Sheila Gaither Elliot Collection, 1732 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains materials relating to military registration and service of African-American men in Frederick County, Virginia in both the Civil War and World War I. Information has been culled from Ancestry. (2 boxes) Last updated 01/2016

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The materials were gathered and donated by Sheila Gaither Elliot, a local resident. The collection provides a key glimpse into the impact African-American servicemen had in American wars and in American history. The material found here also provides a closer look at local Winchester and Frederick County history. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Information taken from the collection.

CITE AS: Sheila Gaither Elliot Collection, 1732 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1-Civil War and World War I/World War II A-F

Civil War- U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865, Frederick County, Virginia, 55 individuals, unnumbered pages, 110 leaves, typescript

Civil War- U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865, Frederick County, Virginia, 54 individuals, unnumbered pages, 108 leaves, typescript

Civil War- U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865, Frederick County, Virginia, 53 individuals, unnumbered pages, 108 leaves, typescript

World War I and World War II—African-American Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Frederick County, Virginia, filed by last names A-F (in individual folders), unnumbered leaves, photocopies of draft cards and printed index

BOX 2-World War I and World War II G-Z

World War I and World War II—African-American Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Frederick County, Virginia, filed by last names G-Z (in individual folders), unnumbered leaves, photocopies of draft cards and printed index