The Resource Richmond Grays : a brief sketch of this time honored organization

Richmond Grays : a brief sketch of this time honored organization

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Richmond Grays : a brief sketch of this time honored organization
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Richmond Grays
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a brief sketch of this time honored organization
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eng
Summary
An undated essay by E. Leslie Spence (1841-1907) of Richmond, Virginia, outlining the history of the Richmond Grays, a militia unit, from its founding in 1844 to 1889. Includes the unit's history in the Mexian War and the Civil War
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E. Leslie Spence was born November 1841 in Richmond, Virginia. He had entered his father's business when the Civil War began, and he enlisted in the Richmond Grays 19 April 1861. Twice wounded, Spence split his service between Company G, 12th Virginia Infantry, the General Court Martial Board of the Henrico district, the Virginia State Reserves, and the Quartermaster's Department. In 1871, he helped reorganize the Richmond Grays, and marched with the company in both Ulysses S. Grant's funeral and Grover Cleveland's first presidential inauguration. He was elected captain of the Grays, but later resigned due to pressing business concerns. Spence later was elected captain of Company E, 1st Virginia Regiment. Joining the general staff, he eventually rose to the rank of colonel. Spence served as commander of the Robert E. Lee Camp of the United Confederate Veterans. He was the general manager of the Mutual Investment Association and an insurance business. Married three times, Spence died 24 October 1907.
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Richmond Grays : a brief sketch of this time honored organization
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Spence, E. Leslie, III
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000498660
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leaves.

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