A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox Correspondence, 1865 Powhatan County (Va.) United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox Correspondence, 1865 0007545950

A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox Correspondence, 1865

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Barcode number: 0007545950


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
0007545950
Title
Powhatan County (Va.) United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox Correspondence, 1865
Physical Characteristics
.15 cu.ft.
Collector
Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Powhatan County (Va.) United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox Correspondence, 1865. Local government records collection, Powhatan County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Powhatan County.


Historical Information

Powhatan County was named for the paramount chief of the Powhatan Indians in the tidewater of Virginia in the late sixteenth and early years of the seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added in 1850. The county seat is Powhatan.

Scope and Content

Powhatan County (Va.) United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox Correspondence, 1865, consist of letters between United States Military Headquarters Subdistrict Appomattox located in Petersburg and local commanding officers in Powhatan County. Topics found in correspondence include distributing rations to destitute white and African Americans, the provision of housing for emancipated slaves, and a request from planters to extend apprenticeships of African American children beyond one year.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- History
  • Geographical Names:

  • Powhatan County -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence -- Virginia -- Powhatan County
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Powhatan County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Powhatan County -- History -- 19th century.