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Label
1862-1865
Inclusive dates
1862-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1862-1865, of Charles William McVicar of Winchester, Virginia, consisting of diaries, accounts, lists, poems, recipes and cures, rosters, and sketches. Diaries, 1862-1865, detail McVicar's service in Chew's battery and Thomson's battery as part of Stuart's Horse Artillery and the Virginia Horse Artillery and describes camp life, skirmishes and battles with Union troops, weather, supplies, and McVicar's experiences. He recounts the battles of Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Mine Run, New Market, Trevilian Station, Cedar Creek, and Appomattox, as well as the Gettysburg campaign, the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign, and the siege of Petersburg. McVicar traces his routes through the Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia mountains, as well as through Culpeper, Louisa, and Orange Counties, and Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. Accounts, 1862-1865, include records of monies McVicar loaned to fellow soldiers and note the purchase of a horse. Papers also contain poems and songs relating to the war and to romance; a roster of Chew's battery; a list of names of members of Chew's battery who attended a reunion in 1890; sketches drawn by McVicar; recipes for soup; cures for various illnesses; and a list of McVicar family names
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Biographical or historical data
Charles William McVicar was born 2 May 1841 in Winchester, Virginia, to John McVicar (b. ca. 1815) and Catherine McVicar (b. ca. 1820). A coach maker with his father, McVicar served as a spy for the Confederacy in the early years of the Civil War, then joined Chew's battery, Stuart's Horse Artillery, serving until the unit disbanded at the end of 1864. After the war, McVicar returned to Winchester and worked as a coach maker. He married Amanda Melissa Lewis (b. 1845) 13 January 1869, and they had six children.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Location of other archival material
Charles William McVicar Diary, 1862-1865 (LVA accession 29971).
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
35mm.
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Bradshaw, Adam Bruce
Positive negative aspect
positive
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000488250
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unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reel.

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