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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...
Dates: 1860-1864

William W. Knight Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection number: MS-52
Abstract

William W. Knight was born around 1829 in what is today Berrien County, Ga.  He married Mary E. Carroll in 1855 and they conceived a daughter, Lillian Melissa, on March 22, 1862.  Knight was the son of Levi Knight and Ann Clements/Herrin.  He enlisted in the army on October 1, 1861.  Knight served in the 29th GA infantry in company K.  He was 6 feet in height, with dark hair and blue eyes.  He died December 27, 1863.

Dates: 1861-1863; Acquired: 1985-01-03

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