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John P. Louderback Journal

Identifier: SC 01299

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Scope and Contents

This journal contains John P. Louderback's first-hand account of the First Battle of Manassas (or Bull Run) during the American Civil War. John Louderback served in the 10th Virginia Infantry, most likely Company I (Page Volunteers), although his company could not be verified. The 10th Virginia Infantry was part of the 4th Brigade of the Armies of the Shenandoah. This brigade participated towards the end of the First battle of Manassas (or Bull Run).  The account is only five pages while the rest of the journal consists of birth and death dates for the Louderback and Holtz families of Page County, Virginia. Also included in the journal are local newspaper articles from Page County and Rockingham County, Virginia.


  • Creation: 1873-1918


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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Custodial History

This collection was formerly known as the Battle of First Manassas Journal, Acc. No. 2012.329.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2012.329 was received by the SCRC via USPS on 9/11/2012.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in September 2012. Further description added by Jonathan Katora, University Archive Assistant, in December 2012. Revised and renamed in March 2018 by Karen King.

Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, Karen King, SCRC Staff
March 2018
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository