V.M. Elmore Letters

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Creator:Elmore, V. M.
Title:V.M. Elmore letters

This collection consists of hand written letters (and four typewritten transcripts) from Major V.M. Elmore, during the years of 1862 and 1863. In his letters he describes troop movements, skirmishes, battles, and life in the camp.

In his November 1862 letter, he wrote that there were many Jews in the camp and suggests that the Jewish ladies of Montgomery may want to send clothing, "as many of them have relations in the company." In his June 1863 letter he stated that William Orton Williams and Walter G. Peter, two Confederate officers who were captured and executed as spies by the Union authorities.

The letters also make reference to several specific battles and skirmishes including the Battle of Murfreesboro and the Fall of Vicksburg. Additionally, Elmore described desertions, troop injuries, and a fight between General Wheeler and a Union soldier.

Subjects:Elmore, V. M.--Correspondence | Brothers and sisters | Confederate States of America. Army--Soldiers | Confederate States of America. Army--Military life | Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906 | Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Marriage | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Collaborationists | Shiloh, Battle of, Tennessee, 1862 | Mothers and sons | United States, Mississippi, Corinth | United States, Tennessee, Shiloh | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298
Institution:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Contributors:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Original Material:

V.M. Elmore Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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Collection may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://purl.lib.ua.edu/18325