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Collection Number: 01259-z

Collection Title: Edward Dorr Tracy Letters, 1861-1863.

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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 About 30 items
Abstract Edward Dorr Tracy of Huntsville, Ala., was a Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederate States of America. The collection contains letters from Tracy to his wife and friends, chiefly from northern Virginia in 1861, with a few items from Tennessee in 1862 and the Vicksburg campaign of 1863. A few letters relate to military engagements; most deal with the health and spirits of his troops, camp life, requests for clothes, and messages to family members.
Creator Tracy, Edward Dorr, 1833-1863.
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 Edward Dorr Tracy Letters, #1259-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
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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Edward Dorr Tracy of Huntsville, Ala., was a Brigadier General in the Army of the Confederate States of America.

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The collection contains letters from Tracy to his wife and friends, chiefly from northern Virginia in 1861, with a few items from Tennessee in 1862 and the Vicksburg campaign of 1863. A few letters relate to military engagements; most deal with the health and spirits of his troops, camp life, requests for clothes, and messages to family members.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 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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