Guide to the Launcelot M. Blackford Papers, RG 188

Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2004

Date Span:

0.25 cubic feet; 14 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 document box.

Type of material:
Personal correspondence.

Physical condition:
Some aging.

Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Launcelot M. Blackford was born in Caroline County, Virginia in 1837 to William M. and Mary Berkley Minor Blackford. Just prior to the start of the Civil War, Launcelot was a student at the University of Virginia. During the early part of the war, he served as a private in Archibald Graham's Light Artillery Company (1st Rockbridge Artillery) and later as a clerk in the Confederate Military Court. Following the war he served as Head of the Episcopal High School for boys in Alexandria, Virginia from 1870 to 1913.

Scope and Content:
Contains the transcribed correspondence of Launcelot M. Blackford to his father William M. Blackford and other family members in Virginia from June 1860 to December 1861. Includes letters from Manassas Junction, Charlottesville, Fairfax Station, Lynchburg, Winchester and Martinsburg, Virginia (currently West Virginia) during the first year of the American Civil War.

Keyword descriptors:
Civil War -- Virginia
Rockbridge Artillery
Blackford, Launcelot Minor, 1837-1914.
Blackford, William Matthews, 1801-1864.
Blackford, William W.
Kean, Robert G. H.
Mary Berkley Minor Blackford
Saltville, Virginia
Manassas Junction, Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Lynchburg, Virginia
Winchester, Virginia
Martinsburg, Virginia (currently West Virginia)

Item list:
Box 1

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