Papers, 1859-1934, but mainly 1862-1864, of Augustus C. Golding (Goldin, Golden). Includes letters, letterbook, diaries, documents, pension papers, printed materials, and photographs. All items relate to Golding's service in the Union Army, 1861-1864, in Northern Virginia, on the Virginia peninsula, and in Maryland. Golding's letters to family and friends describe troop movements, battles, camp conditions, his health, a hospital, and the weather. Golding describes his participation in the following battles or their aftermath: Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Mechanicsville, 2nd Bull Run or Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He occasionally presents his views on war, politics, and the destruction of Virginia's cities and countryside, and gives financial and practical advice. He occasionally presents his views on war, politics, and the destruction of Virginia's cities and countryside. He also gives financial and practical advice. The collection contains genealogical data on Golding's immediate family.
Organization: This collection has been organized into 7 series: 1. Letters, 2. Pension Papers, 3. Miscellaneous, 4. Printed Material, 5. Photographs, 6. Diaries, 7. Typescripts. Series 1. Letters is separated into 2 subseries: 1. Civil War Letters, 2. Post Civil War Letters. Arrangement: Each series is arranged chronologically by date.
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Source: Ralph Poriss. Purchased: 38 items, 07/18/1994.
A book, <i>Official Army Register for 1863</i>, in this collection has been transferred to the Rare Books Department of Swem Library. Item contains a listing of Union officers in the following departments: Adjunct General, Quartermaster, Subsistence, Medical, Pay, Corps of Engineers, and Ordinance.
Augustus C. Golding Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.