A Guide to the Charles J. Raine Account Book, 1859-1861 Charles J. Raine Account Book, 1859-1861 1097507

A Guide to the Charles J. Raine Account Book, 1859-1861

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Charles J. Raine Account Book, 1859-1861
Physical Characteristics
1 v.
Lynchburg (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Charles J. Raine Account Book, 1859-1861. Local government records collection, Lynchburg (Va.) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Lynchburg.

Historical Information

Born in Virginia in 1834, Charles J. Raine was a clothier operating in Lynchburg, Virginia, specializing in men's clothing. Raine was a partner in the clothier Glass & Raine, but in December 1859, Raine purchased the company from his partner R. H. Glass. With the start of the Civil War, Raine began producing and selling military uniforms, and Raine made uniforms for most of the volunteer militia companies in central southern Virginia. Charles J. Raine would later become the chief of artillery in Edward Johnson's division of Richard Ewell's corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Raine became the senior captain of artillery after the death of his commander Major Joseph W. Lattimer. On 30 November 1863, Raine was killed in action at the Battle of Mine Run. Surviving Raine were his wife Mary and two sons Gilbert and Hunter.

Scope and Content

Charles J. Raine Account Book, 1859-1861, records the financial activities of the clothier located on Main Street in Lynchburg, Va. The volume's first entry documents Raine's purchase of stock from his former partner R. H. Glass on 1 December 1859 and includes a list of all customers who have outstanding accounts with the firm. These entries include the customer's name along with the amounts they owed. The remainder of the volume was used as a daybook to record Raine's financial activities. Customer sales are documented and record the customer's name, name and quantity of item purchased, and amount owed. Customers bought such items as shirts, gloves, pants, coats, and cravats. Raine also used the volume to record business expenses for items such as rent, employee wages, travel expenses, and postage. Beginning in April 1861 and continuing through the last entry in September 1861, recorded sales reflect the coming Civil War and showcase Raine's involvement in the war effort with customers purchasing such items as uniforms, military hats, and swords.

Index Terms


  • Raine, Charles J. (1834-1863).
  • Subjects:

  • Clothing trade--Virginia-Lynchburg.
  • Men's clothing industry--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Merchants--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Military uniforms.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Lynchburg (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Business records--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Daybooks--Virginia--Lynchburg.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Lynchburg.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Lynchburg (Va.)--History--19th century.