Manuscript Collection

Thomas Belue Collection - Accession 35 - M11 (21)

Title

Thomas Belue Collection - Accession 35 - M11 (21)

Authors

Thomas Belue

Files

Identifier

Accession 35 - M11 (21)

Inclusive Dates

1861-1864

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

61 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Thomas Belue from Union County, South Carolina was a soldier in the Confederate Army in Co. F, Captain C.W. Boyd’s , 15th SCV during the American Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Belue Collection consists of the diary of Thomas Belue of Union County, South Carolina. He enrolled as a private in the Confederate Army in Co. F, Captain C.W. Boyd’s , 15th SCV. The diary covers August, 1861 to September, 1863, and May 1864. Belue describes battles fought in South Carolina, Georgia,Tennessee, and Virginia, mileage covered, camp life and events that occurred during his time in the army. The collection also includes biographical information, genealogical information, a partial transcript of the diary, and copies of Belue’s military records. In addition there is a tintype in a case of Belue in his uniform, two copies of the tintype, and photographs of his gravestone at Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Union County, South Carolina.

Additional Notes

The Thomas Belue Diary and Photograph were transferred from the Mary Elizabeth Massey Papers, Accession 20.

Provenance

The Thomas Belue Diary and Photograph were originally part of the Mary Elizabeth Massey Papers, Accession 20. The papers of Mary Elizabeth Massey, historian, educator, and author, were received as a gift by the Archives from Sarah Jane O’Donnell, Charles L. Massey and John O. Massey on February 20, 1975. Dr. Massey’s office files were transferred to the Archives on October 5, 1975.

Keywords

Civil War, Confederate Army, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Kershaw's Brigade, Union County, Genealogy, Diaries

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Thomas Belue Collection - Accession 35 - M11 (21)

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