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Major General William Wing Loring Proclamation

Identifier: SC-MS-073

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A broadside issued September 14, 1862 by the Army of the Confederate States "To the People of Western Virginia," declaring martial law by the command of Major General William Wing Loring during the Kanawha Valley Campaign of 1862.


  • Creation: 1862 September 14


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Biographical Information

William Wing Loring (1818-1886) was born in Wilmington, North Carolina in December 1818, though his family moved when he was four to Florida, where he was raised and spent most of his youth. He was educated in Virginia and studied law at Georgetown University, before serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 1843-1845. Loring fought in the Mexican-American War and later the U.S. Civil War on the side of the Confederacy, after he quit the U.S. Army in 1861. Loring frequently fought with his superiors, including Stonewall Jackson, though he led many campaigns within the south over the course of the war. After the war, Loring fought for several years in Egypt, before returning to the U.S., where he died in New York in 1886.


1 Folder (Contains 1 folder.)

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Processing Information

Originally processed by Lana Donaldson Taylor in 1989. In 2014, this manuscript collection was re-foldered and re-housed with current archival standard materials by Christine Hockaday.

Major General William Wing Loring Proclamation
Lana Donaldson Taylor
1989 April 17
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