Jesse F. Newsom Papers

The Newsoms were a farm family from Halifax County, North Carolina. Brother James Newsom (b. ca. 1842) and Jesse Newsom (b. ca. 1844) served as privates in Co. A, 14th North Carolina Infantry. James was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864. There are also letters by a brother-in-law, George W. Rooker, who served with the Newsom brothers in Co. A, 14th NC Inf. Additional letters include one to Mollie Newsom from James Newsom’s commanding officer, informing her of her husband’s death, as well as one from her cousin, W. D. Jones, who was serving in the Confederate Army.

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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University

Letters

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7
ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
9219 Newsome2 April 6, 1864 Jesse F. Newsom Octavia Newsom Orange Courthouse, Orange County, VA Halifax County, NC
9218 Newsome1 April 6, 1864 James W. Newsom Mollie Newsom Orange Courthouse, Orange County, VA Halifax County, NC
9220 Newsome3 April 25, 1864 George W. Rooker Mollie Newsom Halifax County, NC
9222 Newsome5 October 19, 1864 "Commanding Officer" Mollie Newsom Strasburg, Shenandoah County, VA Halifax County, NC
9221 Newsome4 October 21, 1864 W. D. Jones Mollie Newsom New Market, Shenandoah County, VA Halifax County, NC
9223 Newsome6 December 8, 1864 George W. Rooker Mollie Newsom New Market, Shenandoah County, VA Halifax County, NC
9224 Newsome7 December 20, 1864 George W. Rooker Mollie Newsom Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, VA Halifax County, NC

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