A Guide to the Carroll County, Virginia, Petition, 1865 Carroll County, Virginia, Petition Ms2011-100

Carroll County, Virginia, Petition, 1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-100


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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-100
Title
Carroll County, Virginia, Petition, 1865
Physical Charactistics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a petition from former members of the 24th and 29th Virginia Infantries, seeking assistance for the pardon and release of POWs from Carroll County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Carroll County, Virginia, Petition must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carroll County, Virginia. Petition, 2011-100, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections purchased the Carroll County, Virginia, Petition in September 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Carroll County, Virginia, Petition was completed in October 2011.


Biographical/Historical Note

Abram W. (Wesley) Dehaven was born about 1840 in Virginia. He enlisted with the 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in May 1861. He was wounded at Seven Pines and Gettysburg, and was later captured at Five Forks. In June 1865, he was released from Point Lookout. He returned to farming in Carroll County after the war.

Fielden Hale was born in Grayson County, Virginia, in 1814. He enlisted as a Captain of the 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in June 1861. He was discharged in May 1862. He was a merchant, as well as a Carroll County delegate to the Secession Convention.

John Haymore enlisted with the 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in June 1861.

William D. Mitchell enlisted with the 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in May 1861. He was discharged in July 1861 due to a broken leg.

Abner W. C. Nowlin was born in Virginia about 1834. He enlisted with the 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry at Lynchburg in May 1861. He was elected Captain in May 1862 and resigned from service in March 1863. He later lived in Washington, DC.

No biographical information was found on John Wilkinson.

Sources:
Alderman, John Perry. 29th Virginia Infantry. H. E. Howard, Inc.: Lynchburg, Va., 1989.
Gunn, Ralph White. 24th Virginia Infantry. H. E. Howard, Inc.: Lynchburg, Va., 1987.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a petition from former members of the 24th and 29th Virginia Infantries. Fielden L. Hale, John Wilkinson, John Haymore, Abram Dehaven, and W.D. Mitchell signed the petition on June 15, 1865. All vowed to pay "the sum set opposite [their] names" so as to "pardon and release...soldier from Carroll County...held as prisoners of war." If their initial payment would not suffice, the petition signers promised to "make up the deficiency [in] proper share or proportion."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Carroll County (Va.)
  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Petition, 1865