The Resource Speech on the contribution of Buckingham County to the Confederacy

Speech on the contribution of Buckingham County to the Confederacy

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Speech on the contribution of Buckingham County to the Confederacy, 1937
Title
Speech on the contribution of Buckingham County to the Confederacy
Inclusive dates
1937
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Speech, 1937, titled "The Contribution of Buckingham [County] to the Confederacy" delivered before the United Daughters of the Confederacy and attributed to William Shepard. The speech details the Civil War history of Buckingham County, Virginia, and discusses social life and customs, education, religion, slavery and African Americans, and Buckingham County's support for secession. Speech also mentions various companies from Buckingham County that served in the Confederate army: Company K, 4th Virginia Cavalry; Company A, 57th Virginia Infantry; Company D, 5[6]th Virginia Infantry; and Company C, 44th Virginia Infantry. It also discusses some of the battles in which Buckingham County soldiers participated in: Fort Donelson, Cold Harbor, Gettysburg, and the siege of Petersburg. Speech ends with a brief look at Buckingham history since the Civil War ended
  • According to A GUIDE TO VIRGINIA MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, 1861-1865, the Lee Guard became Company E, 20th Virginia Infantry; the Buckingham Yancey Guards became Company D, 56 Virginia Infantry, and it makes no mention of the Buckingham Institute Guards, but lists the Jeff Davis Guards of Powhatan County, Virginia, as Company A, 57th Virginia Infantry
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Vi
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Speech on the contribution of Buckingham County to the Confederacy
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
18
Immediate source of acquisition
Maloney, Eugene
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000487686
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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