Author: Jonathan S. Braxton


Letter from Jonathan S. Braxton to T. O. Chestney (July 5, 1864)

In this letter to Major T. O. Chestney, dated July 5, 1864, Captain Jonathan S. Braxton, a Richmond County planter then working as an officer in eastern Virginia, wrote that as part of the Draper raid, Union troops had assaulted Sallie Broun George at Hutt’s Store in central Westmoreland County.