A Guide to the Edward A. Green Reminiscences, [1902?] Green, Edward A. Reminiscences Ms2009-003

A Guide to the Edward A. Green Reminiscences, [1902?]

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Collection Number Ms2009-003


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-003
Title
Edward A. Green Reminiscences [1902?]
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Green, Edward A.
Language
English
Abstract
Facsimile copies of Green's history of the 12th Virginia Cavalry, including both the published version, serialized in an unidentified newspaper in 1902, and Green's handwritten draft notes.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Edward A. Green Reminiscences must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Edward A. Green Reminiscences, Ms2009-003 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Edward A. Green Reminiscences were donated to Special Collections in 1996.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Edward A. Green Reminiscences commenced and was completed in January 2009.


Biographical/Historical Information

Edward Augustus Green, son of Moses and Harriet Basye Green, was born on October 22, 1836 in Rappahannock County, Virginia. In 1855, he married Elizabeth Tacy Leary (1839-1882) of Warren County, Virginia; the couple initially lived in Rappahannock County, where Edward was employed as a carpenter, and would have nine children. The Greens had moved to Front Royal, Virginia by July 1861, when, according to Green, he entered the Confederate Army. (No record of this initial enlistment could be found). On September 25, 1862, Green enlisted as a private in Company E, 12th Virginia Cavalry. Eventually promoted to first corporal, Green was paroled at Winchester, Virginia on April 29, 1865. In post-war records, Green is listed variously as a farmer, a store clerk, a merchant, and a housing contractor. In 1887, he married Laura Frances Bennett (1853-1923), by whom he fathered one child. Edward A. Green died on November 12, 1918 at Front Royal and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

The 12th Virginia Cavalry (also known as the 10th Virginia Cavalry) was organized June 21, 1862 and comprised of ten companies which had served previously in the 7th Virginia Cavalry. In mid-September, the 12th was combined with the 2nd, 6th, and 7th regiments, the 17th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, and Chew's Artillery Battery, to form the Laurel Brigade within J.E.B. Stuart's Corps. The regiment engaged in more than 100 skirmishes and battles, including 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Appomattox; and participated in the 1863 Jones-Imboden Raid into West Virginia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains facsimile copies of the Civil War reminiscences of Edward Augustus Green, of Company E, 12th Virginia Cavalry. Consisting of 95 bound pages, the reminiscences consist largely of Green's history of the 12th Virginia Cavalry, serialized in an unidentified newspaper in 1902. Accompanying the newspaper clippings are Green's handwritten draft notes, together with maps pinpointing engagements in which the regiment fought. Also included is information on Green's marriages and children.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Reminiscences [1902?]