The Resource John R. Shirley letters

John R. Shirley letters

Label
John R. Shirley letters, 1865-1867
Title
John R. Shirley letters
Inclusive dates
1865-1867
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1865-1867, of John R. Shirley (1839-1873) of Company A, 4th Virginia Cavalry, and Prince William County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, 6 February 1865, from Elmira prison to his mother Susan Shirley (b. ca. 1815) of Prince William County, informing her of how he is and sending a permit, 3 February 1865, allowing her to send him shirts, shoes, and a blanket; and a letter, 2 February 1867, to George W. Riston[?] sending personal news. The permit approved by Colonel Benjamin F. Tracy commanding Elmira
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
John R. Shirley was born in 1839 in Prince William County, Virginia. He enlisted in Company A, 4th Virginia Cavalry 23 April 1861. Captured, Shirley was in Elmira prison when the Civil War ended. He returned to Prince William County and farmed. Shirley and his wife Martha had at least two children. John R. Shirley died 4 May 1873 in Prince William County.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
John R. Shirley letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001651038
Type of unit
p.

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