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Label
1861-1865
Inclusive dates
1861-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
Civil War reminiscences, dated 1861-1865, of Edwin Baker Loving (1837-1913) of Richmond, Virginia, detailing his service in Company I, 1st Virginia Infantry, part of Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division, which served in most of the major battles and campaigns which occurred in Virginia and Maryland, until most of its members were captured at the battle of Saylor's Creek 6 April 1865. Also includes a roster of Company I. After the Civil War, Loving gave his reminiscences to his brother William Monroe Loving (1825-1885), who transcribed the account
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Biographical or historical data
Edwin Baker Loving was born 30 April 1837 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, to Christopher Loving (d. 1846) and Leah Darnal Loving (1801-1882). A clerk in Richmond, Virginia, before the Civil War, Loving enlisted in Company I, 1st Virginia Regiment, 21 April 1861, and saw action in several major battles in Virginia and Maryland, including 1st and 2nd Bull Run, the Peninsular campaign, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and the Siege of Petersburg. Captured at the battle of Saylor's Creek, Virginia, Loving was released from Point Lookout, Maryland, after taking the oath of allegiance 8 June 1865. After the war, he returned to Richmond, where he worked as a clerk for Charles Todd & Company. He married Martha Alice Rowe (1848-1884) of King and Queen County, Virginia, 28 December 1870. Loving died 3 January 1913 in Richmond, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.
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Vi
Form designation
Reminiscences
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
Immediate source of acquisition
Staples, Lilian Loving
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000498345
Type of unit
v. (63 p.).

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