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Name Co./Btty D (Peninsula Guards, 4th Va. / 29th Div., 111th FA)

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Image of 1952.21.2 - Souvenir Roster of the 4th Virginia Regiment Spanish American War Volunteers

1952.21.2 - Souvenir Roster of the 4th Virginia Regiment Spanish American War Volunteers

36-page printed booklet listing members of the 4th Virginia Infantry in the Spanish-American War. The officers are listed by rank and include musicians and hospital stewards, and enlisted personnel are listed by company and then by rank, with lists of men transferred or discharged. The glossy white cover of the roster reads: "Souvenir, Spanish American War, 1898/ Regimental Roster/ 4th Virginia/ U. S. Volunteer Infantry/ Camp Cuba Libre/ Jacksonville, Florida/ Compiled by G. L. Bell, Co. 'G,' H. J. Riddick, Co. 'G.'"

Image of 1966.77.22 - Greeting from King George V

1966.77.22 - Greeting from King George V

Greeting written by England's King George V to the soldiers of Battery D, 111th Artillery, welcoming and thanking the soldiers for their entry into WW I - in the "Old World" and the "great battle for human freedom." The letter appears on Windsor Castle stationery with the royal coat of arms. It is addressed to Mrs. Ashton Sinclair, 260 N. N. Ave., Hampton, Virginia. U. S. A..

Image of 1970.1.1 - Roster of Battery D, 1st Regiment Field Artillery, Virginia Volunteers

1970.1.1 - Roster of Battery D, 1st Regiment Field Artillery, Virginia Volunteers

Photocopy of a handwritten roster of Battery D, 1st Regiment Field Artillery, Virginia Volunteers. The roster was compiled by Harry H. Holt, Clerk of Elizabeth City County, in December 1915.

Image of 1968.1.123 - Letter of 1954 from Phillip Booker to L. H. von Schilling on 1900 Norfolk streetcar strike

1968.1.123 - Letter of 1954 from Phillip Booker to L. H. von Schilling on 1900 Norfolk streetcar strike

Letter of November 7, 1954 from Phillip W. Booker to Lucien H. von Schilling, describing Booker's search for a 1900 photograph of Company "D" Virginia Regiment after the company had participated in the 1900 Norfolk streetcar strike. Booker thought the photo "just happened to be the first picture taken of me in uniform and the uniform wasn't too neat looking either". The last time Booker saw the photo was "at my Aunt India Wray's home on Mallory Avenue." Booker notes that "D Company led the regiment in driving the strikers from [ ] car barns...."

Image of 1968.1.124 - 1954 Phillip Booker letter on Company "D"'s role in Norfolk streetcar strike

1968.1.124 - 1954 Phillip Booker letter on Company "D"'s role in Norfolk streetcar strike

Phillip Booker's August 1954 letter to "Lucien" [von Schilling] inquiring about the whereabouts of a photograph taken of Peninsula Guard, Company "D" of the 71st Virginia Infantry regiment. The photograph was taken by Christopher Cheyne after the company had participated in the Norfolk streetcar strike of 1900. In the letter Booker mentions Company "D" officers at the time: Captain Frank Couch, First Lieutenant Harry Holt and Second Lieutenant Thornton Jones.

Image of 1984.110.1 - Company D. 4th VA Volunteers Reception

1984.110.1 - Company D. 4th VA Volunteers Reception

A card announcing a reception and lunch in "Welcome to the Boys of '98", in honor of Company D's return after the Spanish-American War. The event was to be held at the Masonic Hall, Phoebus, May 3d, 1899, by the laies of the John A. Logan Corps No. 13. The bottom portion of the card lists the menu.

Image of 1984.118.1 - Christian Greeting to the Boys of Company D

1984.118.1 - Christian Greeting to the Boys of Company D

A card inviting "all men" to a "Christian Greeting to the Boys of Company D" at the Young Men's Christian Association, Sunday Afternoon at 4 o'clock, to include at "Warm-hearted message (5 to 10 minutes) from every Pastor in Hampton".

Image of 1984.120.1 - Pass to Havana, 1899

1984.120.1 - Pass to Havana, 1899

A written pass from Camp Columbia, near Havana, Cuba, for Private [Alfred] Fromm of Company D to visit Havana from 10.30 to 11 pm on 3/12/1899 to "visit church and purchase some articles", stamped "by order of Col. Taylor" and signed by Capt. P. E Yeatman. It is also signed as approved by Capt. G. W. Hope, and by 2nd Lt. Burrow for Brig. Gen'l A. K. Arnold. The document is on lined paper and adhered to a piece of stiffer paper or folder stock.

Image of 1984.121.1 - Farewell Banquet and Dance for Battery D

1984.121.1 - Farewell Banquet and Dance for Battery D

Program for "Farewell Banquet and Dance Given by the Citizens of Hampton and Elizabeth City County, Virginia in honor of Headquarters and Battery D 111th Field Artillery Virginia National Guard" at The Armory in Hampton, February 5th, 1941. The program includes the banquet menu, order of ceremony, roster of Battery D personnel, and list of 111th Field Artillery regimental staff. Printed by Houston Printing & Publishing, Hampton.

Image of 1984.79.1 - Letter from E. Sclater Montague challenging Battery D incident report

1984.79.1 - Letter from E. Sclater Montague challenging Battery D incident report

Letter from E. Sclater Montague (on Montague & Montague letterhead) to "John", challenging reports about violence perpetrated by Jack Williams, of Battery D, while at the Mexican border. Montague writes that he was present with Battery D 1916-1917 and does not recall a Jack Williams or the events described in the "attached article" (SEE 1984.79.2).

Image of 1984.79.2 - Article describing Battery D incident

1984.79.2 - Article describing Battery D incident

Article taken from unknown newspaper, reprinted from the Hampton Monitor, Feb. 8, 1917, describing Jack Williams, of Battery D, who reportedly was imprisoned, escaped, killed the sheriff of Tyler, Texas, and was shot to death after being pursued by a posse of Texas Rangers. Jack Williams is described as the son of Phoebus Town Sergeant John Williams. A 7-digit phone number is written in black ink above the article.

Image of 1986.31.11 - List of Veterans of Battery D (series 1)

1986.31.11 - List of Veterans of Battery D (series 1)

A handwritten list of veterans from Battery D., from both WWI and WWII, and the Spanish-American War, dated August 29, 1950.

Image of 1986.31.12 - Muster Roll for Battery D (series 1)

1986.31.12 - Muster Roll for Battery D (series 1)

A muster roll for Battery D, for an unidentified year, though the dates go from December 10 through January 28. The names are arranged alphabetically by last name. Most names are typed, and a few are added in ink.

Image of 1986.31.2 - Battery D Mobilization Order (Series 1)

1986.31.2 - Battery D Mobilization Order (Series 1)

Telegram, sent from Hampton June 29, 1916, by Capt. Comdg. Frank H. Couch, to Sgt. Harry F. Marrow (care of New York Gas & Elec. Appliance Co., Broadway, New York), notifying him that the Battery has been mobilized and ordering him to report for duty.

Image of 1986.31.4 - Battery D. Muster Roll

1986.31.4 - Battery D. Muster Roll

The muster roll for Battery D, dated December 8, 1923. The muster roll lists 58 names, with pencil and red ink checks and annotations throughout.

Image of 1986.31.5 - Battery D Muster Roll (Series 1)

1986.31.5 - Battery D Muster Roll (Series 1)

A typed muster roll for Battery D, dated February 5, 1924. The list is arranged alphabetically, with officers first, followed by non-commissioned soldiers. Names have also been added in pencil.

Image of 1986.9.21 - Battery D memento card

1986.9.21 - Battery D memento card

Card with printed well-wishes for troops departing Fort Monroe. Labeled in brown ink: "Mrs. Darling gave each man in the Roanoke & Lynchburg [Co.?] this for a parting gift the last night they were at O. Point in Sept - 1917 Saturday." Card possibly labeled by Louisa Booker Scott. Reverse side has excerpt from Psalm 91 and prayer, and is labeled "Battery D" in blue ink.

Image of 1986.31.82 - Battery D Souvenir Flag

1986.31.82 - Battery D Souvenir Flag

48-star flag. One one side written in ink is "Departure Bat. D 710 A.A. Aug. 29. 1950". One the other side written in ink is "Return Bat. "D" April 14-1952". The ink is bled through the fabric so that the ink from both messages is visible on either side.

Image of CC2013.40.1 - Oral history interview with Wythe Holt, 2013 April 10 and 30

CC2013.40.1 - Oral history interview with Wythe Holt, 2013 April 10 and 30

Wythe Holt, Jr., interviewed by Donna Dodenhoff, recorded April 10 and April 30, 2013. The narrator describes his grandfather, Harry Holt, including biographical and genealogical information, political and social activity, and accomplishments. Topics discussed include economic development, including establishment of NACA (NASA) Langley Field, Hampton's trolley systems, and residential development; life in Hampton following the Civil War, including drugs and alcohol addiction, Reconstruction-era politics, poverty, and carpetbaggers; life in Hampton around the turn of the 20th century, including Democratic ring politics in the Progressive era, political organization of the town of Hampton, ci

Image of X.1259.1.1 - Battery "D" Christmas dinner menu

X.1259.1.1 - Battery "D" Christmas dinner menu

Booklet containing menu and program for Christmas 1916 dinner celebrated by Battery "D," 1st Field Artillery, while stationed at Camp Wilson, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The booklet also contains a roster of the unit's personnel.