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Guide to the Sillers-Holmes Family Correspondence

MSN/CW 5025


Collection Summary

Title: Sillers-Holmes family correspondence
Dates: 1859-1864 (bulk 1862-1863)
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5025
Creator: Sillers, William W. (William Walter), 1838-1863
Creator: Holmes, Frances Sillers, b. circa. 1834
Extent: 1 container; 19 folders
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: A group of 18 family letters, 14 of which were written in 1862-63 by Confederate Lt. Col. William W. Sillers of the 30th North Carolina Infantry. The letters are directed to Sillers' sister, Frances Sillers Holmes, in Sampson County, North Carolina.

Selected Search Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 30th
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia -- History
North Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Sillers-Holmes Family Correspondence, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Sillers-Holmes correspondence was purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2004, from Will and Lynn Gorges of New Bern, North Carolina. Arranged and described 2006, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically, one item per folder.

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