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Label
1862-1865
Inclusive dates
1862-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1865, of Silas Chandler (1830-1912) of Middlesex County, Virginia, and Fleet's Artillery Company, to his wife Ann Elizabeth Gayle Chandler (1837-by 1880) discussing camp life and combat, and requesting she write. Chandler comments on the reorganization of the army; the Peninsular Campaign; the battle of Chancellorsville; the possible evacuation of Virginia by the army; his unit's joining the Army of Tennessee; the battle of Chickamagua; the siege of Petersburg, including the battle of the Crater; Confederate maneuvers in Tennessee; the Hampton Roads Peace Conference; desertions; and the proposal to draft African Americans into the Confederate Army
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Biographical or historical data
Born in 1830 in York County, Virginia, to James E. and Eliza A. White Chandler, Silas Chandler moved to Middlesex County, Virginia. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in Company B, 55th Virginia Infantry. Company B later was detached and made into Fleet's Artillery Company. He was wounded at Antietam, and later taken prisoner there. Exchanged, he fought at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg, where he again was wounded. Chandler's unit was later sent to Tennessee, where it arrived just after the battle of Chickamauga. Chandler returned to the Army of Northern Virginia, and served through the siege of Petersburg and surrendered at Appomattox Court House. After the war, Chandler returned to Middlesex County where he was a farmer and an oysterman. He married Ann Elizabeth Gayle (1837-by 1880) 28 December 1852 and they had 8 children. He married Mary C. Gayle (1842-1913) 11 January 1881. Chandler died April 1912.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00509.xml
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
32
Immediate source of acquisition
Taylor, Charles A.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000501240
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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