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Label
1838-1861
Inclusive dates
1838-1861
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1838-1861, of John Augustine Washington, including an obituary, photograph, eulogy, and correspondence. Includes three letters to Washington while he was enrolled at the University of Virginia, and five letters while he was aide-de-camp to General Robert E. Lee. Subjects include family, health, and finances. Of note is a letter dated 19 July 1861, from Washington to Edward Turner, which includes some description of the first battle of Bull Run (Va.) and troop movements. Also of note are two letters from his daughter, Eliza L., describing the effects of the war on the family and relating news of injured family members
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
John Augustine Washington, great grandnephew of George Washington, was born in Jefferson County, Virginia on 3 May 1821. He attended the University of Virginia, graduating in 1840, and served as an aide-de-camp, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, on the staff of Robert E. Lee. He was killed with a reconnitoring party near Rich Mountain, Virginia, on 13 September 1861. He inherited the Mount Vernon property, but, being unable to keep it in proper preservation, sold it to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1860.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Early American History Auctions, Inc.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000504073
Type of unit
  • leaves and 32
  • p.

Library Locations

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