Gallagher, Charles H., Letter, 1861. 1 item. Mss7:2H2884:1.
A letter, 2 September 1861, from Charles H. Gallagher offering a detailed account of the Union capture of Forts Hatteras and Clark at Hatteras Inlet, N.C.
Gardner, James Henry, Papers, 1826–1867. 4 items. Mss2G1741b.
This collection contains the correspondence of James Henry Gardner (1796–1877) of Richmond and includes a letter, 29 July 1861, from Gardner to Anna Hubbard (Gardner) Reynolds (1836–1910) concerning celebrations in Richmond following the first battle of Bull Run and news of friends in the Confederate army (b3).
Garnett, Maria Linsey Dobyns Roane, Letter, 1864. Mss2G1874a1. Photocopy.
Written 17 June 1864 to [Nanny Row], this letter concerns Union and Confederate activities around Oakley Plantation, Spotsylvania County, where Maria lived with her parents Leroy and Mary Catherine Dobyns, including the pillage of Oakley by Union troops and the medical care given to Confederate and Union troops.
Garnett Family Papers, 1764–1944. 255 items. Mss1G1875a. Microfilm reel B16.
Contains the papers of members of the Garnett, Wise, and Robinson families of Virginia. Civil War materials include letters, 1863, from Alexander Yelverton Peyton Garnett (1819–1888), while a surgeon in the Confederate army, to Judah Philip Benjamin (1811–1884) concerning charges brought against Garnett for "official misconduct" (section 8), and an order, 3 April 1865, issued by Edward Hastings Ripley (1839–1915) of the 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment, permitting Mary Elizabeth (Wise) Garnett (1829–1898) to call upon Union soldiers to protect her Richmond home (section 11).
Garrett, William Edward, Letter, 1862. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss2G1928a1.
A photocopy of a letter, 19 May 1862, from William Edward Garrett (1838–1915) of Company I of the 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment to Mrs. James H. Benjamin concerning the death of her son from typhoid fever.
Gatewood, Mary Ober (Boykin), Papers, 1785–1949. 389 items. Mss1G2233a. Microfilm reel C300.
This collection contains the papers of members of the Boykin family of Richmond. Section 14 consists of materials relating to the service of Francis Marshall Boykin (1837–1906) in the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment. Items include a handwritten copy of a letter, 30 April 1861, from Robert E. Lee to Francis Boykin concerning the raising of Confederate troops in northwestern Virginia and Boykin's assignment to protect the portion of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad near Grafton (now W.Va.); a typed transcript of an official report, 19 December 1861, filed by Edward Johnson, of an engagement at Camp Alleghany (now W.Va.); and a typed copy of a newspaper report concerning the 31st Virginia Infantry in the engagement at Camp Alleghany. The Lee letter and the Johnson report are printed in the Official Records, ser. 1, 2:790–91, and ser. 1, 5:462–64.
Gatewood Family Papers, 1834–1928. 293 items. Mss1G2235a.
Collection concerns the Gatewood and related Giltner and Witherspoon families of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Section 3 contains correspondence of Ellen Spencer (Giltner) Gatewood Morton with William A. Leavy (letter of 5 December 1864 discusses dark times for the Confederacy and his faith in God), William Pugh (of Assumption, La.; letter of 4 July 1861 discusses what might happen to Kentucky and the institution of slavery there were it to remain in the Union; letter of 20 May 1864 describes the hardships suffered by sugar planters in the wake of the Union army, the brutal nature of civil war, the "demoralization of the negroes" in Louisiana, and the role Union general Nathaniel P. Banks played in the writing of the 1864 Louisiana Constitution), nephew E. S. Stevens (a Confederate prisoner of war at Fort Delaware, Del.; letter of 16 April 1864 asks his aunt for money), and Lawrence W. Vick ([perhaps Captain Lawrence W. Vick of the 31st Alabama Infantry Regiment] a prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio; letter of 23 March 1865 to his "sister" Ellen Spencer (Giltner) Gatewood Morton, says he is thankful for a shipment of books). Miscellaneous correspondence (section 5) contains a letter of Thaddeus Lewis Dodge, an assistant surgeon in the 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, C.S.A., to W. E. Bell ([27 April 1864] mentions the excellent fighting condition of the Confederate Army, a religious revival in camp, and the recent exploits of General Nathan Bedford Forrest).
Gayle, David D., Autograph Book, 1864. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss5:6G2563:1.
Contains a photocopy of an autograph book, kept by David D. Gayle of Company A of the 3d Virginia Cavalry Regiment, while a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio. The book contains the names and addresses of 169 Confederate prisoners (including 70 captured during the Gettysburg campaign).
General Hospital, Staunton, Discharge, 1863. 1 p. Mss12:1863 May 1:1.
A hospital discharge, 1 May 1863, issued to John W. White of Company D of the 33d Virginia Infantry Regiment.
George Family Papers, 1798–1864. 17 items. Mss2G2938b.
Contains materials concerning primarily the administration of the estate of Reuben George (1766–1807) of Virginia. Included in the collection is a letter, 26 September 1863, from William H. Oliver of the 8th Louisiana Infantry Regiment to his uncle, Hiram Oliver (1813–1891) of Richmond, regarding the Union army's activities near Raccoon Ford on the Rapidan River, the need for winter supplies (blankets and warm clothing), and news of the Confederate victory at the battle of Chickamauga (b15).
CSS Georgia, Log Book, 1863–1864. 1 volume. Mss4G2962a1.
The log book, 9 April 1863–18 January 1864, of the CSS Georgia, commanded by William Lewis Maury (1813–1878), recording her cruise against Union shipping from Scotland to the coast of South America, and her return voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to France.
Gerst, Emanuel, Papers, 1861–1862. 6 items. Photocopies. Mss2G3271b.
This small collection consists of photocopies of letters, 1861–1862, written to Emanuel Gerst (b. 1816?) of Company G of the 6th Virginia Cavalry Regiment by his wife, Mary Wilson (Cunningham) Glenn Gerst (1813–1878) of Glenmary, Halifax County, concerning family news and her management of their plantation (including the harvesting of tobacco and the manufacture of clothing and shoes for her husband and slaves).
Gibson Family Papers, 1864–1914. 5 items. Mss2G3598b.
This small collection contains the papers of the Gibson family of Rockbridge County. Civil War items include a diary, 29 November 1864–8 June 1865, kept by John Alexander Gibson (1833–1906) of the 14th Virginia Cavalry Regiment while a prisoner at Fort Delaware, Del., with entries describing, in detail, the physical layout of the fort and daily life at the prison (b1); and a letter, 24 August 1864, from John Beard Gibson (1806–1890) and David Robert Reveley to Thomas Harding Ellis (1814–1898) of the James River and Kanawha Canal Company regarding a ferry operated by Gibson and Reveley at Jordan's Point in Rockbridge County following the destruction of locks on the canal by the Union army (b3).
Gilliam, Joseph Simmons, Letter, 1912. 1 item. Photocopy of typescript. Mss2G41433a1.
A copy of a transcript of a letter, 21 March 1912, from Joseph Simmons Gilliam of Virgilina to J. D. Drewry concerning the "Rough and Ready Boys," Company G of the 3d Virginia Infantry Regiment. The letter includes a roster of the company and a brief history of its organization.
Gilliam, Robert, Reminiscences, n.d. 1 item. Typescript. Mss7:3E487G414.
This collection contains a typed transcript of an undated reminiscence entitled "Reminiscences of a Former Confederate Treasury Clerk," by Robert Gilliam. It concerns the evacuation of Confederate Treasury funds from Richmond in April 1865.
Gillingham, Casper S., Papers, 1861–1867. 15 items. Mss2G4159b.
Contain the papers of Casper S. Gillingham of Philadelphia, Pa., relating to his service as adjutant of the 23d Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in 1861, and as clerk to the quartermaster of the 3d Division of the 1st Corps of the U.S. Army of the Potomac. Items include a diary, 11 June–26 July 1863 and other scattered entries in 1863, kept by Casper S. Gillingham, offering brief descriptions of marches with the wagon train of the 1st Corps throughout Culpeper, Fauquier, and Loudoun counties and through Maryland and into Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign (includes mention of the replacement of Joseph Hooker as commander of the Army of the Potomac with George Gordon Meade on 28 June and casualty figures for the 1st Corps after the fighting at Gettysburg, Pa., on 1 July), and skirmishes with Confederates in October before the battle of Bristoe Station (b1-5); reports, 23 May 1863, submitted to Captain C. Hall (as assistant quartermaster of the 3d Division of the 1st Corps of the Army of the Potomac) by the quartermasters of the various brigades of the 3d Division furnishing requested information concerning the division's wagon trains during the Chancellorsville Campaign (b6-10); a brief outline of Casper Gillingham's wartime service; a printed general order, 15 May 1861, concerning the numbering of Pennsylvania regiments mustered in at Harrisburg, Pa. (with a handwritten note by Gillingham concerning the 23d Pennsylvania Infantry); and materials, 1867, concerning the history of the 23d Pennsylvania Infantry requested by Samuel P. Bates (1827–1902) for his history of Pennsylvania troops in the Civil War (includes a printed letter from Bates to Gillingham and a handwritten sketch by Gillingham detailing the organization and three-months service of the 23d Pennsylvania Infantry) (b11-15).
Gladding, Henry F., Letter, 1863. 1 item. Mss2G4513a1.
Written while serving in the 4th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, Henry F. Gladding's (d. 1864) letter, 26 October 1863, to his mother concerns marches in the Portsmouth area and offers a detailed account of the hanging of Dr. David Minton Wright ([1809–1863] of Norfolk) for the killing of a Union officer. Other units mentioned as having witnessed the execution include the 8th Connecticut Infantry, the 118th New York Infantry, and the 1st U.S. Colored Infantry.
Goddard, Charles Austin, Papers, 1857–1942. 75 items. Mss1G5412a. Microfilm reel C103.
Contains the papers of Charles Austin Goddard (1872–1941) of Fayetteville, W.Va. Civil War-related materials include postwar letters to Goddard and his wife, Eva (Becker) Goddard, from W. A. Adams (describing the burning of the Gauley River Bridge in 1861), and from William F. Bahlmann ([1837–1930] regarding the battle of Droop Mountain, W.Va.) (section 1); undated postwar notes on Union military fortifications at Gauley Bridge; a typed transcript of the journal, 29 May–10 July 1864, of George A. Bragg of Company B of the 36th Ohio Infantry Regiment with brief entries describing Union troop movements in Virginia and West Virginia, camp life, and the burning of the Virginia Military Institute; a typed transcript of a descriptive roll of William D. Thurmond's Company of Partisan Rangers; a typed transcript, by Charles A. Goddard, of the letters, 1862–1865, of Nancy Hunt of Mountain Cove (now W.Va.) concerning news of family and friends in the Confederate army and of Union military occupation of the area (section 2); and photocopies of newspaper clippings, ca. 1915–1933, of articles regarding the war in West Virginia (section 3).
Godwin Family Papers, 1814–1913. 26 items. Photocopies. Mss2G5496b.
This collection consists primarily of the letters, 1864–1865, of John Godwin (1822–1893) of Isle of Wight County. Godwin's letters to his wife, written while he served as a clerk to the military court in the Confederate army, offer brief descriptions of life in Richmond and Petersburg, Va., and in Salisbury, N.C., the effect of the war on supplies in Richmond, the arrival by boat of exchanged Confederate prisoners of war, Union military activity on the Peninsula in 1864, the initial Union assaults on Petersburg in June 1864, and the 1864 United States presidential election (b1–20).
Gooch Family Papers, 1812–1961. 367 items. Mss1G5906a. Microfilm reels C332–334.
Contains the papers of the Gooch family of Henrico County and Richmond. Included in the collection are the following materials relating to the service of Arthur Fleming Gooch (1832–1898) in the 2d Regiment Virginia State Line and the 45th Virginia Infantry Regiment: a letter, 31 March 1862, from Gooch to George Wythe Randolph (1818–1867) offering his services to the Confederate army as a drillmaster or instructor of drawing; an undated account for payment received by Gooch for his service in the 2d Regiment Virginia State Line; affidavits, 1863–1864, concerning Gooch's physical condition and his service as drillmaster in the 2d Regiment; passes, 1863–1865, issued to Arthur Gooch by the Confederate and Union armies; orders, 1864, issued to Gooch concerning his medical condition and leaves of absence; and a power of attorney, 18 February 1864, of Henry M. Beckley granting Arthur Gooch the authority to purchase ordnance supplies in his name (section 18).
Gordon, Armistead Churchill, Papers, 1705–1957. 19,389 items. Mss1G6532b. Microfilm reel C459.
This collection consists primarily of the papers of Armistead Churchill Gordon (1855–1931) of Staunton. Section 4 contains the wartime correspondence of George Loyall Gordon (1829–1862) of the 15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment with the following individuals: Turner Westray Battle (1827–1895) of Company I of the 15th North Carolina (discussing his recuperation in North Carolina from "yellow jaundice," and the effect on civilian morale in North Carolina of the Union army and naval successes on the coast in August 1861), Charles Henry Gordon (1829–1897) of the 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (concerning the debates in the Virginia secession convention in March 1861, the first battle of Bull Run, the possibility of foreign recognition of the Confederacy, and the military situation in northern Virginia in November 1861), Elizabeth (Lindsay) Gordon ([1813–1885] regarding the Virginia secession convention atmosphere in March 1861 and news of family members in Confederate service), and Mary Long (Daniel) Gordon ([1829–1876] discussing camp life and picket duty at Yorktown in summer and fall of 1861 and hopes for foreign recognition of the Confederacy).
Gordon Family Papers, 1849–1921. 57 items. Mss1G6596d.
Contains the papers of the Gordon family of Louisa County and Norfolk. Civil War items consist of letters, 1861–1863, from Elizabeth (Lindsay) Gordon (1792–1885) to her son, George Loyall Gordon (1829–1862) of the 5th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, discussing news of friends and family in Confederate service, and to his wife, Mary Long (Daniel) Gordon (1829–1876), concerning family members and friends at the first battle of Bull Run, wounded soldiers in Charlottesville, and her anxiety over the Gettysburg and Vicksburg campaigns (section 2).
Gordon, John Brown, Letter, 1863. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss2G6565a1.
A photocopy of a letter, 3 December 1863, from John Brown Gordon to John Warwick Daniel (1842–1910), assistant adjutant general to Jubal A. Early, requesting permission for Brown to visit his wife, Fanny (Haralson) Brown.
Grand Camp Confederate Veterans, Department of Virginia, R. E. Lee Camp, No. 1, Richmond, Records, 1883–1936. ca. 6,400 items. Mss3G7628aFA1.
This large collection contains the records, 1883–1936, of the R. E. Lee Camp No. 1 of Confederate Veterans, Richmond, concerning camp organization and operations, reunions, relations with the Home for Needy Confederate Women, and the unveiling of the R. E. Lee monument in Richmond. Included in the collection are a number of items written by and concerning members of the camp and their service during the war. Applications, 1883–1916, for membership in the Lee Camp include military service information, age, place of birth, and residence of veterans (arranged alphabetically) (boxes 26–28). Speeches made on the presentation of portraits to the Lee Camp Portrait Gallery offer reminiscences and biographical sketches of well-known Confederates (from Jefferson and Varina Howell Davis to George Edward Pickett and J. E. B. Stuart), as well as common Virginia soldiers (boxes 30–31). Reminiscences of some Virginia veterans concern topics such as the 1864 battle of Drewry's Bluff, the battle of Antietam, J. E. B. Stuart in the Gettysburg campaign, the siege of Richmond in 1864–1865, and service in Company B of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment and in Company E of the 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment (box 31). A file of miscellaneous materials includes a two-volume diary, 1862–1864, kept by William Hays (d. 1869) of Company B of the 2d Kentucky Cavalry Regiment concerning actions in the field and his activities as a prisoner of war at the Ohio State Penitentiary; and a scrapbook, 1888–1896, kept by John Hampden Chamberlayne Bagby (1867–1934) as an engineering student at the University of Virginia, containing news clippings concerning incidents in Confederate political and military history (box 40). Other items in the collection include a roster of inmates, 1883–1936, of the Lee Soldiers' Home giving military unit, age, dates of admission and release or death, and place of burial for each veteran (box 42); and the papers of James Taylor Stratton (1845–1918), longtime camp adjutant, including items concerning his service in Company A of the 20th Battalion of Virginia Heavy Artillery (box 44). A separate finding aid for this collection, including an index to the speeches and reminiscences, is available in the Society's library.
Granniss, Robert A., Diary, 1858–1861. 1 volume. Mss5:1G7665:1.
A diary, 12 September 1858–18 April 1861, kept by Robert A. Granniss (b. 1841), a clerk at Kent, Paine & Company, Richmond. The diary contains entries concerning the secession of the lower South states in the winter of 1860–1861, the effect of Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address, the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and the secession of Virginia.
Granniss, Robert A., Diary, 1861–1863. 1 volume. Mss5:1G7665:2.
A diary, 13 May 1861–11 January 1863, kept by Robert A. Granniss while in Richmond, Va., and New York, N.Y. Included is an entry (13 May) describing the atmosphere in Richmond following the secession of Virginia and Granniss's journey to New York.
Gray Family Papers, 1839–1955. 220 items. Mss1G7955b.
This collection contains the papers of the Gray, Nott, and Van Horn families of Richmond. Civil War materials include the correspondence of James Shelley Van Horn (1834–1912) with his wife, Frances K. (Tyndale) Van Horn (1833–1926), concerning the Richmond home front and his service, 1863–1864, in the 10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment; and with his brother, George D. Van Horn (b. 1837) of the Mississippi Warren Light Artillery Battery, discussing Braxton Bragg, the siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the battles of Missionary Ridge and Jonesborough (section 1).
Gray, Robert Hayman, Papers, 1771–1958. 684 items. Mss1G7945a.
This collection contains the papers of Judge Robert Hayman Gray ([1873–1958] of "Eastwood," Stafford County) and various members of the Gray and Hayman families. Section 15 includes an affidavit, 1879, of Rudolph W. Shenk (of Lancaster, Pa.) describing the occupation of "Eastwood" in the spring of 1863 by Shenk's regiment, the 135th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. In it he recalls the soldiers's destruction of fences and farm buildings and their construction of trenches on the property.
Gray, William, Papers, 1819–1875. ca. 4,000 items. Mss1G7952aFA2. Microfilm reels C560–575.
Contains the papers of William Gray (1793–1873), a prominent tobacco shipper and manufacturer associated with firms in Manchester (now Richmond). Civil War items consist of letters, 1861, from Gray's nephew, John A. Garnett of the 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment, discussing his service in Highland County, the Cheat Mountain campaign, and camp life and desertion in Greenbrier County (now W.Va.) (box 3). A separate finding aid for this collection is available in the Society's library.
Gray, William Hill, Farm Book, 1846–1880. 1 volume. Mss5:1G7955:1. Microfilm reel C431.
This collection consists of a farm book concerning agricultural operations, accounts, and weather reports kept by William Hill Gray (1805–1890) of Locust Hill, Loudoun County. Included are brief entries recording important military events during the war and visits to his farm by Union and Confederate troops in 1863 and 1864.
Green, Charles Jones, Papers, 1861–1895. 35 items. Mss1G8207a. Microfilm reel C597.
This collection contains materials, 1861–1895, concerning the military service of two members of the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Charles Jones Green (1839–1909) and his brother William James Green (1825–1862). Letters to William Green, 1861, from Pierre G. T. Beauregard, Alexander Robert Chisholm (1834–1910), and Thomas Jordan (1819–1895) describe Union spies, enemy troop movements toward Manassas, and the engagement between Union and Confederate forces at Blackburn's Ford on 18 July 1861. The correspondence, 1861, of Charles Green concerns primarily his unit's outpost duty along the Stafford County Rappahannock River shoreline. Other materials in the collection include ordnance and equipment invoices, 1861; general and special orders, 1861; and a brief undated outline of the service of the 47th Virginia.
Greene Family Papers, 1795–1947. 484 items. Mss1G8368a. Microfilm reels C459–460.
This collection contains the papers of the Greene, Thornton, and Skinner families. Letters, 1863–1864, from Thomas Tileston Greene of the 61st Alabama Infantry Regiment to his wife, Elise Glenn Davies (Skinner) Greene (b. 1843?), concern the raising of the regiment in early 1863, a mutiny in the brigade (12 January 1863), Greene's opinion of the eastern versus the western Confederate armies (12 July 1863), camp life in Virginia in February 1864, the attitude in the Confederate army toward the impending campaigning against Grant, military preparations for spring campaigning in Virginia, the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor, and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign (section 17). Other wartime items include a letter, 19 July 1861, from Frederick Gustavus Skinner (1814–1894) of the 1st Virginia Infantry Regiment to Elise Greene describing the battle of Blackburn's Ford (section 10), and letters, 1864, to Eliza E. Greene from Thomas Tileston Greene discussing life in winter quarters near Orange Court House in February (section 16).
Gregg, Maxcy, Letter, 1861. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss2G8615a1.
A photocopy of a letter, 1 June 1861, from Maxcy Gregg to Richard Stoddert Ewell concerning Gregg's temporary reinforcement of Ewell's cavalry pickets with Company E of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment.
Gresham Family Papers, 1787–1938. 398 items. Mss1 G8665a.
Contain correspondence of physician Henry Gresham (of Tappahannock), chiefly with his wife, Laura Monroe (Jones) Gresham, regarding Gresham's service in the 55th Virginia Infantry Regiment, the military draft and Henry's desire to hire a substitute, care for the family slaves, troop morale, the Confederacy's economic policies, and Henry's position as a medical inspector of conscripts in Danville. Letter of 13 June 1862 notes the death of William Latané; letter of 21 September 1864 mentions the death of Laura's uncle, Anderson Scott, and the contesting of Scott's will, which left money to his mulatto slaves; letter of 30 January 1865 mentions the Confederate peace commission [Hampton Roads Conference]; letter of 23 February 1865 discusses the fall of Charleston, S.C., and the termination of the Conscript Bureau. Also, include correspondence with Gresham's brother, Dr. Charles Gresham (March 1865 letter concerns the poor morale of the Confederate army), Septimia Harrison (of Wigwam, Amelia County; letter of 1864 concerns the war's negative effects on the economy), friend George Edward Pickett (1875 letter concerns the insurance business), and Samuel G. Staples (1864 letter discusses wheat supplies). Also, contain correspondence (section 2), 1861–1865, of Henry Gresham, chiefly with military officials, concerning his work as a surgeon in the 55th Virginia Infantry. Many items in this collection are published in Richard T. Couture, The Gresham Papers: What Think You of That? (Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, 1966).
Griggs Family Papers, 1861–1865. 3 items. Photocopies. Mss2G8764c.
This collection contains photocopies (and transcripts) of letters, 1861–1865, from William James Griggs (1842–1906) of Company A of the 42d Virginia Infantry Regiment to George King Griggs (1816–1882) concerning camp life at Lynchburg in 1861 (c1–2), and to Billy [?] regarding desertion from the Army of Northern Virginia (c3).
Griggs Family Papers, 1862–1879. 2 items. Photocopies. Mss2G8764b.
Contains the photocopy (and transcript) of a letter, 15 December 1862, from Joseph Wesley Griggs (b. 1839?) of Company A of the 42d Virginia Infantry Regiment to his father, George K. Griggs (1816–1882), concerning the unit's experience in the battle of Fredericksburg and substitute soldiers for wealthy southerners (b1).
Gruter and Gereche, Petersburg, Account Book, 1862–1864. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss5:3G9284:1.
A photocopy of the account book, 4 June 1862–30 April 1864, of Gruter and Gereche, a Petersburg tailoring firm. The book contains numerous accounts of uniforms made for Confederate soldiers. Included among the Confederate customers are Samuel Gibbs French (pp. 55, 136, 144, 172), Armistead Lindsay Long (p. 229), Roger Atkinson Pryor (pp. 77, 149, 184), and Robert Ransom (p. 262).
Guerrant Family Papers, 1788–1915. 335 items. Mss1G9375a.
Contains the papers of the Guerrant family of Goochland County. The correspondence of Peter Guerrant (1845–1865), while serving in the Confederate Corps of Engineers and in the Goochland Light Artillery Battery, includes letters to William Waddy Anderson ([d. 1873] concerning Guerrant's desire to join the Goochland Light Artillery, his speculation on Ulysses S. Grant's military strategy in January 1865, and his capture at the battle of Sailor's Creek), to Mildred Heath (Guerrant) Massie (discussing camp life as a Confederate engineer), and from Willis Michael Parker of Company K of the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment (describing military action on the Bermuda Hundred line during the Petersburg campaign in October 1864) (section 3). Also included are diaries, 16 September 1863–3 July 1865, kept by Peter Guerrant describing his service as a Confederate engineer, camp life in the Goochland Light Artillery near Petersburg and his experiences as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Md. (section 15).
Guerrant, John, Letter, 1861. 1 item. Copy. Mss2G9376a1.
A copy of a letter, 21 September 1861, from John Guerrant (1838–1878) of the Goochland Light Artillery Battery to his sister concerning disease in the army, the battle of Carnifex Ferry (now W.Va.), and Robert E. Lee's arrival in western Virginia in September 1861.
Guerrant, William Gibson, Papers, 1844–1886. 16 items. Mss1G9376a. Microfilm reel C597.
The papers of William Gibson Guerrant (1829–1892) of Montgomery County consist primarily of materials relating to his service in the Otey Artillery Battery. Two diaries (1858–1861, 1864) include descriptions of camp life, sketches of field fortifications, and accounts of the first battle of Bull Run and the Petersburg campaign (section 1). Guerrant's correspondence includes letters, 1862, to J. B. Evans and William H. Werth (d. 1872) regarding the recruitment of soldiers into the Confederate army (section 2). Other items in the collection include an undated autobiographical sketch concerning Guerrant's service in the Otey Battery (section 3) and photocopies of Guerrant's service records (section 4).
Gunter, Benjamin Thomas, "A Journal of My Captivity," n.d. 1 item. Photocopy. Mss5:1G9576:1.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a handwritten copy of a journal, written by Benjamin Thomas Gunter (1831–1898) of Accomack County, concerning his arrest and imprisonment by the Union army in 1861–1862. Gunter describes, in detail, his experiences as a political prisoner in Accomack County and at Fort McHenry, Md.
Guy, John Henry, Diary, 1862. 1 volume. Mss5:1G9896:1. Microfilm reel C597.
The diary of John Henry Guy (1833–1890) records his experiences as a member of the Goochland Light Artillery and as a prisoner of war at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island, Ohio. Kept while in prison, Guy's diary contains descriptions of the two Union camps; a detailed account of the battle of Fort Donelson, Tenn.; lists of books purchased by Guy; a roster of the Goochland Light Artillery; and a list of the members of the artillery unit captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn. Also included in the diary is a letter, 1862, from Guy to his father briefly describing his capture and imprisonment. The entries concerning the battle of Fort Donelson are printed in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly 27 (1968): 176–90.
Gwathmey, Charles Brown, Papers, 1862–1865. 9 items. Mss2G9953b.
This collection contains primarily materials relating to the wartime service of Charles Brown Gwathmey (1830?–1894). Items include letters, 1864–1865, to Gwathmey from L. T. Gwathmey of the 5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment expressing his desire to serve with Charles Gwathmey on the staff of Thomas Lafayette Rosser (b1), and from Alexander Robert Lawton ordering Charles Gwathmey to report to Rosser for duty as brigade quartermaster (b2); appointments, 1864, issued to Gwathmey elevating him to quartermaster of Rosser's brigade (b3–4); a parole of honor, 25 April 1865, signed by Charles Gwathmey (b5); a circular, 22 November 1863, issued by James Lawrence Corley (d. 1883) of the Confederate Quartermaster Corps ordering that all empty boxes in the army be turned over to the quartermaster's department (b6); a letter, 31 August 1864, from Thomas L. Rosser to Samuel Cooper concerning Gwathmey's appointment to brigade quartermaster (b7); and a letter, 13 August 1862, from James Marshall Binford (1842–1891) of Company F of the 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment to his sisters recounting his experience at the battle of Cedar Mountain (b8).
Gwathmey Family Papers, 1824–1927. 65 items. Mss1G9957b. Microfilm reels C466–467.
This collection contains the papers of the Gwathmey family of Bear Island, Hanover County. Wartime items include a letter, 15 September 1863, from Edward Garlick Gwathmey (1839–1931) of the Fredericksburg Artillery Battery to his mother, Lucy Ann (Garlick) Gwathmey (1806–1891), concerning a cavalry engagement near Culpeper Court House (section 3), and a twenty-four-hour pass, 27 March 1865, issued to Edward Gwathmey permitting him to visit friends near Ashland (section 6).
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