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Correspondence to Lucinda Ledford, 1862

 File — Box: SC0011, Folder: 4236.01

Content Description

From the Collection: This collection consists of fifty letters written by North Carolina Private Samuel Ledford to his wife Lucinda from May 1862 to June 1863 while he served in US Civil War campaigns throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Three of the letters are incomplete. In his correspondence, Ledford discusses the movements of his regiment, gives his wife advice about running the family farm, and describes some of the battles he witnessed, including the Battle of Washington, North Carolina (September 1862) and the Siege of Suffolk, Virginia (April-May 1863).


  • 1862

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. 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. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 0.1 Linear Feet