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Collection Number: 01006-z

Collection Title: William Porcher Dubose Reminiscences, 1836-1878

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Abstract William Porcher Dubose served as a Confederate soldier and chaplain in Virginia and was captured and imprisoned at Fort Delaware. During Reconstruction he was an Episcopal minister in Abbeville and Winnsboro, S.C., and became a theologian at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., in 1871. The collection consists of a typed transcription of Dubose's reminiscences. It contains informal recollections by Dubose of his childhood on Farmington and Roseland plantations in Fairfield County, near Winnsboro, S.C., including discussion of his education at Mt. Zion Academy, the Citadel, and the University of Virginia and theological studies at Camden, S.C.
Creator Dubose, William Porcher, 1836-1918.
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 William Porcher Dubose Reminiscences, #1006-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Location of Originals
Original privately owned as of 1946.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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William Porcher Dubose served as a Confederate soldier and chaplain in Virginia and was captured and imprisoned at Fort Delaware. During Reconstruction he was an Episcopal minister in Abbeville and Winnsboro, S.C., and became a theologian at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., in 1871.

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The collection consists of a typed transcription of William Porcher Dubose's reminiscences. It contains informal recollections by Dubose of his childhood on Farmington and Roseland plantations in Fairfield County, near Winnsboro, S.C., including discussion of his education at Mt. Zion Academy, the Citadel, and the University of Virginia and theological studies at Camden, S.C.

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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 2010

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