Nelson Family Papers, 1783-1872 (Ms1989-021)


Nelson Family Papers, 1783-1872 (Ms1989-021)


Civil War
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South


This collection consists of papers from the Nelson family of Clarke County, Virginia. The papers consist of correspondence among the family members, particularly between Hugh and Adelaide Nelson of Long Branch Plantation in Millwood and their daughter Nannie, as well as the Civil War letters between prisoner of war G. Washington "Wash" Nelson and Mollie Scollay of Shepardstown, Virginia.

G. Washington Nelson was captured in 1863 and held at Johnson's Island, Ohio, Point Lookout, Maryland, and Fort Delaware, Delaware. Civil War papers also include muster rolls, one of them signed by J.E.B. Stuart, of Captain Hugh Nelson's company, the Clarke County, Company D., Sixth Cavalry Volunteers.


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Permission to publish material from the Nelson Family Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.



Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nelson Family Papers, Ms1989-021, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Collection Tree

February 18, 1783, Letter from Walker Daniel, at Col. Floyd's, to a French Merchant concerning commercial conditions on the wester Kentucky Frontier…

November 5, 1857, Letter to Nelson from Shier Wilie in Boston, (Re: 'The Bight' (a house), taxes $175, business transactions, discuss rent and…

July 1, 1858, University of Virginia announcement (Re: Final exercises, best debater, Charles Stringfellow, sent by Bennett Taylor)

Capt. Joseph Hardesty, 1st Regiment Cavalry Muster Roll, Signed: JEB Stuart (Harper's Ferry, Shephardstown enrollments, Berryville, people mustered by…

Muster Roll, Pay Roll, Capt. Hugh M. Nelson, Co. D, First Virginia Cavalry, June 30 to August 31, 1861

February 12, 1862, Letter to Capt. Hugh M. Nelson, Co. D, 6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, from Camp GW Smith, Special Order No. 40, Recruiting

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