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31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-055

Scope and Contents

A single document reporting the roll of the 31st Virginia Infantry, Company E, for May 1862. At the top the document indicates it was filled out and submitted by Captain Samuel A. Gilman under the command of Colonel John L. Huffman. Roll indicates the company consisted of 100 men with a total of 75 present for active duty. Also contains a short historical sketch of the regiment's activity for May 1862, including information on locations of the unit and a record of wounded members.

Dates

  • 1862

Creator

Language of Materials

The material in the collection is 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 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised from volunteers for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Most of the regiment came from the area which eventually became West Virginia. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia and was active for the entirety of the conflict. The unit was active in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and Jackson's Valley operations. Later the 31st Virginia participated in numerous campaigns including Seven Days' Battles, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley, and Appomattox.

Company E was formed entirely from Highland County, the only county in the 31st not located in the new West Virginia. During May 1862 the regiment joined up with Stonewall Jackson. The 31st Virginia reaching Front Royal by the end of the month and helped push Union forces out of their camp there.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)

Abstract

The collection contains a single document reporting the roll of the 31st Virginia Infantry, Company E, for May 1862, with a short description of the regiment's activities.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Source of Acquisition

The 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll was purchased by Special Collections in February 2010.

Related Archival Materials

Archibald Atkinson, Jr. Memoirs, Ms1994-022. Atkinson was a Confederate surgeon with several regiments, including the 31st Virginia. This collection contains his memoirs, written circa 1890. Finding aid with link to transcript is available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Isaac White Papers, Ms97-013. White served as a Confederate surgeon with several regiments, including the 31st Virginia. The collection consists largely of White letters home to his wife. Finding aid with links to transcripts is available on the Virginia Heritage database.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company 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, arrangement, and description of the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll commenced and was completed in July 2010.

Title
A Guide to the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry, Company Roll, 1862
Status
Completed
Author
Josh Howard
Date
2010 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021-01-15: 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