The Resource 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

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

Label
1922
Inclusive dates
1922
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Narrative history of the Stuart Horse Artillery, C.S.A., from its organization in 1862 to the surrender at Appomattox in 1865 handwritten by George W. Shreve (b. 1844), a sergeant commissioned in the artillery. Includes descriptions of confederate politics, disease, casualties and death, the fall of Atlanta, supplies, rations, dining messes, troop movements, officers, and the Peninsular and Appomattox Campaigns; battles of 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor; and the sieges of Petersburg and Richmond. Shreve also mentions Jeb Stuart (1833-1864) and John Pelham (1838-1863)
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Revised
Biographical or historical data
George Washington Shreve (b. 1844) of Dunn-Loring, Fairfax County, Virginia, enlisted in Stuart's Horse Artillery in April 1862 at the age of 17. For brave service he earned promotion to corporal and later to sergeant. He married Matilda Shreve in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1875 and later relocated to California.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
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
Note
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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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
67
Immediate source of acquisition
Shreve, George W.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499410
Type of unit
leaves.

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