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Label
1863-1864
Inclusive dates
1863-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1863-1864, written by Dryden Wright (1840-1918) while serving with the 46th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War to his father Joseph Wright (1804-1881) of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The majority of the letters were written near Charleston, South Carolina while the regiment was stationed there. Subjects include his applying for a leave of absence and efforts to secure a furlough, viewing the enemy's positions, nearby skirmishes, and he also mentions his unit's review by President Jefferson Davis. Transcriptions of the letters are included. There is also one letter, dated 8 January 1856, written by W.A. Dickenson to Joseph Wright concerning the sale of the dower land of the latter's mother
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Dryden Wright was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on 9 November 1840. He was the son of Joseph Wright and Susan Dickinson. He served as a First Lieutenant in the 46th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. After the war, he returned to Pittsylvania County where he was a farmer. Wright was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1887 to 1888. He died in Pittsylvania County on 21 May 1918.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10
Immediate source of acquisition
Holland, Sharon C.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001502863
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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