Guide to the Edgar Juno Letter to Bettie Dickson, May 1, 1864

Summary Information

Title: Edgar Juno Letter to Bettie Dickson, May 1, 1864
Collection: AC.597
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection consist of a typed copy of a letter from Lt. Edgar Juno, 50th Regiment Virginia Infantry, Gen. J.M. Jones' Brigade, to Miss Bettie Dickson, Buffalo (Ashe County, North Carolina), dated May 1, 1864.

Creator: Juno, Edgar

Biographical/Historical Note

The 50th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia and in Tennessee.

The 50th Virginia was organized in July 1861, with ten companies and three companies of cavalry temporarily attached. During September one of the cavalry companies was disabled and the other two transferred to the 8th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.

The unit was reorganized in May 1862, with nine companies. It moved to Tennessee and in February 1862, was captured at Fort Donelson. After being exchanged, it was assigned to the Department of Western Virginia and fought at Carnifex Ferry. Later the 50th served in J.M. Jones', G.C. Wharton's, and Forsberg's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It participated in numerous conflicts from Chancellorsville to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and fought its last battle at Waynesboro.

Scope and Contents

This is a two-page typed copy of a letter from Lt. Edgar Juno (not his real name as stated within the letter) to Miss Bettie Dickson of Buffalo, Ashe County, North Carolina. Within the letter, he speaks of Jefferson and mountain excursions, and his wish to keep his name a secret until the war is ended, then only on the condition that we are able to conquer on honorable peace, will it be revealed. He is asking that Miss Bettie correspond with him while he is fighting to liven the many bitter hours of a soldier's life. It was laminated prior to donation.


It is a single-item collection, consisting of two pages.

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 origin of this collection is unknown. Accession number AC.2003.008

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 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.597: Edgar Juno, Lieutenant of Confederate 50th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Letter to Bettie Dickson, Buffalo, Ashe County, North Carolina, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Letter, May 1, 1864 ACSC_Box 18, Folder 5