A Guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, 1861-1862 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll Ms2008-090

A Guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, 1861-1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2008-090


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Processed by: Marc Brodsky, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2008-090
Title
42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll 1861-1862
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
42nd Virginia Infantry
Language
English
Abstract
Civil War-era muster and descriptive roll of John W. Dillon, steward in the 42nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers. Signed by Dillon and John W. Smith, Assistant Surgeon, 42nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, Ms2008-090 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll was purchased by Special Collections in 2006.

Processing Information

The processing and description of 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll commenced and was completed in November 2008.


Biographical/Historical Information

John W. Dillon, of Floyd County Virginia, enlisted as a private on 25 May 1861 at Floyd Court House and was mustered into Company B, 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was appointed hospital steward on 1 September 1861 and returned to regular duty with the regiment on 1 January 1862. Promoted to second lieutenant on 21 April 1862, he was killed in action on 27 November 1863 at Payne's Farm, Virginia.

The 42nd Virginia Infantry was organized in July 1861 and saw action with the Army of Northern Virginia in many battles, including Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

Scope and Content

The single document in this collection is titled Muster and Descriptive Roll of Steward Employed in the 42nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers under charge of Assistant Surgeon J. W. Smith, P.A.C.S. (Provisional Army Confederate States. It shows the record of Private John W. Dillon, who was appointed steward on 1 September 1861 and served in this position until 1 January 1862. No date is actually shown on the document. It is signed by Dillon and certified by John W. Smith, Assistant Surgeon, 42nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single document.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Muster and Descriptive Roll: 1861-1862