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William M. Chew papers

William M. Chew papers, 1861-1865
William M. Chew papers
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Papers, 1861-1865, of William M. Chew of Company E, 31st Virginia Infantry, consisting of a claim, 24 November 1861, from Captain J. S. McElroy for rice and clothing left with a relative of Chew; receipt, 9 December 1861, for an overcoat from John W. Seybert to Chew; company roster, ca. May 1863, of Company E with status of its members; furlough, 10 September 1864, for Chew signed by J. C. Matheny, noting that Chew has never been absent without leave; and receipt, 22 April 1865, from W. H. Wood for a horse with a U.S. brand
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William M. Chew was born in 1832 in either Alleghany or Highland County, Virginia. Before the Civil War, he worked as a merchant with his father-in-law in Highland County. Chew enlisted in Company E, 31st Virginia Infantry, 31 March 1862, in Alleghany County. He served with the regiment throughout the war, and was wounded on 8 May 1862 at the battle of McDowell and on 30 May 1862 at Bethesda Church. Chew was paroled at Staunton, Virginia, 18 May 1865. After the Civil War, Chew settled in Waynesboro, Augusta County, Virginia, where he was a merchant. He married Susan Seybert (1837-1895) 20 November 1855 and they had 4 children. Chew died 1 February 1901 in Waynesboro and was buried in Riverview Cemetery.
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William M. Chew papers
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Immediate source of acquisition
Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions
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