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Broun Family Civil War Letter Collection

 Collection
Collection number: ER-3-1

Scope and Contents

A collection of handwritten Civil War era letters created by the Broun Family of Northumberland County, Virginia, between 1860-1864. Includes letters to and from: Broun, Bettie Lee, 1846-1927; Broun, Edwin, 1819-1904; Broun, Harriet C. Johnson, 1824-1908; Broun, William, Captain, 1842-1908; and others.

Captain William Broun (1842-1908) was a captain in the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States of America Army. The letters begin while he is in attendance at the University of Virginia in October 1860, and continue through succession and the war, up to 1864.

Dates

  • 1860-1864

Extent

5.13 Gigabytes (31 objects (29 letters, 2 envelopes). 65 scans (TIFF 600DPI), plus derivatives and metadata. ) : UUID: F954AEFA-7B81-DD8E-44B1-BF392D17D362. BagName: civil-war-letters_broun_1860-1864_bag.zip Directories: Z:\bags\civil-war-letters_broun_1860-1864_bag.zip (DarkArchive); J:\civil-war-letters_broun_1860-1864_bag.zip (ArchBak002). Access Copies: V:\librarydata\archives_store\projects\_patron-projects ; Payload-Oxum: 5524847528.333

Language

English

Names Mentioned

Bell, John, 1796-1869; Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875; Brockenbrough, John Mercer, 1830-1892; Hill, Ambrose Powell, 1785-1858; Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863; Letcher, John, 1813-1884; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Longstreet, James, 1821-1904; Lyell, John Warner, 1839-1902; Mayo, Robert Murphy, 1836-1896; Rice, Zachariah Armstead, 1822-1890;
Other names:

Annie B. Unknown; Aunt Van Ellen; Bennie Atwill; Bettie L Lawson; Bill Nickens; Capt. Lawson; Captain Ayer; Colonel Downing; Cousin Joe (Female); Cousin Livingston; Cousin May; Cousin Mollie Brown; Cousin Sallie; Elias Edwards; John Cook; John Pritchell; Lewis Dix; Mr. Lipton; Mr. Lund; Mr. Shaw; Rossie [Broun?]; Sallie Duval; Uncle Billie (William?); Uncle William; William Lawson;

File Index

ua24-19_cwl_18601015
Broun, William. William Broun to Harriet C. Johnson Broun, Charlottesville, VA, October 15, 1860
ua24-19_cwl_18601101
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Charlottesville, VA, November 1, 1860.
ua24-19_cwl_18601116
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Charlottesville, VA, November 16, 1860.
ua24-19_cwl_18601203
Broun, William to Roswell Bascom Broun [inferred], Charlottesville, VA, December 3, 1860.
ua24-19_cwl_18601210
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Charlottesville, VA, December 10, 1860.
ua24-19_cwl_18601223
Broun, William. William Broun to Harriet C. Johnson Broun, Charlottesville, VA, December 23, 1860.
ua24-19_cwl_18601231
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Charlottesville, VA, December 31, 1860.
ua24-19_cwl_18610101
University of Virginia Absence Report of William Broun to Edwin Broun, January 1, 1861.
ua24-19_cwl_18610225
Unknown, Annie B. Letter to Harriet C. Broun, Baltimore, MD, February 25, 1861.
ua24-19_cwl_18610304
Letter to Harriet C. Broun from Niece [Unknown, Annie], Westmoreland County, VA, March 4, 1861.
ua24-19_cwl_18620908
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Petersburg, VA, September 8, 1862.
ua24-19_cwl_18621004
Broun, William. William Broun to Harriet Broun, Petersburg, VA, October 4, 1862.
ua24-19_cwl_18621106
Broun, Bettie Lee. Bettie Lee Broun to Edwin Broun, Petersburg, VA, November 6, 1862.
ua24-19_cwl_18621107
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Berryville, VA, November 7, 1862.
ua24-19_cwl_18621204
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Caroline County, VA., December 14, 1862.
ua24-19_cwl_18621210
Broun, Bettie Lee. Bettie Lee Broun to Harriet C. Johnson Broun, Petersburg, VA, December 10, 1862.
ua24-19_cwl_18630111
Broun, Bettie Lee. Bettie Lee Broun to Harriet C. Johnson Broun, Petersburg, VA, January 11, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630117
Broun, Harriet. Harriet Broun to Bettie Lee Broun, Northumberland County, Virginia, January 17, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630208
Broun, William. William Broun to Bettie Broun, Northumberland County, VA, February 8, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630216
Broun, Harriet. Edwin and Harriet Broun to Bettie Broun, Northumberland County, VA, February 16, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630316
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Fredericksburg VA, March 16, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630405
Broun, Bettie. Bettie Broun to Harriet Broun, Petersburg VA, April 5, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630421
Broun, Edwin. Edwin Broun to Bettie Broun, Petersburg VA, April 21, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630505
Broun, William. William Broun to Edwin Broun, Chancellorsville, VA, May 5, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18630509
Broun, Bettie Lee. Bettie Lee Broun to Harriet C. Johnson Broun, Petersburg, VA, May 9, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_18631206
Broun, Bettie Lee. Bettie Lee Broun to Edwin Broun, Petersburg, VA, December 6, 1863.
ua24-19_cwl_1863nd
Broun, Bettie. Bettie Broun to Harriet Broun, Petersburg VA, undated.
ua24-19_cwl_18640407
Broun, Bettie Lee. Bettie Lee Broun to Edwin Broun and Harriet Broun, Petersburg, VA, April 7, 1864.
ua24-19_cwl_other
Captain Broun Obituary, May 1908. And Envelopes.
Title
Finding Aid: Broun Family Civil War Letter Collection, 1860-1864
Status
In Progress
Author
Dallas Suttles
Date
2020-11-24
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
7063728116
229-259-5055 (Fax)