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The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia Records

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The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia Records, 1862-1864 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia Records, 1862-1864Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 2016-088

Primary Creator: The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Arrangement: Arranged by record type.

Date Acquired: 12/05/2016

Subjects: Baltimore (Md.), Norfolk (Va.), Organizations, Portsmouth (Va.), Portsmouth (Va.)--History, Richmond (Va.), United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Forms of Material: Minute books

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Baltimore (Md.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Organizations
Portsmouth (Va.)
Portsmouth (Va.)--History
Richmond (Va.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

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 Source: Purchase

Preferred Citation: The Union League of Portsmouth, Virginia Records, MSS 2016-088, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed December 8, 2016.


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Minutes record organizational business activities. On October 1863, the group formally became affiliated with the Grand National Council of the United States and changed its name to Lincoln Council No. 6. The back of the minute book lists almost 400 members by last name.


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Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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