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Collection Number: 01293-z

Collection Title: John Q. Winfield Letters, 1861-1862

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Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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Size About 25 items
Abstract John Q. Winfield (1822-1892) was a physician of Broadway, Va. During the Civil War he served as captain of the 7th Virginia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A., under his friend, General Turner Ashby. The collection consists of letters from Winfield to his wife Sallie at Cootes Store, Rockingham County, Va., and Woodstock, Va., while he was serving in the Shenandoah Valley and western Virginia (especially near Romney, now in West Virginia) early in the Civil War. The letters discuss, sometimes in detail, military movements and personnel, and encounters with Union forces.
Creator Winfield, John Q., 1822-1892.
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 John Q. Winfield Letters #1293-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (2005-2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Received from Paulina Swift Winfield of Broadway, Va., in May 1947.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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John Q. Winfield (1822-1892) was a physician of Broadway, Va. In 1860, he received a commission from Governor Letcher of Virginia as captain of Brock's Gap Riflemen. Winfield later joined General Turner Ashby at Romney, Va. (now West Virginia), as captain of Company B of the 7th Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. Winfield resigned his commission in 1862 due to his health, whereupon he returned to Broadway to work as a physician and act as captain of the the Valley Home Guards.

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The collection consists of letters from John Q. Winfield to his wife Sallie Neff Winfield at Cootes Store, Rockingham County, Va., and Woodstock, Va., while he served in the Shenandoah Valley and western Virginia (especially near Romney, Va., now in West Virginia) early in the Civil War. Winfield was captain of Company B of the 7th Virginia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A., under his friend, General Turner Ashby. The letters discuss, sometimes in detail, military movements and personnel, and encounters with Union forces.

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Contents list

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About 25 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1861-1862 #01293-z, Series: "Letters, 1861-1862." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, 1947

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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