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1864 Apr. 26
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1864 Apr. 26
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eng
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Letter, 26 April 1864, from Captain Samuel D. Preston (1834-1888) commanding Company C, 34th Virginia Infantry at Pinberry, South Carolina, to General Samuel Cooper (1798-1876), adjutant and inspector general of the Confederate States of America in Richmond, Virginia, concerning Private George W. Moxley (ca. 1839-1917) of his company. Moxley had been assigned to the subsistence department in Botetourt County, Virginia, in 1862, but Preston has learned that he is not with that department. He requests that Moxley be arrested and returned to his company, Company C, 34th Virginia, now stationed at Pineberry, South Carolina. Letter was endorsed up the chain of command. It was forwarded to the Bureau of Conscription which referred it to the commandant for Virginia to have Moxley arrested and returned to his company
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Samuel Preston Davis was born 20 July 1834 near Lynchburg, Virginia, to Pleasant Preston (1803-1856) and Ann E. Davis Preston (d. 1891). When the Civil War began, Preston enlisted in the 34th Virginia Infantry and became captain of Company C. He served for a time as Judge Advocate. Preston was wounded in the head in fighting around Peterburg, Virginia, 30 July 1864. He was put on detached service in December 1864. Preston was paroled at Lynchburg, Virginia, 15 April 1865. After the war, Preston settled in Lynchburg and became a lawyer. He married Texanna "Texie" G. Saunders (b. ca. 1840) 5 December 1861, and they had at least five children. Preston died in Lynchburg 15 April 1888, and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery.
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2
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000503500
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