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William Fielding Baugh papers

William Fielding Baugh papers, 1861-1905
William Fielding Baugh papers
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  • Papers, 1861-1905, of William Fielding Baugh of Company G, 61st Virginia Infantry, consisting of letters mainly to his wife Mary Frances "Pinkie" Coker Baugh (b. 1842) and to his mother Amanda Caroline Rose Baugh (b. ca. 1816) detailing Baugh's life as an officer in the 61st Virginia including descriptions of the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, and the Crater. Baugh records camp news, discusses family matters, and notes efforts to get leaves of absence. He comments on clothing, food, and supplies. Collection include some letters written by family members to Baugh
  • Most letters are published in LETTERS HOME: LETTERS OF LT. WM. F. BAUGH CO. G 61ST VA. INFANTRY 1861-1865 also titled LETTERS HOME: PRESENTING THE SURVIVING CORRESPONDENCE OF LT. W. F. BAUGH CSA CO. G 61ST. VIRGINIA INFANTRY ANV transcribed by Roy N. Cain (5th printing). The following letters are not in the published volume: Amanda C. Baugh to William F. Baugh, 25 March 1861; Amanda C. Baugh to William F. Baugh, 15 January 1862; William F. Baugh to Mary Frances "Pinkie" Coker, [28 March 1862?]; William F. Baugh to Amanda C. Baugh, 19 December 1863; Virginius N. Baugh to William F. Baugh, 12 April 1864; H. K. Reid to William F. Baugh, 3 October 1903
  • The original of one of the letters dated 4 December 1905 is located at the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia
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William Fielding Baugh was born 3 May 1839 in Sussex County, Virginia, to John Mason Baugh and Amanda Caroline Rose Baugh (b. ca. 1816). He attended Richmond College and became a school teacher. Baugh enlisted in the "Confederate Defenders" which became Company G, 61st Virginia Infantry. He served with the regiment throughout the war and saw service at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the siege of Petersburg (including the battle of the Crater). After the war, he became a farmer in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and served as a magistrate for the county. Baugh married Mary Frances "Pinkie" Coker (b. 1842) 16 July 1862 and they had 10 children, 7 of whom reached adulthood. Baugh died 19 May 1910 and was buried on his farm in Dinwiddie County.
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Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia.
William Fielding Baugh papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Immediate source of acquisition
Baugh, Francis W.
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