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William Decatur Mintz Sketch, 1860s

Manuscript Collection #455

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Title: William Decatur Mintz Sketch
Creator: Mintz, William Decatur, b. 1837
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Sketch (1860s) including photocopy of reminiscence of Civil War service, organizations.
Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, Photocopy of ten-page memoir.

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Accessions Information

November 8, 1982, 1 item; Photocopy of ten-page reminiscence of Civil War service in Arkansas and Kentucky. Gift of Mr. Fred D. Mintz, Sr., Lawndale, N.C.

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

William Decatur Mintz Sketch (#455), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Fred D. Mintz, Sr.

Processing Information

  • Processed by E. Scott, March 1984

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

William Decatur ("Dee") Mintz, born May 17, 1837, was a native of Rutherford Co., N.C. In the fall of 1860, Mintz traveled to Arkansas where he enlisted in the Confederate service on May 1, 1861. He first served as third corporal and then as a first lieutenant in Company C of the 5th Arkansas Regiment.

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Mintz's brief and rudimentary sketch contains reminiscences of his service in Arkansas and Kentucky.

Items of interest include the names of officers and the organization of the company, regiment, and brigade to which Mintz belonged; descriptions of maneuvers from Little Rock to Pocahontas and Gainsville, Arkansas; and a brief skirmish with Union troops at Columbus, Kentucky.

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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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