James M. Wysor Letter,
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The collections contains a letter, dated June 15, 1864, from James M. Wysor to his mother. While stationed at Kennesaw Mountain,he writes about picket and military activities and actions, rations, and deserters. He discusses the health of an uncle in the army with him, an encounter with old friends on the march, and of cannon fire he hears while writing the letter.
- 1864 - 1864
- Wysor, James M., b. abt. 1846? (Person)
Collection is open for research.
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James M. Wysor, of Pulaski County, Virginia, enlisted on August 8, 1863 at Belle's Bridge as a private. There he joined the "F" Company of the Virginia 54th Infantry. On March 19, 1865, Wysor was taken prisoner at Bentonville, North Carolina, where he was sent and confined to Point Lookout, Maryland.
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The collections contains a letter, dated June 15, 1864, from James M. Wysor to his mother. While stationed at Kennesaw Mountain, James Wysor, a soldier in the 54th Virginia Infantry writes about picket and military activities and actions, rations, and deserters.
The collection was purchased by Special Collections in February of 2013.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the James M. Wysor Letter was completed in July 2013.
- James M. Wysor Letter, 1864
- Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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