Washington Light Guard Records

Washington Light Guard Records, 1861 Ms.2013.070


Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Nicole Hancock, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Washington Light Guard Records,1861
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 Folder
Washington Light Guards (Washington, D.C. )
English .
This collection contains two ledgers from the Washington Light Guard from 1861.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Washington Light Guard Records 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:Washington Light Guard Record, Ms2013-070, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Washington Light Guard ledger was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2006.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Washington Light Guard Records was completed in September 2013.

Historical Note

The Washington Light Guard was a militia company formed in Washington D.C. in 1861. Their first commanding officer was Donald McCathren. The minutes ledger includes entries through August 1861.

Scope and Content

This collection contains two ledgers from the Washington Light Guard from 1861. The smaller book contains an essay on the school of the soldier and how it is set up. It also contains attendance records for the members of the organization. The larger book contains the minutes of the meetings of the Washington Light Guard. In the minutes, there is information on who the officers were and who paid their dues.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Washington Light Guards (Washington, D.C. )

Container List

folder 1