Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, 1863 Ms.2011.048 A Collection in Special Collections

A Guide to the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, 1863 Ms.2011.048

A Collection in Special Collections


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2011.048
Title
Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved PersonOctober 1, 1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Stevens, W. H., Colonel (Chief Engineer, D.N.V.)
Creator
Mason, E. E.
Language
English .
Abstract
This collection consists of a receipt for the impressment of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person, Ms2011-048, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased by Special Collections in December 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lynchburg, Virginia, Impressment Document for John, an Enslaved Person was completed in May 2011.


Biographical Note

The document details the receipt of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. John was sent by Mrs. Jane Nance of Bedford County, Virginia, to William H. Prease. This impressment was ordered by Col. W. H. Stevens, Chief Engineer Department of Northern Virginia, and signed by E. E. Mason.

Scope and Content

The document details the receipt of John, an enslaved person, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. John was sent by Mrs. Jane Nance of Bedford County, Virginia, to William H. Prease. This impressment was ordered by Col. W. H. Stevens, Chief Engineer Department of Northern Virginia, and signed by E. E. Mason.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Nance, Jane
  • Prease, William H.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Mason, E. E.
  • Nance, Jane
  • Prease, William H.
  • Stevens, W. H., Colonel (Chief Engineer, D.N.V.)

Container List

Impressment Document, October 1, 1863. 1, folder