Viars Family Papers, 1861-ca. 1913 (bulk 1861-1865)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Viars Family Papers, 1861-ca. 1913 (bulk 1861-1865)
Creator
Viars Family
Extent
.33 cubic feet
Subjects
Cox, Jacob D. (Jacob Dolson), 1828-1900.
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
Hood, John Bell, 1831-1879.
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
Stoneman, George, 1822-1894.
United States.-- Army.-- Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, 7th (1862 -1865)
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Broadsides-- Ohio.
Desertions, Military-- United States.
Oil wells-- Ohio.
Slavery-- Emancipation.
Springs-- Kentucky.
Alabama-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Cumberland Gap (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Harrodsburg (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Knoxville (Tn.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Marietta (Ga.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Mercer County (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Montgomery County (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Ohio-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Perryville (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tennessee-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Campaigns.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Cavalry operations.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Desertions.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Equipment and supplies.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Medical care.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Moral and ethical aspects.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Peace.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Personal narratives.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Public opinion.
Finding Aid Author
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The three Viars brothers, Gideon, James and David are farmers from from Gallia County, Ohio who join the 7th Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Finding aids are available in repository. Letters of the three Viars brothers written while serving in the 7th Ohio Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War. The describe the everyday life of a soldier as well as the fighting done by the unit. The battles of Atlanta, Ga., Selma, Ala., and Knoxville, Tenn. are talked about in some detail. The collection also includes a circular specifying the qualifications for medical service