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Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

Koontz Family Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1984-172
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence from three Confederate soldiers--brothers George and Milton Koontz and their cousin George Miller--as well as official documents, two diaries of Milton S. Koontz, George Koontz's copybook, Milton Koontz's sketchbook, a stationery box, and a pencil drawing. Materials dates from 1861 to 1865.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

Caroline Virginia Taliferro Millar Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-015
Abstract

Caroline Virginia Taliferro Millar was the wife of a doctor in Georgia. Collection consists of a photocopy of her diary kept during the first years of the Civil War.

Dates: 1860 - 1862

Frances A. Murdoch Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-132
Abstract

The collection contains the journal of a young woman living on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, relaying descriptions of a battle between the Natchez militia and a Union gunboat, the death of Colonel Stuart Wilkins Fisk at the Battle of Murfreesboro, the plundering of Bruinsburg by Union soldiers, and other war news.

Dates: 1861 - 1863