A Guide to the Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA), 1865 Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA) Ms2013-032

Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA), 1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-032


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Processed by: Alexandra Dowrey, Graduate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-032
Title
Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA), 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a handwritten special order issued by the Union army to Captain Thomas Gregg of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Adminstrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA) must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA), Ms2013-032, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in April 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA) was completed in July 2013.


Biographical Note

Although listed in the document as Captain Thomas M. Gregg, this likely refers to Thomas I. Gregg who is listed in the Roster of Union Soldiers as serving with the rank of Captain in the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Co. G during the Civil War.

The Brevet Major General Gregg, to whom this document refers in its "By command of" section, is likely John Irving Gregg (1826-1892).

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a handwritten special order issued by the Union army to Capt. Thomas Gregg of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry at "Hd. Qrs. Mil. District, Lynchburg, VA." These orders, dated June 29, 1865 and termed "Special Order No. 31," directed Capt. Thomas Gregg and two of his men to go by rail to Montgomery county, VA and to there "administer the Oath of Amnesty to those who are entitled to its benefits and are desirous of taking it." These orders were issued "By Command of" Brevet Major General Gregg, Comdg.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Gregg, Thomas J., 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Special Order, 1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Gregg, Thomas J., 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry