A Guide to the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents, 1863-1864 37th Virginia Infantry Documents Ms2009-057

A Guide to the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents, 1863-1864

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2009-057


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2009-057
Title
37th Virginia Infantry Documents 1863-1864
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Language
English
Abstract
Documents relating to the 37th Virginia Infantry, including an invoice for shoes and two receipts for the delivery of deserters.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: 37th Virginia Infantry Documents, Ms2009-057 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The 37th Virginia Infantry Documents were purchased by Special Collections in 1996.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the 37th Virginia Infantry Documents commenced and was completed in April 2009.


Historical Information

The 37th Virginia Infantry was organized primarily in Lee, Russell, Scott and Washington counties in the spring and summer of 1861. The regiment trained in Richmond, then spent the autumn of 1861 in the Shenandoah Valley area. In 1862, it participated in Jackson's Valley Campaign, then in the Seven Days' battles on the Virginia peninsula. At the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the regiment suffered heavy casualties. Later that fall, the regiment saw action at Antietam and was present at the Battle of Fredericksburg. The regiment also fought at both Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In 1864, the 37th was only briefly engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness but was nearly decimated just days later at Spotsylvania Court House. The remainder of the regiment fought in several more major battles before being ordered to the defense of Petersburg in late 1864. At the time of surrender in April 1865, only 39 members of the regiment remained with the regiment.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of three documents relating to the 37th Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Included is an 1863 invoice from Captain Jno Preston of the quartermaster's department for shoes issued to Captain J. Harvey Wood of Company D. The collection also contains receipts for two deserters--G. D. Shaver (Company K) and James Cox (Company B)--delivered from the Washington County, Virginia en [enlistment?] officer in 1864.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, 1987). E581.5 37th .R36 1987 c.2 Civil War Spec

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

folder 1
Documents 1863-1864