William Nance Collection

Identifier: MSS.0310

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three items, listed and described below:


  • 1861

Language of Materials



William Nance was born April 3, 1835 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He joined the Army of the Confederacy in April 1861, and the diary tells a day-by-day story of the war. William Nance was wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862 and died October 25, 1862. The diary was returned to his parents.

Biographical information is included regarding his brother, Josiah W. Nance, who was born December 11, 1837 and also joined the Army of the Confederacy in April 1861. He was killed on the Tennessee River June 10, 1864.

These items were donated by J. Connie Covington.


.03 Linear Feet


This collection contains three items, listed and described below:

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the William Nance Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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