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J. Barroll Washington letter

Label
J. Barroll Washington letter, 1861 July 28
Title
J. Barroll Washington letter
Inclusive dates
1861 July 28
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter from J. Barroll Washington, on the staff of General Joseph E. Johnston, to his cousin John Augustine Washington (1821-1861) asking him to draw his (J. Barroll Washington) pay. Barroll Washington also states that he has received his commission in the Confederate army and asks that his cousin submit his resignation to the Virginia Provisional Army
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
James Barroll Washington was born 26 August 1839 to Lewis William Washington (1812-1871) and Mary Ann Barroll. Washington was appointed to the United States Military Academy, but resigned when the Civil War began. He received a commission as a lieutenant in the Virginia Provisional Army, then one as a lieutenant in the Confederate army. He was aide-de-camp to General Joseph Johnston. Washington was captured at the battle of Seven Pines, then exchanged 21 September 1862. He was transferred to ordinance duty at Montgomery, Alabama, 28 March 1864. After the Civil War, Washington worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He married Jane Bretney Lanier Cabell (1842-1901) 23 February 1864, and they had three children. Washington died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 6 March 1900.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
J. Barroll Washington letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001589205
Type of unit
leaf

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