A Guide to the Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898 Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898 1181934

A Guide to the Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1181934
Title
Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898
Physical Characteristics
6 leaves.
Collector
Mathews County (Va.)
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, under provisions of the Act of January 25, 1898. Local government records collection, Mathews County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 43168.


Historical Information

Mathews County was formed in 1790 from Gloucester County.

Virginia Act of Assembly passed January 25, 1898, required the commissioners of the revenue in the counties and cities to list on a form provided by the auditor of public accounts all ex-Confederate soldiers and sailors living in their jurisdictions. The completed listings were to be filed with the clerks of court of the localities for permanent retention.

Most records were burned in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War.

Scope and Content

Mathews County (Va.) Roster of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Living in the County of Mathews, Virginia, made by J. Frank Billups, Commissioner of the Revenue, 1898, is six leaves that record the name of the soldier, age, rank, company, regiment to which attached or in which he served, date of enlistment, length of time in service, and a remarks column which notes things like if held as a prisoner of war, if honorably discharged, if was present at the surrender, and so forth. The roster includes the names of "colored" men. This is not an exhaustive roster of everyone who served in the Civil War from Mathews County but is only of those still living in the county in 1898. The text of the 1898 Act of Assembly is printed on the reverse of each form. The roster is arranged alphabetically and there is no index.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Related Material

Additional Mathews County records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm.

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Confederate States of America Army.
  • Confederate States of America Navy.
  • Mathews County (Va.). Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Mathews County.
  • Prisoners of war -- Virginia -- Mathews County.
  • Soldiers -- Virginia -- Mathews County.
  • Veterans -- Virginia -- Mathews County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Mathews County (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Mathews County.
  • Military records -- Virginia -- Mathews County.
  • Rosters -- Virginia -- Mathews County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Mathews County (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.