Lawrence Royster Civil War Parole Document
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".
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Biographical / Historical
Lawrence Royster was born in New Kent County, VA 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 Institute 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, Col. John S. Mosby's Regiment (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry). After the war he was a Clerk of Courts in Nofolk, VA, where he died on December 1, 1907.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the estate of Lawrence Royster.