Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence,
Scope and Content
Two letters from Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat addressed to her husband, Private Charles Figgat, of the 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Company C.
The first letter (8 pages), dated November 27, 1863, from Fincastle, Virginia, is written on two identical pages of captured Union patriotic stationary with an engraving of an Antietam scene. In the letter, Mrs. Figgat recounts reuniting with a ‘dear bro’ after 4 months of imprisonment as well as the failing health of their young son, Meade. Nannie also tells her husband "Your Pa told me to tell you to 'go to a camp of instruction before you accepted a Lieutenancy.'"
In the second letter (4 pages), dated December 5, 1863, and written on captured Union patriotic stationery with an engraving of Marshall House proprietor James Jackson shooting Col. Elmer Ellsworth, is an update of their son's worsening condition. "I cannot see that there is any hope for his recovery.” The child would die two days later.
Transcriptions for both letters are included.
- Figgat, Nancy Godwin, 1835-1919 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Private Charles Figgat, served in the 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Company C in the Civil War. He had earlier served as a clerk at Stonewall Jackson's headquarters.
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A collection of two letters written by Nancy (Nannie) Figgat to her husband Private Charles Figgat, of the 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Company C.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
The Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence was purchased by Special Collections in September 2012.
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence was completed in December 2012.
- Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence, 1863
- Adrienne Serra, Archives Assistant
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