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- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage
- Taliaferro, Philip P, 1861-1919
- Farmville (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
- Orange County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- Taliaferro family
- Personal papers -- Virginia
- Grymes, Peyton, 1789-1878
- Letters (correspondence)
- Appomattox Campaign, 1865
- Taliaferro, Horace Dade, 1815-1891
- These papers contain a biographical sketch and correspondence. The correspondence consists of two letters: Letter, dated 18 April 1865, from Horace Dade Taliaferro (1815-1891) of Farmville, Virginia, to Peyton Grymes (1789-1878) of Orange County, Virginia. Taliaferro provides a eyewitness account of the battle of Farmville and High Bridge (Va.). He and his family hid in the Farmville hospital during the battle, and returned to a home pillaged by Union soldiers. The second letter was from Thomas Pressnell (b.1843) to Philip P. Taliaferro (1861-1919) of Richmond, Virginia, 12 January 1900. From 1861-1865 Thomas Pressnell served with the 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry, and was at the battle of Farmville and High Bridge. Pressnell recounts the story of how he came across some papers and photographs of Philip's father, Horace Dade Taliaferro, during the course of the campaign. Pressnell sent some of the papers to Philip, but expected their return as they were "contrabands of war."
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- Horace Dade Taliaferro (1815-1891) was born at the family home of Rose Hill in Orange County, Virginia, to Hay and Susannah (Conway) Taliaferro. He was educated at the University of Virginia and graduated in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1836. He served with the U.S. Navy as Assistant Surgeon from 1838 until 1844. Practiced medicine in Richmond and Orange County, Virginia, 1844-1862. In 1862 he established a General Hospital in Farmville (Va.), where he remained as surgeon in charge until the surrender. After the war he continued his practice in Farmville, and Orange County, Virginia. Married to Lucy Nelson Grymes, 1844, and Martha Watkins Leach, 1880.
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