Henry Clay Weaver letters, 1861-1945, 1861-1865 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Henry Clay Weaver letters, 1861-1945, 1861-1865 (bulk dates)
Creator
Weaver, Henry Clay, 1840-1904.
Extent
1 reel
Subjects
Weaver, Henry Clay, 1840-1904.
Wiley, Cornelia S.
Wiley family--Genealogy.
United States.--Army.--Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.--Regiment, 16th.
Bracken record (Bracken County, Ky.)
Augusta chronicle (Augusta, Ky.)
Genealogy.
Soldiers.
Lawyers.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social life and customs.
Bracken County (Ky.).
Correspondence.
Clippings.
Genealogies.
Orders
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lawyer, soldier. Henry Clay Weaver worked as clerk of the Bracken County (Ky.) Circuit Courts from 1861 until he joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He served in the Sixteenth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry where he achieved the rank of captain. Weaver returned to Bracken County after the war, was admitted to the bar in 1868, and was elected attorney of Bracken County. In 1876, he served as editor of the Bracken Record and later worked as a local correspondent for the Augusta Chronicle.
Scope and Content
This collection consists primarily of Henry Clay Weaver's Civil War correspondences to his future wife, Cornelia S. Wiley. Besides Weaver's letters, this material includes a few printed military orders, a newspaper obituary of Weaver, and two letters by Weaver's heirs which contain genealogical records of the Wiley family. Weaver's letters, dating from 1861- 1865, chronicle the activities of his regiment in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Washington, D.C, and North Carolina. Weaver was often in the forefront of battles, and he presents vivid accounts of skirmishes which he encountered. He includes information about men in his company, reports on the general living conditions of the army and describes the major cities visited. These letters also contain many sentimental expressions from Weaver to his future wife.

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