The Resource !UNKNOWN LABEL

!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862 Nov. 4
Inclusive dates
1862 Nov. 4
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 4 November 1862, from John Potts Davis, Jr. (1840-1864) of Company G, 41st Virginia Infantry, in camp near Culpeper Court House, Virginia, to his father John Potts Davis, Sr. (b. ca. 1813) of Petersburg, Virginia, informing him that they left camp near Winchester, Virginia, four days previously and marched over 70 miles in those four days. Davis complains that his feet are hurting. He sends his father rumors of what might happen next and where the Union army might be, stating that General Franz Sigel (1824-1902) allegedly is at Manassas with over 40,000 Union soldiers. Davis asks his father to send five dollars and to buy him a bushel of apples
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
John P. Davis, Jr. (1840-1864) was the son of John P. Davis, Sr. (b. ca. 1813) and Margaret A. Davis of Petersburg, Virginia. Davis, Jr., served in the 41st Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to lieutenant of Company G after all of the commanding officers were either wounded or killed in action at the battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. John, Jr. was killed at 12 May 1864 at the battle of Spotsylvania. He was buried at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Smith, C. Ivey, Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000503969
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
Processing Feedback ...