University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Adolphus Smith Papers, 1851-1877, 1908, 1914



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, William Adolphus
Title: Smith, William Adolphus, Papers
Dates: 1851-1877, 1908, 1914
Abstract: Correspondence, financial records and photocopies of military records relate to William Adolphus Smith, his experiences in Company J, 50th Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War and to the Smith family.
Accession No.: 91-251
OCLC No.: 76964269
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

William Adolphus Smith was a resident of Carroll County, Virginia. He became a second lieutenant in the 50th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company J and was captured as a prisoner of war in Spotsylvania, Virginia on May 12, 1864. Smith was in a convalescent home in early 1865 before being released on June 6, 1865 after taking an Oath of Allegiance to the United States at Fort Delaware.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial records and photocopies of military records relate to William Adolphus Smith, his experiences in Company J, 50th Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War and to the Smith family.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Smith, Electa A.
Smith, William Adolphus – Archives
Smith family
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 50th. Company J.
Subjects
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Adolphus Smith Papers, 1851-1877, 1908, 1914, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/B15 Military records, 1861-1865
Correspondence, 1862-1877, 1914, undated
Financial records, 1851-1869, 1908