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Collection Number: 02680-z

Collection Title: Cornelia McGimsey Papers, 1856-1868.

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Size 113 items
Abstract Laura Cornelia McGimsey of Burke County, N.C., married John Lewis Warlick during the Civil War. Warlick died in 1865. The widowed Mrs. Warlick married William Brown Avery of Canoe Hill, Burke County, in 1869. Chiefly letters to Laura Cornelia McGimsey of Linville River, Burke County, N.C., from Confederate soldiers, concerning the progress of the war, the unloading of blockade runners, engagements in eastern North Carolina, fishing along the coast, and the rebuilding of bridges. Most of these letters are from Lewis Warlick, whom McGimsey married during the war, and who served with the 11th North Carolina Regiment. Most were written from Virginia, and the U.S. General Hospital, David's Island, N.Y., in 1863. Letters of courtship, 1866-1868, are from E. A. Warlick, John R. Denton, Samuel P. Tate, and J. Free Munday after Warlick died.
Creator McGimsey, Cornelia, 1840-1920.
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 Cornelia McGimsey Papers #2680-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Most items in this collection have been published in Mike and Carol Lawing, eds., My Dearest Friend: The Civil War Correspondence of Cornelia McGimsey and Lewis Warlick (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2000).
Acquisitions Information
Received from Elizabeth Avery of Morganton, N.C., in October 1944.
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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Chiefly letters to Laura Cornelia McGimsey of Linville River, Burke County, N.C., from Confederate soldiers, concerning the progress of the war, the unloading of blockade runners, engagements in eastern North Carolina, fishing along the coast, and the rebuilding of bridges. Most of these letters are from Lewis Warlick, whom McGimsey married during the war, and who served with the 11th North Carolina Regiment. Most were written from Virginia, and the U.S. General Hospital, David's Island, N.Y., in 1863. Letters of courtship, 1866-1868, are from E. A. Warlick, John R. Denton, Samuel P. Tate, and J. Free Munday after Warlick died.

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Folder 1-5

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

Papers #02680-z, Series: "Cornelia McGimsey Papers, 1856-1868." Folder 1-5

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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