Viar, George W., Papers George W. Viar Papers Ms.1990.036

George W. Viar Papers Ms.1990.036


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1990.036
Title
George W. Viar Papers1862-1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Viar, George W.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
George W. Viar was a soldier in Company E of the 24th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. The papers contain reports by surgeons in Dublin, Virginia, of their examinations of Viar, declaring him unfit for field duty, and a note by a fellow soldier of Viar's to his family saying that he is sending documents home with Viar.

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Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives in July 1990.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. Minimal description was completed prior to 2002.


Biographical Note

George W. Viar was a soldier in Company E of the 24th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted and mustered in February 28, 1862, at Newbern (Pulaski County), Virginia. He was wounded on June 21, 1862, at the Seven Days Battles, and he was captured on April 1, 1865, and imprisoned at Five Forks, Virginia.

He may have also served in Company I of the 54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry.

There is a George W. Viar, who was born in 1834 at Floyd, Virginia, to Robert and Francis Viar. He married Mary Jane Miller on May 11, 1855, at Pulaski, Virginia.

Sources:

"Viar, George W." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=DA000FDC-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A
"Viar, George W." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=DB000FDC-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A
"George W Viar" entry, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/3231200:1555
"George W. Viar" entry, Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/2124933:60214

Scope and Content

The George W. Viar Papers contain reports by surgeons in Dublin, Virginia, of their examinations of Viar, declaring him unfit for field duty in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. The collection also includes a note by a fellow soldier of Viar's to his family saying that he is sending documents home with Viar.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the George W. Viar Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Papers
1862-1863