Valley of the Shadow
The War Years
Spring 1861–Spring 1865

Letters & Diaries


McCutchan Family (1860)

James B. and James R. McCutchan were cousins, living with their families in Augusta County, Virginia, before the war. During the war, both McCutchan cousins served in the Confederate military. They enlisted together in Company D of the 5th Virginia Infantry on April 17, 1861, but James R. transferred to the 14th Virginia Cavalry the following year. Both cousins survived the war.

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James B. McCutchan

James R. McCutchan

James Robert McCutchan and James Buchanan McCutchan wrote this collection of letters to their female relatives at home in Augusta County during their service in the Confederate army.