Nathaniel Oliver Van Nortwick Papers, 1864-1866

Manuscript Collection #577

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Nathaniel Oliver Van Nortwick Papers
    Creator: Van Nortwick, Nathaniel Oliver, -1865
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1864-1866) of soldier from Pitt County who was killed in action near Petersburg, Va., during the Civil War while serving in the 33 Regiment of N.C. Troops, including correspondence, letters, especially one notifying his mother of his death.
    Extent: 0.133 Cubic feet, 6 items , correspondence (1864-1866).
  • Description

    One letter (April 10, 1866) informs Van Nortwick's mother of his death. Although this collection has not well withstood the ravages of time, there are still portions of items that can be deciphered and give insight into the Spartan lifestyle endured by the soldiers during the Civil War. Two letters request a box; one more specifically requests something to eat, a pair of boots, two pairs of socks, and a pair of gloves; and the other requests money to have clothes washed.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Nathaniel Oliver Van Nortwick served in Company B, 33rd N.C. Infantry Regiment (North Carolina Troops). He was killed in action near Petersburg, Virginia, on April 2, 1865.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 28, 1989, 6 items; Letters (1864-1865) of soldier from Pitt County, N.C., assigned to 33rd Regt. N.C. Troops. Gift of Mr. Layton Getsinger, Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Layton Getsinger

    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

    Nathaniel Oliver Van Nortwick Papers (#577), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by C. Crews, April 1991

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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