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J. W. Clarke letter

Label
J. W. Clarke letter, 1864 Oct. 15
Title
J. W. Clarke letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Oct. 15
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 15 October 1864, from J. W. Clarke, quartermaster's department, Scales' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Petersburg, Virginia, to Colonel W. H. Taylor (1838-1916) of General Robert E. Lee's (1807-1870) staff concerning the cutting down of a tree on the property of Violet Bank, where Lee's headquarters were located during the Siege of Petersburg. Includes a letter, 29 April 1920, from D. Hamilton Willcox of Petersburg to Percy B. Lanier of Petersburg offering the letter for sale at a bazaar and commenting on the first letter and a letter, 7 May 1920, from W. M. Martin of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce to H. R. McIlwaine (1864-1934), State Librarian of Virginia, noting that the Chamber of Commerce had purchased the letter and presenting the letter to the State Library
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Biographical or historical data
From Virginia, John W. Clarke was appointed a captain and assistant quartermaster of the 34th North Carolina Regiment 9 May 1862. He served as acting quartermaster for General Alfred M. Scales' Brigade from September to December 1863. Clarke was transferred to Scales' staff as assistant quartermaster 27 September 1864, to date from 15 September 1864, and served until the end of the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
J. W. Clarke letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Immediate source of acquisition
Hall, Wilmer L.
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001515552
Reproduction note
Prints.
Type of unit
leaves.

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