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Collection Number: 02656-z

Collection Title: Bigham Family Papers, 1860-1864

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Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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Size 5 items
Abstract Joseph W. Bigham and John Bigham were brothers from Mississippi who served with the Confederate Army. The collection includes Civil War letters, 1860-1864, of the Bigham brothers. Most of the letters were written in Maryland and Tennessee to their father, J. W. Bigham, in Mississippi. Included is a letter telling of John's death in prison at Point Lookout, Md.
Creator Bigham family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bigham Family Papers #2656-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2005-2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Edna Bigham Ross of High Point, N.C., in December 1943.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Joseph W. Bigham and John Bigham were brothers from Mississippi who served with the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

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The collection includes Civil War letters, 1860-1864, of Joseph W. Bigham and John Bigham, two Mississippi brothers serving in the Confederate Army. Most of the letters were written from Maryland and Tennessee to their father, J. W. Bigham, in Mississippi. Included is a letter telling of John's death in prison at Point Lookout, Md.

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Contents list

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5 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1860-1864 #02656-z, Series: "Papers, 1860-1864." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, 1944

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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