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Record number 000331052
Creator Wiggins, James B., 1835-1919
Title James B. Wiggins papers, ca. 1861-1900
Date Issued ca. 1861-1900
Date Created 2011.02.12
Description Papers, ca. 1861-1900, including diaries, letters, paroles, and photographs of James B. Wiggins of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The letters, 1861-1864, were written to family and friends regarding troop movements, battles, and camp life. The diaries, 1863-1864, recount troop movements and battles in West Virginia and southwest Virginia; news of the war; camp life; news of fellow soldiers; notes on the weather; supplies and stables for the horses; and prices of eggs. Includes information on the battles of Antietam (Md.), Second Battle of Kernstown (Va.), and Winchester (Va.), and troop movements in North Carolina and West Virginia. Transcriptions are available for both the letters and diaries.
Notes Original filename 760_110212_0016-0031
Biographical/Historical Note James B. Wiggins (1835-1919) of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, was the son of Isaac Wiggins. He served with the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry, Company L. He married Elizabeth Freeman (d. 1880) in 1869 and Sarah Jane Downard in 1885.
Coverage West Virginia
Provenance Lent for scanning by Sandra Wiggins.
Publisher Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Richmond Sesquicentennial Committee.
Rights Permission to publish or reproduce is required.
Format 267 scans (18 items)
jp2 and pdf
Subject Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Battles - Maryland
Battles - Southwest Virginia
Battles - West Virginia
Kernstown, 2nd Battle of, Winchester, Va., 1864
North Carolina - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Regions - West Virginia
United States - Army - West Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 2nd
West Virginia - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Wiggins, James B., 1835-1919
Type Diaries
Type Letters
Type Transcriptions
Language eng
Call Number 44358
pid 1051647
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