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William D. Bouldin papers

William D. Bouldin papers, 1863-1919
William D. Bouldin papers
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Papers, 1863-1919, of William D. Bouldin (1839-1917) of Charlotte County, Virginia, and Christian and Todd Counties, Kentucky. Includes letters written by and to him while he was being held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland during the Civil War. The majority of the collection is correspondence between him, after he settled in Kentucky, and his sisters, who either remained in Virginia or also moved to Kentucky. Principal correspondents include Sarah Ann (Bouldin) Osborne (1844-1920), Angelina Dabney (Bouldin) Crowder (1847-1929), and Martha Drucilla (Bouldin) Williams (1849-1918). Many of the letters pertain to the death of their brother Charles Bedford Bouldin (1855-1911) and the settlement of his estate. There are also letters written to William D. Bouldin from individuals he served with during the Civil War regarding Confederate reunions and news of other comrades. Also contained in the collection is information on the 18th Virginia Infantry, including battles fought, numbers of troops involved, killed in action, wounded, and a list of officers. There are also typed excerpts from the diary of Sally Ann (Bouldin) Osborne by her daughter Alma Osborne Pickett
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William Dennis Bouldin was born in Charlotte County, Virginia on 12 November 1839. He was the son of William Watkins Bouldin (1811-1863) and Angelina Morgan (1866-1899). He served with the 18th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War and was captured and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland. Bouldin married Clara Frances Roberts (1845-1933) on 16 October 1867. They later moved to Christian County, Kentucky around 1874, then Tennessee, and then back to Kentucky, settling in Todd County. Bouldin was living in Pembroke, Kentucky, when he died on 13 November 1917. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
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William D. Bouldin papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Immediate source of acquisition
McGowan, Francis
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