A Guide to the Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant, 1864 Keyces, Patrick Arrest Warrant Ms2013-034

A Guide to the Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-034


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-034
Title
Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains an arrest warrant issued on January 30th, 1864 for Patrick Keyces, a deserter from the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Patrick Keyces Arrest Warrant must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant, Ms2013-034, 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 Patrick Keyces (Keycas) Arrest Warrant was completed in July 2013.


Historical Note

Patrick Keyces was a member of the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion. Active from September 1, 1862-March 2, 1865, the battalion was made of a collection of transfers and the remaining men from the Gauley Artillery under Captain Stephen Adams and the French's Battery under Captain Napoleon B. French. The battalion engaged in the Western Virginia Campaign, the Battle of Fort Donelson, Cold Harbor, the Battle of Cedar Creek, the Battle of Waynesboro, and the Valley Campaigns of 1864. The battalion also contributed in the battles during the raid on Washington, D.C. On March 2, 1964, the battalion surrendered following the Battle of Waynesboro.

Scope and Content

The collection contains an arrest warrant for Patrick Keyces (spelling variant Keycas), a deserter from the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion. Issued on January 30th, 1864, the warrant asks that Patrick Keyces be arrested and brought to the nearest Provost Marshall or Military Post. An officer of the 30th Virginia Sharpshooters Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel John Lyle Clark, reported that Patrick Keyces would be found in Botetourt County, Virginia.


Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Keyces (Keycas), Patrick
  • Geographical Names:

  • Botetourt County (Va.)
  • Virginia, Southwest
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Warrant, 1864

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Botetourt County (Va.)
  • Virginia, Southwest