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Collection Number: 01155-z

Collection Title: Griffin Stedman Williams Papers, 1862-1865

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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 26 items
Abstract Griffin Stedman Williams (1841-1911) of Buffalo, N.Y., was a staff officer with the Empire Brigade and Spinola's Brigade in the Federal army in Virginia and North Carolina, 1862-1863. The collection consists of letters from Griffen Stedman Williams to his parents in Buffalo, N.Y., during his service as a staff officer with the Empire Brigade and Spinola's Brigade, in Virginia, at Washington, N.C., at New Bern, N.C., and at other locations, 1862-1863. The letters discuss movements of forces and engagements with Confederates, scenes and inhabitants of locales where Williams was stationed, and discussions with fellow officers. His detailed description of a European tour, 1864, written in 1865, is also included.
Creator Williams, Griffin Stedman, 1841-1911.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Photocopying not permitted.
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 Griffin Stedman Williams Papers, #1155-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Harrison Williams of Leesburg, Va., October 1946.
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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Griffin Stedman Williams (1841-1911) of Buffalo, N.Y., was a staff officer with the Empire Brigade and Spinola's Brigade in the Federal army in Virginia and North Carolina, 1862-1863. In 1864 he traveled through Europe and a small part of Asia.

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The collection consists of letters from Griffin Stedman Williams to his parents in Buffalo, N.Y., during his service as a staff officer with the Empire Brigade and Spinola's Brigade, in Manassas, Va., at Washington, N.C., at New Bern, N.C., and at other locations, 1862-1863. The letters discuss movements of forces and engagements with Confederates, scenes and inhabitants of locales where Williams was stationed, and discussions with fellow officers. His detailed description of a European tour, 1864, written in 1865, is also included.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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