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Label
1861-1864
Inclusive dates
1861-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eight letters concerning the Civil War, camp life, health, and family news, from Henry Shanklin to his family in Monroe County, (West) Virginia. Of note is a letter dated 23 July 1861, which describes the 1st Battle of Manassas and includes names of soldiers wounded or killed in the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Also of note is an unfinished letter, dated 31 March 1862, describing the Battle of Kernstown. Shanklin's patriotic beliefs, views of soldiers in his company, and details of camp life are well documented in these letters
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Henry S. Shanklin (b. 1838) of Monroe County, (West) Virginia, served with the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company D, 1861-1862, and with Capt. Thomas A. Bryan's Battery, 13th Battalion of Virginia Artillery, 1864-1865. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House 10 May 1864, sent to Ft. Delaware, and released 15 June 1865.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
29
Immediate source of acquisition
McCormick, Margaret C.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499364
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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