A Guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, 1861-1862 Ms.2008.090 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll

A Guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, 1861-1862 Ms.2008.090

42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll


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Marc Brodsky

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2008.090
Title
42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll1861-1862
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00322.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains Civil War-era muster and descriptive roll of John W. Dillon, steward in the 42nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers. Signed by Dillon and John W. Smith, Assistant Surgeon, 42nd Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll, Ms2008-090, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll was purchased by Special Collections in 2006.

Processing Information

The processing and description of 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll commenced and was completed in November 2008.


Biographical Note

John W. Dillon, of Floyd County Virginia, enlisted as a private on 25 May 1861 at Floyd Court House and was mustered into Company B, 42nd Virginia Infantry. He was appointed hospital steward on 1 September 1861 and returned to regular duty with the regiment on 1 January 1862. Promoted to second lieutenant on 21 April 1862, he was killed in action on 27 November 1863 at Payne's Farm, Virginia.

Historical Note

The 42nd Virginia Infantry was organized in July 1861 and saw action with the Army of Northern Virginia in many battles, including Cold Harbor, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.

Scope and Contents

The single document in this collection is titled Muster and Descriptive Roll of Steward Employed in the 42nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers under charge of Assistant Surgeon J. W. Smith, P.A.C.S. (Provisional Army Confederate States. It shows the record of Private John W. Dillon, who was appointed steward on 1 September 1861 and served in this position until 1 January 1862. No date is actually shown on the document. It is signed by Dillon and certified by John W. Smith, Assistant Surgeon, 42nd Regiment Virginia Volunteers.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single document.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the 42nd Virginia Infantry Muster and Descriptive Roll 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 11861-1862