Creator

Date Original

1853-1903

Description

This collection consists of letters written by W.P. McCollum to his parents while he was a Confederate private camped in Mississippi. Other correspondents are D.C. Ross, Gaven Payne, W.P. Payne, Mary McCollum, and Mattie Payne. The letters date from 1853 to 1868. Also included are two medical diplomas, dated 1861 and 1903, belonging to W.E. Arnold.

Biographical/Historical Note

William P. McCollum was a private in the Confederate Army, Company B, 20th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry. He was captured July 4, 1863, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, paroled four days later, and captured again in Longview, Arkansas, on March 29, 1864. He died of pneumonia on August 2, 1864, at the military prison in Rock Island, Illinois, and is buried in the Rock Island Confederate Cemetery. William E. Arnold was a physician and Confederate sergeant who married Mary McCollum in Hempstead County, Arkansas, on December 27, 1868. He practiced medicine in Prescott, Arkansas, and died there on February 25, 1923, after a long illness.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Mississippi; Texas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000022

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arnold-McCollum family papers, MS.000022

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arnold-McCollum family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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