Thomas Belue Collection - Accession 35 - M11 (21)
Accession 35 - M11 (21)
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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.
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.
American Civil War, Confederate Army, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Kershaw's Brigade, Union County, Genealogy, Diaries
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Thomas Belue Collection - Accession 35 - M11 (21)". Finding Aid 25.
LC Subject Headings
Belue, Thomas, 1829-1878--Diaries; Belue, Thomas, 1829-1878--Photographs; Sepulchral monuments--South Carolina--Union County--Photographs; South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Confederate States of America. Army--Military life