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Levander T. Rushing Civil War Letters

Finding Aid & Inventory

Levander T. Rushing was a soldier during the Civil War. He served in the Company I of the 53rd Regiment from Anson County, N.C. This collection contains correspondence of a variety of people with links to Rushing,though the main correspondent is G.M. Rushing, who may have gone by the name Burwell. Also present are a number of undated envelopes and two Confederate 2-dollar bills.

Biographical and Historical Note

Levander T. Rushing was a soldier during the Civil War. He served in the Company I of the 53rd Regiment from Anson County, N.C.

Collection Overview

This collection contains correspondence of a variety of people with links to Rushing, including L.A. Ham, G.M. Rushing, Philip Rushing, J. Melton, J.M. Morgan, L.E. Burkes, A.J. Rushing, John B. Ashcraft, M.G. Redfearn, W.G. Thornton, J.H.L., Jim Henry, Z.A. Henry, Cornelia Heeny. The bulk of the correspondence is with G.M. Rushing, who may have gone by the name Burwell. Also present are a number of undated envelopes and two Confederate 2-dollar bills.

Access to two letters is restricted due to their fragile condition. Please see Special Collections & Archives staff for more information.

Collection Inventory

  • Correspondence (1854-1865 March) Box 1 Folder 1-19
  • Envelopes (undated) Box 1 Folder 20
  • Greene, H.G. to L.T. Rushing (undated) Box 1 Folder 24
  • Heeny, Cornelia, to "little children" (undated) Box 1 Folder 21
  • Henry, Nancy to son (undated) Box 1 Folder 22
  • Henry, Z.A. to brother (undated) Box 1 Folder 23
  • Letter fragment (undated) Box 1 Folder 27
  • Letter fragments [RESTRICTED] (undated) Box 2 Folder 1
  • Letter fragments, fire damaged [RESTRICTED] (undated) Box 2 Folder 2
  • Rushing, G.M., letter fragment (undated) Box 1 Folder 25
  • Rushing, L.T. to father (undated) Box 1 Folder 26

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Rushing, George M.
Creator
Rushing, Levander T.
Title
Levander T. Rushing Civil War Letters
ID
MS859
Date [inclusive]
1854-1865, undated
Extent
1.21 linear feet  1 half-document box, 1 oversize flat box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives June 2016
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers with the exception of two damaged letters. Due to their extreme fragility, these letters cannot be handled. For more information, contact Z. Smith Reynolds Special Collections & Archives. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
Levander T. Rushing Civil War Letters, MS859, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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