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King Family Letter, 1865 May 18

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Abstract

Papers, 1847-1889, including bible records, estate accounts, letters, photographs, and oaths of the King family of Henry County, Virginia. Includes letters, 1858-1859, from Elizabeth King to her parents regarding her religious thoughts and family news. Also included is an account book, 1847-1850, settling the estate of George W. King. Also includes a letter, 10 December 1858, from Lewis G. King detailing his religious beliefs and experiences. Most of the letters, 1862-1865, were written to and from Lewis G. King while he served with the 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. The letters were written from Dinwiddie, Henry, and Rockingham Counties and Norfolk, Petersburg, and Richmond, Virginia. Topics include troop movements, camp life, battles around Newmarket and Petersburg, Virginia, rations, and his thoughts on the war. Of note is a letter, 18 May 1865, informing Elizabeth of the death of Lewis at a hospital in Fort Monroe, Virginia. The King family resided in Henry County, Virginia. Lewis G. King (1819-1865) was the son of George W. (1768-1838) and Susan Martin King (b. 1799). Elizabeth King (b. 1825) was the daughter of John (1788-1862) and Polly Wills King (1791-1874). Lewis G. and Elizabeth King married on 18 October 1841. Lewis served with the 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company F, and died of typhoid fever in a hospital in Fort Monroe, Virginia in May 1865.

Bibliographic Citation

King family. Papers, 1847-1889. Accession 44358. Civil War 150 Legacy Project, The Library of Virginia, Richmond Va. 23219.

Provenance

Lent for scanning by Terry Jones.