Correspondence and memoir; 1862-1897, bulk 1862-1866, of Civil War soldier Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard, Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Gen. A. P. Hill's division). Letters were written by Pollard to his wife Martha Elizabeth 'Pat' Hutchinson Pollard at 'Rosewood' in the upper part of King and Queen County, Virginia. Letters describe camp life and respond to his wife's news of family and home. Letters were written from Gloucester Point, camp near Richmond, Chaffin's Bluff, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Burton's Farm, in the trenches near Petersburg, and a camp near Hatcher's Run. Also includes typescripts of letters and two typescript memoirs about Civil War battles.
Finally, a typescript account of the Battle of Midway during World War II by Joseph P. Pollard, a Navy flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps is also available.
2000.52 Addition combined with 2000 P76 as folder 5.
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Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard of King and Queen County, Virginia served in Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (General. A. P. Hill's division) during the Civil War. He saw action primarily in Virginia, but also in Tennessee.
Joseph P. Pollard was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II.
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This collection was formerly titled the Joseph Lawrence Pollard Papers. The title was changed to more accurately reflect the contents originating from two different family members. January 2019, Karen King
Gift 2000.52 also a gift from Joseph P. Pollard.
Processed by Ellen Strong in 2000.
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