Jane Wade Letter
Scope and Content
The collection contains a photocopy of a homefront letter from Jane Wade in Christiansburg, Virginia, written on May 15, 1864, to her husband John, a soldier in the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. She writes about the Yanks advancing on Dublin, Virginia, and burning town buildings, the wounded, and looting by the Yankee soldiers. Transcript is available.
- Wade, Jane Harriet (Edie), 1826-1912 (Person)
- Wade, John C. (John Crow), 1829-1889 (Recipient, Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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John C. Wade (1829-1889) and Jane (Edie) Wade (1826-1912) had at least 7 children: Emily Elizabeth (1852-1876), Joseph Edie (1854-1920), William Hamilton (1857-1937), Mary Louise (1859-1938), Virginia Shields (1863-?), Edward Barnett (1867-1892) and Kate Taylor (1869-?). Both John and Jane are buried in Christiansburg, Virginia.
During the American Civil War, Wade was a captain in Company G., 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Stonewall Brigade). Throughout his non-military career, he was a railroad clerk, merchant, accountant, and acounty clerk for Montgomery County (1881-1887).
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The collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Jane Wade in Christiansburg, Virginia, written on May 15, 1864, to her husband John, a soldier in the Confederate Army in the American Civil War.
Scope and Contents
The collection was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1987.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Jane Wade Letter 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 Jane Wade Letter was completed in October 2013.
- Jane Wade Letter, 1864
- Special Collections and University Archives Staff
- 2014 (CC0 1.0)
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