Guide to the Regimental Roster: Roll of Honor of West Virginia Soldiers who fought for the Lost Cause, 1883

Summary Information

Title: Regimental Roster: Roll of Honor of West Virginia Soldiers who fought for the Lost Cause, 1883
Collection: AC.892
Extent: 3.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

The collection contains copies of the Regimental Roster: Roll of Honor of West Virginia Soldiers Who Fought for the Lost Cause. The list details the names, dates of enlistments, ranks, units, and death information of Confederate soldiers from West Virginia.

Creator: Clinger, Isaac W.

Biographical/Historical Note

From the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, the State of Virginia existed as two separate entities: the Confederate allied government in Richmond and the Union allied government in Wheeling. Following the Second Wheeling Convention in July 1863, the 48 northwestern counties of the Old Dominion formed the State of West Virginia. Despite this political shift, new lines drawn on the map changed little of the personal loyalties which existed from township to township, household to household. The roster is a roll of West Virginians who continued to serve the Confederate cause despite the fact that their homes were once again within the borders of the United States.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains six pages copied from the Regimental Roster: Roll of Honor of West Virginia Soldiers who fought for the Lost Cause, 1883. The roster was compiled by Isaac W. Clinger, local historian.

Arrangement

The collection consists of one folder.

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 collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish on April 6, 2009 and accessioned as AC.2010.067.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, November 2014. 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.892: Regimental Roster: Roll of Honor of West Virginia Soldiers who fought for the Lost Cause, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Oversize

Regimental Roster, 1883 

Folder 1