The Resource Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue

Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue

Label
Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898
Title
Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue
Inclusive dates
1898
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898, is six leaves that record the name of the soldier, age, rank, company, regiment to which attached or in which he served, date of enlistment, lengh of time in service, and a remarks column which notes things like if held as a prisoner of war, if honorably discharged, if was present at the surrender, and so forth. The roster includes the names of "colored" men. This is not an exhaustive roster of everyone who served in the Civil War from Mathews County but is only of those still living in the county in 1898. The text of the 1898 Act of Assembly is printed on the reverse of each form. The roster is arranged alphabetically and there is no index
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Mathews County was formed in 1790 from Gloucester County.
  • Virginia Act of Assembly passed January 25, 1898, required the commissioners of the revenue in the counties and cities to list on a form provided by the auditor of public accounts all ex-Confederate soldiers and sailors living in their jurisdictions. The completed listings were to be filed with the clerks of court of the localities for permanent retention.
  • Most records were burned in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Mathews County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Mathews County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue
Note
Gift of Capt. Sally Tompkins Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 11 April 2007
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
6
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Capt. Sally Tompkins Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy
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001565955
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
leaves.

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