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|Size||2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 1,000 items)|
|Abstract||Walter A. Montgomery (1845-1921) was a lawyer, Confederate soldier, and North Carolina Supreme Court justice, of Warrenton, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. The collection contains writings of Montgomery, including typed drafts and supplementary notes for an unpublished political history of the Confederacy and for Montgomery's memoirs of his life after the Civil War, and an annotated typescript of his autobiography through 1865 (privately printed in 1939 as The "Days of Old and the Years that are Past").|
|Creator||Montgomery, Walter A. (Walter Alexander), 1845-1921.|
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Walter Alexander Montgomery (1845-1921) was born in Warrenton, N.C., and served in the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. He practiced law in Warrenton until 1893 except for a brief period, 1872-1875, in Memphis, Tenn. He moved to Raleigh, N.C., in 1893, was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1894-1904, and resumed the practice of law in Raleigh until his death.Back to Top
The collection contains writings of Walter Alexander Montgomery, including typed drafts and supplementary notes for an unpublished political history of the Confederacy and for Montgomery's memoirs of his life after the Civil War alternately titled "My Day in Court," "A Country Lawyer of the Old South," and "A Southern Liberal of the Turn of the Century;" and an annotated typescript of his autobiography through 1865 (privately printed in 1939 as The Days of Old and the Years that Are Past).Back to Top
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Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top