The Resource Charles City County (Va.) Exemption Requests

Charles City County (Va.) Exemption Requests

Charles City County (Va.) Exemption Requests, 1862
Charles City County (Va.) Exemption Requests
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Charles City County (Va.) Exemption Requests, 1862, consist of individual requests of persons who applied to be exempted from military service or by individuals requesting the exemption of a person. Names of the persons applying for exemption are given as well as the reason given for the exemption (mainly physical disability.)
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Biographical or historical data
  • Charles City County was named for Charles I of England and was one of the eight shires established in 1634.
  • Records have been destroyed at various times. The most damage occurred during the Civil War when the records were strewn through the woods in a rainstorm. A few preā€“Civil War volumes such as deed books, will books, minute books, and order books exist.
  • In accordance with an act passed by the General Assembly 1862 Feb. 18 and amended 1862 Oct. 1 providing a mode of exemption from military service, the county and corporation courts were directed to appoint a Board of Exemption. The board was charged with deciding all claims for military exemptions brought before it, "carefully and rigidly conforming to all the provisions of the Act of Assembly." On 1863 Feb. 13, the Governor issued an order directing that where no board had been appointed, the presiding justice of each county and corporation court, together with the two senior justices, constitute the board.
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Location of other archival material
Charles City County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Charles City County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Charles City County (Va.) Exemption Requests
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Charles City County
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Charles City County Circuit Court
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There are no restrictions.
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