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William E. Sykes papers
MSS.279


Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
William E. Sykes papers
ID
MSS.279
Date [inclusive]
1856-1865
Extent
0.034 Cubic feet : 1 reel microfilm
Language
English

Preferred Citation

William E. Sykes papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

76 letters (1859-1865) of William E. Sykes to his wife, chiefly from northeast Mississippi Civil War campaign sites; statements, accounts, receipts, and other business papers (1858-1864), chiefly from Aberdeen, Mississippi. Transcriptions available.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

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Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: June 2012

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Calendar

July 19, 1856. Title bond signed by Columbus and Emeline Love, Recorded Aug. 2, 1856.

Sept. 28, 1859. Wm. E. Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss., to Augusta Murdock. Envelope.

Oct. 7, 1859. Wm. E. Sykes, Columbus, Miss., to Augusta Murdock. Envelope

Oct. 11, 1859. Same, Aberdeen, Miss., to same.

Oct. 14, 1859. Augusta Murdock, Columbus, Miss., to Wm. E. Sykes. Envelope

Dec. 18, 1859. Wm. E. Sykes, Riverside, Miss., to Augusta, Murdock. Envelope

Dec. 25, 1859. Augusta Murdock, Columbus, Miss., to Wm. E. Sykes. Envelope cut.

Jan. 1, 1860. Augusta Murdock, Columbus, Miss., to Wm. E. Sykes. Envelope

Jan. 25, 1860. Wm. E. Sykes, Riverside, Miss., to Augusta, Murdock. Envelope

Feb. 15, 1860. Wm. E. Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss., to Augusta Murdock. Envelope

Mar. 5, 1860. Same to same

Mar. 14, 1860. Augusta Murdock, Columbus, Miss., to Wm. E. Sykes. Envelope

Apr. 27, 1860. Wm. E. Sykes, Riverside, Miss., to Augusta, Murdock. Envelope

June 12, 1860. Wm. E. Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss., to Augusta Murdock. Envelope

June 23, 1860. “Button” (Augusta Murdock Sykes), Battle House, Mobile Ala., to parents, Columbus, Miss. Envelope.

Aug. 6, 1860. Same, Donegana Hotel, Montreal, to same.

Aug. 25, 1860. Same, Barnum’s Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, to Mrs. G.A. Murdock, Columbus, Miss. Envelope

Aug. 27, 1860. Same, to Abm Murdock, Columbus, Miss. Envelope

Aug. 29, 1860. Same, Carroll Place, near Grenada, Miss., to parents

Sept. 1, 1860. Same, Riverside, Miss., to parents, Columbus, Miss. Envelope.

Oct. 29, 1860. Augusta Murdock Sykes, Columbus, Miss., to Sister Georgia.

Nov. 8, 1860. Same to same. Corner of page cut

July 16, 1861. Wm. E. Sykes, Corinth, Miss., to wife

July 19, 1861. Same to same

Nov. 8, 1861. Same, Carroll Place, near Grenada, Miss., to wife

Nov. 13, 1861. Same, Riverside, Miss., to wife. Envelope

Feb. 17, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Iuka, Miss., to wife

Feb. 22, 1862. Same to same

Feb. 26, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Corinth, Miss., to wife

Feb. 28, 1862. Same to same

Mar. 5, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Purdy, McNairy Cty., Tenn., to wife.

Mar. 30, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Purdy, Tenn., to wife

May 4-6, 1862. Same to same

July 3, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Camp Moore, Okolona, Miss., to wife

July 6, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, “In Camp”, to wife

July 6, 1862. Same to same

July 12, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, In Camp, near Gainesville, Ala., to wife

July 25, 1862. Same to same

July 29, 1862. Same to same

July 31, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, “In Camp”, to wife

Oct. 22, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Camp Lumpkin, Waterford, Miss., to wife

Nov. 17, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Camp Sloan, Abbeville, Miss., to wife

Nov. 21, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Abbeville, Miss., to wife

Dec. 8, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Carroll Place, near Grenada, Miss., to wife

Dec. 18, 1862. Wm. E. Sykes, Camp near Grenada, Miss. to wife.

Dec. 24, 1862. Same, Grenada, Miss., to same

Dec. 26, 1862. Same to same

Apr. 22, 1863. Wm. E. Sykes, Snyder’s Bluff, to wife

Apr. 16, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, Hdq. 43 Mississippi Regt., Montevallo, Ala, to wife

May 29, 1864. Same, Hdq. 43 Mississippi Regt., near Lost Mountain, Ga., to wife

June 9, 1864. Same, Camp 43 Mississippi Regt., near Marietta, Ga., to wife

June 16, 1864. Same to same

June 27-28, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, In line of battle, near Marietta, Ga., to wife

July 5, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, n.p., to wife. “P.S. no. 2” Fragment

July 9, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, Hdq. 43 Mississippi Regt. In the field, Chattahoochee River, Ga., to wife

July 17, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, In the field, Chattahoochee River, Ga., to wife

July 26, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, Atlanta, Ga., to wife

Aug. 25, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, In the field, near Atlanta, Ga., to wife

Sept. 4, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, near Lovejoy’s Station, to wife.

Sept. 11, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, In Camp, Lovejoy’s Station, to wife

Sept. 20, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, 4 miles West of Palmetto Station, West Point & Atlanta R.R., Ga., to wife

Sept. 27, 1864. Wm. E. Sykes, Palmetto, West Point & Atlanta R.R., Ga. to wife

Oct. 1, 1864. Same, Paulding City., Ga., to wife

Oct. 9, 1864. Same, Cedar Town, Polk City., Ga., to wife. Incomplete

Oct. 16, 1864. Same, Summerville, Chattooga City., Ga., to wife

Nov. 6, 1864. Resolutions of 43rd Mississippi Regt. Concerning death of Wm. E. Sykes

Nov. 7, 1864. J.M. Wesson, Bankston, Miss., to “daughter”

Nov. 8, 1864. J.T. Rogers, Aberdeen, Miss., to “cousin” (Augusta Murdock Sykes)

Nov. 23, 1864. Callie, “At Home,” to Augusta Murdock Sykes

Nov. 24, 1864. Mrs. J.N. Davis, Ashwood, to Augusta Murdock Sykes.

Dec. 13, 1864. Emily Small, Auburn, to same. Envelope torn

Dec. 13, 1864. Mrs. Alene Morton, Saltillo Station, Miss., to same

Mar. 11, 1865. (Signature Missing), Aberdeen, Miss., to “Sister” (AMS)

Nov. 25, ?. Wm. E. Sykes, Aberdeen, Miss., to Augusta (Murdock) Envelope

Apr. 2. Same, Grenada, Miss., to same, Columbus, Miss. Envelope only

n.d. Augusta Murdock to Wm. E. Sykes, Big Mound, Tallahatchie, Miss. Envelope only.

1858-1864. Business Papers of Wm. E. Sykes

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