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Label
1861-1865
Inclusive dates
1861-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
Typescript of papers, 1861-1865, of John F. Sale (1841-1865) of Norfolk, Virginia, consisting mainly of correspondence from Sale, while serving in the 12th Virginia Infantry, to his family in Norfolk during the Civil War. The letters detail Sale's service and experiences during the war. Also contains correspondence from family members concerning Sale's death. Also includes Sale's diary from 4 May 1864 to 31 January 1865
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Biographical or historical data
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1841 to John H. Sale (b. ca. 1819) and Lucy L. Sale (ca. 1820-1894), John F. Sale had begun a career as a carpenter when the Civil War started. Sale enlisted 17 May 1861 in the 12th Virginia Infantry, serving in several of its campaigns. Originally a private, he rose through the ranks, finally becoming a lieutenant 22 November 1864. Mortally wounded at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, on 6 February 1865, Sale died in Petersburg, Virginia 12 February 1865.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Location of originals duplicates
Originals located at The Library of Virginia, accession 21727.
Location of other archival material
John F. Sale Papers, 1861-1865 (LVA accession 21727).
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
72
Immediate source of acquisition
Norfolk Academy
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000491458
Type of unit
items (247 leaves)

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