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42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-090

Scope and Contents

The single document in this collection is titled Muster and Descriptive Roll of Steward Employed in the 42nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers under charge of Assistant Surgeon J. W. Smith, P.A.C.S. (Provisional Army Confederate States. It shows the record of Private John W. Dillon, who was appointed steward on 1 September 1861 and served in this position until 1 January 1862. No date is actually shown on the document. It is signed by Dillon and certified by John W. Smith, Assistant Surgeon, 42nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1862

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

John W. Dillon, of Floyd County Virginia, enlisted as a private on 25 May 1861 at Floyd Court House and was mustered into Company B, 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was appointed hospital steward on 1 September 1861 and returned to regular duty with the regiment on 1 January 1862. Promoted to second lieutenant on 21 April 1862, he was killed in action on 27 November 1863 at Payne's Farm, Virginia.

Historical Note

The 42nd Virginia Infantry was organized in July 1861 and saw action with the Army of Northern Virginia in many battles, including Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection contains Civil War-era muster and descriptive roll of John W. Dillon, steward in the 42nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers. Signed by Dillon and John W. Smith, Assistant Surgeon, 42nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single document.

Source of Acquisition

42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll was purchased by Special Collections in 2006.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing and description of 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll commenced and was completed in November 2008.

Title
A Guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, 1861-1862
Subtitle
42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll
Status
Completed
Author
Marc Brodsky
Date
2008 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-21: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308