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David Funsten papers, 1811-1902.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Funsten, David, 1819-1866.
Collection number: 1153
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Abstract: Correspondence of David Funsten, his wife, Susan Meade Funsten (1824-1872), and their relatives, chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Included are correspondence, 1811, between Susan Meade in Virginia and her brother, David Meade, in college at Princeton; letters from David Funsten in Europe in 1858; Civil War letters from David Funsten while he was serving as a colonel with the 11th Virginia Regiment; letters, 1864, from Virginia Military Institute cadet George William Ward to his mother, Julia Ann Funsten Ward; a postwar letter from a former slave; and other Meade, Funsten, and Washington family letters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are Civil War letters and a post war letter from a former slave. Microfilm only.