James M. Gibboney Letter,
Scope and Content
This collection contains a transcript of a 1905 letter by James M. Gibboney about his experiences during the Civil War. The letter mostly describes his account and actions defending the town of Wytheville, Virginia, against Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863. The letter also details his later service in the Confederate Army in 1864 and discusses an account of Gibboney's life as a resident of the town.
PLEASE NOTE: The transcriber corrected minor spelling errors, but maintained original punctuation and spelling of words and names.
- 1905 - 1905
- Gibboney, James Madison, 1848-1905 (Author, Person)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the James M. Gibboney Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Black Jim Gibboney was born on January 21, 1848, in Wytheville, Virginia, to Dr. James Gibboney and Nancy Overby Haller. During the Civil War, he defended his home town during Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863, and fought in the Confederate Army. He died August 9, 1905, and is buried in the East End Cemetery in Wytheville.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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This collection contains a transcript of James M. Gibboney's letter to his children detailing his life experiences. Gibboney recalls his actions defending the town of Wytheville, Virginia, during Toland's Raid on July 18, 1863.
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The James M. Gibboney Letter was donated to Special Collections in 2010.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the James M. Gibboney Letter was completed in July 2015.
- A Guide to the James M. Gibboney Letter, 1905
- A Collection in Special Collections
- Ryan Mair
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