Papers of John McCauley [manuscript] 1826-1905.


Papers of John McCauley [manuscript] 1826-1905.

Chiefly political correspondence (1836-56) from southwestern Virginia politicians and McCauley's constituents, discussing local politics, internal improvements, and legislation. Includes letters (1851-52) from McCauley's son, William McCauley, describing his activities as a Virginia Senate page. Correspondents include Collin Bass, Thomas J. Boyd, August Alexander Chapman, William M. Cook, Robert M. Craig, Robert Crockett, Henry Alonzo Edmundson, Daniel H. Hoge, William G. Holloway, Douglass B. Layne, Alexander H. McClintic, William McClintic, and William Thomas. Most of the correspondents are Virginia legislators. The collection also contains a hand drawn and calculated almanac for Western Virginia, 1831, by James H. Piper and a printed copy of William McCauley's "Historical sketches of Salem and Roanoke County," 1891. Civil War items include correspondence of William McCauley of the 42nd Virginia; a postwar roster of Co. E. of the 42nd Virginia (Dixie Greys); three orders to Col. H. L. Gittner from Col. D Howard Smith at John H. Morgan's Division Cavalry Headquarters concerning patrolling of roads; a draft of a telegram announcing the death of Morgan; General Orders #11, December 16, 1863, from General James Longstreet concerning the contents of a captured Union letter in the hand and signed by Moxley Sorrel; and an order book containing copies of orders sent by Robert Ransom, Jr., 1863 November 3 to 1864 July 12.

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Layne, Douglass B., (person)

McCauley, John, 1795-1864. (person)

Member of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate. From the description of Papers of John McCauley [manuscript] 1826-1905. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647952225 ...

Sorrel, G. Moxley (Gilbert Moxley), 1838-1901 (person)

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Ransom, R. (Robert), 1828-1892 (person)

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Crockett, Robert (person)

Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864 (person)

Confederate cavalry raider and brigadier general of Kentucky. From the description of John Hunt Morgan papers, 1840-1870; 1890 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 25166317 John Hunt Morgan was a veteran of the Mexican War and known for his guerrilla activities for the Confederates during the Civil War. From the description of Broadside, 1868 April 15. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49348053 Confederate cavalry officer. Fr...

Chapman, Augustus Alexander, 1805-1876, (person)

Cook, William M., (person)

McClintic, William, (person)

Boyd, T. J. M. (person)

Bass, Collin, (person)

Gittner, H. L. (person)

Hoge, Daniel H., (person)

Thomas, William, (person)

McClintic, Alexander H. (person)