The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia Records, 1862-1864
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Brief Description: One July 29, 1862 to September 14, 1864 minute book of the Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia. Includes minutes and correspondence relating to a variety of topics, primarily election of members, collection of dues, and initiation of new members. The minutes occasionally indicate communications with the Grand National Council in Baltimore, Maryland and Logan Council No. 7 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Held at:
Sargeant Memorial Collection
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 7574317429
Email: localhistory [at]
Record Series Number: 001/01/MSS 2016-088
Created by: The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 12/05/2016.
Arrangement: Arranged by record type.
Biographical Note for The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia : The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia met as early as July 29, 1862. This organization was committed to support for the Union during the Civil War. The League was led by President William H. Lyons. Other officers of the Union League included D. G. Snow, R. P. Bunting, William Humphries, Alex Morton, Mifflin J. Pyle, Edwin B. Brady, Charles H. Sturtevant, Philip G. Thomas, Richard M. Lee, G. Washington Fauth, Charles Cone, and Elisha Miltier. Altogether, close to 400 individuals' names are associated with this organization. In October 1863, the Union League of Portsmouth unanimously voted to become afffiliated with the Grand National League and thereafter became known as Lincoln Council No. 6 of the State of Virginia.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.
Subject Index
Baltimore (Md.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Portsmouth (Va.)
Portsmouth (Va.)--History
Richmond (Va.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Genres/Forms of Material
Minute books
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.
Acquisition Notes: Purchase
PreferredCitation: The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia Records, MSS 2016-088, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.