A Guide to the George Wythe Randolph Letter, 1862 MS 94

A Guide to the George Wythe Randolph Letter, 1862

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the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society
Collection number MS 94


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Collection number
MS 94
George Wythe Randolph Letter, 1862
1 item .
Randolph, George Wythe, 1818-1867

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

George Wythe Randolph Letter, MS 94, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. J. Tevis Michie

Biographical Information

George W. Randolph (1818-1867) was the grandson of Thomas Jefferson. He was born at Monticello in Albemarle County, Virginia. He practiced law in Charlottesville and lived at Edgehill. He moved to Richmond around 1851 where he continued to practice law. He represented Richmond at the Virginia Secession Convention in 1861. Confederate President Davis appointed Randolph Secretary of War in 1862. In 1864 he ran the U.S. naval blockade and took his family to Europe where he received medical treatment for tuberculosis. He returned to Albemarle County and died at Edgehill in 1867. He was buried in the Jefferson family graveyard at Monticello.

Tucker George (1839-1896) was born in Albemarle County, Virginia to L.M. and Susan George. At age 21 he joined Company K, 2nd Cavalry on 11 May 1861 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Scope and Content

This is an ALS from George Wythe Randolph, Secretary of War of the Confederate States of America, to Miss Bettie D. George of Charlottesville, Virginia, 25 September 1862. Randolph regrets Miss George's unprotected condition, but has no power to exempt anyone from military service.

Index Terms


  • George, Tucker, 1839-1896.
  • Randolph, George Wythe, 1818-1867.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Albemarle County (Va.)