Civil War Parole Document
Lawrence Royster, New Market Cadet
About this Collection
Lawrence Royster was born in New Kent County, VA on January 14, 1841, the son of John W. Royster M. D. and Susan Wilkinson. In April 1861 he enlisted as Private, Company A 1st Virginia Infantry (became Co. G, 12th VA), leaving in January 1862 to enter VMI. While at the Institute Royster fought in the Battle of New Market as a cadet Corporal, Company A. He was with the Corps in the trenches in Richmond, resigning his cadetship on March 31, 1865 to enlist as a Private in Company G, Col. John S. Mosby's Regiment (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry). After the war he was a Clerk of Courts in Nofolk, VA, where he died on December 1, 1907.
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Civil War letters from Royster to his friend John E. Roller are located in the Roller Papers and are viewable online.