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Richard Commander Papers, 1865

Manuscript Collection #157

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Title: Richard Commander Papers
Creator: Commander, Richard
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1865) consisting of a complaint letter.
Extent: 0.143 Cubic feet, 1 item , letter (1865)

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Accessions Information

March 23, 1971, one item; Letter (1865). Gift of Mrs. B. W. White, Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Richard Commander Papers (#157), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. B. W. White

Processing Information

  • Processed by R. Weaver, April 1972

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

This collection consists of one letter (February 28, 1865) from Richard Commander, a member of the 68th Regiment, N.C. Troops, to his mother when the regiment camped near Tarboro. In this letter, Commander complains of his ill health due to exposure caused by the lack of a blanket or overcoat. Commander also expresses his dissatisfaction on not receiving his discharge papers. His low morale is further expressed in his statement that the Confederacy is almost finished due to the arming of the Negroes. He states that the desertion rate is high in that twenty-four men of his regiment have deserted recently.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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