The Resource !UNKNOWN LABEL

!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1861 July 28
Inclusive dates
1861 July 28
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 28 July 1861, from William Thomas Morgan (b. 1841) of Petersburg, Virginia, to the Volunteer Cockade Cadets (later Company E, 41st Virginia Infantry), stating that he had hoped to be elected an officer for the company, but was defeated. Martin had determined to stay with the company, but in light of subsequent events is resigning from the cadets
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William Thomas Morgan was born in 1841 in Petersburg, Virginia, to William Morgan (b. ca. 1813) and Alethea Morgan (b. ca. 1811). At the beginning of the Civil War, Morgan joined the Volunteer Cockade Cadets, but soon resigned. He later joined Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry. Morgan was wounded during the 1862 Maryland Campaign and had a finger amputated. He served as a conscript enrolling officer, then served in the office of the medical director of the Army of Northern Virginia and as custodian of the medical papers in General Robert E. Lee's headquarters. After the war, he returned to Petersburg, where he worked as a bookkeeper. In 1874, Morgan moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he became a grain and commission merchant. Morgan became a mine owner after 1883.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001537130
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
Processing Feedback ...