The Resource Accessions 13979, 13980, 13981, and 13982 are all filed with accession 13978 | Items sent to the Virginia War History Commission in response to an article asking for military service information. The Virginia War History Commission was asking for information relating to World War I; these records deal with the Civil War and were therefore separated out

Accessions 13979, 13980, 13981, and 13982 are all filed with accession 13978 | Items sent to the Virginia War History Commission in response to an article asking for military service information. The Virginia War History Commission was asking for information relating to World War I; these records deal with the Civil War and were therefore separated out

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1862
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1862
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eng
Summary
  • Letter, dated 17 February 1862, to Colonel Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883), Chief of Ordnance, from William Graves Crenshaw (1824-1897), James Ellett (d. 1862), Charles Lewis Hobson (d. 1863), and Andrew Bell Johnston, all of Richmond, requesting supplies for the artillery battery they are raising. They note that they have authorization from the War Department to purchase the necessary supplies
  • Fragment of a letter, dated 22 February 1862, William Graves Crenshaw and others from the Confederate War Department
  • Letter, dated 10 March 1862, from the War Department to William Graves Crenshaw stating that men who wish to reelist in service with Crenshaw's battery must wait until their current enlistments expired
  • Letter, dated 8 April 1862, from Secretary of War George Wythe Randolph (1818-1867) to William Graves Crenshaw, stating that men who were detailed from Crenshaw's battery for government work will be returned to duty, provided they are not involved in any important work
  • Letter, dated 1 May 1862, from Albert Taylor Bledsoe (1809-1877) to William Graves Crenshaw outlining the organization and regulations of a battery in Confederate service
  • Letter, dated 17 June 1862, from Secretary of War George Wythe Randolph to William Graves Crenshaw, stating that since General A. P. Hill prefers to reduce the number of pieces in Crenshaw's battery and that General Robert E. Lee believes there are too many men in the artillery, the transfer of men that Crenshaw requested is rejected
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William Graves Crenshaw was born 7 July 1824 in Richmond, Virginia. He lived in Richmond and owned a farm in Orange County, Virginia, called "Hawfield." Before the Civil War began, he opened the Crenshaw Woolen Mills, located next to Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond. He organized the Crenshaw Battery in March 1862 and was mustered into service as its captain. Crenshaw resigned his commission 18 April 1863 to serve as a purchasing agent for the Confederate government in England. After the Civil War ended, he became president of a saltpeter mine in Louisa County, Virginia. Crenshaw died 24 May 1897 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
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Accessions 13979, 13980, 13981, and 13982 are all filed with accession 13978 | Items sent to the Virginia War History Commission in response to an article asking for military service information. The Virginia War History Commission was asking for information relating to World War I; these records deal with the Civil War and were therefore separated out
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  • Accessions 13979, 13980, 13981, and 13982 are all filed with accession 13978
  • Items sent to the Virginia War History Commission in response to an article asking for military service information. The Virginia War History Commission was asking for information relating to World War I; these records deal with the Civil War and were therefore separated out
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