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Label
1907
Inclusive dates
1907
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Typescript copy of the autobiography, dated 1907, of St. George Tucker Brooke (1844-1914) of Richmond, Hanover and Stafford counties, Virginia. The autobiography mainly covers events while Brooke was living in Virginia, until 1864. Extensive genealogical notes are given for the Brooke, Selden, and Tucker families
  • Topics include transportation, lifestyles, personal experiences, schooling in Richmond and Stafford County, description of slaves his family owned, national events such as John Brown's raid, the Secession Convention in Richmond in 1861 and the Civil War. About two-thirds of the narrative concerns Brooke's Confederate, naval and military service. He recounts the battles of Gettysburg (Pa.) and the Wilderness (Va.). A bad leg wound received on May 28, 1864 ended Brooke's military career and virtually ends the autobiography. An appendix at the end of the narrative contains transcripts of letters of commendation for military service and a letter from the Haw family who cared for Brooke when he was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness (Va.)
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Biographical or historical data
St. George Tucker Brooke (1844-1914), son of Henry Laurens and Virginia (Tucker) Brooke was born at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (Va.). His family resided in Richmond (Va.) until 1854 when the family moved to the family home of "New Salvington" in Stafford County (Va.). In 1861 he secured an appointment as midshipman in the Confederate Navy. Due to a medical examination the appointment was withdrawn and in 1862 he joined the Virginia 2nd Cavalry, Company B. He was injured at the Battle of the Wilderness (Va.), captured in a hospital in Richmond (Va.), sent to Point Lookout (Md.), and released May 1865. After the war Brooke taught school in Craig County, Virginia, and attended law school at the University of Virginia, 1867-1869. Practiced law in Charles Town, West Virginia, 1870-1878 and became a professor of law at West Virginia University in 1878.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Autobiography
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Harold, Anne Brooke
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000498408
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
v. (59 leaves)

Library Locations

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