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Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order,

Identifier: Ms-2011-107

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one subsistence order from the Office of Subsistence of Wythe County, VA. Confederate Agent B. Bevell issued the order to Joseph Ferdinand Kent. He was promised "the prices as fixed by the Commissioners of the State...for wheat...above what is necessary for [himself] and family." Additional orders for "Corn, Salted Pork, Bacon, and Beef Cattle" were crossed off from this list." If Kent were to refuse the offer, "the said articles" would be "impressed for the use of the C.S. Army."


  • 1864


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Biographical Note

Joseph Ferdinand Kent, born in 1820, enlisted to serve with the Confederate Army on April 17, 1862. He was commissioned as a Captain into the C Company of the 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. In May 1861, Kent was promoted to a Major and eventually became commander of the Wythe County Home Guards. Kent survived the war. He died on September 4, 1886. His body was buried in Wytheville, Va.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



The collection contains one Confederate subsistence order for Joseph Ferdinand Kent, Commander of the Wythe County Home Guards.


The collection is arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections acquired the Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order in July 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Wythe County Office of Subsistence Order was completed in November 2011.

Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order, 1864
A Collection in Special Collections
Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
© 2011 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
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Repository Details

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

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US