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37th Virginia Infantry Documents

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-057

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three documents relating to the 37th Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Included is an 1863 invoice from Captain Jno Preston of the quartermaster's department for shoes issued to Captain J. Harvey Wood of Company D. The collection also contains receipts for two deserters--G. D. Shaver (Company K) and James Cox (Company B)--delivered from the Washington County, Virginia en [enlistment?] officer in 1864.

Dates

  • 1863 - 1864

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.

Historical Note

The 37th Virginia Infantry was organized primarily in Lee, Russell, Scott and Washington counties in the spring and summer of 1861. The regiment trained in Richmond, then spent the autumn of 1861 in the Shenandoah Valley area. In 1862, it participated in Jackson's Valley Campaign, then in the Seven Days' battles on the Virginia peninsula. At the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the regiment suffered heavy casualties. Later that fall, the regiment saw action at Antietam and was present at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The regiment also fought at both Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In 1864, the 37th was only briefly engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness but was nearly decimated just days later at Spotsylvania Court House. The remainder of the regiment fought in several more major battles before being ordered to the defense of Petersburg in late 1864. At the time of surrender in April 1865, only 39 members of the regiment remained with the regiment.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection includes documents relating to the 37th Virginia Infantry, including an invoice for shoes and two receipts for the delivery of deserters.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The 37th Virginia Infantry Documents were purchased by Special Collections in 1996.

Related Archival Material

Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, 1987). E581.5 37th .R36 1987 c.2 Civil War Spec

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents 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, arrangement and description of the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents commenced and was completed in April 2009.

Title
A Guide to the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents, 1863-1864
Subtitle
37th Virginia Infantry Documents
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Jackson
Date
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-02: 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