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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1834-1862
Inclusive dates
1834-1862
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1834-1862, of the Otey family of New Kent County, Virginia, consisting of letters, dated 19 September 1834, 2 December 1839, and 10 February 1841, from James F. O. Griffith of Marengo County, Alabama, to his uncle James G. Otey (ca. 1796-1853) of New Kent County, Virginia, containing family and personal news, informing Otey of the profit to be made growing cotton, and encouraging Otey to come to Alabama; and letters, dated 24 October 1861, 9 March 1862, and 18 April 1862, from William Richard Otey (1840-1862) to his mother Sarah W. Otey (1803-by 1870), sending her personal news, informing her of his health, and providing news on the Merrimack and on the Peninsular campaign
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Biographical or historical data
James G. Otey (ca. 1796-1853) was a farmer in New Kent County, Virginia. He and his wife, Sarah W. Otey (1803-by 1870) had six children, including William Richard Otey, who was born in 1840. He enlisted in Company E, 53rd Virginia Infantry at West Point, Virginia, 8 July 1861. For much of the time of his enlistment, Otey was absent sick. Promoted to 4th sergeant 5 May 1862, Otey was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital just over a month later on 6 June 1862. He died there either 10 or 27 July 1862.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
12
Immediate source of acquisition
Griffin, L. H., Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500695
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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