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William A. Gordon Memoirs

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0055

Scope and Contents

The memoirs include recollections of Gordon's childhood in Georgetown and Washington, D.C., of his relatives and friends, and of his career in the 1st Regiment of Engineers with the Army of Northern Virginia (1862-1865) as well as genealogical information.


  • Creation: 1865 - 1886


Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

William A. Gordon served as a member of the Confederate army during the American Civil War, mostly with the 1st Regiment of Engineers, Army of Northern Virginia. As of 1865, he practiced law in Washington, D.C.


7 Files (212 pages) : Typescript

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Arphine Dod.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

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