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Volney Tidball letter

Label
Volney Tidball letter, 1863 Jan. 15
Title
Volney Tidball letter
Inclusive dates
1863 Jan. 15
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 15 January 1863, from Volney Tidball (ca. 1837-1864) of Company H, 122nd Ohio Infantry at Winchester, Virginia, to "Miss Emma" concerning the travels of his regiment from Ohio to the Shenandoah Vally in Virginia. Tidball provides detailed description of the scenery the regiment passed through in West Virginia and Virginia, as well as a description of the Valley around Winchester and Front Royal, Virginia. He also comments on the inhabitants, mostly women, of the area. He mentions General Robert Milroy's order concerning emancipation, his own interest in soldiering, a church service he attended, and whether "Miss Emma" should be a nurse
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Volney Tidball was born about 1837 in Pennsylvania to Andrew Tidball and Eliza Tidball. He moved with his family to Ohio, and by 1860, was living in Guernsey County, Ohio. Before the Civil War, Tidball was a teacher. He enlisted in Company H, 122nd Ohio Infantry. Tidball died on 7 November 1864 from wounds received at the battle of Cedar Creek on 19 October 1864.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Volney Tidball letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001701909
Type of unit
p.

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