Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of the research material, used by Margaretta Barton Colt for her book, Defend the Valley. Items in the collection contain material about the soldiers and the family members featured in the book and include photocopies of service records from the U.S. National Archives, genealogical data, research notes, and correspondence. Also included is the original manuscript of Defend the Valley, and writing and research material from Harris S. Colt, Margaretta’s husband.
(9 boxes) Last updated 2/2012.
Biographical/Historical: Margaretta Barton Colt was the co-proprietor of The Military Bookman in New York City from 1976 - 2003. She also worked as a researcher and picture editor for Time, Inc. and American Heritage.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection and Defend the Valley by Margaretta Barton Colt
Cite As: Margaretta Barton Colt Collection, 1472 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
BOX 1 DEFEND THE VALLEY – ROUGH DRAFT
BOX 1A DEFEND THE VALLEY – DRAFT SENT TO PUBLISHER
NOTE: The book is located in Archives Reading Room, 975.5 Col
BOX 2 -- Correspondence
Correspondence – May, 1980; 1987
Correspondence – 1988
Correspondence – January 1989-July 3, 1989
Correspondence – August 1989-December, 1989
Correspondence – January 1990-June 1990
Correspondence – July 1990-December, 1990
Correspondence – 1991
Correspondence – 1992-1994
Correspondence – Thank You Letters, 1984-1988
Correspondence – Thank You Letters, 1989-1997
BOX 3 Research Notes – Defend the Valley
Research Notes – Captions
Research Notes – Disease
Research Notes – Epilogue
Research Notes – Homes
Research Notes -- Introduction
Research Notes – Maps
Research Notes – Permission to Publish
Research Notes – Photographs, Part I
Research Notes – Photographs, Part II
Research Notes -- Places
BOX 3A Research Notes and Reviews and Articles Defend the Valley
Research Notes – Slavery
Research Notes – Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley
Research Notes – Working notes
Reviews and Articles
BOX 4 Military Research
Military Research – Book Excerpts
Military Research – College
Military Research – Eyewitness Accounts, A-H
Military Research – Eyewitness Accounts, I-Z
Military Research – Southern Historical Society Papers
BOX 5 Military Records
Avirett, James B. -- 7th VA Cavalry Chaplain, 2 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Baldwin, Cornelius H. -- 33rd VA Infantry, 20 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Baldwin, Robert Frederick, -- 31st VA Militia, surgeon, 49 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Barton, Bolling Walker -- 1st Foreign Battalion, Tucker’s Regiment
Barton, Charles M -- Cutshaw’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery
Barton, David R – Cutshaw’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery.
Barton, Randolph J. -- 33rd Virginia Infantry
Barton, Robert T. -- Rockbridge Artillery
Barton, William S. -- Company F, 2nd Virginia Infantry
Burwell, Lewis2 -- leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Burwell, Robert -- 2nd VA Infantry, Co. F, 29 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Clark, Frank P. -- 2nd VA Quartermaster, 93 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Clark, William L. Jr. -- 2nd VA Infantry, Co. F, 5 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Conrad, C. Powell -- Cavalry, 27 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Conrad, Daniel B. -- 2nd VA Infantry, surgeon, 6 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Cutshaw, Wilfred E. -- 45 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Davis, Charles Bernard -- VA Cavalry, 3 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Davis, William A. -- Surgeon, 32 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Epps, Nicholas W. – 5th Florida Infantry, Co. E, printed (photocopy)
Jones, Beverly Randolph -- 33rd VA 1st Rockbridge, 13 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Jones, Charles Marshall -- 6 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Jones, Francis B. -- Major, 2nd Virginia Infantry
Jones, James Fitzgerald -- 124 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Marshall, Thomas -- Major, 7th Virginian Cavalry
McDonald, Angus -- 115 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Sherrad, Joseph L -- 11th VA Cavalry, Co. D, 10 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
Shippery, William – 1st VA Cavalry, Co. A, 6 leaves manuscript (photocopy
Well, John W. -- 33rd VA, doctor, 12 leaves manuscript (photocopy)
BOX 6 Families and People
Barton Family – Genealogical Charts
Barton, Charles M.
Barton, David Rittenhouse (1837-1862)
Barton, David Walker (1800-1863)
Barton, Fannie (mother)
Barton, Joseph W.
Barton, Randolph J.
Barton, Randolph J.
Barton, Robert R.
Barton, Robert T.
Barton, Robert T.
Barton, William M.
Barton, William S.
Conrad, Susan Davis – Invitation to a ball, October
Fairfax, William Henry
Jones, Francis B. – Pre-war to 1861
Jones, Francis B. – 1861- to death after the Battle of Gaines Mill, Julu, 1862
Jones, A. C. R.
Jones, William Srothers
Shields, Charles H.
Box 7 Harris S. Colt
Appomattox Article by Harris S. Colt
1862 Diary of Francis B. Jones, edited by Harris S. Colt
Research Notes – Harris S. Colt
BOX 8 Miscellaneous Items
Jefferson Davis Was Not A Traitor Comrade J. Ogden Murray, 1 booklet, 7 pages, printed
Official Guide to the Confederate Government from 1961 to 1865 at Richmond, 1 booklet, 17 pages, printed
Ranges of Parrott Guns and Notes for Practice, 1 booklet, 15 pages, printed
MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 2
Genealogical Chart of the Paxton-Marshall Family, 1 leaf, printed
Index to Genealogical Chart of the Paxton-Marshall Family, negative of original, 1 leaf.
Genealogical Chart of the Paxton-Marshall Family, negative of the original, 1leaf
Index to the Genealogical Chart of the Paxton-Marshall Family, 5 leaves, Photostat of the negative