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Maj Thomas Walker Doswell

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Maj Thomas Walker Doswell

  • Birth 20 Nov 1823
  • Death 16 Jul 1890
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6177817

Volunteer Aide-de-Camp to General Starke.

He inherited the property "Bullfield" from his father. From 1850 he was the owner, breeder and trainer of race horses there. The stable was famous for the quality of racing and hospitality had. Every spring brought exciting matches and many notables came out for the lavish affairs. T.W.Doswell served as a staff officer in the Civil War and was Sheriff of Richmond for eleven years.He signed Jefferson Davis' bail bond. The hamlet where Bullfield was has been re-named Doswell in his honor.

He married Frances Ann Sutton 30 July 1856.
His parents were Thomas Doswell and Susan Brown Christian Doswell.

This is an excerpt from a letter written by Major Thomas Walker Doswell that he wrote to his wife during the war.

Harpers Ferry September 15th 1862

… "You must tell all my relations that I have not yet had time to write, as Jackson keeps us moving. It seems that whole time –marching day and night-last night I had a big oak tree for my shelter and you will no doubt be surprised when I tell you I slept quite soundly.

I am in hopes that you have received my letters, but I know the uncertainty of the letters reaching home. I have thought of you all so often and wondered what you are doing. I live in hopes that you may all keep well...

…Have not received a letter since I left home or heard anything at all, though know in our rapid movements that no letters could reach me- present my love to all of my relations without specifying... with a bushel of love for yourself and many kisses for Sally and Bernard- believe as ever my dear wife."

Thomas Walker Doswell




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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 13 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6177817
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Thomas Walker Doswell (20 Nov 1823–16 Jul 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6177817, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .