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Charles M. Cassell Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2012-018

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from C. M. Cassell to his aunt, Fannie Yonce of Wytheville, VA. Written from Dublin, VA in November 1864, Cassell's letter describes living conditions at Camp Dublin, his desire for a furlough, Confederate and Union desertions, as well as attempts to retrieve the deserters. Cassell says that "Gen. Lee has ishued [sic] a proclamation that all that would run away he would give a free transportation through the lines."


  • 1864


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Charles M. Cassell Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Charles M. Cassell was born about 1842/3 to Joseph and Susan Cassell. He had at least 5 siblings. He served with Companies F and K of the 4th Virginia Reserves as a private and mustered out as a sergeant. Sometime before 1867, he married Mary C. ?. They had at least 9 children and farmed in Wythe Co, Va.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of a letter from C. M. Cassell to his aunt, Fannie Yonce of Wytheville, VA.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles M. Cassell Letter was completed in June 2012.

A Guide to the Charles M. Cassell Letter, 1864
Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
© 2012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. 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