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Here you go - Virginia Historical Society microfilm, roll 42.

Greg Biggs

Mss5:5W5876:1, Reuben Lovett Whitehurst Commonplace Book, 1861–1865,
Prince William and Spotsylvania Counties and Norfolk, Petersburg, and
Richmond, Virginia; also Maryland and Pennsylvania
Description of the Collection
This collection consists of one item, a commonplace book,
1861–1865, of Reuben Lovett

The volume was kept while serving in the Confederate States Army of Northern
Virginia (16th Virginia Infantry Regiment, G Company) at Bull Run (2nd battle), Chancellorsville,
Cold Harbor, Flint Hill, Fredericksburg, Hanover Junction, Malvern Hill, Norfolk, Petersburg,
Richmond, Spotsylvania Court House, and the Wilderness, Virginia, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,
and as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland. The volume also includes muster rolls and
ordnance reports; accounts, 1864–1866; recipes; and poetry.

The volume also includes a diary, 27
July 1864, of Jackson McLean (d. 1864) serving in the United States Army of the
Potomac (100th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, F Company) at Alexandria, Bealeton Station,
Brandy Station, Bristoe Station, Chancellorsville, Fairfax Court House, Petersburg, Spotsylvania
Court House, and the Wilderness, Virginia.

Enclosures to the volume include an oath, 1865, of Reuben Lovett Whitehurst (signed by Allen
G. Brady); a discharge, 1865, of Reuben Lovett Whitehurst from Point Lookout, Maryland (signed
by Allen G. Brady); and a pass, 1865, of G. R. Flannagan issued at Weldon, North Carolina (by
authority of J. H. Irving)

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