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Family correspondence – Williams Carter Wickham (1820-1888) with his wife, Lucy Penn Taylor Wickham (1830-1913) and young children, 1863 June-1864 February

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 5

Scope and Contents

Topics include Wickham’s approval of the generals James Longstreet, A.P. Hill, and Richard S. Ewell (June 3, 1863); Lucy relates their losses during visits of the Yankees to “Hickory Hill” and “North Wales” plantations and the capture of Fitzhugh Lee out of his sick bed (July 25, 1863); Wickham writes from the headquarters of Wickham’s Brigade, following his commission as Brigadier General (September 12, 1863); news of Julius Theodore Porcher being mortally wounded from members of the 10th South Carolina Regiment (December 1863); Lucy Wickham’s visit with General Wickham near Charlottesville, Virginia (January 17, 21, 31, 1864); General Lee has issued the first order that has not received Wickham’s admiration (February 8, 1864); and draft of a letter from Wickham to Captain J.E. Cook, describing his actions beginning on October 28, 1862 until November 3, 1862 (February 26, 1864).


  • Creation: 1863 June-1864 February



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