A Guide to the Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order, 1864 Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order Ms2011-107

A Guide to the Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-107


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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
Ms2011-107
Title
Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Bevell, B.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains one Confederate subsistence order for Joseph Ferdinand Kent, Commander of the Wythe County Home Guards.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order, Ms2011-107, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections acquired the Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order in July 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Wythe County Office of Subsistence Order was completed in November 2011.


Biographical Note

Joseph Ferdinand Kent, born in 1820, enlisted to serve with the Confederate Army on April 17, 1862. He was commissioned as a Captain into the C Company of the 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. In May 1861, Kent was promoted to a Major and eventually became commander of the Wythe County Home Guards. Kent survived the war. He died on September 4, 1886. His body was buried in Wytheville, Va.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one subsistence order from the Office of Subsistence of Wythe County, VA. Confederate Agent B. Bevell issued the order to Joseph Ferdinand Kent. He was promised "the prices as fixed by the Commissioners of the State...for wheat...above what is necessary for [himself] and family." Additional orders for "Corn, Salted Pork, Bacon, and Beef Cattle" were crossed off from this list." If Kent were to refuse the offer, "the said articles" would be "impressed for the use of the C.S. Army."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Kent, Joseph Ferdinand, 1820-1886
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Order, 1864

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bevell, B.
  • Kent, Joseph Ferdinand, 1820-1886