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Label
1861-1864
Inclusive dates
1861-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1861-1864, of the Henkel family of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Most of the letters are written to Casper Coiner Henkel (1835-1903), a surgeon who served in the 37th Virginia Infantry. Correspondents include Emma Henkel, Julia Henkel, Samuel G. Henkel, Margaretta M. Miller, and George William Moyers. Topics deal mostly with the Civil War, including Dr. Casper Henkel's rank and assignments, his experiences in treating the sick and wounded, as well as comments on troop movements, especially around Winchester, Virginia, the status of the Confederate currency, conscription, the behavior of the Union troops, and reports of the deaths of General McClellan and General Stonewall Jackson. Other subjects include family news, social life, health, and religion. There are transcriptions of five of the letters
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Henkel family were residents of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Samuel Godfrey Henkel (1807-1863) was a physician and surgeon. He married Susan Koiner (1810-1905). They had 13 children, including Casper Coiner Henkel (1835-1903), who was also a physician. He served with the 37th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. He married Margaretta M. Miller (1837-1922) on 17 January 1867.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
University Archives
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000500296
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • 42 p.

Library Locations

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