37th Virginia Infantry Documents
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.
- 1863 - 1864
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to research.
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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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
The collection includes documents relating to the 37th Virginia Infantry, including an invoice for shoes and two receipts for the delivery of deserters.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The 37th Virginia Infantry Documents were purchased by Special Collections in 1996.
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/).
The processing, arrangement and description of the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents commenced and was completed in April 2009.
- A Guide to the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents, 1863-1864
- 37th Virginia Infantry Documents
- John M. Jackson
- 2009 (CC0 1.0)
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