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James Mercer Garnett papers

James Mercer Garnett papers, 1861-1865
James Mercer Garnett papers
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Papers, 1861-1865, of James Mercer Garnett (1840-1916) of Virginia, consisting of agreements, certifications, invoices, letters, lists, military orders, military passes, paroles, permits, receipts, and requisitions. Papers contain a request by Garnett to be discharged from the Rockbridge Artillery for assignment elsewhere and military orders assigning Garnett to various duties in the Confederate Army. Papers also include invoices, receipts, and requisitions for military stores to various military units in the Shenandoah Valley; and agreements, orders, and paroles relating to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Also contains military passes, one for Miss K. H. Noland (1849-1919) from the Confederate War Department to travel on the railroads and one for Garnett to travel as a paroled officer; certification that Garnett has been paid in late 1864 and early 1865; letter from R. M. T. Hunter (1809-1887) to General Edward O. C. Ord (1818-1883) vouching for Garnett's character; permit from President Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) to B. P. Noland (1818-1889) allowing him to remain in Loudoun County, Virginia, if he takes the oath of allegience; and a list of number of men and arms, possibly taken at Appomattox
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Biographical or historical data
James Mercer Garnett was born 24 April 1840 in Loudoun County, Virginia, to Theodore Stanford Garnett (1812-1885) and Florentina Isidora Moreno Garnett (1822-1907). He received his M.A. from the University of Virginia in 1859. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the Rockbridge Artillery, but transferred to become an ordnance officer in Rodes', later Grimes' Division in the 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. Garnett was a professor at the University of Virginia from 1882 to 1896. He married Kate Huntington Noland (1849-1919), daughter of Burr Powell Noland (1818-1889) and Susan Champline Noland (d. 1872) of Loudoun County, and they had one son. Garnett died 18 February 1916, and was buried in the Sharon Cemetery in Middleburg, Loudoun County.
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James Mercer Garnett papers
Item 24 is located in Oversize, box 1
  • The Library of Virginia
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  • Inventory
  • 26
  • 10
Immediate source of acquisition
Garnett, J. Mercer
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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