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Collection Number: 02571-z

Collection Title: R. Channing Price Papers (#2571-z) 1858-1916

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Size About 100 items.
Abstract R. Channing Price joined the 3rd Virginia Howitzers at the outbreak of the Civil War and fought with them during the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. On 29 July 1862, he was appointed aid-de-camp to General Jeb Stuart. He served in that capacity during the Antietam Campaign. While serving in Stuart's command, he made the acquaintance of Fitzhugh Lee and guerilla leader John Singleton Mosby. He was fatally wounded at Chancellorsville on 1 May 1863. The collection contains Civil War letters, 1861-1863, from R. Channing Price written from the Virginia peninsula, 1861-1862; south of the James River, 1862; and in northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, 1862-1863. Letters are chiefly to members of the Price family in Richmond describing battles and military life. Among military actions discussed are the Peninsula Campaign, 1862; the Antietam Campaign (Maryland Campaign), September 1862; and the death of Lieutenant Colonel John Pelham (1838-1863) at Kelly's Ford. Also included is Price's diary, October 1861-May 1862, kept while he was camped in Warwick County, Va., and letters of condolence to Price's family after his death from generals Jeb Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee. Pre-war items are chiefly letters from Price to various family members discussing life in antebellum Virginia. There are also letters relating to pre- and post-Civil War affairs of John Singleton Mosby and Fitzhugh Lee, a pre-war list of property belonging to Mosby, and several letters relating to Mosby's death. Selected items are available on microfilm.
Creator Price, R. Channing, 1843-1863.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
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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.
Provenance
Purchased from Louise F. Price of Richmond, Va., in March 1943 and from McGowan Book Company of Chapel Hill, N.C., in May 2000 (Acc. 98614) and June 2000 (Acc. 98673).
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R. Channing Price joined the 3rd Virginia Howitzers at the outbreak of the Civil War and fought with them during the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. On 29 July 1862, he was appointed aid-de-camp to General Jeb Stuart. He served in that capacity during the Antietam Campaign. While serving in Stuart's command, he made the acquaintance of Fitzhugh Lee and guerilla leader John Singleton Mosby. He was fatally wounded at Chancellorsville on 1 May 1863.

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The collection contains Civil War letters, 1861-1863, from R. Channing Price, a Confederate officer on the staff of General Jeb Stuart, written from the Virginia peninsula, 1861-1862; south of the James River, 1862; and in northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, 1862-1863. Letters are chiefly to members of the Price family in Richmond describing battles and military life. Among military actions discussed are the Peninsula Campaign, 1862; the Antietam Campaign (Maryland Campaign), September 1862; and the death of Lieutenant Colonel John Pelham (1838-1863) at Kelly's Ford. Also included is Price's diary, October 1861-May 1862, kept while he was camped in Warwick County, Va., and letters of condolence to Price's family after his death from generals Jeb Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee. Pre-war items are chiefly letters from Price to various family members discussing life in antebellum Virginia. There are also letters relating to pre- and post-Civil War affairs of John Singleton Mosby and Fitzhugh Lee, a pre-war list of property belonging to Mosby, and several letters relating to Mosby's death. Selected items are available on microfilm.

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About 100 items.

The collection contains Civil War letters, 1861-1863, from R. Channing Price, a Confederate officer on the staff of General Jeb Stuart, written from the Virginia peninsula, 1861-1862; south of the James River, 1862; and in northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, 1862-1863. Letters are chiefly to members of the Price family in Richmond describing battles and military life. Among military actions discussed are the Peninsula Campaign, 1862; the Antietam Campaign (Maryland Campaign), September 1862; and the death of Lieutenant Colonel John Pelham (1838-1863) at Kelly's Ford. Also included is Price's diary, October 1861-May 1862, kept while he was camped in Warwick County, Va., and letters of condolence to Price's family after his death from generals Jeb Stuart and Fitzhugh Lee. Pre-war items are chiefly letters from Price to various family members discussing life in antebellum Virginia. There are also letters relating to pre- and post-Civil War affairs of John Singleton Mosby and Fitzhugh Lee, a pre-war list of property belonging to Mosby, and several letters relating to Mosby's death. Selected items are available on microfilm.

M-2571/1-2: Microfilm of selected items. #02571-z, Series: "Papers, 1858-1916."

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1858-1861 #02571-z, Series: "Papers, 1858-1916." Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1862-1863 #02571-z, Series: "Papers, 1858-1916." Folder 2

Folder 3

Condolence letters, 1863-1865 #02571-z, Series: "Papers, 1858-1916." Folder 3

Folder 4

Diary, 1861-1862 #02571-z, Series: "Papers, 1858-1916." Folder 4

Folder 5

John Singleton Mosby and Fitzhugh Lee papers, 1870-1919 and undated #02571-z, Series: "Papers, 1858-1916." Folder 5

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Separated items include two reels of microfilm (M-2571/1-2).

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