Thomas R. Martin Letter, 1861 (Ms2012-011)
- Martin, Thomas R., b. abt. 1848? (Person)
Collection is open for research.
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Thomas R. Martin enlisted as a private at North Garden, Virginia, in April 1861 and reenlisted at Richmond the following year. Prior to January of 1863, he was promoted to First Corporal. He was promoted again, this time to Third Sergeant, prior to November 1863. Close to the end of war, Martin was wounded at the Battle of Five Forks, in April 1865.
Murphy, Terrence V. 1989. 10th Virginia Infantry. Lynchburgh, Va: H.E. Howard.
Language of Materials
The collection was purchased by Special Collections in May 2012.
The collection contains a single letter written by Pvt Thomas R. Martin, Company F, 10th Virginia Cavalry (1st Cavalry Regiment, Wise Legion). Dated September 22, 1861 and written from Sewell, VA (now WV).
The collection contains a single letter written by Pvt Thomas R. Martin, Company F, 10th Virginia Cavalry (1st Cavalry Regiment, Wise Legion). Dated September 22, 1861 and written from Sewell, VA (now WV). Martin reports on recent events, including the Battle of Carnifax Ferry. He notes recent war news, as well as his unit's current position and winter plans.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas R. Martin Letter was completed in May 2012.
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