|Title:||Tom J. Edwards Collection|
|Creator:||Edwards, Tom J., 1939-|
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Abstract:||420 pages of research materials used in preparation of the book Through the Eyes of Soldiers: The Battle of Wyse Forks, Kinston N.C. March 7-10, 1865.|
|Extent:||0.5 Cubic feet, 0.5 cubic feet 1 archival box, 420 pages of research materials used in preparation of the book Through the Eyes of Soldiers: The Battle of Wyse Forks, Kinston N.C. March 7-10, 1865.420 pages of research materials used in preparation of the book Through the Eyes of Soldiers: The Battle of Wyse Forks, Kinston N.C. March 7-10, 1865.|
February 26, 2008, 83 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 2005) of research material used in the writing of Through the Eyes of Soldiers: The Battle of Wyse Forks, Kinston, North Carolina, March 7-10, 1865, which the donor published together with William Rowland in 2006, including typescripts of unit histories, official records, and manuscript maps. Donor: Tom J. Edwards
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Tom J. Edwards Collection (#1126), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Encoded by Mark Custer, February 27, 2008
Processed by Marshall Woodward April 2009
Author Tom J. Edwards is the former Executive Director of the Lakeside Foundation, a nonprofit Ohio Christian family resort on Lake Erie, founded in 1873. During his time at Lakeside, Edwards secured a listing of Lakeside District properties on the National Register of Historic Places and implemented a successful plan of historic preservation for that community. Prior to his position at Lakeside, Edwards served as Administrative Assistant for the Darlington County, South Carolina, Superintendent of Education. While serving in the position, he assisted with getting listings of the St. John’s (Darlington) Historical District placed on the National Register. Working with the University of South Carolina, he also created a Colonial Eighteenth Century archaeological display inside the local Historical Society Museum. Edwards earned the Freedom Foundation Award for Excellence for his work on the local school district’s Bicentennial observance and served as president of the South Carolina Archaeological Society.
The collection contains material used for research toward the publication of the book Through the Eyes of Soldiers: The Battle of Wyse Forks, Kinston NC March 7-10, 1865 (2006.) The material consists of typewritten excerpts from the regimental histories of the 3rd New York Artillery, 9th New Jersey, 23rd and 27th Massachusetts, 15th Connecticut, 17th, 20th, 36th, 40th, 42nd, 51st, 61st, 66th, 67th, 68th, 70th, 71st, 72nd North Carolina and 1st Battalion North Carolina Junior Reserves, Memoirs of the War of Secession by Johnson Hagwood and The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Other materials include hand drawn maps of the battle at different hours, hand drawn orders of battle, a paper presented at the 1887 reunion, as well as the official reports of XXIII Corps (including subordinate commands 1st Brigade, 120th Indiana, 124th Indiana, 128th Indiana, and 180th Ohio, 2nd Brigade, 123rd Indiana, 129th Indiana, 130th Indiana, and 28th Michigan, and 3rd Brigade, 174th and 178th Ohio) and the 1st and 2nd Divisions, District of Beaufort. Many of the entries lack bibliographic citation. See container list for further details.
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.