Collection Identifier: RG 17-5B2
ID: 17/RG 17-5B2
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Scope and Contents: This collection includes documents that relate to personal experiences and tributes of Confederate soldiers in Virginia Companies. Topics include primary accounts of Virginia battles, daily soldier life, military morale, and southern ideologies. Highlights of this collection are: letters to Preston Brooks in 1856; correspondence of Col. Jos T. Cosby between 1861 and 1862; an 1862 obituary of Col. Joseph Cabell; correspondence of solider Wm H. Farrabee dated 1863; papers concerning soldier William L Fontaine and his family estate; and an eulogy of Col. James C. Reed. The collection dates range from 1813 to 1978.