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Zebulon B. Vance Letter to Colonel Samuel Tate

Identifier: AC-723

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter written by Colonel Samuel Tate (in Morganton, NC) by Zebulon B. Vance (in Charlotte, NC), dated September 29, 1868. Vance asks Tate for a meeting to discuss "public and personal" matters. Vance speaks of the railroad officials having him under fire and asking to speak to Tate before he makes some important decisions.


  • Creation: 1868 September 29



All materials are in English.

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Biographical note

Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894) was a commander of the 26th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War (1861-1862); Governor of the Confederate State of North Carolina (1862-1865); Governor of North Carolina (1877-1879); a United States Congressman, and a United States Senator.

Colonel Samuel Tate (1830-1897) was a Morganton, North Carolina native, who attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the 6th North Carolina Regiment during the Civil War and was wounded several times. Before and after the war, he worked for the Western North Carolina Railroad Company.


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Acquisitions Information

The letter was purchased from L&T Respess Books in 2010 and accessioned as AC.2010.097.

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.

Zebulon B. Vance Letter to Colonel Samuel Tate
Processed by Anita Elliott, updated by Kim Sims, January 2022
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