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Lawrence Royster Civil War parole document

Identifier: MS-0069
One Civil War parole document granted to Lawrence Royster after surrender of the Confederacy, dated May 16, 1865, Charlottesville, Virginia. The document gives him "permission to go to his home in Richmond, Virginia."


  • 1865 May 16

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Biographical / Historical

Lawrence Royster was born in New Kent County, Virginia on January 14, 1841, the son of John W. Royster M. D. and Susan Wilkinson. In April 1861 he enlisted as Private, Company A 1st Virginia Infantry (became Co. G, 12th VA), leaving in January 1862 to enter VMI. While at the VMI, Royster fought in the Battle of New Market as a cadet Corporal, Company A. He was with the Corps in the trenches in Richmond, resigning his cadetship on March 31, 1865 to enlist as a Private in Company G, Colonel John S. Mosby's Regiment (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry). After the war he was a Clerk of Courts in Nofolk, Virginia, where he died on December 1, 1907.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the estate of Lawrence Royster.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450