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Collection Number: 04976-z

Collection Title: Albert M. White Papers (#4976-z) 1861-1865

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Size About 50 items.
Abstract Albert M. White of Iredell County, N.C., was a soldier in the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in the Confederate army, 1861-1865. The collection contains about 40 letters and typed transcriptions of the letters from Albert M. White to his father, brother, and sisters. Also included are photocopies of White's military records and a few letters from Rufus White of the 48th North Carolina Infantry Regiment to his mother and cousins. Many of the letters from Albert are signed A. M. and G. W. White. White wrote from Northampton County, N.C., and Richmond, Va., in July 1861 and then from Manassas Junction, Va., late July 1861 until March 1862. In the spring of 1862, White wrote from southeastern Virginia. He was wounded on 31 May 1862 and wrote from a hospital in Richmond in June and July. There are no letters for August-December 1862 or June-December 1863. In 1864, White's regiment was in central and then western Virginia. In the fall of 1864, White wrote from the Shenandoah Valley. Early in 1865, he wrote from central Virginia, near Petersburg. The letters describe military life, give news of friends in the regiment, and request supplies and letters from home.
Creator White, Albert M., b. ca. 1837.
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.
Provenance
Received from McGowan Book Company of Chapel Hill, N.C., in May 1999 (Acc. 98359).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Albert M. White lived in Iredell County, N.C., where he enlisted in a company of troops organized there on 7 June 1861 at age 24. White was mustered in as a private. He was wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines on 31 May 1862. He was promoted to corporal on 13 March 1863 and was wounded at Gettysburg, 2-3 July 1863. He rejoined the company prior to 1 September 1863, when he was promoted to sergeant. He served until paroled at Appomattox Court House, Va., on 9 April 1865.

White's company was organized in Iredell County and enlisted at Statesville on 7 June 1861. It tendered its service to the state and was ordered to Camp Hill, near Garysburg, Northampton County, where it was assigned to the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment as Company C and mustered in on 2 July 1861.

For information on the history of the 4th Regiment, see North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865, A Roster, compiled by Weymouth T. Jordan, Jr., with unit histories by Louis H. Manarin (Raleigh, N.C.: State Division of Archives and History, 1973).

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The collection contains about 40 letters and typed transcriptions of the letters from Albert M. White, a soldier in the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War to his father, brother, and sisters. Also included are photocopies of White's military records and a few letters from Rufus White of the 48th North Carolina Infantry Regiment to his mother and cousins. Many of the letters from Albert are signed A. M. and G. W. White. White wrote from Northampton County, N.C., and Richmond, Va., in July 1861 and then from Manassas Junction, Va., late July 1861 until March 1862. In the spring of 1862, White wrote from southeastern Virginia. He was wounded on 31 May 1862 and wrote from a hospital in Richmond in June and July. There are no letters for August-December 1862 or June-December 1863. In 1864, White's regiment was in central and then western Virginia. In the fall of 1864, White wrote from the Shenandoah Valley. Early in 1865, he wrote from central Virginia, near Petersburg, Va. The letters describe military life, give news of friends in the regiment, and request supplies and letters from home.

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About 40 items.

The collection contains about 40 letters and typed transcriptions of the letters from Albert M. White, a soldier in the 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in the Confederate Army during the Civil War to his father, brother, and sisters. Also included are photocopies of White's military records and a few letters from Rufus White of the 48th North Carolina Infantry Regiment to his mother and cousins. Many of the letters from Albert are signed A. M. and G. W. White. White wrote from Northampton County, N.C., and Richmond, Va., in July 1861 and then from Manassas Junction, Va., late July 1861 until March 1862. In the spring of 1862, White wrote from southeastern Virginia. He was wounded on 31 May 1862 and wrote from a hospital in Richmond in June and July. There are no letters for August-December 1862 or June-December 1863. In 1864, White's regiment was in central and then western Virginia. In the fall of 1864, White wrote from the Shenandoah Valley. Early in 1865, he wrote from central Virginia, near Petersburg, Va. The letters describe military life, give news of friends in the regiment, and request supplies and letters from home.

Folder 1

1861 #04976-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865. " Folder 1

Folder 2

1862 #04976-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865. " Folder 2

Folder 3

1863-1865 and undated #04976-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865. " Folder 3

Folder 4

Military records #04976-z, Series: "Papers, 1861-1865. " Folder 4

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