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Label
1845-1884
Inclusive dates
1845-1884
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1845-1884, of William Lancaster (1831-1885) of Orange County, Virginia, consisting of letters from his brothers Jonathan Lancaster, Jr., and James L. Lancaster (1823-1893), both of Sumter County, Alabama, and of letters between Lancaster and his wife Adaline T. Lancaster (1837-1912). Jonathan and James L. Lancaster's letters provide family news and information on Alabama, including information on agriculture, their farms, discussion of the possibility of war with Mexico, description of a Fourth of July celebration, and a newspaper clipping about James L. Lancaster's patent medicine. Letters between William and Adaline T. Lancaster contain mostly personal and family news and comments on the war, including William Lancaster's thoughts on hiring a substitute, plans for farming, description of camp life while serving in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, service in Petersburg, Virginia, rumors that North Carolina was rejoining the Union, and his poor health resulting in stays in hospitals in Petersburg, Richmond, and Lynchburg, Virginia. Also a notice from 1884 for sale of William Lancaster's property
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William Lancaster was born 23 January 1831 in Orange County, Virginia, to Jonathan Lancaster and Sally Lancaster. A farmer, he joined Company C, 59th Virginia Infantry 7 January 1863 and served through the duration of the war. Lancaster returned home to Orange County and returned to farming, but also became a merchant. He married Adaline Tutt Tinder (1837-1912) 29 May 1856, and they had eight children. Lancaster died 20 March 1885 in Orange County.
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Vi
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Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
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000489691
Type of unit
  • leaves and 215
  • p.

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