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Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Pizzini Civil War parole document, 1865 April 18

Scope and Contents Civil War parole document dated April 18, 1865, signed by Andrew Pizzini, Jr. This document is a typical example of the document signed by Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War.

Dispatch, Gen. Robert E. Lee to Col. William Gilham, 1861-07-19

Scope and Contents Dispatch, July 19, 1861, ordering Gilham to muster troops and "oppose the progress of the enemy" in the vicinity of Staunton, Virginia.

Dispatch to General Richard S. Ewell, 1862 August 5

Scope and Contents Dispatch requests the names of officers involved in enrolling conscripts.

Dispatch to Major General Richard S. Ewell, 1862 August 2

Scope and Contents Dispatch regards General Jackson's orders that the 9th Louisiana Infantry Regiment to report to General A. P. Hill.

Document, 1863 December 22

Scope and Contents Document explains that Maj. Wells J. Hawks is to proceed to the Valley District to procure subsistence supplies.

General Order 15, 1863 March 4

Scope and Contents General Order regards reports of property used during encampments, staff officer furloughs, and that enlisted men may not be employed as servants by any officer.

General Order 44, 1863 June 15

Scope and Contents General Order from General Ewell that gives thanks for victory.

General Order 78, 1862 August 2

Scope and Contents General Order reports that all soldiers sent to hospitals must have certificate from their regimental surgeons.

John T. L. Preston Craney Island journal (photocopy and transcription), 1861 July 24 - September 22

Scope and Contents Copy and transcription of John Thomas Lewis Preston journal, which he called "Jottings", written during his military assignment at Craney Island, Virginia in the the summer and fall of 1861.

Relating to his activities while with the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment under the command of VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Includes comments on the cuase of the Civil War, the defense of Norfolk, military science, and family.

Letter from Governor John Letcher to Francis M. Boykin, 1861 April 29

Scope and Contents Written from Richmond, Virginia. Letter orders Francis M. Boykin to proceed to Grafton, West Virginia and contact Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall).