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Choate Family Papers

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These papers of family living in Alleghany County, North Carolina consists primarily of correspondence between William Thomas Choate (1832-64) and his wife, Martha (Fender) Choate (1836-97), during his service as a officer in Company I, 61st Regiment North Carolina State Troops during the Civil War. His letters are concerned with camp life, the Battle of Antietam, casualties, sickness in his company, and the need for food and clothing from home. Her letters are about the family and neighbors, deaths in the family and neighborhood, sickness, running the family farm, care of livestock, and her wanting William to come home. Other correspondents include William Choate's brothers, friends, relatives and others.

Collection Overview

These papers of a family living in Alleghany County, North Carolina consists primarily of correspondence between William Thomas Choate (1832-64) and his wife,  Martha (Fender) Choate (1836-97), during his service as a officer in Company I, 61st Regiment, North Carolina State Troops during the Civil War.

His letters are concerned with camp life, the Battle of Antietam, casualties, sickness in his company, and the need for food and clothing from home. Her letters are about the family and neighbors, deaths in the family and neighborhood, sickness, running the family farm, care of livestock, and her wanting William to come home.

Other correspondents include William Choate's brothers, friends, and relatives.

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Choate family
Title
Choate Family Papers
ID
MF0031
Date [inclusive]
1857-1873
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel(s)  35mm. Microfilm. Positive.
Microform [Reel]
1

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
MF 31, Choate Family Papers, 1857-1873, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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