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Pleasants Murphy Diary

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. MsV D5
Diary, 1814 September 9 -1815 April 23, kept during military service in Captain [?] Otey's Company in War of 1812. Concerns line of march from Liberty (now Bedford), Va. to Richmond and discusses prices of items in Richmond and drills, and rations at the camp at Fairfield. Murphy spent 9 October to 26 November 1814 away from his unit, recovering from a broken arm. Diary concerns trip back to Bedford County and a trip to Pittsylvania County. The volume includes a description of Williamsburg and the celebration of Christmas there as well as descriptions of Yorktown and Tappahannock. Other subjects include a lawsuit for the troops to be discharged with William Wirt arguing against the commonwealth, Methodist meetings in Bedford County and an account of Murphy's expenses. 150 p. : bound volume ; 16 cm.

Dates

  • 1814-1815

Language of Materials

English

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Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Biographical Information:

Pleasants Murphy was born in Bedford County, Va., 14 June 1786. He married Ann Robertson Shelton of Pittsylvania County, Va. After his marriage, he moved to Tazewell County, Va. where he died in 1863. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Title
Guide to the Pleasants Murphy Diary
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
Date
2007-08-16
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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