William A. Gordon MemoirsWLU.Coll.0055

William A. Gordon MemoirsWLU.Coll.0055


Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives

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Lexington, VA 24450
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Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
William A. Gordon Memoirs1865-1886
7 Files 212 pages Typescript
Gordon, William A.
Arphine, Dod, Mrs.
This collection is in English.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], William A. Gordon Memoirs, WLU Coll. 0055, Special Collections, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Arphine Dod.

Biographical / Historical

William A. Gordon served as a member of the Confederate army during the American Civil War, mostly with the 1st Regiment of Engineers, Army of Northern Virginia. As of 1865, he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

Scope and Contents

The memoirs include recollections of Gordon's childhood in Georgetown and Washington, D.C., of his relatives and friends, and of his career in the 1st Regiment of Engineers with the Army of Northern Virginia (1862-1865) as well as genealogical information.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Arphine, Dod, Mrs.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Corps of Engineers (Regiment, 1st)
  • Genealogy
  • Gordon Family
  • Personal Narratives
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown
  • Washington (DC)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Arphine, Dod, Mrs.
  • Gordon, William A.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown
  • Washington (DC)