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Family correspondence of Williams Carter Wickham with his father, William Fanning Wickham (1793-1880), and his mother, Anne Butler Carter Wickham (1797-1868), 1861

 File — Box: 11, Folder: 5

Scope and Contents

This folder contains references to the participation of Williams Carter Wickham in the First Battle of Bull Run (July 24, 1861, and August 1861); rumors of possible attacks on Arlington and Alexandria and Norfolk (September 2, 1861); discussion about the ramifications of the seizure of James Murray Mason and John Slidell on board the RMS Trent by Union Captain Charles Wilkes (December 8, 1861); and W. Leigh Wickham’s commission as assistant quartermaster with rank of captain (December 20, 1861). During the recent visit of William F. Wickham with General Robert E. Lee, Lee reported on the sufferings of the army in the west [1861].


  • Creation: 1861



1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the File: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States