The Resource Papers of Wilbur Fisk Davis, (manuscript)

Papers of Wilbur Fisk Davis, (manuscript)

Label
Papers of Wilbur Fisk Davis, 1839-1890
Title
Papers of Wilbur Fisk Davis
Inclusive dates
1839-1890
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The collection also contains a typescript of memoirs and diary and three typescripts of pages 31-47 of the memoirs
  • Memoirs of Wilbur Fisk Davis recount his childhood and education primarily in Richmond and Fredericksburg, Va., his family's move to Charlottesville during the Civil War, the raising of volunteer companies, his service as member of home guard checking on African-Americans and anti-secessionists
  • They also recount his service with the Charlottesville Artillery, with a list of officers and some company members, the wounded from 1st Manassas at the University of Virginia, the battle of Cross Keys (1862), generals Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early, the battle of Malvern Hill, slave Thornton at the front and Thorton's friend Jim, the battle of Chancellorsville, the battle of Second Winchester, and the Gettysburg campaign and battle
  • The memoirs also include a description of a Virginia family living in Gettysburg, a description of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House and Davis' capture at the "Bloody Angle," with a sketch of the company's gun emplacements there, and his subsequent march to and imprisonment at Fort Delaware
  • There is also a diary, 1861-1864, of his father, Joseph H. Davis, concerning Methodist Church affairs, life in Charlottesville, family news, and weather observations
  • The collection also contains a receipt, 1854, for tuition; a letter, 1890, to Wilbur Fisk Davis, re: family news; a sketch, n.d., of floor plan of house in Fredericksburg, Va.; and a poem, n.d., by Wilbur Fisk Davis
Additional physical form
available in typescript.
Biographical or historical data
Confederate soldier of Charlottesville, Va.
Cataloging source
VA@
Label
Papers of Wilbur Fisk Davis, (manuscript)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • Special Collections
Extent
11
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u2404142
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ALM9989
  • (OCoLC)32672061
Type of unit
items.

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Library Locations

    • Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections LibraryBorrow it
      160 McCormick Road, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, US
      38.0364566 -78.5053683
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