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This collection includes the papers of James R. Perdue and his family. Items include a program for the Battle of the Crater reunion, a Sunday School concert flyer, seven obituaries for Perdue, a letter from J. R. Perdue, Jr., and two ledgers. Perdue (1837-1915) was a banker from Manchester, Virginia, and served as a Confederate soldier in the Otey Battery, Virginia Artillery during the American Civil War.
This collection includes a letter dated May 13, 1864, from a Union soldier named Charley at a camp near Woodstock, Virginia, during the American Civil War. He writes about plans to return to Martinsburg, Virginia, and about General Sigel.