Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant,
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The collection contains an arrest warrant for Patrick Keyces (spelling variant Keycas), a deserter from the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion. Issued on January 30th, 1864, the warrant asks that Patrick Keyces be arrested and brought to the nearest Provost Marshall or Military Post. An officer of the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel John Lyle Clark, reported that Patrick Keyces would be found in Botetourt County, Virginia.
- 1864 - 1864
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Patrick Keyces was a member of the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion. Active from September 1, 1862-March 2, 1865, the battalion was made of a collection of transfers and the remaining men from the Gauley Artillery under Captain Stephen Adams and the French's Battery under Captain Napoleon B. French. The battalion engaged in the Western Virginia Campaign, the Battle of Fort Donelson, Cold Harbor, the Battle of Cedar Creek, the Battle of Waynesboro, and the Valley Campaigns of 1864. The battalion also contributed in the battles during the raid on Washington, D.C. On March 2, 1964, the battalion surrendered following the Battle of Waynesboro.
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The collection contains an arrest warrant issued on January 30th, 1864 for Patrick Keyces, a deserter from the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion.
The collection was purchased by Special Collections in April 2013.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant was completed in July 2013.
- Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant
- Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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