Guide to the "Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier" oral history as told by Carrie Summers Smith, undated

Summary Information

Title: "Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier" oral history as told by Carrie Summers Smith, undated
Collection: AC.259
Extent: 0.01 linear feetĀ (1 folder)
Abstract:

This small collection consists of four typed pages of the Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier in the Civil War, written as told by Carrie Summers Smith, no date given.

Creator: Smith, Carrie Summers

Biographical/Historical Note

From the text, Joseph P. Lyle was born December 6, 1843 in Woodlawn, Tennessee. He served in the Confederate Army and tells the writer of some of his wartime experiences. At the end is a Roster of Officers of the Brigade along with a Roster of Officers, Company D., Self-named Kirby Smith Rifles.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a typed oral history of Joseph P. Lyle, soldier of the Civil War, as told to Carrie Summers Smith, who states that "the father of the writer was his (Lyle's) teacher." In this account, Lyle tells of some of his wartime experiences, and lists officers' rosters at the end, on of the Brigade (unsure which) and one of Company D, Self-named Kirby Smith Rifles.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown. Accessioned as AC.2010.061.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.259: "Reminscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier" oral history as told by Carrie Summers Smith, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.