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Guide to the S.W. [Lowe] letter MSS.1811

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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 2010-06-21T13:40-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

S.W. [Lowe] letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1811

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

1862[?] February 11

Abstract:

A letter from a Civil War soldier stationed at Falls Church, Virginia in February 1862, describing many aspects of camp life.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a single letter from Lowe [the name is not certain] to Miss Roxy Barker of Limerick, New York, a small community close to Watertown. Lowe's letter is dated 11 February 1862 (the final digit spills off the edge of the page) and was sent from Falls Church, Virginia, where his Civil War unit was stationed. In it he describes conducting skirmishing drill, provisions, tents and sleeping arrangements,equipment, discipline, religous observance, and his own prayer that "I may be prepared to go in peace when it is mine to go [sic] if it is on the field of action or elsewhere".

Processing Information:

Processed by

John Beeler, 2007

Preferred Citation:

The S. W. Lowe letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Civil War soldier, perhaps from Limerick, New York.

Letter Box 6648 Folder 1811

Letter from S. W. Lowe, Falls Church, Virginia, February 11, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20786