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Middle Ground Institute collection

Middle Ground Institute collection, 1861-1897
Middle Ground Institute collection
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  • Copies of documents posted by the Middle Ground Institute World Wide Web site, including: The Gander-Hite collection of Civil War Letters, which consists of letters by residents of Page County, Va. Letters were transcribed by permission of owners Mr. Jamie Gander of Page County, Mrs. Gladys M. Fahrney of Frederick, Md., Debbie Owens of the Page County Genealogy Society, Robert Sims of Middle Ground Institute, and Harlan R. Jessup of Newtown, Ct
  • The diary of Joseph F. Kauffman describes life as a Confederate solder under General Stonewall Jackson. Kauffman, a resident of Page County, Va., served in Jackson's Company K, 10th Virginia Regiment until his death at the battle of Second Manassas on 28 Aug. 1862. The diary was transcribed by Debbie Owen of the Page County Genealogy Society
  • The narrative of Bethany Veney, a slave woman in Page County, Va. was recorded by abolitionists and published in Worcester, Mass. in 1889. This collection contains a typescript of the narrative prepared by Debbie Owens and Robert Sims
Biographical or historical data
The authors of this collection were all Page County, Virginia residents who lived during the Civil War period.
Cataloging source
Middle Ground Institute collection
Also known as the Middle Ground Institute collection
Folder 1: The Gander-Hite Collection of Civil War Letters (1861-1897); Folder 2: The Civil War Diary of Joseph Fant Kauffman (28 March 1862-28 Aug. 1862); Folder 3: The Narrative of Bethany Veney (typescript of a booklet published in 1889)
Control code
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Part of 1 Hollinger box (3 folders); ca. 110 pages.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
"Permission to quote or publish in part or whole should be requested from Middle Ground Institute."

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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