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Collection Number: 01129-z

Collection Title: Thomas Pollock Devereux Papers, 1878; 1912

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Abstract Thomas Pollock Devereux (born circa 1845) of Wake County, N.C., was a Confederate soldier in the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia during the last months of the Civil War. The collection consists of "From Petersburg to Appomattox," recollections, 1912, by Thomas Pollock Devereux concerning his experiences with Grimes's division of the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia during the last months of the Civil War, 18 pages carbon typescript; and a letter, 1878, from R. W. Pulliam, Asheville, N.C., to Thomas P. Devereux, state solicitor, about the case of North Carolina vs. George William Swepson and Milton Smith Littlefield, a case of railroad fraud during Reconstruction in North Carolina.
Creator Devereux, Thomas Pollock, b. ca. 1845.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Thomas Pollock Devereux Papers, #1129-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. J. Bryan Grimes of Wilson, N.C., January 1942.
Received from J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton of Chapel Hill, N.C., July 1946.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Thomas Pollock Devereux (b. circa 1845) of Wake County, N.C., was a Confederate soldier in the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia during the last months of the Civil War.

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The collection includes "From Petersburg to Appomattox," recollections, 1912, by Thomas Pollock Devereux of Wake County, N.C., concerning his experiences with Grimes's division of the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia during the last months of the Civil War, 18 pages carbon typescript. Devereux describes his military service near Petersburg, Va.; the surrender at Appomattox, Va.; and his return journey to Wake County by way of South Boston, Va., and Oxford, N.C. Also included is a letter, 1878, to Devereux's grandfather of the same name, Thomas P. Devereux, state solicitor, from R. W. Pulliam, Asheville, N.C., seeking to be excused from testifying in the case of State of North Carolina versus George William Swepson and Milton Smith Littlefield, a case of railroad fraud during Reconstruction.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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