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Collection Number: 01767

Collection Title: Lewis Henry Webb Papers, 1783-1896.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 50 items)
Abstract Lewis Henry Webb of Richmond County, N.C., was a Confederate officer who served with the 23rd North Carolina Regiment in 1861 and in a company that later became part of the 13th North Carolina Light Artillery Batallion, 1862-1865, chiefly in southeastern Virginia. The collection contains a three-volume Civil War diary kept by Webb discussing battles and other military activities, and including religious reflections; his history of Battery A, 13th N.C. Light Artillery Battalion; scattered family letters, including three from his uncle, John Lewis, in Abbeville, Miss., 1862, concerning family and community news; and postwar papers of Webb relating to his interest in Webb family, Lewis family, Griswold family, and Goodrich family history.
Creator Webb, Lewis Henry.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Volumes 1 and 2 are fragile. Please use transcriptions.
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 Lewis Henry Webb Papers, #1767, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcription of the diary also available.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Frances Lawrence Webb and Gattie Olivia Webb of Franklin, Va., September 1950.
Purchased from Bessie Kate Lewis of San Angelo, Tex., January 1961.
Received from the estate of Frances Lawrence Webb, July 1964.
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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Lewis Henry Webb (occasionally spelled "Louis") of Richmond County, N.C., was a Confederate officer who served with the 23rd North Carolina Regiment in 1861 and in a company that later became part of the 13th North Carolina Light Artillery Batallion, 1862-1865, chiefly in southeastern Virginia. He served for a part of the war period in and near Nansemond and Southampton counties in Virginia, where he met and married Gattie Lawrence. After the war they resided in Virginia, first at South Quay in Nansemond County and later at Franklin in Southampton County. Lewis Henry Webb was the son of William G. Webb, who moved from Rocky Hill, Connecticut, to Richmond County, N.C. His mother was Celestia Goodrich, also from Connecticut.

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The collection contains a three-volume Civil War diary of Lewis Henry Webb while a Confederate officer serving in the 23rd North Carolina Regiment in 1861 and the 13th N.C. Light Artillery Battalion, 1862-1865, chiefly in southeastern Virginia, discussing battles and other military activities, and including religious reflections; a history of Battery A, 13th N.C. Light Artillery Battalion written by Webb; scattered family letters, including three from his uncle, John Lewis, in Abbeville, Miss., 1862, concerning family and community news; and postwar papers of Webb relating to his interest in Webb, Lewis, Griswold, and Goodrich family history. The earliest papers are scattered items relating to Webb's ancestors in Connecticut and Massachusetts and to his father in Richmond County, N.C.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

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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