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Collection Number: 01567

Collection Title: Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 326 items)
Abstract Stephen D. Ramseur of Virginia was an officer in the United States and Confederate armies. The collection contains letters, 1853-1864, from Stephen D. Ramseur (1837-1864), written from Davidson College in North Carolina, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Civil War battlefields, to his wife, to Judge David Schenck (his brother-in-law), and other relatives. Also included are genealogical notes on the Wilfong, Ramseur, and related families, and later letters.
Creator Ramseur, Stephen Dodson.
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 Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, #1567, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Partial microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired 1940, 1949, 1954, 1976
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Stephen D. Ramseur of Virginia was an officer in the United States and Confederate armies.

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The collection contains letters, 1853-1864, from Stephen D. Ramseur (1837-1864), written from Davidson College in North Carolina, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Civil War battlefields, to his wife, to Judge David Schenck (his brother-in-law), and other relatives. Also included are genealogical notes on the Wilfong, Ramseur, and related families, and later letters.

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Contents list

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About 326 items.

Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1855-1864; 1884; 1920

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Extracts of letters #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 1

Folder 2

Sketch of Ramseur, from The Land We Love magazine #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 2

Folder 3

Correspondence, 1873-1924 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 3

Folder 4

Address by Walter Clark #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 4

Folder 5

Clippings #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 5

Folder 6

1853-1862 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 6

Folder 7

January-August 1863 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 7

Folder 8

September-December 1863 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 8

Folder 9

February-July 1864 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 9

Folder 10

August-November 1864 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 10

Folder 11

1919-1935 #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 11

Folder 12

Biographical information #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 12

Folder 13

Clippings #01567, Series: "Stephen Dodson Ramseur Papers, 1853-1864; 1905-1940." Folder 13

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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