A Guide to the John Brown's Raid Military Order Book of the Adjutant General, 1859-1860 John Brown's Raid Military Order Book of the Adjutant General 36711

A Guide to the John Brown's Raid Military Order Book of the Adjutant General, 1859-1860

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession number 36711


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession number
36711
Title
John Brown's Raid Military Order Book, 1859-1860
Physical Characteristics
1 volume
Creator
Virginia Adjutant General
Location
State Records Collection, Dept. of Military Affairs (Record group 46)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Virginia. Adjutant General. John Brown's Raid military order book, 1859-1860. Accession 36711. State government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Acquired prior to 1905


Biographical Information

Major General William Booth Taliaferro commanded the 4th Division Virginia Militia stationed in Charlestown, Virginia, after John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry.

Scope and Content

The Military Order Book contains general orders issued by Major General William Booth Taliaferro and his subordinates following John Brown's Raid between November 23, 1859 and January 19, 1860. The orders primarily consist of officer's assignments, troop movements, and discharges. Of particular note is General Order No. 25 which details the orders for the day of John Brown's execution.

Contents List

John Brown's Raid Military Order Book, 1859-1860
Volume: I