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Guide to the C.A. Carson letter MSS.1767

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-21T14:10-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

C. A. Carson letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1767

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (2 letters and envelope)

Dates:

1863

Abstract:

Letter from C. A. Carson, Union Civil War soldier in Sulphur Springs, Virginia, to his family.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two letters from C. A, Carson, Union Army soldier at "Camp near Sulphur Springs, Virginia (the extreme southwestern corner of the state, wedged between Kentucky and Tennessee), 12 September 1863, to his parents and brother. The letters are both on the same sheet of paper, and discuss, among other things, an episode of fraternization between Carson's unit and a Confederate force on the far side of a river. The accompanying envelope is postmarked Washington, DC, 15 September 1863, and addressed to S. L. Carson, South Dorridgewood, Maine.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2006

Preferred Citation:

C. A. Carson letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Union Civil War soldier, 1863.

C.A. Carson Box 6533

Box 6533 Folder 13

Letter from C. A. Carson, Sulphur Springs, Virginia, to father, mother, and brother, South Dorridgewood, Maine, September 12, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22203