The Resource Wesley Levi Bumgarner letter

Wesley Levi Bumgarner letter

Label
Wesley Levi Bumgarner letter, 1863 June 26
Title
Wesley Levi Bumgarner letter
Inclusive dates
1863 June 26
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 26 June 1863, from Wesley Levi Bumgarner (1844-1864), Company H, 18th North Carolina Infantry, at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, to his parents Stephen Bumgarner (1811-1901) and Rebecca Nichols Bumgarner (1811-1887) of Wilkes County, North Carolina, informing them that he is at Chimborazo because he was unable to keep up with his regiment during its march, but expecting to be back with his company soon. He notes a rumor that the Union army might be advancing up the James River
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Biographical or historical data
Wesley Levi Bumgarner was born 26 March 1844 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, to Stephen Bumgarner (1811-1901) and Rebecca Nichols Bumgarner (1811-1887). Bumgarner enlisted in Company H, 18th North Carolina Infantry on 7 September 1862. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House, 12 May 1864, and sent to Point Lookout prison. He died 15 August 1864.
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VIC
Label
Wesley Levi Bumgarner letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001676848
Type of unit
leaf.

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