Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA)

Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA), 1865 Ms.2013.032


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Alexandra Dowrey, Graduate Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.032
Title
Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA),1865
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01221.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection contains a handwritten special order issued by the Union army to Captain Thomas Gregg of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA) 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: Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA), Ms2013-032, 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 Union Army Special Order (Montgomery County, VA) was completed in July 2013.


Biographical Note

Although listed in the document as Captain Thomas M. Gregg, this likely refers to Thomas I. Gregg who is listed in the Roster of Union Soldiers as serving with the rank of Captain in the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Co. G during the Civil War.

The Brevet Major General Gregg, to whom this document refers in its "By command of" section, is likely John Irving Gregg (1826-1892).

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains a handwritten special order issued by the Union army to Capt. Thomas Gregg of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry at "Hd. Qrs. Mil. District, Lynchburg, VA." These orders, dated June 29, 1865 and termed "Special Order No. 31," directed Capt. Thomas Gregg and two of his men to go by rail to Montgomery county, VA and to there "administer the Oath of Amnesty to those who are entitled to its benefits and are desirous of taking it." These orders were issued "By Command of" Brevet Major General Gregg, Comdg.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Gregg, Thomas J. (8th Pennsylvania Cavalry)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Gregg, Thomas J. (8th Pennsylvania Cavalry)

Container List

folder 1
Special Order,
1865