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G. B. Painton letter

Label
G. B. Painton letter, 1864 Jan. 18
Title
G. B. Painton letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Jan. 18
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 18 January 1864, from G. B. Painton (b. 1831), 1st sergeant in Company L, 2nd United States Cavalry, stationed at Mitchell's Ford, Virginia, to his cousin John concerning the company's duty as provosts in Culpeper, Virginia, and as pickets along the Rapidan River. Painton writes about a Union soldier killed and still lying along the banks of the river, as well as about numerous Confederate desertions
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Biographical or historical data
George B. Painton was born September 1831 in Pennsylvania. Painton served as a 1st sergeant in Company L, 2nd United States Cavalry during the Civil War. After the war, he married in 1865, and he and his wife Mary J. Painton (b. 1843) had seven children. Painton settled in Winneshiek County, Iowa, and worked as a well digger. He died between 1910 and 1920 and is buried in Sixteen Cemetery in Allamakee County, Iowa.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
G. B. Painton letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001630183
Type of unit
p.

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