volunteer companies, and then was appointed to command the 5th Virginia Regiment. In August 1862, he was made commander of the Stonewall Brigade, and was killed soon thereafter at the Battle of Second Manassas.
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The collection includes three items: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22, and August 18, 1862), and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862).
Source of Acquisition
The William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence was acquired by Special Collection prior to 1985.
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The guide to the William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence was completed in 1985. Additional description was completed in April 2011.
- William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence, 1862
- Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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