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N. B. White Letter to Darius White

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-053

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single letter from N. B. White to his cousin, Darius, written from Boliver Heights, near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, dated October 19, 1862. White talks of taking care of three sick fellow soldiers, camp duties (especially guard and picket), and recent skirmishes of the regiment. He also shares the story of an explosion in camp when several soldiers who built a cooking space on top of a buried shell: "some of the men built an arch to cook on there was fore cooking the other day and they happened to be a shell in the dirt under the arch and when they built a fire the shell bursted and cild fore men." He closes his letter with news of family and a request for more letters from home.

Transcript (received with the letter) available.

Dates

  • 1862

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from N. B. White Letter to Darius White must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of a single letter from N. B. White to his cousin, Darius, written from Boliver Heights, near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, dated October 19, 1862....

Acquisition Information

The N. B. White Letter to Darius White was purchased by Special Collections in March 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the N. B. White Letter to Darius White was completed in October 2017.

Creator

Title
N. B. White Letter to Darius White, 1862
Status
Completed
Author
Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
Date
2017 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
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560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308