Cyrus A. Powers Letters, 1862

Manuscript Collection #835

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Cyrus A. Powers Letters
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Cyrus A. Powers letter on Pamlico operations; digital reproduction of letters; transcriptions of letters, 2/1 and 3/28/1862.
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 1 box, 4 items, 16 pages ,
  • Description

    Collection consists of two letters to Emily Watson. The first is a letter from a Union soldier, Cyrus A. Powers, on board the ship Dancer in the Pamlico Sound, North Caroina, describing preparations for an attack on Roanoke Island (1 February 1862). The second is from Mary and describes Powers's severe wounding in the battle and the family's efforts to bring him home (28 March 1862).

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    July 19, 2001 (unprocessed), 1 container, 4 items, 16 pages; Cyrus A. Powers letters on Pamlico Sound operations; digital reproduction of letters; transcriptions of letters, 2/1 & 3/28/1862. Donor: Historical Collectible Antiques.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Historical Collectible Antiques

    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

    Cyrus A. Powers Letters (#835), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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