William H. Brotherton Papers, 1861-1870

The Brothertons were a farm family from the Sherrill’s Ford section of Catawba County, North Carolina. At the time of the 1860 Federal Census, Thomas Brotherton (b. ca. 1802) and his wife, Nancy (b. ca. 1807), were living on their farm with three grown children, James (b. ca. 1840), William (b. ca. 1841), and Martha (b. ca. 1843). William H. Brotherton enlisted as a private in Co. K, 23rd North Carolina Infantry on August 8, 1862.He was captured at Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864, confined at Point Lookout, and paroled in March 1865.In addition to the letters written by William H. Brotherton, the collection also includes letters written by various relatives serving in the 23rd, 34th and 52ndNorth Carolina Infantry.

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

Letters

Displaying 1 - 25 of 45
ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
10046 Brotherton6 January 15, 1862 William H. Brotherton Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10041 Brotherton1 September 7, 1862 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Polly Howard Salisbury, NC Catawba County, NC
10042 Brotherton2 September 11, 1862 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Petersburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10043 Brotherton3 September 14, 1862 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Polly Howard Richmond, VA Catawba County, NC
10044 Brotherton4 October 3, 1862 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Winchester, VA Catawba County, NC
10045 Brotherton5 December 27, 1862 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10047 Brotherton7 January 27, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10048 Brotherton8 February 1, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Polly Howard Catawba County, NC
10049 Brotherton9 February 6, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Uncil John Brotherton(?) Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10050 Brotherton10 February 9, 1863 William H. Brotherton Henry H. Allen Fredericksburg, VA
10051 Brotherton11 February 16, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Polly Howard Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10052 Brotherton12 February 20, 1863 William H. Brotherton Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , William H. Brotherton's Aunts Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10053 Brotherton13 March 10, 1863 William H. Brotherton , Henry H. Allen , Jackson A. Howard Thomas Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10054 Brotherton14 March 23, 1863 William H. Brotherton Nancy Brotherton , Thomas Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10055 Brotherton15 April 7, 1863 William H. Brotherton , Joseph Allen Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10056 Brotherton16 April 17, 1863 Henry Brotherton Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Washington, NC Catawba County, NC
10057 Brotherton17 April 18, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , William H. Brotherton's Aunts Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10058 Brotherton18 April 28, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10059 Brotherton19 May 7, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10060 Brotherton20 May 10, 1863 William H. Brotherton , Henry H. Allen Polly Howard , William H. Brotherton's Aunts Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10062 Brotherton22 May 14, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Polly Howard Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10061 Brotherton21 May 14, 1863 William H. Brotherton Martha Elizabeth Brotherton Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10063 Brotherton23 June 3, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Polly Howard Fredericksburg, VA Catawba County, NC
10064 Brotherton24 June 4, 1863 Joel Howard Martha Elizabeth Brotherton , Thomas Brotherton Richmond, VA Catawba County, NC
10065 Brotherton25 June 8, 1863 William H. Brotherton Thomas Brotherton , Nancy Brotherton , Martha Elizabeth Brotherton VA Catawba County, NC

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