A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, 1863 Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person Ms2011-048

A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, 1863

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-048


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Processed by: Jonathan Grunert, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-048
Title
Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, 1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Mason, E. E. Stevens, W. H., Colonel, Chief Engineer, D.N. V.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a receipt for the impressment of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, Ms2011-048, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased by Special Collections in December 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person was completed in May 2011.


Scope and Content

The document details the receipt of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. John was sent by Mrs. Jane Nance of Bedford County, Virginia, to William H. Prease. This impressment was ordered by Col. W. H. Stevens, Chief Engineer Department of Northern Virginia, and signed by E. E. Mason.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Nance, Jane
  • Prease, William H.
  • Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Impressment Document, October 1, 1863

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Mason, E. E.
  • Nance, Jane
  • Prease, William H.
  • Stevens, W. H., Colonel, Chief Engineer, D.N. V.