William Gildersleeve Vardell Letters
Scope and Content
The William Gildersleeve Vardell Letters consist of photocopies of 48 letters from Vardell to his wife Jennie, written between August 1862 and August 1863, while he was encamped in Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi. He writes longs and eloquent letters about news and effects of the war and battles, items he would like sent from home, and the strength of his Christian faith, among other topics. One letter is to Mrs. J. Jackson written in October 1882.
- 1862-1863, 1882
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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William Gildersleeve Vardell (1829-1897) of South Carolina was a Major in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He served in the Quartermaster's Department attached to the Holcomb Legion and the 17th, 18th, 22nd, and 23rd South Carolina regiments.
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William Gildersleeve Vardell (1829-1897) of South Carolina was a Major in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. The collection consists of photocopies of 48 letters, dated 1862-1863, from Vardell to his wife Jennie, about his experiences on the war front, and 1 letter from 1882 to Mrs. J. Jackson.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2002.
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The guide to the William Gildersleeve Vardell Letters by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2002.
- William Gildersleeve Vardell Letters, 1862-1863, 1882
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