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Daniel Fagan Family Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1437 THL 

Inventory created by Archives Staff 12/94. Last revised 01/18.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.21 linear feet

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of news articles, correspondence, memorabilia, and obituaries concerning Daniel Fagan and his family.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Daniel Fagan, son of John and Mary Fagan, was born in Winchester, VA in 1827. Just before the Civil War, he moved to Luray, VA, where he became a highly respected citizen. He took part in the John Brown Raid at Harper’s Ferry as part of Morgan’s Continentals Guards. During the Civil War, he was a member of Co. K, 10th VA Infantry as First Lieutenant. After an injury at the First Battle of Manassas, VA, he returned to Luray, VA, where he went on to become the mayor. By occupation, he was a marble cutter and carved many of the headstones in Green Hill Cemetery. Daniel Fagan died on February 5, 1892 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Luray, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Murphy, Terrence V., 10th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc., 1889; Obituary, The Page Courier, February 11, 1892.

CITE AS: Daniel Fagan Family Collection, 1437 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA. 


BOX 1 

"Dutch Mess" – news article, Winchester Evening Star, 1954, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Fagan, Daniel – correspondence, 1849, 1861, 6 items, 20 leaves, manuscript (photocopy); folder contains the following:
To father, mother, and sisters, May 24, 1849, at North Fork of the Big Blue
To Sister Margaret, August 3, 1861, at Burks Station below Fairfax Station
To father, mother, and sisters, August 9, 1861, at Fairfax Station
To father, August 18, 1861, at Camp, Fairfax Station
To father, August 22, 1861, at Camp Blair, Fairfax Station
To father, October 3, 1861, at Camp Blair, Fairfax Station

Fagan, Daniel – memorabilia, 1862-1864, 3 items, printed (photocopy)
"Grand Military Ball," invitation, 1 leaf

Receipt for registered bonds of the Confederate States of America to D. Fagan, 1 leaf
Bank notes -- the Bank of the Valley in Virginia, 1 leaf

Fagan, Daniel – Correspondence, 1830 (brother of John),  2 leaves typescript (photocopy)

Fagan, John – Correspondence, 1823, 1849, 1855 (father of Daniel and Margaret) 7 leaves typescript (photocopy)

Fagan, Daniel – Receipt for Gravestone 1855 for Jacob Spigle, 1 handwritten receipt for gravestone,

1 leaf 3.75 x 7.75, dated at Winchester  02/02/1855 

Obituaries folder contains the following:

Daniel Fagan – Feb 5, 1892 – news article (photocopy)

Margaret T.  Fagan – obituary, 1914, news articles, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy);

Hannah Fagan, widow of Daniel Fagan, no date 

O'Connor, Mrs. E. A. – Civil War reminiscences, 1922, 1 item, 6 leaves, typescript (photocopy) (Mrs. O’Conner was a sister of Margaret and Daniel Fagan)

Rouss, Charles Broadway - correspondence, 1893-1894, 2 leaves, typescript, photocopy