Lightburn, Joseph Andrew Jackson, 1824-1901.
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.4088
Overview Civil War history book titled "A Great Civil War Has Come Upon Us - The Lives and Times of Union Brig. Gen./Reverend Joseph A.J. Lightburn and His Friend, Confederate Lieut. Gen. Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson: A Two-Volume Presentation in Observance of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War". The book contains a biography of General Joseph A.J. Lightburn; a biography of "Stonewall" Jackson; accounts of major battles and campaigns in the Civil War; and an account of the formation of the...
Collection Number: A&M.0420
Overview Photostat negatives of correspondence to Francis H. Pierpont concerning statehood and secession. Also includes a petition of Harrison County, (West) Virginia citizens to Brigadier General Kelly protesting the return and admittance to the county of former members of the Confederate Army (undated); a petition of Gilmer County, (West) Virginia citizens denouncing secession and pledging action to suppress rebellion (1861); and the act by which the Restored Government of Virginia gave permission for...
Dates: 1861-1865, 1916; Majority of material found within 1861-1865
Collection Number: A&M.0009
Overview Papers of Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, printed materials, and photocopies consisting of genealogies, correspondence, college essays, speeches, official messages, articles prepared for newspapers, legal documents, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Topics include Pierpont's education; his career as governor of the...
Dates: 1811-1949, undated; Majority of material found within 1860-1899
Collection Number: A&M.0034
Overview Typescript copy of a letter written by General Lightburn, commander of the 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Division, XV Army Corps, to "My dear George." There is mention of the siege of Vicksburg and the strength of the defensive positions of the town; battle losses; and a request that his letters not be published "as I am down on newspaper puffing."
Collection Number: A&M.3948
Overview Military artifacts owned by General Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn (1824-1901) during his service as a Union officer during the American Civil War. Lightburn served in the western Virginia campaign of 1861, the siege of Vicksburg, and in the Atlanta Campaign, among other activities. There is also a group photograph of three of General Lightburn's great grandchildren (2011). Artifacts include: battle sword with scabbard, 44 Colt Revolver (1860 Model), compass / sun dial, bullet mold, cap box...
Dates: ca. 1860-1865, 2011; 2011
Collection Number: A&M.2904
Overview Printed form filled out by Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn (1824-1901), providing information about his military career (ca. July 1863) to George W. Childs, who was preparing a book on "The Life and Services of the Generals of the Army."
Collection Number: A&M.0750
Overview Two original commissions belonging to General J.A.J. Lightburn (1824-1901); the first commissioning him a Colonel of the Fourth Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers, signed by F. H. Pierpont, Governor of the restored government of Virginia (August 14, 1861), and the second commissioning him a Brigadier General of Volunteers, signed by Abraham Lincoln (March 16, 1863). Also includes typescript copy of a newspaper article regarding a Fourth of July celebration honoring General Lightburn, held at...
Collection Number: A&M.4410
Collection Number: A&M.1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960