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Collection Number: 04822-z

Collection Title: Christopher Wren Bunker Letters, 1863-1864

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Size 8 items
Abstract Christopher Wren Bunker served in the Confederate Army in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia. He was captured 7 August 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio. The collection consists of seven letters, 1863-1864, from Christopher Wren Bunker serving in Tennessee and Virginia to his sister, and one letter, 14 October 1864, from Bunker in prison to his father, mother, brother, and sisters. The letters describe the weather and conditions in the army and give news of friends. The letter from prison discloses that Bunker had been captured and had been ill with smallpox at Camp Chase.
Creator Bunker, Christopher Wren.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Christopher Wren Bunker Letters #4822-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 Louise E. Buck Maloy of Sandy, Utah, in August 1995 (Acc. 96116).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Christopher Wren Bunker served in the Confederate Army in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia. He was captured 7 August 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio.

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The collection consists of seven letters, 1863-1864, from Christopher Wren Bunker in the Confederate Army in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia to his sister, and one letter, 14 October 1864, from Bunker in prison at Camp Chase, Ohio, to his father, mother, brother, and sisters. The letters describe the weather and military life and give news of friends. The letter from prison discloses that Bunker had been captured on 7 August 1864 and had been ill with smallpox at Camp Chase.

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Contents list

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8 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1863-1864 #04822-z, Series: "Letters, 1863-1864." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Linda Sellars, September 1996

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, May 2005

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

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