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"Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier" oral history as told by Carrie Summers Smith

Identifier: AC-259

Scope and Contents

This collection is a typed oral history of Joseph P. Lyle, soldier of the Civil War, as told to Carrie Summers Smith, who states that "the father of the writer was his (Lyle's) teacher." In this account, Lyle tells of some of his wartime experiences, and lists officers' rosters at the end, on of the Brigade (unsure which) and one of Company D, Self-named Kirby Smith Rifles.


  • undated


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical/Historical note

From the text, Joseph P. Lyle was born December 6, 1843 in Woodlawn, Tennessee. He served in the Confederate Army and tells the writer of some of his wartime experiences. At the end is a Roster of Officers of the Brigade along with a Roster of Officers, Company D., Self-named Kirby Smith Rifles.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This small collection consists of four typed pages of the Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier in the Civil War, written as told by Carrie Summers Smith, no date given.


This is a single-item collection.

Acquisitions Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown. Accessioned as AC.2010.061.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.259: "Reminiscences of Joseph P. Lyle, Soldier" oral history as told by Carrie Summers Smith, undated
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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