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Ansil T. Bartlett Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2012-008

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter by Ansil T. Bartlett to his father, dated April 15, 1865. Written from Camp Farmville, Virginia, the letter mentions soldiers stealing goods from nearby homes, daily tasks, war rumors, and Bartlett's hope to be home by July 4th. There is also a pencil sketch of a bird.


  • 1865


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Ansil T. Bartlett Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Ansil T. Bartlett was a private with Company D, 58th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry. He likely enlisted in March of 1864 and he served through the end of the war. Records in the Congressional Serial Set indicate was still alive in 1918 and he received a raise in his pension in both 1917 and 1918.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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The collection consists of a letter by Ansil T. Bartlett to his father, dated April 15, 1865.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2012.

Alternative Form Available

This item has been digitized and is available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Ansil T. Bartlett was completed in June 2012.

A Guide to the Ansil T. Bartlett Letter, 1865
Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
© 2012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Unversity. All rights reserved.
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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