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Label
1861-1862
Inclusive dates
1861-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Autograph book, 1861-1862, containing signatures of fellow prisoners collected by Granville Gratiott Luke while a prisoner of war at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The signatures include unit names, circumstances surrounding arrest or capture, and comments
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Granville Gratiott Luke served as captain of an unattached unit known as Captain G. G. Luke's Independent Company or the "North Carolina Defenders." This unit later became 1st Company H, 32nd Regiment of North Carolina Troops. Much of the company, including Captain Luke, was captured at Fort Hatteras on 29 August 1861 and imprisoned at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. Luke was paroled on 31 January 1862 and transferred to Fort Monroe, Virginia for exchange. He returned to his company and was on duty until it was disbanded on 2 April 1862, On 7 April 1862, Luke was appointed Captain of Company A, 56th Regiment of North Carolina Troops. He was elected Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 31 July 1862. He was wounded at Drewry's Bluff in May 1864, hospitalized in Richmond on 3 July 1863 with anthrax, and furloughed around 28 July 1864. He returned to the regiment in January 1865 and was captured at Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia on 1 April 1865. After taking an oath of allegiance, he was released from Johnson's Island, Ohio on 25 July 1865.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Autograph book
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
58
Immediate source of acquisition
Robertson, Jack
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000493260
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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