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Collection Number: 00722-z

Collection Title: Westwood A. Todd Reminiscences of the Civil War, 1882.

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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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Abstract Westwood Todd was a native of Smithfield, Va. and lived in Norfolk, Va., before and after the Civil War. The collection is a typescript copy (original privately owned as of 1936) of typescript reminiscences written in 1882 by Todd and include the narrative of his experiences in the Virginia theatre of the Civil War, some accounts of Mahone's brigade and the battles in which they participated, and incidents involving friends from Norfolk and Petersburg, Va. Todd served as a private in the 12th Virginia Infantry from his enlistment in 1861. In late July 1863 he was detailed to assist Lieutenant Dick Walke, Mahone's ordnance officer, and in early 1864 became himself an ordnance officer, serving until his capture at Sailor's Creek, 6 April 1865.
Creator Todd, Westwood A., 1831-1886.
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 Westwood A. Todd Reminiscences of the Civil War, #722-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 1936.
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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Westwood A. Todd (1831-1886) was a native of Smithfield, Va., and lived in Norfolk, Va., before and after the Civil War. Todd served as a private in the 12th Virginia Infantry from his enlistment in 1861. In late July 1863 he was detailed to assist Lieutenant Dick Walke, Mahone's ordnance officer, and in early 1864 became himself an ordnance officer, serving until his capture at Sailor's Creek, 6 April 1865.

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The collection is a typescript copy (original privately owned as of 1936) of typescript reminiscences written in 1882 by Westwood Todd, a native of Smithfield, Va., and Norfolk, Va., before and after the Civil War. These reminiscences were written in 1882 by Todd and include the narrative of his experiences in the Virginia theatre of War, some account of Mahone's brigade and the battles in which they participated, and incidents involving friends from Norfolk and Petersburg, Va.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 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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