A Guide to the David H. Gordon Papers, 1863, undated Gordon, David H., Papers Ms2015-019

David H. Gordon Papers, 1863, undated

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-019


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Processed by: Ryan Mair, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-019
Title
David H. Gordon Papers, 1863, undated
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.; 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a Confederate pay and discharge certificate and short biography of David Harrison Gordon. He enlisted as a private in Company L of the Confederate Army's 4th Virginia Infantry on April 16, 1861, in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was discharged after his death due to disease at Staunton on April 18, 1862.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from David H. Gordon Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: David H. Gordon Papers, Ms2015-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

David H. Gordon Papers was donated to Special Collections in November 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the David H. Gordon Papers was completed in July 2015.


Bigraphical Note

Born July 7, 1840, in Pulaski County, Virginia, David Harrison Gordon was the fifth child and the second son of George and Susanna Bish Gordon. He enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army on April 16, 1861, at Blacksburg, Virginia, serving in Company L of the 4th Virginia Infantry. He died at Staunton of sickness on April 18, 1862, leaving no wife or children, and is buried in the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetary with no grave marker.

Scope and Content

The collection contains a short biography and a certificate sent home to David H. Gordon's family, by the government of the Confederacy, after he died during the Civil War. The certificate states Gordon enlisted as a private in Company L of the Confederate Army's 4th Virginia Infantry on April 16, 1861, in Blacksburg, Virginia, and was discharged after his death due to disease at Staunton on April 18, 1862.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by date.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Gordon, David H., 1840-1862
  • Geographical Names:

  • Giles County (Va.)
  • Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Certificate, May 7, 1863
Folder 1
Biography, undated