A Guide to the John Buchanan Floyd Letter, 1861 Floyd, John Buchanan Ms1989-015

A Guide to the John Buchanan Floyd Letter, 1861

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Collection Number Ms1989-015


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Collection Number
John Buchanan Floyd Letter, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Floyd, John Buchanan

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Scope and Content

Major-general of the Virginia state troops in the Civil War. Born in Montgomery County, Virginia. Governor of Virginia, 1848-52, Secretary of War, 1857-60. Commissioned a Confederate brigadier general in May 1861 and served in the West Virginia campaign under Gen. Robert E. Lee. Commissioned a major general in March 1862. Letter written from Camp Jackson in Wytheville, Virginia, to L.P. Walker. Concerns a West Point cadet, B.A. Tirrett(?) from Louisiana, who wanted a position as a Confederate officer.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Wythe County (Va.)