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Guide to the Edwin Keiger Letters MSS.1942

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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

2007

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-12-21T11:39-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Edwin Keiger Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1942

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (7 letters, 7 pages)

Dates:

1862 -- 1863

Abstract:

Seven letters sent to Edwin Keiger of the 53rd North Carolina Regiment, 1862-1863.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of seven letters to Edwin Keiger, during the years of 1862 and 1863. Six letters are from family members, one is from Sergeant William A. Butner. The content of the family letters contain material related to an unidentified 1863 fight in which Keiger participated, weather, health, and minor domestic concerns. Some of the later family letters refer to Keiger's illness (smallpox) and the Butner letter describes a march from Fredericksburg to Culpepper, VA.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Edwin Keiger Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

Edwin Keiger, of Stokes County, North Carolina, was a member of the 53rd North Carolina Regiment, Company D. He died of disease in July, 1863; he was 24 years old. The North Carolina 53rd fought in the battles of Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

Letters Box SC0001 Folder 1942.1

Letter from John Keiger, [presumably Stokes County, North Carolina], to Edwin Keiger, Proctor?s Creek, Virginia, October 10, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22214

Letter from John Keiger, [presumably Stokes County, North Carolina], to Edwin Keiger, Proctor?s Creek, Virginia, November 11, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22215

Letter from John Keiger, [presumably Stokes County, North Carolina], to Edwin Keiger, January 10, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22216

Letter from John Keiger and T. Keiger, [presumably Stokes County, North Carolina], to Edwin Keiger, Goldsboro, North Carolina, March 10, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22217

Letter from John Keiger, [presumably Stokes County, North Carolina], to Edwin Keiger, Kinston, North Carolina, March 27, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22218

Letter from Joseph Boles and Elizabeth Westmoreland, Yadkin, North Carolina, to Edwin Keiger, Kinston, North Carolina, May 21, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22219

Letter from Sergeant William A. Butner, Culpepper Courthouse, Virginia, to Edwin Keiger, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 8, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22220