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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1862, n.d
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1862, n.d
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1862 and n.d., of Captain William E. Duncan (1825-1912) of the quartermaster's department of the Confederate army, including orders sent to him between March and June 1862 and a sketch of his war record and service as quartermaster, as told by him to his daughter Lula Duncan Moir (1863-1952)
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Biographical or historical data
William Erastus Duncan (1825-1912) attended Richmond College and received degrees from Columbian College in Washington D.C. and from the University of Virginia. A school teacher, he settled in Franklin County, where he established a school called Halesford Academy. In 1860, he was elected president of Alleghany College in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, but when the Civil War began, Duncan entered the military. Receiving a rank of captain, Duncan served in the Quartermaster's Department gathering supplies for the Confederate Army in the counties of southwestern Virginia. After the Civil War, Duncan attempted farming some of his father-in-law's land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Unsuccessful, he returned to Franklin County and established the Halesford Classical and Mathematical School. He also served as the superintendent for Franklin County public schools from 1876 to 1881 and 1886 to 1889. He married Sallie Elizabeth Holland (1835-1920) of Franklin County, Virginia, 22 February 1853, and they had eight children.
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Vi
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Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
6
Immediate source of acquisition
Williams, E. Burton, Mrs.
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000503400
Reproduction note
photostats (positive).
Type of unit
leaves.

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