James E. Wray Civil War Letter,
Scope and Content
This collection comprises a letter from James E. Wray of the Confederate Army to his unnamed sister. Writing from Winchester, Virginia, Wray describes his progress in recovery from an unstated aliment and his desire to return to fighting duty once deemed fit. He also discusses rumors of his regiment being sent to Tennessee or Kentucky and reports of Union soldiers within 25 miles of Winchester.
- July 11, 1861
- Wray, James E. (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the James E. Wray Civil War Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
This letter by James. E Wray was taken by Union troops from the Dead Letter Office of the Confederate States Post Office in Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The James E. Wray Civil War Letter comprises a letter written by Wray in Winchester, Virginia, to his sister on July 11, 1861. Wray discusses his health and the question of where his Confederate regiment will go next with Union troops approaching Winchester.
This collection is a arranged by material type.
James E. Wray Civil War Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2009.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the James E. Wray Civil War Letter was completed in July 2015.
- A Guide to James E. Wray Civil War Letter, 1861
- A Collection in Special Collections
- Ryan Mair
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