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1863-1900
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1863-1900
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eng
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Papers, 1860-1953, of the Edwards family of Westmoreland County and Leesburg, Virginia, and Victoria, Texas, consisting of accounts, diaries, checks, and correspondence. Diary, 1863-1865, of Thomas William Brown Edwards (1832-1887) of Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry has two parts, first part of the diary, 1863-1864, contains Edwards' account of his military service in 1863-1864, including descriptions of the battle of Brandy Station, the battle of Bristoe Station, the battle of Gettysburg, Dahlgren's Raid, the battle of Ream's Station, and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia; as well as Edwin C. Edwards' (ca. 1839-1863) notes, 1860, while a student at the Baltimore Dental School and accounts. Second part of the diary contains T. W. B. Edwards' record of his time as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland; a roster of Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry; and accounts of T. W. B. Edwards and C. R. Edwards. Diary, 1886-1902, of W. A. Edwards (b. 1859) of Victoria, Texas, and Leesburg, Virginia, describing his life in Victoria, Texas, and Washington D.C., and his career as a soldier; commenting on his career as town sergeant of Leesburg, Virginia, mentioning a lynching; and also containing poetry, maxims, accounts, medical remedies, list of members of a social club, and Edwards family news. Papers also include correspondence consisting of a letter, 29 September 1865, from William Bayn [?] of Baltimore, Maryland, to T. W. B. Edwards, Point Lookout, Maryland, sending money; letter, 24 November no year, from Amanda G. Edwards (ca. 1832-1902), Westmoreland County, to T. W. B. Edwards, informing him of the death of their son Thomas; and letter, 26 November 1953, from M M. Edwards, Washington, D. C., to her son Paul L. Edwards, Warwick, Virginia, discussing an enclosed check signed by Jefferson Davis (1808-1889), other Edwards family news, and her health
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Thomas William Brown Edwards was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 11 November 1832. He was a farmer in Westmoreland County before and after the Civil War. In 1863, during the Civil War, Edwards enlisted in Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry and served until captured in either late 1864 or early 1865. Edwards died in 1887 in Westmoreland County. Edwards and his wife Amanda G. Edwards (ca. 1832-1902) had seven children, including William Atwill Edwards, who was born in August 1859. W. A. Edwards apparently served in the United States Army in Victoria, Texas, and in Washington, D. C. After leaving the army, he worked as a carpenter in Leesburg, Virginia, where he also served as town sergeant. Edwards and his wife Matilda M. Edwards had at least four children.
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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90
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Edwards, Paul L.
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000493805
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Photostats (negative).
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leaves.

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