1861 April 27 Staunton [Va.]

My dear General Allow an old friend ofyour self and yours to introduce to youkindly regards John H. Mc Cue Esq formerlyof Staunton but now of Nelson County – Mr. Mc Cue is a gentleman of veryhigh character, of sterling … Continue reading

1861 April 26 Alexandria Va

Dear Sir–Should you wish to com-municate with me in regard toTelegraph matters, please address meat Petersburg Va. Any service I can render you[and?] the State in superintending lines,supplying offices with operators &c[wi]ll be done with the greatest pleasure Very respectfully … Continue reading

1861 April 26 Hd Qrs Va Forces Richmond Va

Special OrdersNo 1 Lieutenant Colonel SamuelJones , Virginia Volunteers, is assigned toduty as Asst. Adjutant General. He will repair without delay toAlexandria, and report for duty to MajorGeneral Philip St Geo. Cock. By order of Maj. Genl LeeR.S. GarnettAdjutant General … Continue reading

1861 April 25 Richmond, Va. Executive Office

Col. Cary C. CockeExchange Hotel Dear Sir: I am directedby the Governor to acknowledge the rect of yourfavor of the 24th Inst. and to assure you ofhis high appreciation of your generous offerto the State. The offices to which you … Continue reading

[1861 April 24]

To the Hon John LetcherGovernor of Virginia Sir–I take the first momentof my arrival in the city to tender to youmy services in defence of Virginia; andnow that the time is upon us when all hertrue people should rally to … Continue reading

1861 April 24 Richmond, Va.

[Written across the top of the cover page of a copy owned by Philip St. George Cocke:See that all the troops voteJ.R. Tucker] BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA A PROCLAMATION The convention of the commonwealth of Virginia havingadopted, on the … Continue reading

1861 April 23 Madison Co. Va.

Dear Father The excitementin this county on account of the state of public affairs isso great that every thinglike a business has come to astand almost. I have dis-missed my school, and joinedthe Richardson Guards whoare now drilling every dayat … Continue reading

1861 April 23d Richmond, Va.

My dear Sir: This letter will be handed to you[[by?] Mr Harris, and I desire that you will re[port?] to me, the true state of things, in the[loc]ality of your command. Let me know[w]hat is the state of feeling amongst … Continue reading

1861 April 22 Harpers Ferry, Va.

                                                       Harpers Ferry April 22nd.          Dear Lute,        … Continue reading

1861 April 22 University of Virginia

From the journal of the Chairman of the Faculty The ordinance of Secession passed by theVirginia Convention having been made public,the Chairman, apprehensive that the studentsgone to Harper’s Ferry, might, in the excitement of the times, volunteer for or be … Continue reading