A Guide to the Andrew Reid Venable Papers, 1862 Venable, Andrew Reid, Papers, 1862 22231

A Guide to the Andrew Reid Venable Papers, 1862

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 22231


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Accession Number
Andrew Reid Venable Papers, 1862
Physical Description
.25 cubic feet
Andrew Reid Venable

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Andrew Reid Venable Papers, 1862. Accession 22231. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Reid Venable, Richmond, Virginia, 30 March 1944.

Biographical Information

Andrew Reid Venable was born 2 December 1832 at Vineyard in Prince Edward County, Virginia, to Samuel Woodson Venable (1797-1855) and Jane Reid Venable. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney in 1852 and travelled west. Venable settled in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a successful businessman. There he met an army officer named Jeb Stuart (1833-1864) and the two became good friends. He also met Adeline Hackney Stevens, niece of the governor of Maryland and his future wife. When the Civil War began, Venable returned to Virginia and joined the Richmond Howitzers, serving in action. In the summer of 1862, he was appointed captain and assistant commissary of subsistence for the 1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery. After the battle of Chancellorsville, Venable was promoted to major and transferred to Stuart's staff as assistant adjutant and inspector-general of the cavalry corps. He served on Stuart's staff until the latter's death 11 May 1864. Venable then served on the staff of General Wade Hampton who succeeded Stuart commanding the cavalry corps. Venable was captured at the battle of Hatcher's Run 27 October 1864. Being transferred from Old Capitol prison in Washington D.C. to Fort Delaware, Venable made his escape near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Southern sympathizers in Philadelphia hid him. Adeline Stevens met him in Philadelphia, and the two were married. Venable returned south and served until the end of the war. After the war, he returned to Prince Edward County and farmed. He and his wife had six children. Venable died 15 October 1909 at Millwood in Prince Edward County.

Scope and Content

Papers, July-December 1862, of Andrew Reid Venable (1832-1909), captain and assistant commissary of subsistence, 1st Regiment, Virginia Artillery, Confederate Army, consisting of absracts, accounts, invoices, receipts, reports, returns, statements, and vouchers relevant to his duties and responsibilities as commissary officer.

Contents List

Folder 1
Abstract of disbursements on Account of Contingencies...for the quarter ending 31 December 1862.
Folder 2
Abstracts of Extra Issues to Troops in the Field..., July, August, and September 1862.
Folder 3
Abstracts of Provisions Issued, July-December 1862.
Folder 4
Abstracts of Provisions Sold to Officers..., July-December 1862. Items noted as Form 5.
Folder 5
Abstracts of Purchases Made on Account of the Subsistence of the Army..., September-December 1862. Items noted as Form 8.
Folder 6
Confederate States of America on Account of Army Subsistence in the Quarter Ending 31 December 1862. Item noted as Form 7.
Folder 7
Confederate States to Hamilton Light, S. F. Jones, A. J. Ridgway, and John W. Turner for provisions, September, October, and December 1862. Items noted as Form 19.
Folder 8
Consolidated Abstract of Provisions Sold to Officers...for the Quarter Ending 30 September and 31 December 1862. Items noted as Form 10.
Folder 9
Consolidated Provision Returns..., July-December 1862. Items noted as Form 14.
Folder 10
District Abstract of Other Sales during the Quarter Ending 31 December 1862.
Folder 11
Invoice of Subsistence Stores (Provisions) Delivered..., July-December 1862. Items noted as Form 22.
Folder 12
Monthly Summary Statement of Funds Received and Disbursed..., July-December 1862.
Folder 13
Provision Returns for Two Detachments on Picket near Charlestown..., 2-20 October 1862.
Folder 14
Received at Camp near Richmond, 13 August 1862. This item noted as Form 24.
Folder 15
Return of Provisions Received and Issued in the Field..., July-December 1862.
Folder 16
Appointment and Reports of Boards Relevant to Condition of Commissary Provisions, July-September, November 1862.
Folder 17
Receipts, Vouchers, etc., July 1862.
Folder 18
Receipts, Vouchers, etc., August 1862.
Folder 19
Receipts, Vouchers, etc., September 1862.
Folder 20
Receipts, Vouchers, etc., October 1862.
Folder 21
Receipts, Vouchers, etc., November 1862.
Receipts, Vouchers, etc., December 1862.