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Collection Number: 01874-z

Collection Title: Achilles James Tynes Letters, 1864; 1948-1951.

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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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Size 10 items
Abstract Achilles James Tynes (fl. 1864) was a a Confederate captain with the Fifth Virginia Cavalry, from Tazewell County, Va. The collection includes typed transcriptions of letters from Tynes to his wife, Harriet Fudge Tynes, during the campaign in the Shenandoah Valley and the raid on Chambersburg, Pa., under Brigadier General John McCausland in the summer of 1864; and correspondence, 1948-1951, concerning A. J. Tynes's association with McCausland and the burning of Chambersburg on 31 July 1864.
Creator Tynes, Achilles James, fl. 1864.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
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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 Achilles James Tynes Letters, #1874-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Buford C. Tynes of Huntington, W. Va., July 1951.
Location of Originals
Location of originals unknown.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Achilles James Tynes (fl. 1864) was a a Confederate captain with the Fifth Virginia Cavalry, from Tazewell County, Va. He served under Brigadier General John McCausland in the Shenandoah Valley and the raid on Chambersburg, Pa., in the summer of 1864. His wife was Harriet Fudge Tynes (fl. 1864).

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The collection includes typed transcriptions of letters from Achilles James Tynes to Harriet Fudge Tynes, his wife, during the campaign in the Shenandoah Valley and the raid on Chambersburg, Pa., under Brigadier General John McCausland in the summer of 1864; and correspondence, 1948-1951, concerning Achilles James Tynes's association with McCausland and the burning of Chambersburg on 31 July 1864.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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