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Series 2. Records of the 31st Virginia Infantry, ca. 1856-1955, undated (includes facsimiles)

 Series — Box: 2-3

Scope and Contents

This series includes military records pertaining to the 31st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate States Army. Military records include personnel papers (regarding death, desertion, and discharge), financial papers (receipts, inventories, etc.), judicial materials (charges and courts martial), correspondence, orders, a company book, muster rolls, etc. The series also includes maps, clippings, photographs, research correspondence, manuscript and typescript writings pertaining to the 31st Virginia Infantry of the Confederate States Army, and the correspondence and papers of D.C. Gallaher. D.C. Gallaher collected some of this material on the 31st regiment, which later came into the hands of Roy Bird Cook. For additional D.C. Gallaher material, see also Series 8, Bound Notebooks 26-28, Civil War I-III.

Military correspondence and orders include letters from J.M. Bennett, G. D. Camden Jr. and Sr., W.P. Cooper, John W. Daniel, Cyrus Hall, John S. Hoffman, A.H. Jackson, William L. Jackson, and William Smith. Additional correspondence includes letters to Roy Bird Cook pertaining to the regiment. Military orders are from the Army of Northern Virginia, the Army of Northwestern Virginia, Early's Division, and the 31st Virginia Infantry. Typescript writings include material related to soldiers and Civil War activities in Pocahontas, Upshur, and Lewis Counties; "A History of the Thirty-First Virginia Regiment Volunteers C.S.A." by James Dell Cooke of WVU (1955); copies of W.P. [William Pope] Cooper diaries, letters, etc.; and "Material Pertaining to Civil War Soldiers [Most of Whom Fought in the 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry]" (ca. 1926-1940).

Please note, typescript copies of some of the original material in box 2, folders 1-9 can be found in box 3, folders 10-14.

For additional records of the 31st Virginia Infantry, see also: Series 15, Oversize Material -- 31st Virginia Infantry, boxes 49-51; and A&M 1528 Series 6, Military Records, and Series 9, Oversized.


  • Creation: ca. 1856-1955, undated (includes facsimiles)

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

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Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US