Scope and Content
The collection consists of two letters written by "Mark," a Confederate cavalryman, to his father. The first is dated June 26, 1861, from Orange County Courthouse in Orange County, Va., and the second is dated August 19, 1861, from Leesburg, Va. Both letters detail camp life, cavalry unit activities, and general war news.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Cavalryman's Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
As the two letters in this collection are simply signed "Mark," it is unclear who the author is or which Virginia cavalry unit(s) he served in.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of two letters written by "Mark," a Confederate cavalryman, to his father in 1861.
The collection is arranged in chronological order.
This collection was purchased by Special Collections in December 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Cavalryman's Correspondence was completed in June 2012.
- Cavalryman's Correspondence, 1861
- Cliff Bryant, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
- Language of description
- Script of description
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