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Collection Number: 04150-z

Collection Title: Neill McLeod Civil War Letters, 1862-1863

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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 Neill McLeod (1833-1864) served in the 3rd North Carolina Regiment in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. The collection includes a volume of photocopies and typed transcriptions of letters from Neill McLeod, edited with introductory material by Neill Theron Patterson. The letters are largely personal, and describe McLeod's participation in the Gettysburg campaign. Included are a genealogy of the McLeod family; a history and map of the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1864; and an outline of the command structure of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Creator McLeod, Neill, 1833-1864.
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 Neill McLeod Civil War Letters, #4150-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift 1978
Location of Originals
Originals in private hands in 1978.
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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Neill McLeod (1833-1864) served in the 3rd North Carolina Regiment in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. He was captured in May 1864 following the battle of the Wilderness and died in prison at Elmira, N.Y., December 1864.

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The collection includes a volume of photocopies and typed transcriptions of letters from Neill McLeod, edited with introductory material by Neill Theron Patterson. The letters are largely personal, and describe McLeod's participation in the Gettysburg campaign. There is also one transcibed letter from Hardy and Nathan Matthews with the army of North Virginia, to their sister Elizabeth Matthews McLeod. Included are a genealogy of the McLeod family; a history and map of the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1864; and an outline of the command structure of the Army of Northern Virginia.

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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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