The Resource Certificate of membership in the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, 28 October 1875, is located in oversize, box 56. A copy of the certificate is in the regular folder

Certificate of membership in the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, 28 October 1875, is located in oversize, box 56. A copy of the certificate is in the regular folder

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1865, 1875
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1865, 1875
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1865 and 1875, of James M. Neal (1845-1907) consisting of his certificate of release as a prisoner of war and his oath of allegiance, dated 2 June 1865, and his certificate, 28 October 1875, as a member of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia. The upper left corner of this certificate is missing
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Born in Danville, Virginia, 3 January 1845 to Thomas D. Neal (1812-1884) and Louisa Franklin Neal, James M. Neal attended Cedar Grove Academy in Pittsylvania County. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in Company B, 18th Virginia Infantry 21 April 1861 at age 16. Neal was detailed as a courier for General George E. Pickett 29 March 1862 and served in this capacity for the rest of the Civil War, except for a short time at the Virginia Military Institute. Neal was captured at Sayler's Creek 6 April 1865 and sent to Point Lookout, Maryland. He was released after taking the oath of allegiance 2 June 1865. After the Civil War ended, Neal returned to Danville and became a successful tobacco manufacturer. He joined the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia 28 October 1875. Neal married Rose P. Allen (1847-1931) of Culpeper County, Virginia, and they had two children. Neal died 17 July 1907, and was buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Danville.
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Vi
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Papers
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Certificate of membership in the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, 28 October 1875, is located in oversize, box 56. A copy of the certificate is in the regular folder
Note
Certificate of membership in the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, 28 October 1875, is located in oversize, box 56. A copy of the certificate is in the regular folder
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Morales, Eva
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000503303
Type of unit
  • leaf and 2
  • p.

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