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Crim family papers: H.M. Calhoun letter, 1909 May 21

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Abstract

Letters, 1908-1923, from Harrison M. Calhoun, Franklin, West Virginia, to Eliza Clinedinst Crim ("Mother Crim"), New Market, Virginia. Calhoun's father, Frances M. Calhoun, served with the 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry Regimet during the Battle of New Market and was one of the many soldiers Crim kept in touch with for years after the war. Most of the letters were regarding family news and social life, but some also addressed his feelings on the Confederacy and reunions of the 62nd Regiment. Calhoun also writes of the sore feelings of the veterans of the 62nd Regiment who felt they may have been overlooked in the history of the Battle of New Market. Of note are the letters in which Calhoun is able to find a Confederate belt buckle from Nathan Lambert who served with the 62nd Virginina Mounted Infantry and was at the Battle of New Market and sent it to Mrs. Crim. She continued to wear the belt buckle for her lifetime and included in the collection is a photograph of an older Mrs. Crim wearing the belt buckle. Also of note are photographs of Frances M. Calhoun and postcard photographs of a Confederate reunion in Franklin, West Virginia, 1910. Also of note is a roster of men who served for the Confederacy from Pendleton County, West Virginia, including name, unit, wounded/killed, and place of residence after the war.

Bibliographic Citation

Crim family papers: H.M. Calhoun letter, 1909 May 21. Accession 44358, Civil War 150 Legacy Project, The Library of Virginia, Richmond Va. 23219.

Provenance

Lent for scanning by Crim, John