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Guide to the William B.G. Andrews papers, 1862-1870

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Summary

Personal letters from a Confederate soldier to his father, Thomas A. Andrews. Topics include business affairs, crops, weather, debts, death of a female slave, religion and preaching, commodity prices in Virginia, and the progress of the war, including casualties, sickness and prisoners; the sieges of Suffolk (1863) and Petersburg (1865); and the battles of Nashville (1864), Gordonsville (1864), and Sayler's Creek (1865); the Confederate government; conscription and the election of officers in the 10th Battalion of Virginia Heavy Artillery; Confederate and Union generals; and rumors about the Confederate peace commissioners and General Lee's call for the use of African Americans. There is also Andrews' Book of Psalms, containing his notes from May 1865 regarding his own admittance into a Point Lookout, Md., hospital as well as the death from typhoid fever of a relative in a Newport News, Va., prison hospital.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30075
Title
William B.G. Andrews papers
Date
1862-1870
Creator
Andrews, William B. G.
Extent
28 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Personal letters from a Confederate soldier to his father, Thomas A. Andrews. Topics include business affairs, crops, weather, debts, death of a female slave, religion and preaching, commodity prices in Virginia, and the progress of the war, including casualties, sickness and prisoners; the sieges of Suffolk (1863) and Petersburg (1865); and the battles of Nashville (1864), Gordonsville (1864), and Sayler's Creek (1865); the Confederate government; conscription and the election of officers in the 10th Battalion of Virginia Heavy Artillery; Confederate and Union generals; and rumors about the Confederate peace commissioners and General Lee's call for the use of African Americans. There is also Andrews' Book of Psalms, containing his notes from May 1865 regarding his own admittance into a Point Lookout, Md., hospital as well as the death from typhoid fever of a relative in a Newport News, Va., prison hospital.

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How to Cite

William B.G. Andrews Papers, 1862-1870, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

William B.G. Andrews papers, 1862-1870
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Historical Note

Confederate soldier, from Pittsylvania County, Va.


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This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, January 2017.