xt7vdn3zt020 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7vdn3zt020/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7vdn3zt020/data/2007MS056.xml Wardlaw, John C. 18421865 0.35 Cubic feet 1 box The John C. Wardlaw letters is the correspondence from a confederate soldier trained at the Kentucky Military Institute to his parents in South Carolina. Also included is a notebook of family genealogy, The Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in COnvention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States, and two photographs of the soldier. collections English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. John C. Wardlaw letters, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Confederate States of America. John C. Wardlaw letters, text John C. Wardlaw letters, 1842 2011 true xt7vdn3zt020 collection false 
     
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                 John C. Wardlaw letters, 1842-1865
                     2007MS056 
                 
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                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
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             John C. Wardlaw letters, 
             2007MS056 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 0.35 Cubic feet 
                 1 box 
             
             1842-1865 
             The John C. Wardlaw letters is the correspondence from a confederate soldier trained at the Kentucky Military Institute to his parents in South Carolina. Also included is a notebook of family genealogy, The 
                 Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in COnvention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States , and two photographs of the soldier. 
             
                 Wardlaw, John C.  
             
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             2007MS056 : [identification of item], John C. Wardlaw letters, 1842-1865, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The John C. Wardlaw letters contain correspondence Wardlaw wrote to his parents before and during the Civil War, 1861-1865. The first eight letters, all written from Kentucky, provide insight into life in Kentucky and the Kentucky Military Institute during the first six months of war. They discuss the polarization and bitterness existing in the state because of the succession issue; Kentucky's attempt at neutrality; his report that Lincoln is secretly importing arms into Kentucky to eradicate secessionists; his joy over the capture of Fort Sumter, and how South Carolina has been demeaned by some "in this half-abolitionized state (Kentucky)." The letters also describe how he and some of his classmates burned Abraham Lincoln in effigy and that he felt compelled to make a public speech defending South Carolina's honor at the event. Wardlaw also details Confederate Army politics, battles or actions such as the Union's attempt to take Richmond, life in the trenches, and the vivid execution of a deserter. Finally, in the days just preceding the fall of Richmond in 1865 he writes that he is volunteering to sign up African American troops to defend the Confederacy. 
             The collection includes family photographs, a diary containing the family genealogy, and a copy of 
                 The Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in Convention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States . 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             John C. Wardlaw was a senior cadet at the Kentucky Military Institute in Frankfort, Kentucky, originally from South Carolina. He participated in several battles including Malvern Hill in Virginia, 1862, and was wounded at the Second Battle of Manassas. In 1864 Wardlaw was involved in the Wilderness campaign including battles at Spotsylvania Court House and at Cold Harbor. Wardlaw was also a defender during the siege of Petersburg and involved in action at Williamsburg. On April 9, 1865 he was on a list of paroled prisoners surrendered by General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             The letters are arranged chronologically. 
         
         
             Kentucky--History--19th century. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Confederate States of America. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate. 
         
         
             
                 
                     First and Second South Carolina Rifles, dates of service and description, 
                     1 
                     1 
                     1861-1865 
                 
             
             
                 
                     F.H.W. notebook on memories of family, 
                     1 
                     2 
                     1842 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Louisville, Kentucky, 
                     1 
                     3 
                     August 29 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Military Institute, Kentucky, letter to father, 
                     1 
                     4 
                     1861 February 29 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Military Institute, Kentucky, to father, 
                     1 
                     5 
                     1861 March 4 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Military Institute, Franklin Co., Kentucky, to father, 
                     1 
                     6 
                     1861 March 31 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Military Institute, Kentucky, to father, 
                     1 
                     7 
                     1861 April 24 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Military Institute, Kentucky, to father, 
                     1 
                     8 
                     1861 May 27 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Louisville, Kentucky, to father, 
                     1 
                     10 
                     1861 June 14 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, S & C R R depot, Columbia, to father, 
                     1 
                     11 
                     1861 September 4 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Headquarter's of Provisional Forces, Sullivan's Islands, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     12 
                     1861 November 6 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Headquarters "Orr's Reg't Rifles", Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     13 
                     1861 November 15 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, to father and mother, 
                     1 
                     14 
                     1861 December 12 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     15 
                     1861 December 19 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Headquarter's of "1st Batt Rifles", Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     16 
                     1861 December 27 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Camp Means John's Island, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     17 
                     1862 March 12 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Headquarters of 2nd Brigade, Longstreets Division, to father, 
                     1 
                     18 
                     1862 August 8 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Camp at Bulls Gap, Tennessee, to father, 
                     1 
                     19 
                     1864 March 21 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Camp second South Carolina Rifles, near Petersburg, Virginia, to mother, 
                     1 
                     20 
                     1864 September 22 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Trenches at Chaffins Farm, Virginia, to father, 
                     1 
                     21 
                     1864 October 1 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw to mother, 
                     1 
                     23 
                     1864 December 18 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Trenches five miles from Richmond on Darbytown Road, to father, 
                     1 
                     22 
                     1864 October 15 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw. South Carolina Soldier Home, Richmond, Virginia, to father, 
                     1 
                     24 
                     1865 March 31 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Abbeville, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     25 
                     1865 September 18 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, Morris Island, Charlestown Harbor, South Carolina, to father, 
                     1 
                     26 
                     1861 March 6 
                 
             
             
                 
                     The Address of the People of South Carolina, 
                     1 
                     27 
                     1860 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw photograph, 
                     1 
                     28 
                     undated 
                 
             
             
                 
                     John C. Wardlaw, photograph pendant, 
                     1 
                     29 
                     undated