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Patrick A. Bowmaster Papers,

Identifier: Ms-1994-037

Scope and Contents

Among those papers included in the collection is an edited transcript of the diary of Jasper Hawse (1835-1905), a Civil War soldier born in Hardy County, Virginia. At the beginning of the Civil War Hawse enlisted in the 14th Regiment, Virginia Militia, which became the 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment in March 1862. In June 1862 the cavalry regiment was reorganized as the 17th Virginia Cavalry Battalion. Hawse also served intermittently as a commissary sergeant in the Confederate Quartermaster's Department. The collection also includes a paper about Emanuel Stance, the first African-American to win the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in the post-Civil War period.


  • 1994 - 1995


Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Patrick Bowmaster grants permission for up to half of the manuscript to be photocopied.

Biographical Note

Patrick A. Bowmaster was a graduate student in history student at Virginia Tech. The collection consists of papers that Bowmaster wrote for his graduate classes.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is part of our one folder manuscripts. The documents within the folder are arranged by subject.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Bowmaster, Patrick A., Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

A Guide to the Patrick A. Bowmaster Papers, 1994-1995
Laura Katz Smith
2001 (CC0 1.0)
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Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-09-23: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US