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Guide to the Lucius D. Whaley letter MSS.1769

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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 2010-06-21T13:46-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Lucius D. Whaley letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1769

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter and envelope)

Dates:

1862 November 23

Abstract:

Letter from Lucius D. Whaley, wounded Union Civil War soldier at Frankfurt, Kentucky, to his sister Mary M. Whaley of East Cleveland, Ohio, 23 November 1862.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one letter from Lucius D. Whaley at Frankfort, Kentucky, to his sister Mary M. Whaley of East Cleveland, Ohio, 23 November 1862. The letter is written on stationery with a engraving illustrating "Desperate Bayonet Charge at the Battle of Winchester" [today labeled the First Battle of Kernstown], March 23 1862. The accompanying envelope is also illustrated with a scene depicting a soldier bidding his wife or girlfriend farewell, the words "The Girl I Left Behind Me" beneath it, and below them a stanza from an unattributed poem. Whaley was evidently a convalescing soldier about to be discharged and sent home, and that subject occupies the bulk of his letter.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2006

Preferred Citation:

Lucius D. Whaley Letter, 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, 1862.

Letter Box 6533 Folder 15

Letter from Lucius D. Whaley, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Mary M. Whaley, Cleveland, Ohio, November 23, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20785