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James A. May Letter


This manuscript letter, dated June 13, 1862, was written by James A. May (1849-1862), a Civil War soldier enlisted in Company E, 22nd Regiment (Infantry), North Carolina Troops.Addressed to May's older half-brother, the letter describes the fighting in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia (Battle of Fair Oaks).

Title

James A. May Letter

Collection Number

PC.1935

Date(s)

1862

Language

English

Physical Description
Item
1
Abstract

This manuscript letter, dated June 13, 1862, was written by James A. May (1849-1862), a Civil War soldier enlisted in Company E, 22nd Regiment (Infantry), North Carolina Troops.

Addressed to May's older half-brother, the letter describes the fighting in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia (Battle of Fair Oaks).

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

May, James A., 1849-1862.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


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Processed by George Stevenson, September, 2003

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, October, 2003


James A. May (1849-1862), son of Oliver May, a Guilford County farmer, and his wife Nancy A.) enlisted in Company E, 22nd Regiment (Infantry), North Carolina Troops, on May 23, 1861. He was wounded on May 31, 1862, in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, and was wounded again, this time mortally, at the Battle of Gaines Mill, Va.,on June 27, 1862.


James A. May (1849-1862), son of Oliver May, a Guilford County farmer, and his wife Nancy A.) enlisted in Company E, 22nd Regiment (Infantry), North Carolina Troops, on May 23, 1861. He was wounded on May 31, 1862, in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia, and was wounded again, this time mortally, at the Battle of Gaines Mill, Va.,on June 27, 1862.


[Identification of item], PC.1935, James A. May Letter, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Gift, Mrs. Olive H. May, Vienna, Va., 2003.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.


This letter, dated June 13, 1862, to "Dear Bro.," was probably written to May's older half-brother (and subsequently his executor and heir), Frederick N. M. Curtis, rather than to his younger brother, Nathaniel A. May. The letter describes the fighting in the Battle of Seven Pines.


This letter, dated June 13, 1862, to "Dear Bro.," was probably written to May's older half-brother (and subsequently his executor and heir), Frederick N. M. Curtis, rather than to his younger brother, Nathaniel A. May. The letter describes the fighting in the Battle of Seven Pines.


  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 22nd
  • Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
  • Guilford County (N.C.)