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Label
1859-1865
Inclusive dates
1859-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1859-1865, of the Makely family of Alexandria, Virginia. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written between Wesley and Catherine Makely, while Wesley was in prison at Johnson's Island, Ohio. In the letters Catherine is addressed by her nickname, Kate, and Wesley by his nickname, Nessa. Topics include family, health, care packages, jewelry made by camp prisoners, attempts to obtain a parole for Wesley, weather, and prison regulations. Of note is a day book, dated 1863-1865, kept by Wesley at Johnson's Island. The day book contains an alphabetical list of prisoners held at Johnson's Island, including their name, rank, regiment, residence, place captured and date. The daybook also includes lists of prisoners who died at Johnson's Island, lists of generals, lieutenant generals, major generals, and brigadier generals of the Confederate army, a sketch of the prison compound, and poetry written by prisoners. The collection also includes a deed for land in Fairfax County (Va.) dated 1859, receipts for money transfers, telegrams, business cards, photographs, envelopes, loyalty oath of Wesley 9 May 1865, and prison visitor passes for Kate Makely. Accession 25829 is a photocopy of the original daybook included in the collection
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Biographical or historical data
Wesley (1835-1895) was the son of Jacob and Maria Makely of Columbia, New York. Catherine (1840-1927) was the daughter of Gottlieb and Gertrude Stepper Appich. Wesley and Catherine Makely resided in Alexandria, Virginia, where Wesley worked as a merchant. During the Civil War, Wesley Makely served as captain of Company D, 18th Virginia Cavalry. He was captured 9 July 1863 near Hancock, Maryland, and sent to Johnson's Island (Oh) from 18 July 1863 to 21 March 1865, then to Pt. Lookout (Md) and released from Ft. Delaware (Del.) on 9 May 1865.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00007.xml
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  • The Library of Virginia
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  • Inventory
Extent
.90
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Green, Ivan M., Mrs.
  • Murdaugh, A.C.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500565
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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