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Guide to the Leonard Williams Letters

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Collection Summary

Title: Leonard Williams letters
Dates: 1861-1865
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5068
Creator: Williams, Leonard, 1823-1908
Extent: 127 folders; 2 containers; 1 linear foot
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 collection consisting primarily of 115 manuscript personal letters written by Confederate States army captain Leonard Williams to his wife Anna Laval Williams during the Civil War. Williams, of Greenville, South Carolina, served in Hampton's Legion (1861-62) and in Co. K, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry (1862-1865).

Selected Search Terms

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Cavalry operations
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers -- Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Cavalry. Hampton's Brigade
Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, 2nd
Confederate States of America -- Social conditions
Slavery -- America -- History
Greenville County (S.C.) -- History

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Leonard Williams Letters, [Collection and folder no.], Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Williams letters were acquired by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2008-2012 from Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions, Burlington NC; acquisitions funded by Robert and Beverly O'Grady.

Biographical Note

Leonard Williams was born on 15 December 1823 in Newberry District in the South Carolina Piedmont, the son of Davis and Anne Andrews Williams. The family had settled in the area in the eighteenth century; Davis Williams owned a plantation named Sycamore Grove, and by 1830 held 13 slaves. Leonard Williams graduated from South Carolina College in Columbia in 1844, and subsequently returned to Newberry as teacher and principal at Newberry Academy. Around 1854 he abandoned teaching and moved to the town of Greenville, where he operated a small farm and began what would become a successful mercantile business. The 1860 Federal census values his real estate at $6500, and his personal estate (including 11 slaves) at $55,000. In 1858 Williams married Anna Olivia Laval (1830-1879) of Charleston; the first of the couple's five children, Caroline, was born in 1860. With the outbreak of war Williams joined Greenville's Brooks Troop of cavalry, which in May 1861 became one of the four cavalry companies of Wade Hampton's South Carolina Legion. Williams served as orderly sergeant in Brooks Troop until elected 2nd lieutenant in March 1862. With the army's subsequent reorganization the companies constituting Hampton's Cavalry Battalion were absorbed into the new 2nd South Carolina Cavalry; in May 1862 Williams was elected captain of Company K, a postion he held for the duration of the war. He served in the cavalry arm of the Army of Northern Virginia through the major campaigns of 1862-63, including the Peninsula, Antietam, and Gettysburg. In March 1864 the 2nd South Carolina, its ranks depleted by continuous service, was withdrawn to coastal South Carolina. Williams saw action around Fort Fisher, North Carolina and in the Carolinas campaign against Sherman before Joseph Johnston's surrender ended his war in April 1865.

After the war Williams returned to Greenville and his former agricultural and mercantile concerns. He also entered public life, serving as a Democratic member of the state legislature during Reconstruction (1870-1872). He was a conspicuous supporter of his former commander, Wade Hampton, in the South Carolina gubernatorial election of 1876, and seved as auditor of Greenville County following Hampton's election. After the death of Anna Laval Williams in 1879 he married his former sister-in-law, Harriet Julia Laval. Williams died at Greenville on 22 May 1908.

Scope and Content Note

Of the 127 letters in the collection, 115 were written by Leonard Williams to his wife Anna Laval Williams during the Civil War. These letters range in date from 18-19 July 1861 to 11 February 1865, and provide a literate, lengthy, and relatively continuous epistolary narrative of Williams's wartime experiences. The letters also stand as one side of an ongoing dialogue with Anna on managing the Greenville household and farm, including the slaves. (During the war the mercantile store was overseen by Williams's business partner, William Whitmire, who is mentioned frequently in the letters). The most significant chronological gap in the letters to Anna occurs at war's end, as no manuscripts survive from the last few months of Williams's service.

All the present letters from Williams to Anna were published by David G. Douglas in A Boot Full of Memories: Captain Leonard Williams, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry (Camden SC, 2003). Douglas is Leonard and Anna Williams's great grandson; the letters descended through the family to him. Notre Dame subsequently acquired all but six letters that appear in Douglas's book. Those lacking from the present collection are dated 29-30 August 1861; 6 June 1862; 12 June 1862; 8 June 1863; 30 June 1863; and 26-27 February 1864.

Of the twelve letters in the collection not directed by Leonard Williams to Anna, Williams wrote four: two to his brother Henry Williams (16 May 1863 and 18 March 1864), one to an unidentified aunt (27 June 1864), and one to his slaves (22 August 1863). Six additional letters were directed to Anna Williams; two from Leonard's brother William A. Williams (30 December 1862 and 15 June 1864), two from Anna's cousin William R. Martin (25 January and 25 February 1862); one from an unidentified cousin (29 December 1861), and one from an acquaintance (28 July 1863). Neither author nor recipient of the two final letters (7 January 1864 and undated) can be identified.

Arrangement Note

The collection consists of one series, Letters. Items are arranged chronologically, one letter per folder.

Container List

  • Series 1: Letters 
    • Folder 1 (MSN/CW 5068-1) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp of Instructions, Ashland, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 July 18-19. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
      • Folder 2 (MSN/CW 5068-2) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp of Instructions, Ashland, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 July 21. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
        • Folder 3 (MSN/CW 5068-3) Letter. Leonard Williams, Junction, Hanover County, Virginia, 8 miles above Ashland, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, South Carolina, 1861 July 24. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet, with address leaf.
          • Folder 4 (MSN/CW 5068-4) Letter. Leonard Williams, Manassas, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 July 27. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet. A strip at the top margin of the bifolium has been cut away.
            • Folder 5 (MSN/CW 5068-5) Letter. Leonard Williams, Bacon Race Church, Camp Griffin, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 September 9. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
              • Folder 6 (MSN/CW 5068-6) Letter. Leonard Williams, n.p., to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], [1861] September 10. AL, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                • Folder 7 (MSN/CW 5068-7) Letter. Leonard Williams, Bacon Race Church, Camp Griffin, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], [1861 September]. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                  • Folder 8 (MSN/CW 5068-8) Letter. Leonard Williams, 4 miles from Bacon Race Church, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 September 16. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                    • Folder 9 (MSN/CW 5068-9) Letter. Leonard Williams, Bel Ayre, near Bacon Race Church, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 September 17. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                      • Folder 10 (MSN/CW 5068-10) Letter. [Leonard Williams], Camp Griffin, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, South Carolina, 1861 September 26. AL, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet. Subsequent sheet(s) lacking?
                        • Folder 11 (MSN/CW 5068-11) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Connor, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 October 10-12. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                          • Folder 12 (MSN/CW 5068-12) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Butler, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 November 24. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                            • Folder 13 (MSN/CW 5068-13) Letter. Unidentified, Camp Walter, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1861 December 29. AL, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet. Subsequent sheet(s) lacking.
                              The author is a female cousin of Anna Williams.
                              • Folder 14 (MSN/CW 5068-14) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Wigfall, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 January 13. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                • Folder 15 (MSN/CW 5068-15) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Wigfall, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 January 22. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                  • Folder 16 (MSN/CW 5068-16) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Wigfall, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 January 25. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                    • Folder 17 (MSN/CW 5068-17) Letter. William R. Martin, Green Pond, Colleton District, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 January 25. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                      The author was a cousin of Anna Williams, and a member of the 12th South Carolina Infantry.
                                      • Folder 18 (MSN/CW 5068-18) Letter. Leonard Williams, Bacon Race, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 February 2. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet. Written on a CSA morning report form.
                                        • Folder 19 (MSN/CW 5068-19) Letter. William R. Martin, Green Pond, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 January 25. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                          • Folder 20 (MSN/CW 5068-20) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Evans, Virginia, Catlett's Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 March 3. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                            • Folder 21 (MSN/CW 5068-21) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Bartow, near Fredricksburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 March 30. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                              • Folder 22 (MSN/CW 5068-22) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Bartow, near Fredricksburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 April 2-3. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                • Folder 23 (MSN/CW 5068-23) Letter. Leonard Williams, New Kent County Courthouse, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 May 8-9. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                  • Folder 24 (MSN/CW 5068-24) Letter. Leonard Williams, at Bivouac 24 miles from Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 May 10-11. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                    • Folder 25 (MSN/CW 5068-25) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp HQ 2 miles from Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 May 20-21. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                      • Folder 26 (MSN/CW 5068-26) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp HQ, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 May 21. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet. Bottom half of pp. 3-4 torn away; text intact.
                                                        • Folder 27 (MSN/CW 5068-27) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp HQ near Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 May 24. ALS, 1 page on 1 sheet.
                                                          • Folder 28 (MSN/CW 5068-28) Letter. Leonard Williams, near Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 June 15. ALS, 5 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                            • Folder 29 (MSN/CW 5068-29) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp near Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 June 19-20. ALS, 1 page on 1 sheet.
                                                              • Folder 30 (MSN/CW 5068-30) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp HQ near Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 June 21. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                • Folder 31 (MSN/CW 5068-31) Letter. Leonard Williams, Cavalry Camp 9 miles from Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 June 26-27. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet. Most of pp. 3-4 torn away; text intact.
                                                                  • Folder 32 (MSN/CW 5068-32) Letter. Leonard Williams, at Bivouac 30 miles from Richmond, Virginia, 3 miles from James River, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 July 7. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                    • Folder 33 (MSN/CW 5068-33) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 July 10. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                      • Folder 34 (MSN/CW 5068-34) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp in Hanover County, 9 miles from Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 July 14. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                        • Folder 35 (MSN/CW 5068-35) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Discipline, 9 miles from Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 July 16-17. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                          • Folder 36 (MSN/CW 5068-36) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hanover Courthouse, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 July 24. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                            • Folder 37 (MSN/CW 5068-37) Letter. Leonard Williams, White Oak Swamp, 15 miles below Richmond, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 August 19. AL, 2 pages on 1 sheet. Subsequent sheet(s) missing?
                                                                              • Folder 38 (MSN/CW 5068-38) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp on North Anna, 35 miles above Richmond, Virginia, on the Central Railroad, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 August 26. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                • Folder 39 (MSN/CW 5068-39) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Urbana, Maryland, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 September 7-8. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                  • Folder 40 (MSN/CW 5068-40) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp on the Potomac, 7 miles north of Martinsburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 September 25. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                    • Folder 41 (MSN/CW 5068-41) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Martinsburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 September 28-30. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                      • Folder 42 (MSN/CW 5068-42) [This folder is not in use].  
                                                                                        • Folder 43 (MSN/CW 5068-43) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Martinsburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 October 9. ALS, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets.
                                                                                          • Folder 44 (MSN/CW 5068-44) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Martinsburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 October 21. ALS, 14 pages on 3 folded sheets and 1 sheet.
                                                                                            • Folder 45 (MSN/CW 5068-45) [This folder is not in use].  
                                                                                              • Folder 46 (MSN/CW 5068-46) Letter. Leonard Williams, Rappahannock County, near Little Washington, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 November 12-15. ALS, 4 pages on 2 sheets.
                                                                                                • Folder 47 (MSN/CW 5068-47) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp on the Rappahannock, 15 miles above Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 December 6. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                  • Folder 48 (MSN/CW 5068-48) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp on the Rapidan, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 December 11-13. ALS, 8 pages on 2 folded sheets.
                                                                                                    • Folder 49 (MSN/CW 5068-49) [This folder is not in use].  
                                                                                                      • Folder 50 (MSN/CW 5068-50) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Raccoon Ford, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 December 20. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                        • Folder 51 (MSN/CW 5068-51) Letter. William A. Williams, Newberry, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1862 December 30. ALS, 1 page on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                          The author is Leonard Williams's brother.
                                                                                                          • Folder 52 (MSN/CW 5068-52) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Raccoon Ford, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 January 1-3. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet. Pages 5 and 6 on Federal patriotic stationary
                                                                                                            • Folder 53 (MSN/CW 5068-53) [This folder is not in use].  
                                                                                                              • Folder 54 (MSN/CW 5068-54) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Kelly's Ford, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 January 8-9. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                • Folder 55 (MSN/CW 5068-55) [This folder is not in use].  
                                                                                                                  • Folder 56 (MSN/CW 5068-56) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Stephensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 January 23-25. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 57 (MSN/CW 5068-57) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Stephensburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 February 5. ALS, 8 pages on 2 folded sheets.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 58 (MSN/CW 5068-58) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Staunton, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 March 22. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 59 (MSN/CW 5068-59) Letter. Leonard Williams, Nelson County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 March 31. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 60 (MSN/CW 5068-60) Letter. Leonard Williams, Nelson County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 April 10. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 61 (MSN/CW 5068-61) Letter. Leonard Williams, New Market, Nelson County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 April 29. ALS, 4 pages on 2 sheets.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 62 (MSN/CW 5068-62) Letter. Leonard Williams, 1 1/2 miles from Gordonsville, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 May 11. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 63 (MSN/CW 5068-63) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Gordonsville, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 May 14. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 64 (MSN/CW 5068-64) Letter. Leonard Williams, Bivouac near Culpeper, Virginia, to Henry Williams, n.p., 1863 May 16. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                    The recipient is Leonard Williams's brother.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 65 (MSN/CW 5068-65) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Culpeper, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 May 19. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 66 (MSN/CW 5068-66) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Brandy Station, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 June 11. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet, with envelope.
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 67 (MSN/CW 5068-67) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp on the Shenandoah, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 June 24. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 68 (MSN/CW 5068-68) Letter. Leonard Williams, Washington County, Maryland, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 July 11. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 69 (MSN/CW 5068-69) Letter. Leonard Williams, n.p., to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 July 14. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 70 (MSN/CW 5068-70) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Martinsburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 July 19. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 71 (MSN/CW 5068-71) Letter. W. D. Watson, n.p., to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 July 28. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 72 (MSN/CW 5068-72) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Culpeper, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, South Carolina, 1863 July 29. ALS, 8 pages on 2 folded sheets; envelope.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 73 (MSN/CW 5068-73) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Culpeper, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, South Carolina, 1863 August 2. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet; envelope.
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 74 (MSN/CW 5068-74) Letter. Leonard Williams, Near Gordonville, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 August 8. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 75 (MSN/CW 5068-75) Letter. Leonard Williams, Clifton, Orange County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 August 13. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 76 (MSN/CW 5068-76) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 August 18-19. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 77 (MSN/CW 5068-77) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Brandy Station, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 August 22. AL, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 78 (MSN/CW 5068-78) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia, to Ned Whitman et al, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 August 22. AL, 4 pages on 2 sheets; subsequent sheet[s] missing.
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 79 (MSN/CW 5068-79) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Brandy Station, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 September 5-6. ALS, 4 pages on 2 sheets.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 80 (MSN/CW 5068-80) Letter. Leonard Williams, Raccoon Ford, Orange County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 September 15. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 81 (MSN/CW 5068-81) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Orange Courthouse, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 September 19. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 82 (MSN/CW 5068-82) Letter. Leonard Williams, North of Rapidan, Orange County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 September 25-26. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 83 (MSN/CW 5068-83) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp between Robinson and Rapidan Rivers, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 October 1. ALS, 7 pages on 1 folded sheet and 2 sheets.
                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 84 (MSN/CW 5068-84) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp between Robinson and Rapidan, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams,[Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 October 8. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 85 (MSN/CW 5068-85) Letter. Leonard Williams, Biouvac near Hazel River, Culpeper, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 October 22. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 86 (MSN/CW 5068-86) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Stephensburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 October 26. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 87 (MSN/CW 5068-87) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Stephensburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolin]a, 1863 November 6. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 88 (MSN/CW 5068-88) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Orange Courthouse, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 November 13. ALS, 4 pages on 2 sheets.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 89 (MSN/CW 5068-89) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Orange, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 November 19-20. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 90 (MSN/CW 5068-90) Letter. Leonard Williams, Orange Courthouse, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 November 26. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 91 (MSN/CW 5068-91) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Fredericksburg, Louisa County, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], [1863] December. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet. Some loss of text pp. 1-4.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 92 (MSN/CW 5068-92) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 December 17. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 93 (MSN/CW 5068-93) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1863 December 23. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 94 (MSN/CW 5068-94) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, South Carolina, 1864 January 5. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 95 (MSN/CW 5068-95) Letter. "Fanny", n.p., to "My Dear Husband", n.p., 1864 January 7. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 96 (MSN/CW 5068-96) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 January 10. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 97 (MSN/CW 5068-97) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina[, 1864 February 4. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 98 (MSN/CW 5068-98) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 February 12. ALS, 1 page on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 99 (MSN/CW 5068-99) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 February 15. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 100 (MSN/CW 5068-100) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp 2nd SC Cavalry, Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, [South Carolina], 1864 March 5. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 101 (MSN/CW 5068-101) Letter. Leonard Williams, Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina[, 1864 March 12. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 102 (MSN/CW 5068-102) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp 2nd SC Cavalry, Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 March 15. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 103 (MSN/CW 5068-103) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp 2nd Regiment SC Cavalry, Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Henry Williams, n.p., 1864 March 18. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 104 (MSN/CW 5068-104) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp 2nd Regiment SC Cavalry, Hamilton's Crossing, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 March 19. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 105 (MSN/CW 5068-105) Letter. Leonard Williams, Chesterfield Station, Virginia, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Greenville, South Carolina, 1864 March 24-25. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet, including integral address leaf w/ postage stamp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 106 (MSN/CW 5068-106) Letter. Leonard Williams, Columbia, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 April 24. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 107 (MSN/CW 5068-107) Letter. Leonard Williams, Columbia, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 April 26. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 108 (MSN/CW 5068-108) Letter. Leonard Williams, Georgetown, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Columbia, South Carolina], 1864 May 7. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 109 (MSN/CW 5068-109) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson near Georgetown, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Columbia, South Carolina], 1864 May 9. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 110 (MSN/CW 5068-110) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp near Georgetown, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, Columbia, South Carolina, 1864 May 12. ALS, 4 pages and envelope on 2 sheets, w/ integral address leaf.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 111 (MSN/CW 5068-111) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 8-9. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 112 (MSN/CW 5068-112) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 13-14. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 113 (MSN/CW 5068-113) Letter. William A. Williams, Newberry, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 15. ALS, 1 page on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 114 (MSN/CW 5068-114) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 18. AL, 2 pages on 1 sheet; subsequent sheet(s) lacking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 115 (MSN/CW 5068-115) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 20. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 116 (MSN/CW 5068-116) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 23. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 117 (MSN/CW 5068-117) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 25. AL, 2 pages on 1 sheet; subsequent sheet(s) lacking?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 118 (MSN/CW 5068-118) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to "Dear Auntie", n.p., 1864 June 27. ALS, 1 page on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 119 (MSN/CW 5068-119) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 June 28. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 120 (MSN/CW 5068-120) Letter. Leonard Williams, Camp Jackson, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 July 3. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 121 (MSN/CW 5068-121) Letter. Leonard Williams, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 July 13. ALS, 3 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 122 (MSN/CW 5068-122) Letter. Leonard Williams, Chisholmville, near Green Pond, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 July 20. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 123 (MSN/CW 5068-123) Letter. Leonard Williams, Chisholmville, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 July 24-25. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 124 (MSN/CW 5068-124) Letter. Leonard Williams, Chisholmville, near Green Pond, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 July 30. ALS, 8 pages on 2 folded sheets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 125 (MSN/CW 5068-125) Letter. Leonard Williams, Chisholmville, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 September 28. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 126 (MSN/CW 5068-126) Letter. Leonard Williams, Chisholmville, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 October 5. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 127 (MSN/CW 5068-127) Letter. Leonard Williams, near Green Pond, South Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 October 21-22. ALS, 4 pages on 1 folded sheet; subsequent sheet(s) lacking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 128 (MSN/CW 5068-128) Letter. Leonard Williams, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Greenville, South Carolina], 1864 December 7. ALS, 2 pages on 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 129 (MSN/CW 5068-129) Letter. Leonard Williams, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Columbia, South Carolina], 1865 January 30. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 130 (MSN/CW 5068-130) Letter. Leonard Williams, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Columbia, South Carolina], 1865 February 8. ALS, 6 pages on 1 folded sheet and 1 sheet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 131 (MSN/CW 5068-131) Letter. Leonard Williams, Wilmington, North Carolina, to Anna Olivia Laval Williams, [Columbia, South Carolina], 1865 February 11. ALS, 8 pages on 2 folded sheets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 132 (MSN/CW 5068-132) Letter. Unidentified to "Cousin Ann", n.d. AL, 2 pages on 1 sheet.