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1922 Apr. 15
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1922 Apr. 15
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eng
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Depositions, 15 April 1922, of George L. Christian (1841-1924) and Charles J. Anderson (1848-1925) of Richmond, Virginia, concerning the burning of the General Court Building in Richmond 3 April 1865, during the Civil War. Both men describe the building's location in Richmond before the fire and Christian describes the records within the building that were destroyed. The questioning was conducted by Leo Loeb, a lawyer from Charleston, West Virginia, for the case of Kanawha Banking and Trust Company vs. J. H. Rust and C. Pittard in the Kanawha County (West Virginia) Circuit Court. The depositions were recorded and notarized by Alma C. Campbell
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  • George Llewellyn Christian was born 13 April 1841 in Charles City County, Virginia. He moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1860. When the Civil War began, Christian enlisted in the Richmond Howitzers and served with his company until losing one foot and part of the other at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House in 1864. After the war, he received his law degree from the University of Virginia. Christian became a lawyer in Richmond, and was appointed judge of the hustings court in 1878. He established the law firm of Christian and Christian. Christian and his wife Emma (1861-1943) had four children. Christian died in Richmond 16 July 1924 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
  • Charles Jeffries Anderson was born 12 August 1848. He served with the Cadet corps of the Virginia Military Institute at the battle of New Market in 1864. After the war, he returned to Richmond, Virginia, and became a member of George W. Anderson and Sons. Anderson served in the Virginia Volunteers from 1871 to 1893, reaching the rank of brigadier-general. He was adjutant-general of Virginia from 1885 to 1890 and from 1906 to 1910. Anderson served on the Richmond city council in 1902, in the House of Delegates in 1903-1904, and in the state Senate in 1906. He was vice president of the Richmond Trust Company. Anderson died in Richmond 8 August 1925 and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Wallerstein, Morton L.
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000505007
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leaves.

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