The Resource This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Amelia County | Microfilm reel was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Amelia County | Microfilm reel was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

Label
1816-1817, 1864
Inclusive dates
1816-1817, 1864
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first ten pages of the volume used as a cash account ledger for a business perhaps owned by Benjamin Bragg in 1816-1817. It records the cash on hand and cash received on the debit side and cash paid out on the credit side
  • The majority of the volume was used as a militia enrollment ledger in 1864. The volume records various enrollment lists of persons eligible for militia service between ages 18-45 and 45-50. Examples of enrollment lists include persons who applied for exemption from militia duty, persons applied to be detailed, persons exempt from militia duty on the basis of number of slaves owned or occupation, list of conscripts in Amelia County, and a list of free negroes. The lists generally include the following descriptive information - date of enrollment, name, age, occupation, birth place, height, eye color, hair color, skin complexion, and how disposed i.e, whether exemption was approved or disapproved, reason for exemption, whether detailed or not. Also recorded was a list of deserters and absentees in Amelia County containing the following information - date, name, company, regiment and how disposed. And, there is a list of persons forwarded to Camp Lee in Petersburg that include name, age and occupation of each individual. Also found in ledger were monthly reports that list the total number of conscripts, total number of persons exempt between 18-45 and 45-50, total number of deserters, and total number of persons exempt on the basis of occupation such as physicians, ministers, government officials, etc
  • Loose papers found in volume include a circular sent to district enrolling officers in September 1864 requesting a full account of all male free negroes and a separate full account of all slaves who had been impressed in Amelia County; an urgent note dated September 1864, urging a lieutenant to post notices, perhaps enrollment notices, as soon as possible; and a list of names of individuals living in Amelia County and beside each name a number, perhaps the number of slaves each individual owned
Member of
Action
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Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Amelia County Militia Enrollment Records and Unidentified Cash Account Ledger
Label
This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Amelia County | Microfilm reel was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Amelia County
  • Microfilm reel was generated by OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Amelia County Circuit Court
  • OCLC
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000501326
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Amelia County (Va.) Reel 102.
Type of unit
v. (84 p.)

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