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Collection Number: A&M.1034
Overview Approximately twenty letters sent to President Abraham Lincoln from Francis H. Pierpont, the governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, between 1861 and 1864. Topics include the need for muskets in western Virginia in 1861; restoring the government of Virginia according to the Wheeling Convention after the war; using slaves from Virginia to do manual labor for the Union army; difficulty recruiting soldiers in western Virginia in 1862; the creation of the state of West Virginia; and...
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