The Resource Richmond Light Infantry Blues Records, (microfilm)

Richmond Light Infantry Blues Records, (microfilm)

Richmond Light Infantry Blues Records, 1794-1933
Richmond Light Infantry Blues Records
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Records, 1794-1933, of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues consisting of clippings, correspondence, diaries, financial records, histories, indeces, invitations, itineraries, lists, magazines, menus, military records, minute books, music, orders, photographs, receipts, reports, scrapbooks, sketches, subscription lists, telegrams, tickets, and other records detailing the history, service, operations and proceedings of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, including its service during the Civil War, along the Mexican border, and in World War I. Records detail the Blues' formation as a cavalry unit in 1916 and its reorganization in 1920. Records also detail the unit's trip to Europe in 1926 along with two military units from Connecticut, as well as a visit to Richmond, Virginia, by the Governor's Foot Guard of Connecticut. Records were deposited at the Virginia State Library in 1941 by Major Mills F. Neal and accessioned by the library in 1978, after the organization had disbanded
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Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm (Misc. reels 5941-5944)
Biographical or historical data
The Richmond Light Infantry Blues was founded in 1789 according to its history and tradition and the state of Virginia recognized its formal commissioning date as 10 May 1793. The unit was called into service during Gabriel's Rebellion, the War of 1812, Nat Turner's Insurrection, and John Brown's Harper's Ferry Raid in 1859. The unit served during the Civil War from April 1861 to April 1865, during the Spanish-American War, and the Mexican border police action in 1916. The Blues served as part of the 104th Ammunition Train during World War I. In 1920, the unit was reorganized and incorporated into the National Guard. In 1926, the Blues traveled to Europe with Guard units from Connecticut.
Cataloging source
Richmond Light Infantry Blues Records, (microfilm)
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
  • 3.5
  • 4
Governing access note
  • For preservation purposes, please serve microfilm (Misc. reels 5941-5944)
  • There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Neal, Mills F.
Reproduction note
Type of unit
  • cu. ft.
  • reels.



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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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