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Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-048

Scope and Content

The document details the receipt of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. John was sent by Mrs. Jane Nance of Bedford County, Virginia, to William H. Prease. This impressment was ordered by Col. W. H. Stevens, Chief Engineer Department of Northern Virginia, and signed by E. E. Mason.

Dates

  • October 1, 1863

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

The document details the receipt of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. John was sent by Mrs. Jane Nance of Bedford County, Virginia, to William H. Prease. This impressment was ordered by Col. W. H. Stevens, Chief Engineer Department of Northern Virginia, and signed by E. E. Mason.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of a receipt for the impressment of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863.

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased by Special Collections in December 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person was completed in May 2011.

Title
A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, 1863
Subtitle
A Collection in Special Collections
Status
Completed
Author
Jonathan Grunert
Date
©2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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