A Guide to the

Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864

SC 0020

Compiled by: Dillon Thomas, November 2016

 

Descriptive Summary

 

Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864

Collection No.: SC 0020
Creator: Wythe County, Virginia

Extent: 1 legal folder, .08 cubic feet

Language: English

Abstract: The Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864, contain three vouchers, each paying $10.00 to the family of Adam and Wayman Collins. The Collins’, brothers from Wytheville, Virginia, were Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864, SC 0020, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Acquisition Information: James Madison University Special Collections acquired these vouchers at auction from Cohasco, Inc. in February 2015.

Bio/Historical Note:
Brothers Adam and Wayman Collins were from Wytheville, Virginia and served as Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.  

Wayman (1837-1910) served in the Virginia Wythe Militia prior to the Civil War. He joined the Confederate Army on May 5, 1862. He was mustered into Company H of the Virginia 63rd Infantry. On April 11, 1864, the Wythe County Treasurer paid Wayman’s family $40.00 (Confederate), via voucher, for his service. On July 20, 1864 he was listed as a POW in Atlanta, Georgia and then confined on July 31, 1864 in Camp Chase, Ohio. He was later transferred to City Point, Virginia on March 4, 1865 for a prisoner transfer. Wayman moved several times after the war. As of 1899, he was residing in Fulton County, Illinois. He died September 29, 1910 and is buried at Smithville Cemetery, Logan Township, Peoria County Illinois.

Adam joined the Confederate Army on April 9, 1862. He was mustered into Company B of the Virginia 51st Infantry. His family was paid $10.00 (Confederate), via voucher, for his service.

Scope and Content:

The Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864, consist of three partly printed Confederate vouchers issued by Wythe County, Virginia for resident Confederate soldiers.

Two vouchers are filled out in payment to the family of Wayman Collins, one in the amount of $10.00 (Confederate) and the other in the amount of $30.00 (Confederate). Both are dated April 11, 1864. The third voucher is filled out in payment to the family of Adam Collins for the amount of $10.00 (Confederate). Each voucher is filled out to be issued as payment. The handwritten text is faded and nearly illegible.

Arrangement:
The vouchers are ordered chronologically and housed in one legal folder.

Bibliography:
American War Research Database. Accessed November 10, 2016. www.civilwardata.com

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVV-XLFV : 13 December 2015), Wayman L. Collins, 1910; Burial, Hanna City, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America, Smithville Cemetery; citing record ID 23265274, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Contents:

Folder Title Box : Folder
Adam and Wayman Collins Confederate Vouchers, ca. 1862-1864 1:1