Chalker, Oliver H. Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864.

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Wommack Family
Title:
Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters
Collection No.:
SC 0102
Date:
Extent:
1 folder, .08 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
Two letters written by Jim Wommack and R. A. Wommack respectively. One letter was transcribed by the donor and the other transcribed by library staff.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864, SC 0102, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Bio/Historical Note

These letters were written during the Civil War, in 1864, by Confederate soldiers Jim Wommack and R. A. Wommack.

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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 library staff.

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Arrangement

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

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for 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 Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Mr. Oliver H. Chalker donated these items in February 1989.

Other Formats Available

Transcriptions of both letters are included in the collection.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 2082.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Letters (correspondence)

Personal Name

  • Oliver H. Chalker

Subject

  • Wommack, Jim -- Correspondence
  • Wommack, R. A. -- Correspondence
  • Womack family
  • Orange Courthouse (Va.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Camp Ramsaur (Lacey Spring, Va.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • Lacey Spring (Va.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Oliver H. Chalker Collection of Wommack Family Letters, 1864 box 1 folder 1