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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862-1864
Inclusive dates
1862-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, covering the period 16 March 1862 to 12 September 1864, written by Robert H. Depriest (1834-1892), of Augusta County, Virginia, to his wife Mary I. Depriest (1838-1893), while he was serving in the 2nd Virginia Infantry. The letters relate to his service during the Civil War as a member of the Stonewall Brigade, and detail the activities of the regiment while stationed in Berkeley, Frederick, Hanover, Orange, Shenandoah, and Spotsylvania Counties. Depriest writes concerning troop movements and strength, rumors of his being killed at Gaines's Mill, his requests for a new detail, the prices of goods, deserters, the chances for peace, his family's farming activities at home, the death of his wife's mother, pay, furloughs, visits from his wife's father, as well as the numbers killed, wounded and taken prisoner during fighting. Depriest describes various battles in which he fought, including the confusion after the Battle of Kernstown, the fighting at the Battle of Second Winchester, the retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg, the buildup to Payne's Farm, and the retreat of his unit after the Spotsylvania Campaign. Also included are transcriptions of the letters
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Robert H. Depriest was born in Augusta County on 1 April 1834. On 1 December 1856, he married Mary Isabella Davis. Depriest operated a farm in Augusta County, and enlisted on 16 April 1862, serving in the 2nd Virginia Infantry, a unit in the famous Stonewall Brigade. He died on 15 January 1892, and his wife on 4 March 1893. They are both buried in Annex Church cemetery in Augusta County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
45
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Raab, Steven S.
  • Historical Collectible Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499991
Type of unit
  • leaves and 78
  • p.

Library Locations

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