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William S. Jefferys Letters, 1861-1863

Title
William S. Jefferys Letters, 1861-1863
ID
Mss. Acc. 2013.306
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents
Contains the letters of William S. Jefferys, a Union soldier from West Virginia, during the American Civil War. Based on his letters he probably was in the 7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. The bulk of the letters consist of Jefferys writing home to his father from the battle front describing the conditions of his fellow officers, asking about the condition of his relatives back home, and stories from the front lines including the occupation of Winchester in 1861. He also describes his feelings about the "slavery question" and assures his father he will not desert the Union Army.
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Arrangement
Collection is open to all researchers.
Creators
Jefferys, William S.
Subjects
United States--Slavery
Virginia--Description and travel
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Genres
Letters (correspondence)
Languages
English

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Administrative Information

Acquired
12/20/2013.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Access Notes
The fragile nature of this material may limit handling.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Gift of A. Thomas Lewis in memory of Anne B. Lewis, B.S., M.A., 1936-2013. A 53 year career in Education..
Acc. 2013.306 was received by Special Collections from the donor on 12/16/2013.
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Preferred Citation
William S. Jefferys Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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