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1854 Nov. 1
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1854 Nov. 1
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eng
Summary
Letter, 1 November 1854, from Christopher Valentine Winfree (1826-1902) in Smyth County, Virginia, to his sister Jane M. Brown (b. 1821) of Powhatan County, Virginia, sending news of events in Smyth and Wythe Counties, including his attending the masonic funeral of James H. Piper, former state senator in Wytheville, Virginia, and his making the social rounds. Winfree also informs his sister that the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad is slowly being built closer and closer to Wytheville
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Christopher Valentine Winfree was born 14 November 1826 in Lynchburg, Virginia, to Christopher Winfree (1785-1858) and Cornelia Meyer Tilden. Winfree grew up just outside of Lynchburg in Campbell County, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Military Academy, graduating in 1848. A civil engineer, he worked for the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, then worked on railroads in Mississippi, before returning to Lynchburg in 1858. Winfree then became involved in tobacco manufacturing. When the Civil War began, he was a lieutenant in the Lynchburg Rifles, which became Company E, 11th Virginia Infantry. He served in the Confederate army in 1861, rising to the rank of captain. In 1862, he returned to Lynchburg as a major in the Virginia service and commanded the home guard around Lynchburg. In 1863, he entered the engineering corps of the army and served until the end of the war. After the war, he returned to his tobacco manufacturing interests. He also served as a director of the People's National Bank, of the Lynchburg Cotton Mill, and of the Glamorgan Pipe and Foundry Company. Winfree married first Virginia A. Brown (d. 1884) 14 November 1860, and they had 6 children. He married second Sarah C. Doniphan (b. ca. 1851) 13 October 1886, and they had no children. Winfree died 18 June 1902 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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Vi
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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3
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Louis Ginsberg
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001519447
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p.

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