A Guide to the Oliver H.Chalker Collection, 1864

Collection Number SC # 2082


Edited by Kayla Payne, June 2012


Descriptive Summary


Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

Title: Chalker, Oliver H. Collection, 1864

Collection No.: SC# 2082

Creator:  unknown

Extent: one folder

Language:  English

Abstract: Two letters, one transcribed by the owner and the other transcribed by the library. Originals included.


Administrative Information


Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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

Preferred Citation: [item], Chalker, Oliver H. Collection, 1864. Collection Number SC # 2082, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information: Mr. Oliver H. Chalker donated these items in February, 1989.

Other Formats Available: none

Accruals: none

Provenance: N/A

Processing Information: A transcription of the second letter was completed by the Library and placed within the collection.

Bio/Historical Note: These letters were written during the Civil War, in 1864, by Confederate soldiers.

Scope and Content:  This collection contains two letters: one dated March 8, 1864, from "Camp near Orange C. H., Va." signed "Jim Wommack" and addressed "Dear Mother and Father;" the second letter is dated November 26, 1864, from Camp Ramsaur, signed "R. A. Wommack" and addressed to "John Mikel, Esq. Dear Father." This second letter has an envelope addressed to "John Mikel, Esq., Clemmonsville, Davidson Coun[ty], N.C." Also included are a transcript of the first letter, provided by the donor, and a transcript of the second letter created by James Madison University Special Collections.

Arrangement: Letters are placed chronologically within the folder. The original envelope of the second letter is also included.



Chalker, Oliver H. Coll.                                                                  Box: Folder

              Letters                                                                               1:1