Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
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Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society
P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
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SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection is comprised of military records from the National Archives for Lieutenant Colonel. George E. Biles, receipts and disbursements of Noonen Livery (1866-1868); and pages copied from published books pertaining to the units mentioned in the Noonen Livery receipt book. Also in the collection are a series of orders issued by General Cuvier Grover on the use of contraband (African-Americans) within his command, and the restrictions placed on African-American troops within his command during the Siege of Port Hudson, LA. (1 box) Last updated 11/10.
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: General Cuvier Grover, besides being involved in the Siege of Port Hudson, LA, served with the Union army during the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign and was present at the Battles of Third Winchester, Fishers Hill, and Cedar Creek. He was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek. He died on June 6, 1885, and is buried at the West Point Cemetery. Biles was the commander of the 17th U. S. Infantry Regiment (renamed the 88th U. S. Colored Troops on April 4, 1864), which was assigned to the Right Wing of the Union army at the Siege of Port Hudson, LA.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Warner, Ezra J., Generals in Blue, LSU Press, Baton Rough, LA, 64, pgs. 193-194. The Biles information taken from the collection, the O.R., Series I, Volume 26, Part I, pgs. 197, 613, 896, and Dyers, Frederick, Compendium of the Civil War, Morningside Bookshop, Dayton, OH, 1978.
CITE AS: Noonan Livery Records #1253, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.
Biles, George E. ? Military records from National Archives, 9 leaves, manuscript (photocopy), 2 leaves, forms from Nationals Archives
Receipts and disbursements of Noonan Livery, July, 1866-October, 1868, leather bound book with "Company Orders" in gold leaf on cover, 62 pages, manuscript
Contains: 4 pages of orders signed by Brigadier General Cuvier Grover, Department of the Gulf ? 4th Division, 19th Corps at Baton Rouge (General Nathaniel Banks army), 2 pages of items drawn from Quartermaster by Captain George E. Biles (Corps De Afrique)
Units covered in record book, information on, 8 pages copied from published books