Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Additional Augusta County, Virginia Chancery Causes Added

Additional images from the Augusta County Chancery Causes are now available on the Chancery Records Index . With this addition, one hundred boxes of Augusta County chancery covering the time period from 1867 to 1879 can be viewed online. More digital images will follow as work on this undertaking continues. Following are a few suits of interest found in this latest image posting:
  • Augusta County Chancery Cause 1876-058 http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=015-1876-058 includes a letter (image# 252-253) written from Orange County, Virginia, by one of the plaintiffs when he was a soldier in the 25th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. The 25th Infantry saw action in most of the eastern theater's major battles including Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign and Gettysburg.
These cases represent a portion of the over ten thousand suits found in the Augusta County Chancery Causes collection documenting the rich heritage of Augusta County and western Virginia.

This project has been made possible through a partnership between The Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program and Augusta County Circuit Court Clerk's office and with generous support from National Historical Publications and Records Commission.