Bell I. Wiley Civil War articles collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains one article written by Bell I. Wiley, as well as a variety of reprinted and clipped articles from various journals, magazines, and newspapers. There are also bibliographical and general notes discussing the Civil War from many angles, including medical, literary, restitution, and even specific battles and generals. Several of the reprints are inscribed to him by the authors. A photocopy of Wiley's article about Mrs. Phoebe Yates Pember, the hospital matron of the Confederate Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, describes her efforts on behalf of the wounded of Chimborazo Hospital, commonly known as "Hospital 2" in reports.
- 1859 - 1979
- Wiley, Bell Irvin (Author, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Bell Irvin Wiley, born in Halls, Tennessee, on January 5, 1906, became an authority on military history, specializing in the American Civil War. He received his BA at Asbury College in 1928 and his PhD from Yale in 1933. He began teaching history in 1934, at State Teachers College (now the University of Southern Mississippi). He married Mary Frances Harrison in 1938; they had two children. He taught at the University of Mississippi, Louisiana State University, and Emory University. Wiley died on April 4, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia. During his lifetime, he published many books of popular history and scholarly works documenting the lives of the "plain people."
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A variety of reprinted and clipped articles from various journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as bibliographical and general notes, discussing the Civil War from many angles, including medical, literary, restitution, and even specific battles and generals.
A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama
gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010
Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections
Martha Bace, 2014
- Guide to Bell I. Wiley Civil War articles collection
- September 2014
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