Item Details

Forbes Family Papers [manuscript] 1855-1856, 1860-1867.

Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
Letters smuggled across lines to Dr. William Forbes of Philadelphia describe life of Forbes family members in Fredericksburg and Richmond, Va., during the Civil War. Incidents include the arrest of David Forbes for spying on "negro evidence"; the deaths of Col. William J. Green and General Carnot Posey; Dr. Forbes's service with the Union Army at Vicksburg; social events involving Mrs. Jefferson Davis; Generals Hood and Robert E. Lee in the same church pew; Grant's Overland Campaign; the evacuation of Petersburg.
A few earlier letters describe Dr. Forbes' inspection tour of Crimean hospitals and meetings with Napoleon III and Florence Nightingale.
Correspondents include Catherine "Kate" Forbes, D. S. Forbes, James Fitzgerald Forbes, Chaplain L. C. Vass.
Description
34 items.
Cite as
Forbes Family Letters, 1860-1865, Accession #15127, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2010/2011.
Technical Details

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    a| Letters smuggled across lines to Dr. William Forbes of Philadelphia describe life of Forbes family members in Fredericksburg and Richmond, Va., during the Civil War. Incidents include the arrest of David Forbes for spying on "negro evidence"; the deaths of Col. William J. Green and General Carnot Posey; Dr. Forbes's service with the Union Army at Vicksburg; social events involving Mrs. Jefferson Davis; Generals Hood and Robert E. Lee in the same church pew; Grant's Overland Campaign; the evacuation of Petersburg.
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    a| A few earlier letters describe Dr. Forbes' inspection tour of Crimean hospitals and meetings with Napoleon III and Florence Nightingale.
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    a| Correspondents include Catherine "Kate" Forbes, D. S. Forbes, James Fitzgerald Forbes, Chaplain L. C. Vass.
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    a| Forbes Family Letters, 1860-1865, Accession #15127, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Napoleon b| III, c| Emperor of the French, d| 1808-1873.
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    a| Davis, Varina, d| 1826-1906.
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    a| Green, William James, d| 1825-1862.
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    a| Hood, John Bell, d| 1831-1879.
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    a| Lee, Robert E. q| (Robert Edward), d| 1807-1870.
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    a| Nightingale, Florence, d| 1820-1910.
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    a| Posey, Carnot, d| 1813-1863.
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    a| Crimean War, 1853-1856 x| Hospitals.
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    a| United States x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865 v| Personal narratives, Confederate.
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    a| Vicksburg (Miss.) x| History y| Siege, 1863.
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    a| Virginia x| History y| Civil War, 1861-1865.
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    a| Forbes, C. S. q| (Catherine S.), d| fl. 1861-1865, e| correspondent.
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    a| Forbes, James Fitzgerald, d| 1828-1863, e| correspondent.
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    a| Forbes, William S., d| fl. 1861-1865, e| recipient.
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