David H. Gordon Papers,
Scope and Content
The collection contains a short biography and a certificate sent home to David H. Gordon's family, by the government of the Confederacy, after he died during the Civil War. The certificate states Gordon enlisted as a private in Company L of the Confederate Army's 4th Virginia Infantry on April 16, 1861, in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was discharged after his death due to disease at Staunton on April 18, 1862.
- 1863, undated
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from David H. Gordon Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Born July 7, 1840, in Pulaski County, Virginia, David Harrison Gordon was the fifth child and the second son of George and Susanna Bish Gordon. He enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army on April 16, 1861, at Blacksburg, Virginia, serving in Company L of the 4th Virginia Infantry. He died at Staunton of sickness on April 18, 1862, leaving no wife or children, and is buried in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetary with no grave marker.
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This collection consists of a Confederate pay and discharge certificate and short biography of David Harrison Gordon. He enlisted as a private in Company L of the Confederate Army's 4th Virginia Infantry on April 16, 1861, in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was discharged after his death due to disease at Staunton on April 18, 1862.
This collection is arranged by date.
David H. Gordon Papers was donated to Special Collections in November 2005.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the David H. Gordon Papers was completed in July 2015.
- A Guide to David H. Gordon Papers, 1863, undated
- A Collection in Special Collections
- Ryan Mair
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