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Collection Number: 01670-z

Collection Title: C.A. Withers's Humor and Pathos, 1914

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Abstract C. A. Withers (born 1842) of Lexington, Ky., was a soldier in the Confederate army. The collection includes Confederate recollections of Withers emphasizing humor, pathos, and adventure. Withers served in the 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment in Virginia early in the Civil War; he then moved to the western theater, was captured during the Vicksburg campaign, and was later exchanged. He also served with General John Hunt Morgan's partisans in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia, was captured in the same engagement in which Morgan was killed, escaped from prison to Canada, and returned to the South by way of Cuba. The recollections particularly relate to attitudes and conditions in the border states.
Creator Withers, C. A., b. 1842.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 C.A. Withers's Humor and Pathos, #1670-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Loaned by Julia Patton Hughes Spurr of Lexington, Ky., January 1950.
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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C. A. Withers (born 1842) of Lexington, Ky., served in the Confederate army with the 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment in Virginia early in the Civil War; he then moved to the western theater, was captured during the Vicksburg campaign, and was later exchanged. He also served with General John Hunt Morgan's partisans in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia, was captured in the same engagement in which Morgan was killed, escaped from prison to Canada, and returned to the South by way of Cuba.

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The collection includes a typescript copy of Confederate recollections of C. A. Withers emphasizing humor, pathos, and adventure. The recollections particularly relate to attitudes and conditions in the border states.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 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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