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William L. Reed Civil War documents and other materials, 1861-1864

Identifier: C-92

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The letters reflect the majority of letters written during the mid 19th century allowing disparate family members to catch up with one another. The letters from E.L. Clark are written from the front lines of the Civil War explaining the nuances of picket lines as well as enlightening their friends and family on the happenings of the war. Throughout are mentions of some famous battles as well as the Kinston 22, a hanging of traitorous Confederate soldiers. This collection is a great insight into the literary world of the Civil War era in which letter-writing was the only way to remain in contact with one another, and thus time delays, were of huge importance and worry for writers and recipients alike.


  • Creation: 1861-1864



1 Folder

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Previously owned by C. Paul Reed, Class of 1970, donated by his wife, Louise Jaqua Reed, and delivered to the Archives by Kit Wilson, April 27, 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States