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1861-1870
Inclusive dates
1861-1870
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1861-1870, of the Anthony family of Bedford County, Virginia, including fifty-five letters from Charles Lewis Anthony (1837-1922), who served in Company B, 10th Heavy Battalion of Virginia Artillery, to his father Abner Anthony (1790-1884), his mother Almira Anthony (1820-1893), brother Pinkney Anthony (1843-1936), and sister Bettie Banks Anthony (1839-1914). Also includes fourteen letters from Pinkney Anthony, Charles Lewis Anthony's brother and also a member of the same unit, to his father, mother, and sister. These sixty-nine letters give detailed accounts of military life, including a tour of duty at Jamestown, Virginia. Also contains three letters from James Lewis Arthur (1834-1893) and Milton C. Arthur (1838-1864), brothers of Almira Anthony, who served in the 58th Virginia Infantry. The remaining letters are to or from other members of the Anthony family in Bedford County, and discuss personal and religious matters during the Civil War and Reconstruction
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The Anthonys were a prominent family in Bedford County, Virginia. Abner Anthony (1790-1884) followed in the footsteps of his father John Anthony (1746-1822) by becoming a Baptist minister. Abner Anthony served churches in Bedford, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties. Marrying Almira Arthur (1820-1893) in February 1836, Anthony established his home "Cedar Hill" in Bedford County, where they raised nine children. His oldest two sons, Charles Lewis Anthony (1837-1922) and Pinkney Anthony (1843-1936) both enlisted in Company B, 10th Virginia Heavy Artillery Battalion. Charles served until paroled at Appomattox Court House 9 April 1865. Pinkney was captured at the Battle of Saylor's Creek 6 April 1865, and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland. Release upon taking the oath of allegiance 20 June 1865, he returned to Bedford County and became a teacher and farmer. Charles also returned to Bedford County. He and his youngest brother, Penn Anthony (1861-1952), followed the tradition of their father and grandfather by becoming Baptist ministers.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.10
Immediate source of acquisition
  • 07/10/39
  • Bell, T.J.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000488369
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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