David W. Sharpe Collection
Scope and Content
The David W. Sharpe Collection consists of letter written by Sharpe to his brother, William Sharpe, his mother and his sisters from October 10, 1860 to May 10, 1865. The collection also includes a cabinet card of Private David W. Sharpe and an 1862 CSA almanac found at Yorktown. Topics in the letters include the Siege of Yorktown, the Seven Days Battle Campaign, and the Battle of Malvern Hill.
- 1860-10-10 - 1865-05-10
The collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the David W. Sharpe Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
David W. Sharpe enlisted in the Union Army on May 22, 1861. The same day he enlisted in the army, he mustered into the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Co. B. Sharpe mustered out of service on September 25, 1865 in Washington, D.C. Following the war, he worked as a laborer and supervisor in the bridge industry. He married Emily J. Sharpe. They had a daughter and a son. He died on April 13, 1926.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
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The David W. Sharpe Collection consists of letters written by Sharpe to his brother, William Sharpe, his mother and his sisters from October 10, 1860 to May 10, 1865. The collection also includes a cabinet card of Private David W. Sharpe and an 1862 CSA almanac found at Yorktown.
The David W. Sharpe Collection is arranged by type of material. Within the correspondence folders, materials are arranged in chronological order.
The David W. Sharpe Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2017.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the David W. Sharpe Collection was completed in February 2019.
- David W. Sharpe Collection, 1860-1865
- AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2019 (CC0)
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