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Forbes Letters, 1862-1865

Forbes Letters, 1862-1865
Mss. 39.2 F74
26.0 Items
Scope and Contents
Civil War letters of the Forbes family of Buckingham County, Va. that include letters written by John R. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army), Claude O. Forbes (57th Virginia Infantry), William H. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry), P.A. Forbes (civilian in Buckingham County, Va.) and Benjamin P. Smith (18th Virginia Infantry). Subjects include health of soldiers, requesting food and clothing, hired slaves, black soldiers as pickets at Petersburg, and desertions.
Forbes, John R.
Forbes, P. A.
Forbes, William H.
Smith, Benjamin P.
Buckingham County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 18th
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 57th
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Henry Harris.
Preferred Citation
Forbes Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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