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Label
1860-1865
Inclusive dates
1860-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diary and account book, 1860-1865, of William H. Irby (1819-1900) of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, chronicling the various campaigns and movements in which Irby was involved as a member of Company G, 53rd Virginia Regiment, and recording his frequent breakdowns in health. Also contains reminiscences concerning the war's destructive effect on the southern economy, including bleak descriptions of the loss of money in slaves; the depression of land values and confederate money; the total loss of Irby's father's estate through speculation in Confederate banks; and the inability of collecting debts owed to him by a number of solders. Volume also consists of a record of debts owed to Irby
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
William H. Irby (1819-1900) was the son of Thomas W. Irby (1798-1860) and Oney Thurman (1800-1853) of Hillgrove, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. He married Pheobe E. Hubbard (1833-1922) 16 September 1858. Irby served in Company G, 53rd Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Diary and account book
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
25
Immediate source of acquisition
Irby, William H.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001531688
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves

Library Locations

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