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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862, 1897
Inclusive dates
1862, 1897
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Transcription of a diary (May-September 1862) and manuscript fragment (1897) of Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1838-1919), Lieutenant in the Army of Northern Virginia, recalling his service during the Peninsula campaign, 2nd Bull Run campaign, the Maryland campaign, and the battle of Gettysburg. Also details garrison duty in Isle of Wight County and Suffolk, Virginia; convalescence in Staunton, Virginia, and imprisonment and escape from Johnson's Island, Ohio. Transcribed by Selden Richardson
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Biographical or historical data
Benjamin Lyons Farinholt was born in Yorktown, Virginia, in 1838 at his family home "Waterview." He enlisted as a lieutenant in Company E, 53rd Virginia, known as the "Pamunkey Rifles." Farinholt was later promoted to captain. He served in Armistead's brigade, Pickett's division at Gettysburg. Wounded on Cemetery Ridge, he was taken prisoner and sent to Johnson's Island prison camp. He escaped on 22 February 1864 and returned to Virginia to command the Confederate forces at the battle of Staunton River Bridge on 25 July 1864, after which he was promoted to colonel. He became a businessman after the war and died in West Point, Virginia, 24 December 1919.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
17
Immediate source of acquisition
Richardson, Selden
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498023
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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