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Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1861 December Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1861 Dec 9 Place Alleghany Mountain, Camp Tip Top, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia.  Dear Wife It is with pleasure that IHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1861 DecemberDedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1861 Dec 9Place: Alleghany Mountain, Camp Tip Top, Pocahontas Co., [West] Virginia. Dear Wife- It is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well at present. But I have had the mumps for better than a week. They did not hurt me much. I kept myself close and I hope when these few lines comes to hand that they may find you and the little boy enjoying good health and all the rest of my friends.Dear Lissa I received your most affectionate letter that you wrote on the fifth and the sixth on the eighth and I was truly glad to hear from you and to hear that you all was well and doing well. Dear wife you wrote to me that you wanted to know if I had received the letter that you wrote to me the 22nd or not. I received the letter that you wrote on the the 21, the next day after I wrote that letter that Mr Lewis brought you, and I answered it the 1st or the 2nd of this month. I thought that I would wait a few days as I had sent one by him and I had wrote one on the 5th to send it by Mr. L. Falls. He was coming to Staunton to bring some horses in and then he was coming home to see them all, but as other orders come he did not get to come and he returned it to me today. I get to see him and David Kennedy nearly every day, and James Trusler. They are all well at this time. James Trusler is working with Grass in the blacksmith shop. All the rest of the creek boys is well.Dear Lissa I wrote to you to send me some pants the first chance you get and the rest of them that I wrote for as I am nearly out of pants. There is a great excitement here today. They don't seem to think that we [will] stay here long. Some of them seems to think that we have to go to Winchester and some thinks that we will go to Staunton, but I don't know how it will be for there is so much news in camp. We expect a fight here of before long. Captain Long came to our cabin a few minutes ago and told us to be in readiness. You must excuse my bad writing as I am in a hurry and have no time to spend and bad ink and paper.Dear and Dearest wife, you wanted to know if I was trying to get religion or not. I have been tryhing and I intend to try all that I can, but I tell you it is a hard place here in camp. I will tell you more about it the next time. You will please excuse me for this time, so nothing more but I will remain your affectionate husband until death. God bless you. H. H. Dedrick to wife.Dear Lizza I will write a few more lines to let you know how our scouts come out that went down at Greenbrier River this morning. They come across of some yankies and they killed two and took two prisoners and none of our men hurt.I saw David Kennedy a few minutes ago. He is well, he told me to give his best respects to you all and that he was very sorry to hear that Uncle Sam had lost his children. He told me to tell you that he had wrote Lizza a letter but he had not sent it, and he was glad that I told him that she was dead and would not send it. Hiram Coyer and Ben Wright has left here. They left Thursday night and David Robertson and Frank Bush left last Wednesday morning. They will fare badly I think.Tell all of the folks how I am and give my love to all my inquiring friends. I must bring my scribble to a close. May god bless you all. You will please excuse my bad writing for I have bad ink and bad paper and it is dark. I have some paper nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death. Fare you well. H. H. Dedrick to wife, write soon. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:07:35 AM8/22/2007 3:18:31 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1861 December 9835A10330False06/18/2012 10:07:35 AM8/22/2007 03:18:31 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_December_9/11539Content1861 November 23/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_November_23/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1861 September 29 & 30 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dear Wife I have an opportunity this morning to send you a few lines by Walter Lewis to letHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1861 November 23Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wifeDate: 1861 October 4Place: Pocahontas Co. [West] Va Dear Wife-I have an opportunity this morning to send you a few lines by Walter Lewis to let you know that I am well at this time and I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you all are well and doing well. Bill O. is well he is agetting breakfast. The rest of the creek boys is all well with the exception of Rice and [Bridge]. They aint very well at this time. We have had some hard times here. We have had some snow here, it is a snowing here now. We have rain or snow every two or three days and it is most impossible to get provisions here for all the soldiers.We have moved in our cabin and we have very good times now. We can do almost as well here as we can at home. All of the soldiers have left Greenbrier River. They come up here yesterday. Some of them will stay here with us and some of them will go to Staunton. I am on guard. I have stood one tour and I tell you it is cold.I wrote this above before daylight this morning. I heard while I was on my post that our regiment and four other regiments was to stay on Alleghany this winter. I saw Jeremy Falls last night. He was well. Give my love to all my friends. Lissa we drawed our money yesterday and I will send you fifteen dollars in this letter. I will send you five more in this which will make twenty dollars in this letter and I will send you seven dollars by Lewis, that will make twenty seven dollars. I want you to take care of it for me. If you need any you must take as much of it as you want. I drawed $63.85. I paid $6.50 for my coat and $6.00 for a pair of boots that I got from Smith, and I paid Lewis $20.00 and [illegible] 35 cents. I wrote you a letter some time ago and I have not got any answer from it yet. I want you to write soon and let me know how you are agetting along. If you have anything to send me if you have a chance you may send it and if you don't have any chance it don't make any difference. I have more to write but I have not got time to write. Write soon. So nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death. So fare you well my Dear. H. H. Dedrick to his Dear wife. Lissa, I don't want you to lend out one cent of it to nobody on occasion at all. Mary E. A. Dedrick to HenryNov. [?] 1861Dear Henry- I packed up a good many things, preserves and one thing and another and took them over to Grasses and he told me he would take them and I went over there the next day after he started and he hadn't took them, and this letter was in the satchel, the reason you didn't get it sooner. We are well. It is agetting late and I must go to the office yet. May my kind saviour protect you. Yours truly, M.E.A.D.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:45:59 AM8/22/2007 2:43:47 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1861 November 23835A10330False06/18/2012 10:45:59 AM8/22/2007 02:43:47 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_November_23/11537Content1861 October 20/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_October_20/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1861 October 20 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dear Wife I have received your most affectionate letter. I will send you a few more lines to let you knowHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1861 October 20Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1861 Oct 20Place: not givenIncludes letter on reverse from Hiram Coyner to his brother and sister Dear Wife-I have [received] your most affectionate letter. I will send you a few more lines to let you know that I got it. I had wrote a letter and sealed it up and I tore it open again. Dear wife I was glad to hear from you. You don't know how much good it done me when I got it. I received it with ….[Continue with personal news; most words illegible]Letter of Hiram CoynerOctober the 20 1861Dear brother and sister-I have an opportunity to send you a few lines to let you know that I am well at present, and I hope these few lines may find you all enjoying the same state of health. As I have an opportunity to send you a few lines in with H. H. Dedrick letter I thought I would do so, as I have sent two or three to my wife and I have got no answer yet I thought I would try it in his and see what is the matter. Give my love to aunt Rebecca and Amanda and all of my inquiring friends. We have good preaching here and prayer meeting regular. As it is getting dark I have to close my few lines and so nothing more at present but remember your affectionate brother until deathHiram Coyner to brother and sister. I want you to write to meLissa you will please hand this to John or Beck & oblige Hiram Coyner1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:46:34 AM8/22/2007 2:42:15 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1861 October 20835A10330False06/18/2012 10:46:34 AM8/22/2007 02:42:15 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_October_20/11535Content1861 October 4/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_October_4/Pocahontas Co West VA, October the 4 1861 Dear wife it is with pleasure that I take this morning to inform you than I am well at present and I thank god that he has spared me to write toHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1861 October 4Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1861 October 4Place: Pocahontas Co. [West] Va Dear wife-It is with pleasure that I take this morning to inform you than I am well at present and I thank god that he has spared me to write to you once more to let you know how I am and how I am getting along. I have been getting along very well so far and I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you and your sweet little boy enjoying the same blessing of health, and I hope that all of my friends is well, also [Anna].Bridge is not well, he has not been well for two weeks, and Ephriam Sillings has not been well for about three weeks. They both had the yellow jaundice. William Offlighter has had the [ ] but he is well at this time. Me and him is on guard today. A.R. Sillings his throat is right sore this morning, he didn't eat any breakfast; Hiram Coyner is well and hearty, and all the rest of the back creek boys is well; Billy Grass is well, he is put in as a blacksmith and when we move he drives a sick wagon.We left Strait creek last Monday. I received your most affectionate letter on the 27 of September and you don't know how glad I was to hear from you all and that you all was well. We are at this time on the top of alleghany mountain, we got here on the 2nd of this month. The next morning when I got up it was raining and it rained all that day. The next morning it was very foggy we was late in the morning. About half past eight I was washing the dishes and I heard the cannons one after another pop pop pop, and in that time I had to drop every thing and run and get my gun and we all fell in a line of battle ready to march to Greenbrier river. But we didn't get any word until after twelve o'clock and we marched four miles down the mountain and then we got word to stay there until we heard the report of the cannon and if we didn't hear no report by five o'clock we was to turn back. And we didn't hear any and we turned back and I tell you the boys all was keen to go.They had a right hard battle at the river. I think they fought about four hours and a half, they say that we lost four and twenty one wounded. I don't know how many the yankees lost, they say that they hauled eighteen loads away after the battle and they had four wagons hauling all the time they was fighting. Mr Slow from Waynesboro was down on the battle field this morning and he says that they had hot times down their for certain. He says that the cannon balls tore up the ground all about there. The yankees is now on the top of Cheat Mountain and I heard that General Lee had whipped them at Huttonsville the same day. If he whipped them as bad there as they was here I think they had better quit and go home and stay there, but we look for another battle at Greenbrier river every day. We think that General Lee will drive them on us, they haft to whip us at Greenbrier or they will haft to whip old Lee and go the other way. I have saw the yankee tents on the top of Cheat Mountain.That is all that I can say for this time. Dear Wife I have no money to send to you and I don't know when I will get any and if you want any you must try to sell some rye if you can spare it, and if you can't spare it you must try and sell one of the calves and get what you can. You must try and do the best you can while I am absent from you, but I hope and trust that I will return again safe and sound. And if I should not return no more I hope that we will meet in heaven and there to meet to part no more for ever and ever. I want you all to pray for me that I may get there and I will do all I can to meet you all there. I thank god that he has made it so plain that I can just see how I am placed. Dear Lissa I want you to write to me as soon as you can and I want you to let me know how you are getting a long and how all of my friends are getting along. Well my Dear wife I could write more but I don't think it necessary and so nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death. So fare you well to you all for this time. I have one more word to say I want you to kiss my sweet little boy for meHenry H. Dedrick To his Dear WifeHiram Coyner told me to give you all his best respects, he is well and hearty. He told me to tell you all that he had his health better than he had for years. Tell Aunt Rebecca that he wanted her to write him a letter and send it to himDirect your letter the same way you did before1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:47:14 AM8/22/2007 2:37:28 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1861 October 4835A10330False06/18/2012 10:47:14 AM8/22/2007 02:37:28 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_October_4/11533Content1861 Sept 29-30/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1861_Sept_29-30/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1861 September 29 & 30 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home September the 29th, 1861 Highland, VA Dear Wife it is with pleasure that I take my pen in handHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1861 September 29 & 30Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1861 Sept 29-30Place: Highland County, Virginia Dear Wife-It is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to inform you that I am well at present and I am getting as fat! as a pig. I have had my health better since I have been here than I have had since I have been in camp and I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you and Willa in the same state of health and all the rest of you.I received your most affectionate letter on the 27 of Sep. And Dear Lissa you don't know how glad I was to hear from you all and that you all was well. We have had a big rain here, it fell on the 27. I tell you that we had a terrible time of it, the water was very high. We had to move in a hurry, we had to wade through water over knee deep and we had to carry all of our things out about one hundred and fifty yards out on a hill and when we got all of the things carried out it was dark and then we had our tents to put up after dark. I tell you we had a wet time of it.Dear Lissa you wanted to know what we had to eat. We have plenty of good beef and some bacon and flour, sugar and coffee and rice. We have plenty to eat we get some butter at times as we can get it, and as to the sleeping part some times we have a very good place to sleep and some times we haft to sleep on the ground wet or dry.September the 30th. Dear Wife-- while I have a little more time I will write a few more lines to you to let you know that we haft to march to the top of Alleghany Mountain. We will go to [Heyners] tonight. I make so many mistakes you must excuse me for I am so much bothered I can't write. Dear Lissa I thought I would not send this I made so many mistakes in it, and then I thought that I send it any how, I will save writing by it. 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Mary to Henry/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_April_15___Mary_to_Henry/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 April 15, from Mary Dedrick Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Mary to Henry Date 1862 April 15 Place Sherando April the 15th 1862 Dear husband I'll attempt toHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 April 15, from Mary DedrickDedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Mary to HenryDate: 1862 April 15Place: Sherando April the 15th 1862Dear husbandI'll attempt to write to you once more to inform you of our health. I am well, only a pain in my back and side. Willie has been very sick with the Cholera Morbus. It weakened him down considerably, but he is now as mischievous as ever. I have had the same complaint that Willie had, but I have gotten over it. It is a cloudy disagreeable day today. It has been raining here today but it has quit. I tell you Dear Henry my thoughts were fixed on you all them cold snowy days last week. I don't know how you poor fellows can stand it. I know you all have a hard time out there in them cold cotton hats. I expect they will be many of you sick that haven't been.Tears came twinkling from my eyes when I came to where you said that you came out on a hill and seen the Laurel Spring hollow and saying to yourself how soon could I get home if I was there. But I hope if it is gods will that you will be nearer home than that hollow before long. Dear Henry no one knows how bad I want to see you. No one knows how bad it is to be from each other, only those that have tried it. But one thing I do sincerely hope that you may never volunteer again for no one one knows how bad I want you to be in peace at home again.I got a letter from Jack's wife and she wasn't very well. She expects to be confined soon. Jackson and Harry are in the army. William is at home on a sick furlough, he is getting better. I suppose Shenandoah has got a right nice little town on it chiefly of white houses. Tell me in your next letter how many regiments there are out there besides Baldwin's. I received the fifteen dollwars you sent by Meyers. He came up to Lewises. Amanda has the mumps but she is better (little Cate had them too). She sends her best and kindest respects to you and cousin William Diddle and to the rest of her friends out there and tell them their kindness were welcome received.I was sorry to hear that you was so cold when you was writing and that you all was so cold. I hope if it is for the best that it will soon be pretty clear warm weather. Who did you send your [coat] and letters by. I haven't got them yet. I don't know whether [Mary] has got hers yet or not. I seen her yesterday but I forgot to ask her. Tell Uncle Will that she and the children were all well. Mother and pap are well. pap tried to get us two calves over at old Gray's sale but they were too unreasonably high and he didn't get them.Tears came in mother's eyes as I read her your letter. Pray a great deal dear Henry and never forget god who is [illegible] who has give you health, that you have been spared so long. "Pray without ceasing." From your wife M.E.D.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:48:26 AM8/22/2007 4:02:06 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 April 15. Mary to Henry835A10330False06/18/2012 10:48:26 AM8/22/2007 04:02:06 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_April_15___Mary_to_Henry/11553Content1862 April 7/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_April_7/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 April 7 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 April 7 Place Camp Shenandoah, Augusta Co., Virginia Camp Shenandoah, Augusta Co.,Virginia April the 7 1862 My Dear WifeHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 April 7Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 April 7Place: Camp Shenandoah, Augusta Co., Virginia My Dear Wife-I received your kind letter yesterday. I was glad to hear from you and I was sorry to hear that you had the mumps, but if you take good care of your self you will soon get well. I was glad to hear that Willie was so [pert] and so lively. I am well at present and I do hope when these lines comes to hand they may find you all well.Uncle Will is not very well. He has been very sick. We have left Alleghany. We left last Wednesday and come to Monterey and the next day we come to McDowell and then we stayed there one day, and on Saturday we marched within a half of a mile of Rodgerses, which is on Shenandoah Mountain. We are now within 24 1/2 miles of Staunton and 14/12 miles from Buffalo Gap, but I can't tell you how long we will stay here, but if we stay here long I would like your pap to come out here to see me.I would like to see you all very much, but if I can't get to see you before my time is out I think I can stay three months and a half yet if I have my health. All of the creek boys is well. William Diddle is sitting in his tent blowing his fife.Dear Lissa I was up on the top of a ridge yesterday and I could see the Blue Ridge. I could see the laurel and Spring Hollow and I said to my self now if I was up in that hollow how soon I could get home. Well Dear Lissa I will now finish my letter. It is now 3 o'clock and it is very cold and snowy. We all just have to do the best we can. We are nearly froze. All the balance of my mess is lying down in the tent wrapped up in there blankets. I wish you could see us, then you would say that we had hard times out here.Lissa you wanted to know how much I had to pay a year on that lot and how much I had to pay in all. I have to pay $38.75cts a year and there is four payments back yet that will make $155. Yet if you do pay any on it you must take in my note.Uncle Will, Will Diddle, and Hiram Coyner and James Padgett and Ephriam Sillings all sends their best regards to you and Amanda and Aunt Rebecca and your mother and your Pap, and you will please give my love to all inquiring friends if there be any, and you must accept a great portion for your self. You said in your letter that I had better kept one of them ladies that I sent you. I had no use for them as they could not cook nor wash nor do anthing else. I would rather have you here by a long ways before I would have them. I must close as I am so cold I can't write. I was glad to get some of your hair. It is very pretty. May god bless you all. Nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death.H. H. Dedrick to his dear wife.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:49:05 AM8/22/2007 3:34:00 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 April 7835A10330False06/18/2012 10:49:05 AM8/22/2007 03:34:00 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_April_7/11571Content1862 February 1. Mary to Henry/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_February_1__Mary_to_Henry/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 February 1, from Mary Dedrick Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Mary Dedrick to Henry Date 1862 Feb 1 Place not given. Probably Sherando, VA Dear Henry I received yourHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 February 1, from Mary DedrickDedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Mary Dedrick to HenryDate: 1862 Feb 1Place: not given. Probably Sherando, VA Dear Henry:I received your dear letter Wednesday and was very glad to hear you was well. I would have received it sooner I suppose but the mail was delayed. We are all well. Your Father was here last Sabbath and they were all well. They say that Mag [---mon] and Dave [illegible] is married. Franklin Manly is dead, he had the sore throat and little Tis Manly is about of. Times is hard here and if this war continues I don't know what poor people is to do. You wanted me to give you some satisfaction about your rye. I had to give rye for threshing and I paid James Lewis and pap and I lent Dr. Drummand a bushel and a half and Pap got his share out of it and sold Hester a half of bushel for coffee, and I have a little left and I have got a little to thresh. You wanted me to take care of it and I do assure you that I will take care of everything that I have got.You wanted to know if I had any corn. I have got some and I have to feed my hogs every night and morning a little for they are [there is] not a bit of [illegible]. Dear Henry you wanted to know if I got anything from Mr. Ellis. He gives me 25 and 30 lbs. of flour a month, 1 lb of coffee, 2 lbs of sugar and no meat. He give me a little last fall but none since, and it don't do me, and I had to use what little buckwheat I had and have to use my corn and I can't get to go after it always, and if I want a horse I have to pay 25 cts for it and if I want a little wagon I have to pay 50 cts. for it and everything is so high. You don't know what hard times I have here about wood. Your Father did haul me a little and Aunt Becky got some hauled and when that is done I don't know what I will do. Pap sold his horse, when he had his I could get it any time.Aunt Becky says Willie can eat as much corn bread and buttermilk as the next one. He can whistle pretty good. Uncle Jonathan says watch and pray lest you be led into temptation for he says your wife is here and you are there. Dear Henry I am glad that you are not give up trying to get to heaven. In this world we have tribulation. But in Christ we have consolation. I hope we will meet around the throne one day or other. Dear Henry strive for heaven. From your sincere wife, M. A. E. DedrickP.S. I was glad when I heard Long was going to try to get you married men a furlough but I don't believe Genl. Johnson will give you any. Nine days from today your baby will be a year old. Amanda Ma and pa sends their compliments to you and Hiram and Wm. [S. H. O.]1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:49:41 AM8/22/2007 3:59:26 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 February 1. Mary to Henry835A10330False06/18/2012 10:49:41 AM8/22/2007 03:59:26 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_February_1__Mary_to_Henry/11549Content1862 February 2/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_February_2/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 February 2 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 Feb 2 Place Camp Alleghany Feb the 2nd 1862 My Dear Wife I received your most dear letter thisHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 February 2Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 Feb 2Place: Camp Alleghany My Dear Wife-I received your most dear letter this evening and I was truly glad to hear from you and to hear that you and your little boy was well and all the rest of the folks. I am well but I have not been very well for the three last days. I have been out about 5 miles from camp all last [word omitted] making clapboards for to cover a stable. I don't know when we will get done making them. I expect we will go out in the morning again. William Offlighter and I stays close together. He is well at this time. We are very well satisfied at our work.I have not been on guard nor on picket for more than a month and I am not very sorry of it. We have a bad way to sleep at night but we would rather do that than to stand picket in the cold and in snow.Dear Lissa I have no important news to write. I want you to get anything that you want if it takes every cent that you have, and if you want any more money you must let me know, and as soon as I get my next pay as we ought to have got it some time ago as they had promised. I think we will get it soon.Dear Lissa I was very sorry to hear of the death of Franklin Manley and to hear that the little [word missing] was very low. It troubles Mr. Manley very much, he is trying to get a furlough to come home and he says if he don't get one he will come any how, furlough or no furlough he will.William Offlighter is in his bunk asleep. He was reading and he fell asleep with his book in his arms. He sends his love to you all. He told me to tell you to tell your pap to pick him out a good cow or a heifer that will have a calf in the Spring. He wants you to get him one by Spring. Hiram Coyner sends his love to you all. Give my love to all and tell James and Rosy that I would like to hear from them once six months.Dear Lissa I hope and trust to my lord if we don't meet on earth no more that we may meet in heaven where parting will be no more. I am trying all I [know]. Dear Lissa I must close for this time as I am tired and paper is scarce. I want you to let me know where Nannie Balsley is and what she is doing. I seen D. Kennedy this morning, he is well. I have not seen [-ash] and Dr. D for some time, but they are well. Nothng more but remain your most affectionate husband until death separates us from this world.Henry H. Dedrick to his dear wife.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:50:18 AM8/22/2007 3:27:39 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 February 2835A10330False06/18/2012 10:50:18 AM8/22/2007 03:27:39 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_February_2/11545Content1862 January 22/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_January_22/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 January 22 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 Jan 22 Place Camp Alleghany Camp Alleghany Jan. the 22 62 My Dear Wife I received you most dearHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 January 22Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 Jan 22Place: Camp Alleghany I received you most dear letter on the 19th and I was very glad to hear from you, to hear that you was well. I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you and the baby well and all the rest of my inquiring friends if there be any. I find that there is but few in those [these] days, every man that is now at home is for his self and they take every advantage of them who is now in the army serving their country. I do hope that it will be our time next.Dear Lizza I want you to give me some satisfaction about my rye. I want to know if you have got it all thrashed out if you have not made use of it all. I want you to take care of it and your corn. If you have any you must keep it for grain is a going to be scarce after while. I want to know if you get any thing from Mrs. Ellis or not and I want to know how much you have got from him.Dear Lizza you wished to know what we wanted with so many clapboards. We have a stable to build, large enough to hold one hundred and fifty horses and we have some cabins to build yet, but I don't know how many.I am well and hearty. William Offlighter, George W. Offlighter, E. W. Sillings, Hiram Coyner, J. W. Padgett, Benjamin Wright, Lewis Phillips is all well and hearty. James, Lewis and William Grass is on the mend, they all send you their best respects. The health of our Regt. is very good at this time. Dr. J. S. Myers has been elected second lieutenant in our company. He is well.Dear Lizza I would like very much to see you and your sweet little boy about this time. Some says that we will get furloughs after while. If any of our company gets furlough I will. Captain Long says that he is going to try the first of next week and see what he can do for us. There is twelve married men that has not been at home. He says if there is any chance for us we shall go.Well, as I have no news of importance I will close for the present. I have not yet give up trying to meet my lord. I remain your affectionate husband until death separates us. From your husband.M. E. A. Dedrick 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:50:57 AM8/22/2007 3:26:17 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 January 22835A10330False06/18/2012 10:50:57 AM8/22/2007 03:26:17 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_January_22/11543Content1862 January 9 & 12/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_January_9___12/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 January 9 & 12 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 Jan 9 & 12 Place Alleghany Camp Tip Top Camp Alleghany Tip Top January the 9th 1862Henry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 January 9 & 12Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 Jan 9 & 12Place: Alleghany Camp Tip Top Dear Wife-I take this opportunity this morning as I have time to inform you that I am well at present and I hope when these few lines comes to hand that they may find you and your sweet little boy enjoying good health and all of my friends the same.We have a great deal of sickness here at this time. James Lewis is very low with the erysipelas. He had the sore throat in the first place, he is very low. His face and head is swollen up, that his eyes was nearly shut and his face is a s black on one side as it can be, but he is a little better this morning, but I hardly think he will get over it. William Offlighter is not very well at this time. All the rest of the creek boys is well.Hiram Coyner & Wright is out of the guard house. They only was in the guard house 12 days. They did not punish them any but kept them in the guard house at night and made them work in the day under a guard. Little Tommy Offlighter sends his love to you all. He has been well. We have bad weather here, we had some snow this week and it is raining here this morning and it is very foggy too, but it is not as cold here as I thought it would be out here in the mountain.Jan 12.Dear Lizza I will send you a few more lines. I wrote some of this a few days ago and I have been at work on a regular detail. We have to walk five miles morning and evening. We are making clapboards. I don't have to stand picket or do any other duty as long as I am on a regular detail.It is very warm this morning. We are all well this morning. Mr. Lewis is better. Mr. Grass has been very sick, he has been sick two or three weeks but he is on the mend. Dear Lizza I received the [word omitted by author]you sent by Dr. Drummons yesterday and all the rest of the things which was ten apples and twenty cakes and the sausage and the hickory nuts that you put in my pants pocket. Tell mother and Amanda and Carry that I am much obliged to them for their kindness and I got the bottle of whiskey. James McDaniel give it to me but did not tell me who sent it to me, but I think you sent it to me. I was very glad to get them and also I am much obliged to you for them. I have not seen Dr. yet. I had no chance. Mr. McDaniel [said] to me last night if I wanted to send you a letter that I had better write last night, but I didn't have no candle. I send my pants back. I will tell more the next letter as I have no time. Give my love to all. Nothing more but reamin you affectionate husband until deathHenry H. DedrickTo his Dear Wife, Good by, write soon1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:51:34 AM8/22/2007 3:24:04 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 January 9 & 12835A10330False06/18/2012 10:51:34 AM8/22/2007 03:24:04 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_January_9___12/11557Content1862 July 5/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_July_5/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 July 5 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 July 5 Place Camp near James River  Note This letter, written in pencil, is badly smudged faded. Large portionsHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 July 5Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 July 5Place: Camp near James River Note: This letter, written in pencil, is badly smudged/faded. Large portions of the first page are illegible. Camp near James River 27 miles below Richmond, VirginiaJuly 5th, 1862My Dear Wife-I take this opportunity [illegible portion] I have not for some time. I have not wrote since I saw father. I am well at present. [Remaining portion of this page is illegible]....all the creek boys is well and hearty. E. W. Sillings has come here last Thursday. He is well. If you see his wife or can send her any word tell her that he is here.I must close as the man that I want to send it by is about to start. I have more news but I have no time. You must write soon and direct your letters as you have heretofore. May god bless you all. So nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death separates us from this world. Fare you well dear wife. I hope I will soon get home again. I want you to kiss Willie for me. Give my love to all. H. H. Dedrick to M. E. A. Dedrick.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:52:12 AM8/22/2007 3:38:42 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 July 5835A10330False06/18/2012 10:52:12 AM8/22/2007 03:38:42 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_July_5/11555Content1862 June 8/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_June_8/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 June 8 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 June 8 Place Camp near Port Republic, Virginia Camp two miles below Port Republic, VA June the 8 1862Henry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 June 8Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 June 8Place: Camp near Port Republic, Virginia My Dear Wife-I take this opportunity to write you a few lines to let you know how and where I am. I am well at this time and I hope these few lines may find you and the boy enjoying the same blessing of health.We are two miles below Port Republic at this time, but I don't know how long we will stay here and I do not know where we will go. Some thinks we will go to Staunton, but it is hard to tell where we will go. The Yankees is between us and Harrisonburg. They have been following us pretty close, but we have not been very bad scared yet. Our brigade had a little fight last Sunday on the right had side of Strassburg. We had one wounded in our regt. and three of Capt. Lusk's artillerymen they was wounded by one of his own [firings]. I don't know how many the yankees lost.Last Friday our brigade was in the rear to cover the retreat about two miles this side of Harrisonburg. The yankee cavalry run up on Ashby's cavalry and fired on them. Ours returned the fire and then charged on them and took 52 of their cavalrymen prisoner. On Col., one Maj., two Capt., and two killed. We had one wounded and he was a Major. Ashby run them back within two miles of town and then he sent for us to assist him. We turn back and went two miles back along the road and then flanked out to the right through a strip of woods and went about one mile.The 44th, 58th VA and the 1st Maryland Regts. was before our Regt. and they seen the yankees coming round to flank us, and the 58th laid down in the brush and as they come up they fired on them and the yankees was so much confused they wheeled and run back apiece and then they turned and fired on our men and we had a hot time of it for a little while, but we drove them back with three small Regt. Our Regt. was not engaged in it. There was about ten thousand of the yankees. Our loss was 75 killed and wounded. General Ashby was killed in the first of the engagement. I don't know how many the yankees lost, but from all accounts their loss was great. I expect the yankees got a good many of our men from Winchester up to Harrisonburg men that was broken down. We have taken 3.2.12. prisoners since we have been in hte valley.I have more news but I have not the time to write. I have been down within a quarter of a mile of Charles Town. The health of the soldiers is very good. Hiram Coiner is well and so is Mr. Lewis. Hiram come to us last Tuesday below New Market. None of the rest of the boys that ran off have come back but Hiram. They haven't done anything with him yet. I don't know what they will do with him.Dear Lissa I would be very glad to see you and the little boy at this time and also the rest of my friends. Give my love to all inquiring friends if there be any, but accept a great portion for your self. May god bless you all and save you all.From your affectionate husband. H. H. D. M. E. D.Josiah Balsley is well and sends his love to you all. I received the letter you wrote on the 23 and I sent an answer but I have not heard from it. WRite as soon as you can. God bye for this time.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:52:55 AM8/22/2007 3:36:15 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 June 8835A10330False06/18/2012 10:52:55 AM8/22/2007 03:36:15 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_June_8/11551Content1862 March 8/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_March_8/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1862 March 8 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1862 March 8 Place Camp Alleghany Camp Alleghany, March the 8th 62 My Dear Wife I take my pen inHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1862 March 8Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1862 March 8Place: Camp Alleghany My Dear Wife-I take my pen in hand this morning to write you a few lines to make up what I have wrote on the other piece, as I was in a hurry for I thought I would send it and wait until the next time and then I did not send it, as I would have time to write more.I am well at this time and I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you all in good health. I received a letter from Father yesterday and I was very glad to hear from them and to hear that they was well. He said in his letter that he was out to see you the day before, and he said that you and Willie was well and all the rest of your pap's folks was well. He said when he started from there that little Willie cried and hollered after him. He said that he left with a sad heart to think that the little boy would cry after him and to think that I was out here and did not know whether we would ever meet on earth any more or not, and he said that he had to shed tears when he was writing to think about it. Dear Lissa you don't know how it hurt my feelings to read it.Dear dear Lissa we have some very good times here although we have to run out in the ditches sometimes when the pickets makes a false alarm. I tell you that we get up and toddle to the ditches and there we have to stand out there and all most freeze, but we take it all in fun. We hear so much news here that we don't know what to believe and so I don't listen at anything that I hear.I must stop writing as I am getting tired. Father sent me the pattern of our sweet little boys hand. I was glad to see it. It has growed very much since I seen it. Dear Lissa I tell you that we have to pay high for every thing that we buy. I bought two checks shirts and I had to pay for the two four dollars and a half. I think that it is right hard that we can't get a shirt with out paying $2.25cts for it. I have some money here, if you want some let me know. I don't like to send in a letter, but if you need it I will try send it in a letter. It is very pleasant here today. Give my love to all of my inquiring friends if there be any. May god bless you and save you through Christ. From you husband. I hope that I will see you on earth again. God bye Dear wife, for this time.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:53:42 AM8/22/2007 3:32:12 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862 March 8835A10330False06/18/2012 10:53:42 AM8/22/2007 03:32:12 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1862_March_8/14633LibraryItem1862MAR27/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00175Stevenson/1862Mar27.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 4:01:47 PM9/18/2007 4:01:47 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1862MAR27953A10330False09/18/2007 04:01:47 PM9/18/2007 04:01:47 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00175Stevenson/1862Mar27.pdf11565Content1863 July 11/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_July_11/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 July 11 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wife Date 1863 July 11, letter fragment Place unknown  Dear Lissa As I had forgot to let youHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 July 11Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wifeDate: 1863 July 11, letter fragmentPlace: unknown Dear LissaAs I had forgot to let you know that Joseph Grass was killed at the fight at Gettysburg. I first heard that he was only wounded but since I have that he was killed. I want you to show this to William Grass. All the creek boys is well. I don't know where James Padgett is. He came to us when we was at Winchester and they kept him with the Regiment until we got to Shepherdstown and then I don't know where he went. We have marching orders. They have taken all the guards in from peoples houses...1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:54:37 AM8/22/2007 3:52:22 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 July 11835A10330False06/18/2012 10:54:37 AM8/22/2007 03:52:22 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_July_11/11577Content1863 July 23. From cousin Hester/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_July_23__From_cousin_Hester/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 July 23 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Hester Hyden (cousin) to Henry Date 1863 July 23 Place Sherando, VA Dear cousin I take this opportunity to write youHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 July 23Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Hester Hyden (cousin) to HenryDate: 1863 July 23Place: Sherando, VA Dear cousin-I take this opportunity to write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well but Lizzy and she is as well as can be expected. She gave birth to a fine son this morning at 4 oclock. He weighs 10 lbs and a half and looks very much like Willy only light hair. Lizzy got along very well and we have great reason to thank God for his care and protection over her. Yes, he will ever answer those who call earnestly upon him for help. Lizzie did not need a Doctor. Lizzie wants you to write her word what she must call your little son. She says she was thinking about calling him for both of his grandfathers and if you do not prefer the name send her a name for him when you write to her. She says I must tell you she has wrote you 6 letters and has not received the seraph of a pen from you since the 11th of June. Your brother J. received one from you yesterday. They are all well. Your father was here last Wednesday and cut the rye. David sowed part of your lot in buckwheat. She wants you to write soon as she wishes to hear from you very much. She says I must give her love, Willy and the baby also. Willy is at your fathers. They are well. Lizzie says she knows you write but she don't get the letters. The mail is so uncetain.Well I must close by saying I trust you are trying to prepare for a land where [care] and parting is not known. Our regards to you. Write soonYour cousinHester A. E. Hyden.H. H. Dedrick1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:55:55 AM8/22/2007 4:04:54 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 July 23. From cousin Hester835A10330False06/18/2012 10:55:55 AM8/22/2007 04:04:54 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_July_23__From_cousin_Hester/11563Content1863 June 14/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_June_14/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 June 14 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wife Date 1863 June 14 Place Camp Near Winchester My Dear Wife I take the opportunity this eveningHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 June 14Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wifeDate: 1863 June 14Place: Camp Near Winchester My Dear Wife-I take the opportunity this evening to drop you a few lines to let you know how I am and where I am. I am five miles below Winchester.My dear wife I tell you that we have had a hard time since we left our old camp. We arrived at Winchester last Saturday and we found some yankees there and we took a general review on Saturday and Sunday our skirmishes and the yankees was fighting all day long. The Yankees shelled us all day on Sunday.About half past eleven oclock our division, that is Gen. Early's division, took back about two miles on the left hand side of the turnpike and then we turned to our right and marched down below Winchester opposite of the Yankees fortifications, and then we laid there until six oclock and then we opened fourteen pieces of artillery on them in their fortifications. And I tell you the yankees had to get out of that place. Pretty soon the La. brigade charged on them and run them out of their fortifications and then our brigade charged for about a mile to hold the ditches.We took fourteen pieces of artillery from them at that place and that night the yankees got up and scadaddled out of that place and took for Martinsburg. But old General Edward Johnson he went down and got before them and as they come along he pitched in to them and took nearly all of them prisoner. I think that we have taken nearly all that was at Winchester. It is reported that we have got old Gen. Milroy. If we have got him it is a fine thing for he has treated some of our people very bad. I think we have got about four thousand of them. Our loss is not very heavy. We only lost one man out of our Regiment. We have take all of their artillery that they had here but I have not heard how many pieces they had.I saw Jacob today. He is well. We will stay here until tomorrow. I don't know where we will go. I did not finish telling you about the yankees. We took everything that they had. I saw a long train of wagons just below Winchester where they left. I have more news but I have not time to write. Dear Lissa I am well at present and I hope when these few lines come to hand they may find you enjoying the same blessing of god aresting upon you.Wheat looks very well down here. Corn is short. Lissa I understand that John Coyner claims them coonskins at fathers. I want you to tell father that I want him to take them to the tanyard and get them tanned and you send the one that is in the spring house. I want you to take the fur off of them and get somebody to get a hat made out of it. Give my love to Julie and tell her I have no chance to write to her. Tell her Hiram is well and I received her letter when I got yours and one from Martha Balsley. Give her my love and tell her I have no chance to write. Give my love to all inquiring friends. I have more news but no paper. I will close for this time. Write soon. May god bless you all. I remain your affectionate husband until death. H. H. Dedrick.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:56:34 AM8/22/2007 3:50:10 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 June 14835A10330False06/18/2012 10:56:34 AM8/22/2007 03:50:10 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_June_14/11561Content1863 June 9/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_June_9/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 June 9 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wife Date 1863 June 9 Place Camp near Culpeper Courthouse My Dear Wife I thank god that IHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 June 9Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wifeDate: 1863 June 9Place: Camp near Culpeper Courthouse My Dear Wife-I thank god that I have been permitted to see a few more lines from under your hand. I received your most kind letter this morning. It was dated on the 2nd of this month. I was truly glad to hear from you and to hear that you was well and to hear that all the rest of the folks was well. I am well and doing as well as could be expected. I do hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you and little Willie in good health.We have been permitted to stay here today. We got here yesterday about twelve oclock and drawed three days rations and was to be ready to start this morning by day light, and then we got orders to stay here today and cook another days rations. I don't know where we will go.We left the old camp last Thursday night at twelve oclock. We have not been marching very hard but it went very hard with some of us. My feet got very sore and my legs has been very sore for some time, but they have got better. I have heard cannon all day long. It commenced about sun rise and was very heavy. It is down the river between this and Fredericksburg somewhere, but I don't know where.The same night that we left our old camp the yankees crossed the river at the same place that they crossed before, but General Hill was there with his Corps. The Yankees shelled his troops friday, Saturday and Sunday, but General Hill laid still to draw them out, but they smelt the Rat and would not come out. General Hill has been reinforced with five thousand new troops. They have never been in a fight, but if they stay there I think they will get into it and that before long. We expect to go into it at any time. I would not be surprised if we don't be in Maryland before ten days. Some thinks that we will go over in the valley. We are on the road that leads to New Market. It leads from Culpeper to Sperryville and then to New Market, but I can't tell you where we will go.I have more news but I have not time to write. I sent you a letter at the same time that I sent Fathers. I mailed them both at the same time. I saw Jacob Ded. several days ago, he was well and send his compliments to you all.They have courtmartialed me at last, but they had right smart trouble before they got it done. But I have not heard my sentence yet. They wanted to make me drill and to...[At this point Dedrick switched from pen to pencil and the text is illegible except for a few sentences at the end]Dear Lissa I want you to forget to tell me who told you that I had said that you didn't care anything about me. Dear Lissa I have some good news to tell you when I write again. May god bless you. H. H. Dedrick.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:57:13 AM8/22/2007 3:48:14 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 June 9835A10330False06/18/2012 10:57:13 AM8/22/2007 03:48:14 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_June_9/11567Content1863 June fragment/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_June_fragment/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 June Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Letter fragment Dedrick to his wife Date the original is undated. Ca. June 1863 Place near Winchester Pages 1 and 2 areHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 JuneDedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Letter fragmentDedrick to his wifeDate: the original is undated. Ca. June 1863Place: near Winchester Pages 1 and 2 are missing; the letter begins on page 3 ...them thunder. There the Yankees broke for Winchester before we got there. It was nine miles from where we was to Middletown. We went 3 miles below town that night and we stayed there about 3 hours and then we started for WInchester. Some of our forces was on ahead and they came in on the Yankees about daylight and in a few minutes after we got there. Our men made a charge on them and they broke and run and we run them 5 miles and we got a great many prisoners. The cavalry men has been bringing them back in big squads all day today. They brought a yankee past and his wife was with him and she was a [back] one at that. Dr. Lewis asked him if that was his wife. he said yessir and the[y] had took a good many negroes and we got a good many of them back. We have taken a great many horses and wagons and other things. We got 3 trains of cars at Front Royal and 500 sacks of coffee and a great deal of salt and other things. They burnt up nearly one square of Winchester. We expect to follow them on.I have more news but I have no time and no paper with me, but I have plenty in my knapsack. It is in Harrisonburg. I seen John and Harry [or Harvey] Friday morning. They are both well. I seen Uncle Jacob Dedrick in Bridgewater. He said he seen Jake that morning driving a wagon and I heard of him being at Front Royal but I have not seen him yet.Give my love to all and accept a great portion for yourself. So nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death. May god bless you all. Write soon. H. H. Dedrick to wife. I sent you a letter some time ago and I have got no answer from it.Dear Lissa I just have eaten a hearty dinner. Me and Ben White had the pleasure of eating dinner by ourselves as all the rest of our mess has run off but four. J and James Lewis and Joseph Liggett has gone out to get their dinner. I received your kind letter while I was at dinner and I was truly glad to hear from you and to hear that you all was well.Dear Lissa [illegible] be very glad to see you at his time. I have a good deal of news to tell you which is too tedious to write. You will please excuse my bad writing as I have no chance to write. Fare you well my dear.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:57:58 AM8/22/2007 3:54:28 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 June fragment835A10330False06/18/2012 10:57:58 AM8/22/2007 03:54:28 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_June_fragment/5161Content1863 May 10 & 11/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_May_10___11/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 May 10 & 11 Battle of Chancellorsville Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Manuscripts Guide Spotsylvania Co. Virginia. Camp near Hamilton's Crossing. May 10th 1863 Dear Father I take this opportunity to drop youHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 May 10 & 11Battle of ChancellorsvilleDedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his father-in-law and his wifeDate: 1863 May 10 and 11Place: Spotsylvania Co. Virginia. Spotsylvania Co. Virginia. Camp near Hamilton's Crossing.May 10th 1863Dear Father-I take this opportunity to drop you a few to answer your few lines that I received from you this evening. I was glad to hear from you all and to hear that youw as well. I am well at present and hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you all enjoying the same blessing of god a resting upon you.You said that you heard that Gen. Jackson had a fight. It was not only him it was all of the troops. We had one of the hardest fights that we ever had since the war begun. General Jackson has lost one of his arms and [has] now got the pneumonia. He is not expected to live. He was shot by our own pickets. He got out side of our pickets after night and he come up in a gallop and they fired on him and wounded him and all of his guard but one. Our loss is said to be twenty thousand killed wounded and missing. I don't know what the [loss] of the enemy was but it must be terrible. I have just heard that General Jackson was dead. If he is it is a great loss to the Southern confederacy.You said that there was a petition wrote and sent to me or my officers. I have not heard nothinig from it. I don't think I will need but you can get it and send it to me, for if the officers gets it it won't do me any good. William Offlighter and Hiram Coyner is in Richmond from what I can find out. They left the last day of April and I have not heard from them since.If we stay here I wish you would come down and bring me something to eat for we don't get half enough and I can't stand it. If you do come you can bring something along and make more off of it [than] you can make any other way. You can get from 50 to 75 cents for a pie, and tobacco is very high. You can sell most anything atall, potatoes 50 cents per quart. Thread is very high and I have two overcoats and a good blanket I would like to send home. If I had them at home I wouldn't take less than 60 dollars for them. If you come and if we are at the ame place you can come to Hamilton's Crossing, that is [with]in two miles of our camp.Joshua Robison [Robinson?] and Adam Pannell sends their best respects to you all. I must close for this time. You will please excuse me for this. May god bless you all. Write soon. H. H. Dedrick to Elijah Balsley.May 11th 1863Dear Wife-I take this priviledge this morning to drop you a few more lines. I received your kind letter yesterday after I had written home one to you. It found me well except the toothache it all but set me crazy. I commenced while I was writing to you and I had to quit writing for awhile but it has quit aching now. Give father and mother and Betty my love and tell him I would have written him a letter but I have not got the paper. Tell him to write to me. I must close. May god be with you all. I remain your affectionate husband until death separates usHenry H. Dedrick To Mary E. Dedrick. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:58:36 AM7/27/2007 1:50:57 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 May 10 & 11835A10330False06/18/2012 10:58:36 AM7/27/2007 01:50:57 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_May_10___11/11559Content1863 May 25/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_May_25/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, 1863 May 25 Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date 1863 May 25 Place Camp May the 25 1863 Camp Near Hamilton's Crossing My Dear Wife I take the opportunityHenry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, 1863 May 25Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Date: 1863 May 25Place: Camp May the 25 1863Camp Near Hamilton's CrossingMy Dear Wife-I take the opportunity this morning to let you know that I am not very well. I was taken with pains in my head and back and then in my arms and legs that I could not help myself. I was taken Sunday night. I have got so that I can sit up and write. I received your most kind letter Saturday. I was truly glad to hear from you and to hear that you was well and doing as well as you was. I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you and Willie well.I seen William Offlighter and Hiram Coyner last Saturday. They was well. They have got back from Richmond. They are in the brigade guard house. They have been courtmartialed but they have not heard their sentence yet. They told me that Castle Thunder¹ was the worst place that they ever seen, but they said that they got plenty to eat. Hiram said that he expects he will have to go back to Castle Thunder again.We get plenty to eat now. They have raised our rations. We [get] one pound and an eight of flour and a half a pound of bacon and some sugar and some peas. We can do very well on that. We are camped at the [illegible] old place yet but I don't know how long we will stay here. I don't hear of no moves at this time. I received that petition that was sent to me. I showed it to the Capt. and to the Col. They both said it was very good.Tell your pap that if he comes down to bring me some tobacco. Tell him that he can get in camp without any trouble. I would be very glad to see him. Mr. Able is well. He comes to me nearly every day to see if I get a letter or not. If you see any of them tell them he is well. Give my love to J. M. D. and J. D. B. and all the rest of my inquiring friends. Write soon. May the blessings of God rest upon you all. I remain your affectionate husband until death. H. H. Dedrick.¹Castle Thunder was a former tobacco warehouse in Richmond, VA that served as a military prison during the Civil War.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:59:20 AM8/22/2007 3:45:49 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob1863 May 25835A10330False06/18/2012 10:59:20 AM8/22/2007 03:45:49 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/1863_May_25/15019LibraryItem7th Virginia Cavalry. View original documents/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00399SeventhVirginia/7thVA_view_originals.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 9:14:59 AM9/24/2007 9:14:59 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacob7th Virginia Cavalry. 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View original./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/00342.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 11:00:24 AM9/20/2007 11:00:24 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAccount Book, 1845-1848. View original.1117A10330False09/20/2007 11:00:24 AM9/20/2007 11:00:24 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/00342.pdf14721LibraryItemAccount Book, 1868-1874, part 1. View original./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/000342part2_01.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 11:01:14 AM9/20/2007 11:01:14 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAccount Book, 1868-1874, part 1. View original.1117A10330False09/20/2007 11:01:14 AM9/20/2007 11:01:14 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/000342part2_01.pdf14723LibraryItemAccount Book, 1868-1874, part 2. View original./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/000342part2_02.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 11:01:25 AM9/20/2007 11:01:25 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAccount Book, 1868-1874, part 2. View original.1117A10330False09/20/2007 11:01:25 AM9/20/2007 11:01:25 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/000342part2_02.pdf14725LibraryItemAccount Book, 1868-1874, part 3. View original./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/000342part2_03.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 11:01:38 AM9/20/2007 11:01:38 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAccount Book, 1868-1874, part 3. View original.1117A10330False09/20/2007 11:01:38 AM9/20/2007 11:01:38 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/000342part2_03.pdf14735LibraryItemAdams Letters. Alabama, 1865. View originals./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/Alabama1865.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:25:23 PM9/20/2007 2:25:23 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Alabama, 1865. View originals.1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:25:23 PM9/20/2007 02:25:23 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/Alabama1865.pdf14739LibraryItemAdams Letters. Fort Delaware, 1864.View Originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/FortDelaware_1864.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:26:28 PM9/20/2007 2:26:28 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Fort Delaware, 1864.View Originals1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:26:28 PM9/20/2007 02:26:28 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/FortDelaware_1864.pdf14737LibraryItemAdams Letters. Fort Delaware, 1865. View Originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/FortDelaware1865.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:26:06 PM9/20/2007 2:26:06 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Fort Delaware, 1865. View Originals1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:26:06 PM9/20/2007 02:26:06 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/FortDelaware1865.pdf14741LibraryItemAdams Letters. Hilton Head, 1864-1865. View Originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/HiltonHead18641865.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:27:00 PM9/20/2007 2:27:00 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Hilton Head, 1864-1865. View Originals1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:27:00 PM9/20/2007 02:27:00 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/HiltonHead18641865.pdf14745LibraryItemAdams Letters. Johnson Island, 1863-1864. View originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/Johnson_sIsland_1863_1864.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:27:51 PM9/20/2007 2:27:51 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Johnson Island, 1863-1864. View originals1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:27:51 PM9/20/2007 02:27:51 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/Johnson_sIsland_1863_1864.pdf14743LibraryItemAdams Letters. Morris Island, 1864. View Originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/MorrisIsland1864.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:27:19 PM9/20/2007 2:27:19 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Morris Island, 1864. View Originals1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:27:19 PM9/20/2007 02:27:19 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/MorrisIsland1864.pdf14749LibraryItemAdams Letters. On Board Steamer Crescent/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/SteamerCrescent.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:28:57 PM9/20/2007 2:28:57 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. On Board Steamer Crescent1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:28:57 PM9/20/2007 02:28:57 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/SteamerCrescent.pdf14747LibraryItemAdams Letters. Point Lookout, 1864. View Originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/PointLookout_1864Feb_June.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:28:19 PM9/20/2007 2:28:19 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAdams Letters. Point Lookout, 1864. View Originals1123A10330False09/20/2007 02:28:19 PM9/20/2007 02:28:19 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/PointLookout_1864Feb_June.pdf16717ContentAlexander Jackson Davis Architectural Drawings./Archives/Manuscripts/00276Davis/Alexander_Jackson_Davis_Architectural_Drawings_/Alexander Jackson Davis Architectural Drawings Historical Buildings at VMIAlexander Jackson Davis Architectural DrawingsHistoric Buildings at VMIView the Online Exhibit  Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892), a notable 19th century American architect, designed the VMI Barracks, professors' residences and other Institute buildings during the 1850's-1860's. Born in New York, Davis studied at the American Academy of Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design. He helped to popularize the Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate styles, and his many important projects included private residences as well as public buildings. Davis has long been recognized by historians as the most significant American practitioner of the "secular gothic," and VMI was the first American college planned entirely in the Gothic Revival style. This style incorporates towers, turrets, and other design elements first used in medieval castles and cathedrals. The Barracks was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966, and the VMI Post was named a National Historic District in 1974.VMI owns 27 original Davis drawings. Davis's association with VMI came about as a result of his design work for Philip St. George Cocke, a wealthy Virginia planter and member of the VMI Board of Visitors. Cocke, an impassioned advocate of the Gothic style, employed Davis to design "Belmead" the Cocke residence in Powhatan County, Virginia. Cocke became Davis's patron in the state, and when VMI began its building program in the late 1840's, it turned to Davis to create a comprehensive plan for the Institute. During the period 1850-1861, a significant portion of the Barracks, a Porter's Lodge, Mess Hall, the Superintendent's residence, and several faculty residences were constructed using Davis's designs. Davis's dream of completing the Barracks quadrangle was interrupted by the Civil War and VMI's post-war financial problems, and his work for the Institute ended in the 1870's. It was not until the early 20th century that his vision for the Parade Ground facade of Barracks was realized, based on a Davis-inspired design by another noted architect, Bertram Goodhue.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:29:16 AM10/10/2007 4:07:33 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAlexander Jackson Davis Architectural Drawings.969A10330False06/13/2012 10:29:16 AM10/10/2007 04:07:33 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00276Davis/Alexander_Jackson_Davis_Architectural_Drawings_/22543LibraryItemAlfred Barksdale Papers/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00465Barksdale/BarksdalePapers.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/2/2008 11:26:22 AM5/27/2008 2:29:54 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAlfred Barksdale Papers2463A10330False06/2/2008 11:26:22 AM5/27/2008 02:29:54 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00465Barksdale/BarksdalePapers.pdf22527ContentAlfred D. Barksdale World War I Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00465Barksdale/Alfred_D__Barksdale_World_War_I_Papers/Alfred D. Barksdale World War I Papers Alfred Barksdale, the son of Judge William Randolph Barksdale and Hallie Craddock, was born at Halifax, Virginia in 1892.  Following his graduation from VMI in 1911, he received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1915. He practiced law in Lynchburg, Virginia andAlfred D. Barksdale World War I PapersView Documents  Alfred Barksdale, the son of Judge William Randolph Barksdale and Hallie Craddock, was born at Halifax, Virginia in 1892. Following his graduation from VMI in 1911, he received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1915. He practiced law in Lynchburg, Virginia and in 1938 was appointed Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. In 1940 he became Judge of the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, retiring in 1957. Judge Barksdale died in Lynchburg in 1971.A member of Company L, First Virginia Infantry, National Guard, Barksdale was called to active duty during the World War I.  These papers date from his service in France with the 116th Infantry, M Company.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:27:40 AM5/27/2008 11:51:04 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAlfred D. Barksdale World War I Papers2463A10330False06/19/2012 09:27:40 AM5/27/2008 11:51:04 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00465Barksdale/Alfred_D__Barksdale_World_War_I_Papers/10737420963ContentAlfred Gibbons Letter. Civil War Cadet Life./Archives/Manuscripts/00119Gibbons/Alfred_Gibbons_Letter___Civil_War_Cadet_Life_/Civil War VMI Cadet Life.  Letter from Cadet Alfred R. Gibbons to his father, 1863Civil War Cadet LifeAlfred R. Gibbons LetterAbout This Letter:Alfred R. Gibbons was born in Page Co., Virginia in August 1846.  He attended VMI for a brief period from August 1863-January 1864, when he resigned to enlist as a Private in Company G, 1st Georgia Cavalry.  After the war he moved west, living in Oklahoma and Missouri.  He died in Shelbina, Missouri in 1932.This letter describes the Corps of Cadets on a march to defend against Union army troop movements. Read the Full Text Transcription  View Original Letter       1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:17:46 AM3/16/2012 11:08:26 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAlfred Gibbons Letter. Civil War Cadet Life.10737420881A10330False06/13/2012 09:17:46 AM3/16/2012 11:08:26 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00119Gibbons/Alfred_Gibbons_Letter___Civil_War_Cadet_Life_/7935106allensml_1_/assets/0/430/438/1219/21dafb38-0564-41a4-b1fd-26dc3a5bb835.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/13/2007 4:00:52 PM8/13/2007 4:00:51 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacoballensml_1_1219A103321DAFB38-0564-41A4-B1FD-26DC3A5BB835http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1219/21DAFB38-0564-41A4-B1FD-26DC3A5BB835.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0d277712e87734831a25c6a5c46cbe62c1.jpg8/13/2007 04:00:52 PM8/13/2007 04:00:51 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1219/21DAFB38-0564-41A4-B1FD-26DC3A5BB835.jpg12217ContentAndrew McCoy Civil War Letters, 1863-1864/Archives/Manuscripts/00393McCoy/Andrew_McCoy_Civil_War_Letters,_1863-1864/Andrew J. McCoy Civil War letters 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment VMI Archives Manuscript #0393 Civil War Letters & Diaries Home  About the Collection The collection consists of three Civil War letters (1863 1864) written by Confederate soldier Andrew Jackson McCoy, whoAndrew J. McCoy Civil War letters25th Virginia Infantry RegimentVMI Archives Manuscript #0393Civil War Letters & Diaries top level About the Collection:The collection consists of three Civil War letters (1863-1864) written by Confederate soldier Andrew Jackson McCoy, who served as a Private in the 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment (2nd Corps, 2nd Company F.) The letters are addressed to his sister, Martha; they primarily concern family matters, camp hardships, and personal news, and provide insight into the life and thoughts of an ordinary soldier. McCoy was born in Highland County, Virginia in 1832 and was a farmer in the Doe Hill area of that county. He enlisted at Monterey in August 1861 and served for the entire war. He was paroled at Staunton, Virginia on May 25, 1865. After the war he returned to his farm at Doe Hill, where he died November 28, 1902; buried Doe Hill Cemetery, Highland County, Virginia.Read the full text of letters listed below  1863 October 25.In camp at Brandy Station, Culpeper County. Discusses sickness & hardship at home in Highland Co.; family news; furloughs; discusses name for his son; mentions Junius Hempstead, VMI Class of 1864.1864 January 16.In camp at Pisgah Church, Orange Co. Names men on furlough; grateful for food supplies from home; will sell cheese sent by his mother and send money home; homesick.1864 March 11.In camp at Orange Co. McCoy has been very sick, describes his health problems; discusses enemy raid on Richmond (Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid) & rumors of Dahlgren's intentions to murder Jefferson Davis & burn Richmond. For more information about this regiment, consult the 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry by Richard L. Armstrong (H.E. Howard, Inc., © 1990). 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 8:01:46 AM8/23/2007 2:42:11 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAndrew McCoy Civil War Letters, 1863-18641555A10330False06/19/2012 08:01:46 AM8/23/2007 02:42:11 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00393McCoy/Andrew_McCoy_Civil_War_Letters,_1863-1864/6019106Andrew Pizzini photo/assets/0/430/438/921/6308947c-a98a-4aea-a18d-e324dbb27fa2.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/2/2007 9:20:57 AM8/2/2007 9:18:52 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAndrew Pizzini photo921A10336308947C-A98A-4AEA-A18D-E324DBB27FA2http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/921/6308947C-A98A-4AEA-A18D-E324DBB27FA2.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0ba6815827c0d4b29b2ea5d277510f3b02.jpg8/2/2007 09:20:57 AM8/2/2007 09:18:52 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/921/6308947C-A98A-4AEA-A18D-E324DBB27FA2.jpg14667LibraryItemArsenal Accounts/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_accounts.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:27:22 AM9/19/2007 11:09:55 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobArsenal Accounts875A10330False09/19/2007 11:27:22 AM9/19/2007 11:09:55 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_accounts.pdf14669LibraryItemArsenal Enlistment documents/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_enlistments.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:27:52 AM9/19/2007 11:27:52 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobArsenal Enlistment documents875A10330False09/19/2007 11:27:52 AM9/19/2007 11:27:52 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_enlistments.pdf14677LibraryItemArsenal Muster Rolls & Returns/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_returns.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:39:13 AM9/19/2007 11:34:52 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobArsenal Muster Rolls & Returns875A10330False09/19/2007 11:39:13 AM9/19/2007 11:34:52 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_returns.pdf14673LibraryItemArsenal Payroll documents/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_payroll.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:30:12 AM9/19/2007 11:30:12 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobArsenal Payroll documents875A10330False09/19/2007 11:30:12 AM9/19/2007 11:30:12 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_payroll.pdf14675LibraryItemArsenal Receipt documents/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_receipts.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:33:15 AM9/19/2007 11:33:15 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobArsenal Receipt documents875A10330False09/19/2007 11:33:15 AM9/19/2007 11:33:15 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Arsenal_receipts.pdf14561LibraryItemAtwill Appointment Letters/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_appointment_letters.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:04:44 AM9/18/2007 11:04:44 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill Appointment Letters909A10330False09/18/2007 11:04:44 AM9/18/2007 11:04:44 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_appointment_letters.pdf14563LibraryItemAtwill Bio/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_biographical.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:04:56 AM9/18/2007 11:04:56 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill Bio909A10330False09/18/2007 11:04:56 AM9/18/2007 11:04:56 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_biographical.pdf5981ContentAtwill death notification. July 28, 1864./Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_death_notification___July_28,_1864_/Death of New Market Cadet Samuel F. Atwill July 28, 1864. Return to Atwill papers top levelFrom VMI's Superintendent to Mr. Atwill Va. Mil. Institute July 28, 1864 S. B. Atwill Esq. Montrose, Westmoreland Co., Virginia. My dear Sir, It isDeath of New Market Cadet Samuel F. AtwillJuly 28, 1864.Return to Atwill papers top levelFrom VMI's Superintendent to Mr. Atwill Va. Mil. InstituteJuly 28, 1864S. B. Atwill Esq.Montrose, Westmoreland Co., Virginia.My dear Sir,It is indeed with much pain I am called upon to announce to you the sudden death of your son. The intelligence has just reached me from my sister in Staunton. I copy that part of her letter"Mr. Atwill died on Wednesday night and was buried on Thursday evening (21st). He was doing very well--went down to Harrisonburg on a visit, where he was thoughtless enough to take a cold bath, and returned here the next day, feeling quite unwell. He was taken with lockjaw--and notwithstanding it was feared and everything [done] to prevent it, nothing availed--and after three days of agony and suffering he died. In all his moments of quiet and reason, he expressed a perfect knowledge of his situation, and seemed to feel at peace. Ella Stribling nursed him day and night. Her father was away."It is not surprising that he was at peace. The Sunday before the Battle of New Market, he united himself with the church here and had given evidence that he was indeed a child of God.The Board of Visitors having directed that the remains of all the gallant youth who fell at the sanguinary Battle of New Market should be removed to the Institute, by the consent of the parents, it will afford us a mournful satisfaction to bury the remains of your son here, that they may be cared for, with the others to be deposited in our public cemetery.With my heartfelt sympathy with you in your affliction. I remain very respectfully,Francis H. Smith, Superintendent1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:42:44 PM8/1/2007 1:53:59 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill death notification. July 28, 1864.909A10330False06/12/2012 02:42:44 PM8/1/2007 01:53:59 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_death_notification___July_28,_1864_/14569LibraryItemAtwill letter, 1864 August 8/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_letter_18640808.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:06:11 AM9/18/2007 11:06:11 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill letter, 1864 August 8909A10330False09/18/2007 11:06:11 AM9/18/2007 11:06:11 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_letter_18640808.pdf14565LibraryItemAtwill letter, 1864 July 3/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_letter_18640703.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:05:29 AM9/18/2007 11:05:29 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill letter, 1864 July 3909A10330False09/18/2007 11:05:29 AM9/18/2007 11:05:29 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_letter_18640703.pdf14567LibraryItemAtwill letter, 1864 July 9/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_letter_18640709.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:05:52 AM9/18/2007 11:05:52 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill letter, 1864 July 9909A10330False09/18/2007 11:05:52 AM9/18/2007 11:05:52 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Atwill_letter_18640709.pdf5961106Atwill_oval_1_/assets/0/430/438/909/6eb0e8ae-b037-460c-98d4-f660ff5ff933.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/1/2007 1:21:39 PM8/1/2007 1:21:38 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobAtwill_oval_1_909A10336EB0E8AE-B037-460C-98D4-F660FF5FF933http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/909/6EB0E8AE-B037-460C-98D4-F660FF5FF933.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0306fe301ce494e71b1534e6aa8c29ff31.jpg8/1/2007 01:21:39 PM8/1/2007 01:21:38 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/909/6EB0E8AE-B037-460C-98D4-F660FF5FF933.jpg14731LibraryItemBaker Memoirs full text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00357Baker/Baker Full text.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:02:34 PM9/20/2007 2:02:34 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBaker Memoirs full text1119A10330False09/20/2007 02:02:34 PM9/20/2007 02:02:34 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00357Baker/Baker Full text.pdf10367ContentBlack Diary Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00015Black/Black_Diary_Home/William J. Black Civil War Diary Shoemaker's Artillery Battery Read Full Text Description One volume diary of Confederate soldier William J. Black (b. 1845 d. 1935 VMI Class of 1867). Diary entries date from October 1864 January 1865, written whileWilliam J. Black Civil War DiaryShoemaker's Artillery BatteryManuscript #15Civil War Manuscripts top level Read Full Text Diary & Reports About this Collection:One volume diary of Confederate soldier William J. Black (b. 1845 d. 1935; VMI Class of 1867). Diary entries date from October 1864 - January 1865, written while Black was serving in Captain John J. Shoemaker's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery. Brief accounts of various skirmishes and the Battle of Cedar Creek; campsites and positions recorded daily. Following the diary entries are copies of two of Shoemaker's reports detailing Battery activities, dated September 1, 1864 (covering the period May - August) and December 25, 1864 (covering the period September - Dec 25). The volume also contains Black's VMI account book, listing expenses incurred while a cadet (1862-1864) prior to joining Confederate Army.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:13:18 AM8/20/2007 8:35:54 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBlack Diary Home1503A10330False06/5/2012 11:13:18 AM8/20/2007 08:35:54 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00015Black/Black_Diary_Home/14547LibraryItemBlack_diary_transcription/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00015Black/Black_diary_transcription.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 10:20:31 AM9/18/2007 10:20:31 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBlack_diary_transcription1503A10330False09/18/2007 10:20:31 AM9/18/2007 10:20:31 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00015Black/Black_diary_transcription.pdf6085106Botts title image/assets/0/430/438/933/cacd97da-b477-4e75-84aa-f08ad74ed701.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/6/2007 10:15:22 AM8/2/2007 12:55:19 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBotts title image933A1033CACD97DA-B477-4E75-84AA-F08AD74ED701http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/933/CACD97DA-B477-4E75-84AA-F08AD74ED701.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse070bf33ec4c3843009cc05e1da1bbfb0c2.jpg8/6/2007 10:15:22 AM8/2/2007 12:55:19 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/933/CACD97DA-B477-4E75-84AA-F08AD74ED701.jpg14571LibraryItemBotts_Vieworiginals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00064Botts/MS00064Botts.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:36:53 AM9/18/2007 11:36:53 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBotts_Vieworiginals933A10330False09/18/2007 11:36:53 AM9/18/2007 11:36:53 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00064Botts/MS00064Botts.pdf14573LibraryItemBotts_VMICorrespondence/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00064Botts/Botts_VMIRecords.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 11:37:14 AM9/18/2007 11:37:14 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBotts_VMICorrespondence933A10330False09/18/2007 11:37:14 AM9/18/2007 11:37:14 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00064Botts/Botts_VMIRecords.pdf16821ContentBoyd Diary Transcript/Archives/Manuscripts/00092Boyd/Boyd_Diary_Transcript/Full text transcription of Sgt. Robert Boyd Civil War Diary, Confederate Engineers.Robert A. Boyd Civil War Notebook-DiaryFull Text TranscriptionBoyd Diary Top Level January 1st 1865- The Great feast given to the Army Northern Va. by the people of Virginia. Today the sky is clear, weather, windy and cold. I did not improve this, the day (Sabbath) "God hast blest" by attending His church; but had to remain in camp (near Petersburg) all day, to attend to the business of the company. The Capt. is away at Church; 1st Lieut. in Hospital and 2nd Lieut. in Petersburg, leaving me in command. Got through my morning duties about 11 o'clock. Ate dinner about 1 o'clock, salt beef, salty as brine, for dinner with turnips. Whole dinner rendered unfit to eat by the salt in the beef. After dinner read four or five chapters in the Proverbs of Solomon; turned out the men not on pass to go after wood, up the canal, in a pontoon boat. Whilst they were gone two classmates of mine, at the V.M.I. came in camp to see Lt. Beckham, Sergt Prince and myself, all graduates of the same Institute. Good friends that came to see us were 1st Lt. Roller of Engineers & Sergt. Mayer Grigg of Artillery. They did not find Lt. -B in camp. Stayed but a short time. About 6 p.m. the men came with the wood. Ordered all effective men in camp to assist in bringing it to the quarters from the boat. Ate supper a little after 7 p.m. Had toast bread and butter & coffee, which I enjoyed very much, not having anything fit to eat in several days. Retired at 10 o'clock. Before retiring, read the evening lesson in the Episcopal Prayer Book; also the Evening Prayer. My servant - Henry listening attentively holding the candle for me. This prayer is beautiful. It is the height of my ambition to be a child of God; a disciple of Christ. R.A.B. Chesterfield County. April 3rd 1865We of the 1st Eng. Reg. left Petersburg 2nd April / 65. Army evacuated Petersburg on the night of the 2nd. On the night of the 6th we reached the High Bridge, for this day we marched harder and thru more bushes, branches, creeks, & c. than was ever done before, I reckon since the war. We were several times drawn right in the line of battle and were pushed hotly by the enemy all day. Some five hundred weapons had to be left in the hands of the enemy and were burnt by them. This was a memorable day in the history of this war.April 11 1865The (1st) First Engineer Regiment of the A. N. Va. was this day drawn up in line of battle on one of the heights of Appomattox County near the Appomattox river. Whilst in this position with our guns cocked, rather at a ready, a yankee trooper came galloping up to our front and through mistake was shot down, he and horse. We understood him to ask us to surrender. Soon afterward we were ordered not to fire until we received special orders to that effect. This order was passed along the lines. All this was done with the view of making sure negotiations for a surrender. Sergt. Haines, the color bearer of the Regt. carried a flag of truce to a Yankee officer on our front, from Col. Talcott; soon afterward some Yankee officers came up and saw the Col. Then we were ordered brought to attention and marched down this height over on an opposite one where the Gens. Lee, Longstreet & other genererals all were found dismounted making negotiations for a surrender us I. A. N. Va. surrendered by Gen. Lee April 9/65. There has been a great deal of suffering on this retreat for want of bread.Tuesday night- 11th April/651st Eng. Reg. received their paroles. The band played "Hail to the Chief."Headquarters Army Northern Virginia, April 10th/65. General Orders No. 9I. After four years of arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to surrender to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell the brave survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them. But feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that would compensate for the loss that must have attended the continuance of the contest - I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those *who have endeared them to their country men. By terms of agreement the officers and men can return to their houses and remain until exchanged. You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection. With increasing admiration for your constancy and devotion to your country and a grateful remembrance for your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell. Signed R. E. Lee, General*whose past services have endeared them to their country men,April 13th 1865.This day I reached Charlotte Court House, after a wearisome march, from Appomattox Court House, where the Army of Northern Virginia was surrendered. On the retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox C. House, I suffered extremely as did also the whole Army, from rapid marching. R. A. BoydThe following entries are notes written in the back pages of Boyd's Diary: John Crowder reported from daily duty with Q. M. March 14/65.Harrison detailed with Q. M. March 16/65.Wagner reported 3th MarchThomas R. furloughed 9th March/65Candle abs. without leave since March 15 also Furcson.G. Whitchuns - died August 8th, 1864.Rush J returned from absence without leave March 29/65.Hodges, Bigby, Grant Johnson, and Moone, 5 returned from S. Mile March 29/65.S. S. White furloughed 14th Feb 65 for 30 days charged with Gun & in Riddes care.Bittle G. W. furloughed Feb.Tate reported to Com. from on extra daily duty at Hospl. Feb 19/65.Sergt. Tieny on pass seven days from 26th Feb.Warren on detached service by S.O. No. 34 Hd Qrs End Troops Feb 24/65Wagner reported to co. 3rd March/65Sergt. Prince furloughed 13th June 1865 for 18 days. Returned 1st Feb 1865Sergt. N. C. Beckham furloughed 31st Jan 1865 for 15 daysW. W. Mirth furloughed 31 Jan 1865 for 15 daysB. Johnstonon pass 48 hours took effect 31st Jan 1865Poire furloughed 15 days from Jan 15th 1865McKinney on pass 48 hrs from 9th Feb 1865Lt. Beckham on furlough from 10th Feb 1865Private Burger died on 3rd Feb. 1865J. B. Prince promoted from Sergt. to Lt. Jan. 19/65Died on the 16th of December 1864, Morton B. Easley, a Private of Co: K 34th Va. Infantry, Wise's Brigade, from a wound received in front of Petersburg on the 8th of the same month, while assisting in placing chavaux-de-foure in front of the, or rather our works. He died the death of Christian, prepared to meet his God. Although his wound was incurable and he knew that his last hours on earth were drawing rapidly to a close, he calmly and sincerely met his passed off from earth as an infant would to its place of repose. Among his last requests was, that his one and only sister be told that he has been a good soldier. Such has been the career of this gallant boy.Turned into Ord. Report For January 1865 February.To J. B. Prince, Srgt.1 Canteen1 (Canteen) Strap1 Haversack Charged in final statementBowzer1 Knapsack, 1 haversack, Canteen & Canteen Strap[illegible] recruit to one Cartridge Box Feb. 11/65 Rec'd from Ord: Sergt. in January 1865 in April3 Guns & 1 Gun = 43 Can Boxes & 1= 43 Waist Belts +1= 44 Wipers4 screws80 rounds CartridgesTurned in to Ord. Sergt.1 Gun + 1 Gun = 2To [illegible] Sergt April 2/652 axes1 shovelto Ord Sergt Ap 2/651 cartr box1 W. Belt1 cart pouch & c.Lt. Beckham owes me for hire of servant for December $6.25. I settled with Capt. Derrick for Dec.& Jan. for rations bought Feb 20/65.Lt. Sully due me $53.25. $10 to September acct. Borrowed $5. Dec. 27th. Servant's Hire Sept.- $5.J.B. Prince promoted from Sergeant to Lieut- Jan 19th/65N. Butt detailed at Engr. Depot Feb 16/65$53 + 20 = $73 due me for servant's hire Dec./64, $6.25 Loan to me Paid me on Jan 19th $20. Due me now $79.25- $20= 59.25Burgin sick/ furloughed 27th Jan 1865 - (30) daysWorsell (sick) furloughed 27 Jan/65 (30) daysSergt. H. C. Beckham furloughed Jan. 31st 1865 for (15) daysW. W. Smith furloughed Jan 31st 1855 (15) days.Wagoner & Doyle should be charged with one knapsack, one haversack, canteen & canteen strap Dec. & Nov. Pay RollsRausch Henry furloughed 27th Jan./65 for 15 days. Not the 25th Jan.Jno. Hamilton furloughed Feb. 8/65 for (30) days.Sergt. Beckham ret 17 Feb.Ledbetter on pass 10 days Feb. 19/65Anthony sick furlough 30 days[eligibile] 21 MarchHamilton [illegible] 21 MarchFrom Richd. Boyd, Sr. Meck Co. Va. to R.A. Boyd C. Army(To R.A. Boyd, 1st Sergeant Co. "D" 1st Va. Engineers) Christmas Box, 18642 Hams2 Geese nicely cooked & dressed1 Piece smoked beef1 Opossum2 1/2 lb. Peas1 lb. Potatoes1 lb. Turnips3 gal. Molasses2 Doz. eggs1 Peck Walnuts & Hickory nuts2 Rich S. Po. Pies1 Doz. Puffs78 BiscuitsPicklePreserves5 lbs. Butter1 lb. SugarBrandy 1 qt.3 Doz. candles & 3 lbs. soapSergeant one BeltHeartless "(one belt)"Johnston "(one belt)"Seeds "(one belt)"Murtno "(one belt)"14 C. Boxes Belts9 guns with [illegible]6 (guns) no [illegible]Rev. G. VidvakSurg. Call 6 1/2Fatigue (call) 7Orderly (call) 7 1/2[illegible] 8Tattoo 7Sunday Inspection 9Dec. 27 Turned into Ordinance Sergeant4 Gun Slings1 KnapsackKnapsacks charged to Creary & [illegible]Dec. 8 1 Box BeltsDetail 11 menSeeds 40 Cartridges1 Gun1 Cartridge Box1 Cap Pouch44 Caps & Belt Bittle 24 Cartridges1 Cartridge Box & C. Pouch1 Gun & BeltSergeant 1-13 Cartridges, 36 Caps, 1. C. Box, & Belt & Cap Pouch newThomas 41 Cartridges & 21 Caps 1 newBagby 39 Cartridges & 16 caps1 Gun wiper - 1 GunMartin 39 Cartges. & 39 caps.1 GunHeartless 40 Cartridges & 24 Caps. 1 GunJohnston 38 Cartridges21 Caps - 1 Gun Wiper & GunCornuss 29 Caps & Cartridges1 wiper & wrench - 1 tube gunMorquin 40 Cartridges, 75 Caps1 Gun Wiper & screw & screw driverMcKinney 4 Guns 4 Boxes1 40 Cartridges 39 Caps 1 Gun 1 screw driver 2 Lewis, 30 Cartridge and Caps 1 Gun - 34 Cartridges, 40 caps, 1 Screw driver & wiper & tube- 40 Cartridges & 40 Caps, 1 tube (1) (3) Button Case(1) Leiber on Self Govenment:Napoleon at St. Helena.(3) Notes on Travel & LifeL (16 1/2)Lord Chatham's works & Burkes.Irving's Works F. 171History of U.S. By BancroftDr. Sherlock's discourse upon death.Dr. Scott's in his first Book of Christian Life1 lb Turnips, Peas & Potatoes1 Piece SoapOpossum, Hickory Nuts & WalnutsProvisions, Turkey, Brandy, eggsMolasses, Meal, Flour, Applesdried Peaches, Cherries, Tomatoes,Tobacco. BW Shon for Division about provisions.12 candles Comfort & [illegible]2 lbs sugar & ButterClean WatchExtra Duty Corpl. Shirra  & Tate1 Bennett2 Crowder3 Leslie4 Pharasse5 Smithe6 Thomas R7 Williams8 Vines1st ReliefJordan 1 Moore (S)2 Benjamin (S)3 Coleman (S)4 Thomas (C.S.)5 White6 Vines7 Martin8 Hartless9 Green2nd ReliefPearce 1 Baker2 Butt3 Candle4 Cruness5 Smith6 Reeves7 Woonell3rd ReliefBrown 1 Cruness2 Dearcroff3 Grant4 Johnson B.(Nov. 19) 5 Lewis6 Livemay 7 McKinney4th ReliefProse 1 Winder2 Tibbs3 Furcron4 Rush5 Harrison6 Johnson7 Kidd8 Rauschdropped Jan. 1865 Retr. 8 mo.Thank Smithe1st ReliefSergt. TirnySergt. PrinceCorporal BittleSergeant- Nov. 14thAlsonon command1 Doyle2 Cramen3 Lewis4 McKinney5 Wilder6 Hamilton2nd ReliefSergt. JordanCorpl. Brown" HodgesWagner returned under guard by Col. Talcott Nov. 8th 1864. Sent to Mayer Bridgefort (Nov. 8th 1864) Corporal Bittle in charge.Nov 9. Turned over to OrdinanceBittleNeidhamTibbsHodgesBennettSargeantWhite, Coleman, Thomas B - arrested Oct 27 Returned 29thNeidham & Linsay ordered to St. Peters as teamsters Nov. 12/64.Private Sargeant deserted hospital Nov. 14, 1864Isbell sent to Gen. Reg. Hospl. Nov. 19Lewis & McKinney left 20th Nov. Returned 24th Nov. Sent to the Bridgefort G. O. House.Smithe sent Reg Hospl. Nov. 26.Sargeant reported 28th Nov from hospital.Moore on furlough 27th Nov.Anthony reported Dec. 2nd fr. hospl.Miller reported from Hospl Dec. 12(Dec. 21)Anthony 11 Bigby2 [name crossed out]3 Crump4 Grant5 Johnston6 Sargeant7 Seeds8 Martin W9 Hartless10 Thomas B 1 Hodges2 Tibbs3 Wornell 4 Baker 5 Pharess6 Cruness J7 Rush8 Johnston BMoore sent in Baker's place Dec. 30/64Bittle Sent in Detail Dec. 9th1 Anthony2 Baker3 Butt4 Coleman5 Crump J6 Crump K7 Candle8 Deerdorff, Thomas R.9 Green10 Harrison11 Johnston B12 Bidel13 Ledbetter, Corny14 Martin D15 Moore16 [illegible]17 Rausch18 Rush19 Reeves20 Hedford21 Smith22 Tibbs23 Vines24 Frescron25 White26 Wornell27 WinderSmithe 28 DeerdorffRauschReevesButtMooreGreen 2 cooksAnthonyCrump H 2 cuttersVinesColeman  Mess Acct- Oct- 1864Oct. 13 For vegetables By Lieut. Sully $2For Molasses by Boyd $3 1/2Accept assurances of my highest consideration & respectJ. Leslie furloughed 28th Dec/64 15 daysCorpl. Brown furloughed Dec. 11 10 days, Returned 22 Dec.Baker furloughed Dec. 29th 10 daysCorpl. Schemer & private Deardorff & Candle abs. without leave Dec. 28 (sick)Smithe on furlough Dec. 24th 15 daysHamilton put under arrest Oct.Rush B. E. sent to Genl. Recvg. Hospl Nov. 2Reeves furloghed Jan 5th for 15 days.Ledbetter (furloughed Jan. 5th) for five days. 167-10-25 Borrowed of Mr. Watkins Jan 2nd, 1865 $150- Pd.deposited with Lester & Co.         $367           -60           -40           -25           -10Oct. 13 -30Oct. 29 -50Nov. 30  20Nov. 30 due for 1/2 qt.Payment $ 1.50Dec. 3rd $ 30Dec. 3rd Retd. 7 spades, 5 shovels, 6 picksDec. 8th, 1864 Corpl. Wyman in charge 5 axesColeman 1 axe[illegible] 1 axeDec [illedgible] 12 shovels1 picks1 axe 6735$32Nov. 19th Jackets issuedPrince 1Bosgeian 1Seeds 1Smith 1Tibbs 1Wornell 1Windor 1Johnston F 1Candle 1White 1 CandleSee about Morton's letters & clothes. Got a handkerchief for Julie.Memorandum for watch key, valice key, [illedgible] lines, 1 box [illigible]Gave Miller 1 gun & accoutrements6 Jan 18651/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 3:05:22 PM10/11/2007 1:39:05 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBoyd Diary Transcript1933A10330False06/12/2012 03:05:22 PM10/11/2007 01:39:05 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00092Boyd/Boyd_Diary_Transcript/20437106BoydTitle/assets/0/430/438/1933/e76ef22d-2131-4df5-8aab-4aa6bb00d92f.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/8/2008 9:44:10 AM2/8/2008 9:44:08 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBoydTitle1933A1033E76EF22D-2131-4DF5-8AAB-4AA6BB00D92Fhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1933/E76EF22D-2131-4DF5-8AAB-4AA6BB00D92F.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0951f5786d33145ecadad42402d61d9141.jpg2/8/2008 09:44:10 AM2/8/2008 09:44:08 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1933/E76EF22D-2131-4DF5-8AAB-4AA6BB00D92F.jpg6783ContentBoykin Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00232Boykin/Boykin_Civil_War_Papers/Francis M. Boykin Civil War Papers 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment Manuscript #00232 View Original Documents Civil War Manuscripts top level About this Collection Francis Marshall Boykin was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on March 1, 1837. His ancestors foughtFrancis M. Boykin Civil War Papers31st Virginia Infantry RegimentManuscript #00232Civil War Manuscripts home   View original documents About this Collection:The collection consists Civil War papers (8 items, all dated 1861), including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Gov. John Letcher ordering Boykin to proceed to Grafton and communicate with Col. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), one letter bearing the signature of Gen. Robert E. Lee.Francis Marshall Boykin was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on March 1, 1837. His ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and his father, General Francis Boykin, was a member of the Virginia Senate. Boykin entered the Virginia Military Institute in July 1853 and graduated in 1856. He engaged in teaching until 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Lt. Colonel in the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment. Boykin served throughout the war and was briefly imprisoned at Johnson's Island. After the war, he was in the tobacco business in Richmond, Virginia. Boykin married Ellen B. George, and they had three children (Hamilton, Anna, Ellen). He died on May 5, 1906 in Richmond.Virginia Volunteers commission document, April 29, 1861. Appointing Boykin to rank of Major; signed by Governor John Letcher.Letter, April 29, 1861, from Governor John Letcher. Orders Boykin to proceed to Grafton and contact Col. Thomas J. Jackson. Letter, April 29, 1861, from Maj. General Robert E. Lee. Signature is in Lee's hand. Orders Boykin to muster into service volunteer companies and to take position near Grafton to protect the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.General Orders No. 4, April 29, 1861. Headquarters, Richmond. Officers required to submit returns of their commands and to abide by regulations concerning military correspondence.General Orders No. 5, April 29, 1861. Headquarters, Richmond. Regarding officers' obligations with regard to expenditures and record keeping.General Orders No. 6, April 29, 1861. Headquarters, Richmond. Appointing Lt. Col. Henry Heth and Maj. James R. Crenshaw acting Quartermaster General and Acting Commissary General, respectively.Virginia Volunteers commission document, December 14, 1861. Appointing Boykin to rank of Lt. Colonel; signed by Governor John Letcher.Extract, Special Orders No. 267, December 16, 1861. Assigning Lt. Col. Boykin to the 31st Regiment Virginia Volunteers.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:26:15 AM8/7/2007 2:06:09 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBoykin Civil War Papers965A10330False06/13/2012 10:26:15 AM8/7/2007 02:06:09 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00232Boykin/Boykin_Civil_War_Papers/14665LibraryItemBoykin Papers. View Originals./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00232Boykin/Boykin_Papers.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 10:08:06 AM9/19/2007 10:08:06 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBoykin Papers. View Originals.965A10330False09/19/2007 10:08:06 AM9/19/2007 10:08:06 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00232Boykin/Boykin_Papers.pdf12189ContentBrisbine Civil War Letters, 1864 September/Archives/Manuscripts/00391Brisbine/Brisbine_Civil_War_Letters,_1864_September/Napoleon B. Brisbine Civil War Letters Surgeon, 2nd Ohio Cavalry Regiment Prisoner of war in Winchester, Virginia Manuscript #0391 Civil War Letters & Diaries HomeDescription Two letters written by Union soldier Napoleon B. Brisbine from Winchester, Virginia the letters areNapoleon B. Brisbine Civil War LettersSurgeon, 2nd Ohio Cavalry RegimentManuscript #0391Civil War Letters & Diaries top level DescriptionTwo letters written by Union soldier Napoleon B. Brisbine from Winchester, Virginia; the letters are addressed to his brother and sister and dated September 16 and 24, 1864. Brisbine was a Surgeon serving with the 2nd Ohio Cavalry Regiment; this unit was engaged in the fighting at Winchester in August 1864, serving as a rear guard while the rest of the army retreated toward Harper's Ferry. In the first letter, Brisbine describes being held prisoner in Winchester where he was captured while caring for Union wounded. In the second, he describes the recapture of Winchester by Union troops and the Confederate retreat. Full TextWinchester, VirginiaSeptember 16th, 1864Dear Brother & Sister-The fates are again against me and I am once more a prisoner in this place. On our retreat down the valley it fell to the lot of someone to stay with our wounded at this place and that unfortunate one was your humble servant N.B.B. I had gone on through the place some eight miles and received orders to go back immediately. I started with my boy and had just time to get here and send him back when the rebels came in and I was a prisoner. I have been here near five weeks, and have been living in high hopes that our troops would occupy the place and let me at liberty. But, all in vain. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, the poet says. But I keep a stiff upper lip and don't trouble my heart about it. It they don't send me to Richmond I'll forgive them.I have about thirty wounded on my hands yet. But they will soon be able for transportation and then I must make tracks one way or the other. I have no clothes but a common Privates suit and not a change of those. But I live fine, get plenty to eat from the citizens and am without exaggerating well fixed for a prisoner. I have heard since here by one of our own boys that my horses are safe and I believe my things. I don't suppose you could write and in fact it is very doubtful whether you get this yet or not. But I will risk it. I dare not write any news, but send this by a lady. Hoping you will receive it and don't fret for your Brother. N. B. Brisbine.Write to uncle William and tell him where I am. My regards to all. I hope I shall be able to write without trouble soon.Winchester, VirginiaSeptember 24, 1864Dear Brother and Sister-I sat down two or three days ago to write this to you but some circumstance occurred to stop me and I did not write. But will finish it today and send it post haste.I was a prisoner five weeks to the day our troops recaptured me at this place, and during the time had no chance of letting you know of my whereabouts. So you see I was not to blame this time. I wrote one letter to you and sent by a citizen who said he would get if through for me.Last Monday morning I was awakened by the heavy booming of artillery and upon inquiring the case, was informed that the Yanks were only about two or three miles from town and had made a demonstration at day light. I judged by the time and the length of the firing that we were to have a general engagement that day and oh, how I prayed for success to our arms, for I knew what a formidable antagonist they would have to cope with, and well I knew that day would bring the hardest fighting ever done in the valley. All day the cannon bellowed and once in a while a breeze would bring the faint report of firearms, rifles, muskets, and carbines. But along in the afternoon, the small arms became quite plain and at length cheers could be heard, and a shell would come over me from the Yankee Battery.Then commenced one of the greatest panic retreats I ever saw without any exception, and the horses, mules & men all went along with their tails up (excuse the last remark, the latter's tails were down). The old 8th Corps done wonders in that day and redeemed itself from all other stains. While the rebels were retreating through town a shell from one of our Batteries came through our Hospital, going over two beds and striking the third one smashing it to splinters, tearing the straw out of the mattress and disappeared through the other side of the house, not hurting a man. The bed was occupied by a man with a fractured thigh but was not hurt. Sheridan is a trump, and is just whipping them as they go.I am not on duty at present. Have been sick but am now quite well again. We had about thirty five hundred wounded here including Rebs. We captured nearly all their wounded. I stayed on duty as long as I could but had to give up. Was sick when the fight came off. Would like to go home but no chance, every thing is busy. Captured about four thousand seven hundred prisoners here, and since captured some seventeen hundred. About eleven hundred dead on the field of both sides. Up to this time have taken thirty one pieces of artillery with numbers of wagons & horse. Cannot tell how long will stay here. Write soon to your brother. N. B. Brisbine.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 7:55:40 AM8/23/2007 11:43:24 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobBrisbine Civil War Letters, 1864 September1547A10330False06/19/2012 07:55:40 AM8/23/2007 11:43:24 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00391Brisbine/Brisbine_Civil_War_Letters,_1864_September/42041106broadside_large/assets/0/430/438/1101/ff333cb1-2631-4d34-8aba-2c4862e3be9e.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/29/2009 1:29:32 PM7/29/2009 1:29:30 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobbroadside_large1101A1033FF333CB1-2631-4D34-8ABA-2C4862E3BE9Ehttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/FF333CB1-2631-4D34-8ABA-2C4862E3BE9E.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse03156bec26e024e84a782dbca2c69572c1.jpg7/29/2009 01:29:32 PM7/29/2009 01:29:30 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/FF333CB1-2631-4D34-8ABA-2C4862E3BE9E.jpg10801ContentBrooke Civil War Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00221Brooke/Brooke_Civil_War_Papers_Home/Samuel Brooke Civil War Papers.  47th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Read Full Text and View Original Documents. Marching I do detest and fighting I love no better.Samuel Selden Brooke was born on November 10, 1841 in Stafford County, Virginia, the sonSamuel Brooke Civil War PapersManuscript #221  Civil War Manuscripts Home  "Marching I do detest and fighting I love no better."  About the Papers:Samuel Selden Brooke was born on November 10, 1841 in Stafford County, Virginia, the son of Samuel Selden Brooke, Sr. and Angelina Edrington. Brooke enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute in July 1857 and was a cadet for one year. He subsequently attended the University of Virginia, and in April 1861 he joined the Confederate Army. In May 1861 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company I, 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment; in May 1862 he was promoted to Captain. He served with this unit until the end of the Civil War.After the war, Brooke resided in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he studied law and opened a practice. In 1882 he moved to Roanoke, VA, where he was a newspaper editor and Clerk of Court. He married Bettie Lewis Young in 1872; they had 6 children (Samuel, Henry, Edgar, Vena, Sarah, and Cary). Brooke died January 10, 1918 in Roanoke.Read the full text letters (as listed below)1862 April 17.From Brooke's sister, writing from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She describes the retreat of the Confederate troops and her fear of the impending occupation of the city by Union troops commanded by Gen. Augur.1862 May 17.From Brooke's aunt, writing from Richmond, VA. Gives Sam the news of his mother's death; laments the "terrible feature of this war that it cuts off all communication with those we love"; family leaving Richmond to go to countryside.1862 June 26.From Brooke's aunt, writing from Fluvanna, VA. Is worried about Sam; mentions family behind enemy lines in Fredericksburg; illness in family; other family concerns.1863 August 18.From Samuel to his sister, writing from the camp of the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment near Orange Court House, VA. "Marching I do detest and fighting I love no better."1864 March 27.From Samuel to his sister, writing from the camp of the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment near Orange Court House, VA. "I...do not expect to see you all again until this campaign is over if I am so fortunate as to survive the storm that will soon burst over us."View other Documents (listed below)Commission document, 1861. Signed by Virginia Governor John Letcher.Special Orders, December 1864. Recruiting trip authorized.Amnesty oath, 1865.&For more information about the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment, see the following book:Musselman, Homer D. 47th Virginia Infantry. (H. E. 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Thomas J. Moncure Letter./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00468Moncure/MoncureTJ1849Letter.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM4/17/2008 2:39:12 PM4/17/2008 2:39:12 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCadet Life, 1849. Thomas J. Moncure Letter.2377A10330False04/17/2008 02:39:12 PM4/17/2008 02:39:12 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00468Moncure/MoncureTJ1849Letter.pdf5167106Cadet Samuel Fulkerson, Class of 1884/assets/0/430/438/837/abb14f9e-b9bf-4643-aea8-1688c9c03bbe.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/27/2007 2:18:18 PM7/27/2007 2:17:40 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCadet Samuel Fulkerson, Class of 1884837A1033ABB14F9E-B9BF-4643-AEA8-1688C9C03BBEhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/837/ABB14F9E-B9BF-4643-AEA8-1688C9C03BBE.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0f1f96fe62e0443e7aef78718836b2eb52.jpg7/27/2007 02:18:18 PM7/27/2007 02:17:40 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/837/ABB14F9E-B9BF-4643-AEA8-1688C9C03BBE.jpg6953106Campbell document detail/assets/0/430/438/1101/46801a0e-de9f-46f5-b50f-626d4244db76.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 4:10:37 PM8/7/2007 4:09:44 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCampbell document detail1101A103346801A0E-DE9F-46F5-B50F-626D4244DB76http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/46801A0E-DE9F-46F5-B50F-626D4244DB76.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0c1599be556bd44e8b0bd09dccde923952.jpg8/7/2007 04:10:37 PM8/7/2007 04:09:44 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/46801A0E-DE9F-46F5-B50F-626D4244DB76.jpg6945106Campbell letter detail with flag/assets/0/430/438/1101/ef34f6fe-5d67-402a-86ca-0b3e63909c57.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 3:59:04 PM8/7/2007 3:58:36 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCampbell letter detail with flag1101A1033EF34F6FE-5D67-402A-86CA-0B3E63909C57http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/EF34F6FE-5D67-402A-86CA-0B3E63909C57.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0c0c07fa7cf3b42ef9fe32f6141b87d7d2.jpg8/7/2007 03:59:04 PM8/7/2007 03:58:36 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/EF34F6FE-5D67-402A-86CA-0B3E63909C57.jpg14691LibraryItemCampbell letters full text, 1861/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00282Campbell-Varner/Campbell_letters.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 1:43:12 PM9/19/2007 1:43:12 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCampbell letters full text, 18611101A10330False09/19/2007 01:43:12 PM9/19/2007 01:43:12 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00282Campbell-Varner/Campbell_letters.pdf5123ContentCharles Barton Letter, 1855/Archives/Manuscripts/00020Barton/Charles_Barton_Letter,_1855/Stonewall Jackson at VMI Charles M. Barton Letter (MS #020) September 28, 1855 Stonewall Jackson at VMIThis letter, written by Cadet Charles M. Barton (Class of 1856) to his cousin Joe, features both a blunt assessment of cadet life andStonewall Jackson at VMICharles M. Barton Letter (Manuscript #020)Stonewall Jackson at VMI Home This letter, written by Cadet Charles M. Barton (Class of 1856) to his cousin Joe, features both a blunt assessment of cadet life and comments about his least favorite professor, Stonewall Jackson. During the Civil War, Barton served with Cutshaw's Artillery Battery and was killed at Winchester, Virginia, on May 25, 1862. V.M.I. Sept. 28th 55. Dear JoeIn the eloquent language of one of my roommates, Thank God Friday night has come again. You can't imagine with what deep interest I count the days as they come & go. I have a calendar on my ward robe door & the first thing after my return from reveille in the morning is to scratch off the preceding day & generally, I find my way back into bed pretty near as fast as I have to get out of it, although in direct opposition to the regulations of V.M.I. But from many years, I may say, of practice, I have become cute enough to dodge Spex, Gil & the other grand rascals.I can assure you that I am heartily sick of the military, studies & everything else connected with the V.M.I. & I don't think I will touch a gun, book, or anything that bears any resemblance to them for some time after I leave here, that is if I ever do get away.I have been here so long that I feel as if I had been living here all my life, & the idea of leaving it, perhaps never to return, seems almost impossible to believe.I find the studies this years a great deal more interesting than they have been heretofore, with the exception of one single one, which so counterbalances the rest as to throw all the good part into the shade. We commenced studying engineering this year. I find the military engineering quite interesting & I hope I may find civil equally so, as it is the only thing I care knowing anything about.The study I referred to just now was Optics, which from being so very difficult, & taught by such a hell of a fool, whose name is Jackson, has suggested the following lines,The V.M.I. O What a spotIn winter cold, in summer hotGreat Lord Al- what a wonderMajor Jackson Hell & Thunder I am afraid I have digressed too far, to refer to the reception of your letter which I can assure you was the most welcome one I have received for a long time. I'll swear I am almost ashamed [to] send off a letter like this full of evasions, mistakes &c, but I know you will excuse me when I tell you that I have my four roommates in a very exciting discussion, cursing & ripping so that I can hardly hear myself. In such a fuss as this I can hardly compose myself sufficiently to refer to that sweet note that has been ringing in my ears ever since its reception. Oh, how much I wished to be back at least for a day or two. It brought on quite a relapse as I felt like leaving the V.M.I. immediately. I felt nearly reconciled to stay this year out, but for three or four days I have not been able to open a book, I can't account for the reason. You asked me to burn up your letter. Of course you did not include that part or it, & even if you did I don't think I would grant your request. I carry it in my left pocket & have nearly worn it out already. I think I must send soon after an original copy. I reckon that name, which you did not want to mention in your letter, got in there after all, for the same reason as you gave I do not like to write it in mine. I believe at last it has been decided that we shall not go to Richmond. I did not care much about going, so I was not much disappointed. Write soon. Give love to all enquiring friends. I remain your affectionate cousinC.M. Barton 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:21:15 AM7/27/2007 9:25:37 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCharles Barton Letter, 1855829A10330False06/5/2012 11:21:15 AM7/27/2007 09:25:37 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00020Barton/Charles_Barton_Letter,_1855/5099106Charles T. Haigh photo/assets/0/430/438/825/1a8d1e87-4860-41c1-abcb-d5447313b441.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/26/2007 3:17:38 PM7/26/2007 3:17:10 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCharles T. Haigh photo825A10331A8D1E87-4860-41C1-ABCB-D5447313B441http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/825/1A8D1E87-4860-41C1-ABCB-D5447313B441.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0668b415b146748a0a5ddd05ff9b2e8a42.jpg7/26/2007 03:17:38 PM7/26/2007 03:17:10 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/825/1A8D1E87-4860-41C1-ABCB-D5447313B441.jpg5105LibraryItemCharles T. Haigh photo(1)/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00016Haigh/1a8d1e87-4860-41c1-abcb-d5447313b441(1).jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/26/2007 3:21:22 PM7/26/2007 3:21:22 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCharles T. Haigh photo(1)825A10330False07/26/2007 03:21:22 PM7/26/2007 03:21:22 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00016Haigh/1a8d1e87-4860-41c1-abcb-d5447313b441(1).jpg6637106Chenoweth image/assets/0/430/438/1091/8fac98c3-452a-4fa6-8e1d-fe9387e0205b.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 9:19:31 AM8/7/2007 9:14:08 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobChenoweth image1091A10338FAC98C3-452A-4FA6-8E1D-FE9387E0205Bhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1091/8FAC98C3-452A-4FA6-8E1D-FE9387E0205B.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0bca1794900844617a74010d58db4ece82.jpg8/7/2007 09:19:31 AM8/7/2007 09:14:08 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1091/8FAC98C3-452A-4FA6-8E1D-FE9387E0205B.jpg14597LibraryItemChenoweth Letters Transcriptions/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00107Chenoweth/Chenoweth_transcription.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:26:14 PM9/18/2007 2:26:14 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobChenoweth Letters Transcriptions1091A10330False09/18/2007 02:26:14 PM9/18/2007 02:26:14 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00107Chenoweth/Chenoweth_transcription.pdf6641ContentChenoweth Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00107Chenoweth/Chenoweth_Papers_Home/Cadet Life, 1850's Joseph H. Chenoweth Papers Manuscript #00107 Biographical Note Joseph Hart Chenoweth, born 1837, Randolph County West Virginia graduate VMI Class of 1859 Asst. Professor, VMI Professor of Math, Maryland Agricultural College Major, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSACadet Life, 1850'sJoseph H. Chenoweth PapersManuscript #00107Biographical NoteJoseph Hart Chenoweth, born 1837, Randolph County [West] Virginia; graduate VMI Class of 1859; Asst. Professor, VMI; Professor of Math, Maryland Agricultural College; Major, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; killed in battle at Port Republic on June 9, 1862.DescriptionLetters, 1855-1861, written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents; cover period of his VMI cadetship, as well as his brief teaching career at VMI and Maryland. The letters provide a good portrait of pre-war cadet life.Read the letters written from VMI 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:05:33 AM8/7/2007 9:23:55 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobChenoweth Papers Home1091A10330False06/13/2012 09:05:33 AM8/7/2007 09:23:55 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00107Chenoweth/Chenoweth_Papers_Home/7637ContentCivil War- 7th Virginia Cavalry/Archives/Manuscripts/00399SeventhVirginia/Civil_War-_7th_Virginia_Cavalry/7th Virginia Cavalry Quartermaster Documents A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives Manuscript #00399 About this CollectionThe collection consists of requisitions and receipts (20 items) issued primarily by Capt. William Miller, Assistant Quartermaster serving on the staff Col. Turner7th Virginia Cavalry Quartermaster DocumentsA Civil War Collection from the VMI ArchivesManuscript #00399Civil War Manuscripts Home About this CollectionThe collection consists of requisitions and receipts (20 items) issued primarily by Capt. William Miller, Assistant Quartermaster serving on the staff Col. Turner Ashby's 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. The documents date from the period Dec. 1861-March 1862 and many bear Ashby's signature. Included are receipts for corn, oats, and hay purchased from various farmers.View all documents, as listed belowTransportation requisition for Captains Winfield and Miller.Stationery requisition for for Col. Turner Ashby.Requisition for cooking utensils & misc. items.Receipt for purchase of corn from Henry S. Richards, Hanging Rock.Receipt for purchase of corn and oats from Jackson Bagent.Requisition for camp suppliesRequisition for camp suppliesReceipt for purchase of wood from Nathan Vanmetre.Receipt for purchase of hay and corn from George R. Holliday.Requisition for saddle girths, etc.Receipt for purchase of corn from Benjamin Loy.Receipt for purchase of wood and straw from Adam Kreglow.Receipt for purchase of hay from H. Hull.Receipt for purchase of hay from T. N. [Lemmon?].Receipt for purchase of hay from William Smith.Receipt for purchase of oats from Henry Grove.Receipt for purchase of hay from William Cather.Receipt for purchase of corn from Horace A. Pease.Requisition for horseshoes.Receipt for purchase of hay from George Yeakley.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:20:28 AM8/13/2007 8:43:54 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War- 7th Virginia Cavalry1161A10330False06/19/2012 09:20:28 AM8/13/2007 08:43:54 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00399SeventhVirginia/Civil_War-_7th_Virginia_Cavalry/6781ContentCivil War Admissions Advertisement, 1861/Archives/Manuscripts/00178Circular/Civil_War_Admissions_Advertisement,_1861/Admissions Circular, May 1861 A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives Manuscript #00178 Civil War Manuscripts top level  About this Collection When the Civil War began in the Spring of 1861, most of the regularly enrolled cadets were sentVMI Military Training Advertisement, May 1861Manuscript #00178Civil War Manuscripts top levelAbout this CollectionWhen the Civil War began in the Spring of 1861, most of the regularly enrolled cadets were sent to Richmond, Virginia, to serve as drillmasters for new army recruits. Back in Lexington, the Institute opened its doors to new students who desired a brief course in military training in preparation for entering the Confederate Army. This circular, printed in May 1861, was sent to these prospective cadets, who would be "organized into classes for instruction in infantry, artillery, and cavalry tactics, in field fortification, strategy and pyrotechny...." Most of these trainees stayed for three months or less.The printed portion of the document outlines the proposed training regimen and lists estimated monthly expenses. This particular document was mailed to Christopher Damron, a lawyer in Allegheny County, who had inquired about enrolling his sons (they did not enroll) A handwritten note from VMI's treasurer William S. Polk to Mr. Damron appears at the bottom of the document.Click on the thumbnail image to view the document.   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:22:25 AM8/7/2007 1:54:19 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Admissions Advertisement, 1861957A10330False06/13/2012 10:22:25 AM8/7/2007 01:54:19 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00178Circular/Civil_War_Admissions_Advertisement,_1861/6137106Civil War Admissions Circular/assets/0/430/438/957/84cc0ed8-892f-432d-bf45-cbd5edbb7fb4.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 1:50:40 PM8/2/2007 1:24:15 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Admissions Circular957A103384CC0ED8-892F-432D-BF45-CBD5EDBB7FB4http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/957/84CC0ED8-892F-432D-BF45-CBD5EDBB7FB4.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse042cc64a608c7486ea9dc22257d958c262.jpg8/7/2007 01:50:40 PM8/2/2007 01:24:15 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/957/84CC0ED8-892F-432D-BF45-CBD5EDBB7FB4.jpg7565106Civil War cadet- Gisiner/assets/0/430/438/d86f7394-4817-49db-aab1-7072f0b760db.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/22/2007 11:10:18 AM8/10/2007 9:58:58 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War cadet- Gisiner438A1033D86F7394-4817-49DB-AAB1-7072F0B760DBhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/D86F7394-4817-49DB-AAB1-7072F0B760DB.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0dd851b70f96e4716869afc05f636d51b3.jpg8/22/2007 11:10:18 AM8/10/2007 09:58:58 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/D86F7394-4817-49DB-AAB1-7072F0B760DB.jpg7215ContentCivil War Cadet Life, 1862. William Galt Notebook./Archives/Manuscripts/00362Galt/Civil_War_Cadet_Life,_1862___William_Galt_Notebook_/Civil War Cadet Life, 1862. William Galt Notebook Biographical note William Galt, b. ca. 1841, youngest son of William Galt of "Glenvaron," Fluvanna County, Virginia Entered VMI with the Class of 1864 resigned his cadetship to join the Confederate Army,Civil War Cadet Life, 1862.William Galt Notebook VMI History & Cadet Life Manuscripts top level  Read the Galt notebook full textAbout the Collection:From the 1850's through the end of the Civil War, many VMI cadets kept notebooks which they filled with poetry concerning cadet life, songs, recipes, personal notes, autographs of classmates, and other mementos. This notebook, dating from 1862, was compiled by Cadet William "Willie" Galt, VMI Class of 1864. The manuscript reflects the concerns and interests of a wartime cadet and thus contains many verses and songs inspired by the ongoing conflict. A few of the entries toward the end of the volume were made by an unknown family member, probably ca. 1865-1866. William Galt, b. ca. 1841, was the youngest son of William Galt of "Glenvaron," Fluvanna County, Virginia. He resigned his cadetship to join the Confederate Army, serving as Adjutant with the 52nd Virginia Infantry; died in the hospital at Winchester, Virginia, on October 6, 1864, from a wound received in battle.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:06:44 AM8/8/2007 2:28:08 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Cadet Life, 1862. William Galt Notebook.1127A10330False06/18/2012 11:06:44 AM8/8/2007 02:28:08 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00362Galt/Civil_War_Cadet_Life,_1862___William_Galt_Notebook_/3945ContentCivil War Manuscripts/Archives/Manuscripts/Civil_War_Manuscripts/Civil War ManuscriptsCivil War Letters, Diaries, ManuscriptsA Guide to Our CollectionsOther Sections of the Guide: Letters, Diaries, & Manuscripts HomeMany of these entries are linked to detailed descriptions or full text. In addition to these manuscripts, the Archives contain many other Civil War resources. Additional information about alumni can be found in our collection of alumni biographical files. For more information about our collections, contact the VMI Archives. 7th Virginia Cavalry Quartermaster documents.  (MS #0399)  Full text Requisitions and receipts (21 items) issued by Capt. William Miller, Assistant Quartermaster serving on Col. Turner Ashby's staff. The documents date from the period Dec. 1861-March 1862 and many bear Ashby's signature.Adams, Richard H., Jr., papers. (MS#0358)   Full text Biographical note: Richard H. Adams, Jr. from Marengo County, Alabama; served with 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment and in Engineer Corps on General Wheeler's staff, captured near Nashville; prisoner of war Sept. 1863-June 1865, one of "immortal 600". Descriptive note: Civil War papers (ca. 80 items), including prison correspondence.Allen, Julia Pendleton. Letter.   Full text A Confederate officer's wife in Winchester, Virginia, February 1862.Atwill, Samuel F., papers.   (MS #61)  Full text Biographical note: Member of the Class of 1866; wounded at Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864 and died as a result of wound on July 20, 1864. Descriptive note: Papers consist of two letters (1862) written by Cadet Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI; one letter (July 1864) from Supt. Francis H. Smith notifying family of Atwill's death; fragment of Atwill's cadet account book.Bagnall, John S., papers. (MS #219) Misc. papers of John Bagnall, Class of 1865 & New Market cadet. Included are letters from Eliza C. ("Mother") Crim, of New Market fame, dated 1921; a VMI grade report (1862); two receipts for payment of tuition & diploma; and an envelope containing 2 calling cards.Baker, I. Norval, papers. (MS #357).     Full textBiographical note: I. Norval Baker b. 1844, lived near Whitacre, Frederick Co., Virginia; during Civil War served as private, Company F, 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment; after war practiced medicine in Shenandoah County; d. 1924, Frederick County. Descriptive note: Original manuscript fragment (ca. 12 pages) and typewritten transcription (21 pages) describing Baker's Civil War experiences.  Covers period July 1863-April 1865; topics include camp life, hardships, battles (Gettysburg, Cedar Creek), effects of war in Shenandoah Valley. Also includes Company F roster.Beall, Edward T., diary. (MS#0355) Biographical note: Edward T. Beall, b. 1847, West Virginia; enlisted CSA February 1862; private Co. H., 62nd Virginia Infantry Regiment; farmer; date of death unknown. Descriptive note: Diary of 16 year old soldier Edward T. Beall, covering period April-October 1863. Very brief entries concerning regimental activities (miles marched, locations of camps, etc.). In addition, volume contains short autobiographical sketch and three poems/songs.Bentley, William W., letter (MS#0117).   Full text Biographical note: William Weldon Bentley, graduate, VMI Class of 1860; Lt. Col., 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA;  Descriptive note: One letter from Lt. Col. Bentley to his mother, written while serving with the 24th Va. Infantry Regt., CSA. Dated June 13, 1862, from "camp near Richmond." Discusses his feelings about war; comfort given by his belief in God; life in camp.Berkeley, Edmund. Letter. (MS #154) Letter from Cadet Berkeley (VMI Class of 1867 & New Market cadet) to his mother, dated 26 November 1863. Berkeley has been informed of his sister's death and offers consolation to his mother. He also gives VMI news and complains about the food (early reference to term "growley").Black, William J., Diary. (MS#015)    Full text One volume diary of Confederate soldier William J. Black (b. 1845 d. 1935; VMI Class of 1867). Diary entries date from October 1864 - January 1865, written while Black was serving in Captain John J. Shoemaker's Battery, Stuart's Horse Artillery.Borders, John. Papers. (MS #369) 4 documents granting a presidential pardon to John Borders of Calhoun, Co., Alabama, 1865-1866.Botts, Lawson. Papers. (MS#064)      Full text Miscellaneous Civil War Papers (1861-1862) of Lawson Botts (b.1825 Fredericksburg, VA; VMI Class of 1844; lawyer; Col., 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment; died 1862 as a result of wound received at 2nd Manassas). Include letter of commission; promotion order; order to assume duties of Provost Marshall in Winchester, VA; letter to Capt. O'Brien complaining about shortage of rations, etc; furlough request; receipt.Boyd, Robert A., Diary. (MS#092) Full text  Biographical note: Robert Alexander Boyd, b. 1842, Mecklenburg Co., Virginia; graduate, VMI Class of 1863; 1st Sergeant, Co. D. , 1st Regiment, Confederate States Engineers; farmer; d. 1909, Williamsburg, VA.  Descriptive note: 1 volume notebook, ca. 45 pages, containing miscellaneous personal notes (Dec 1864- April 1865) and brief diary entries (April 3-13, 1865). Diary portion covers activities of the 1st Engineers Regiment during the last few days of the war; mentions surrender at Appomattox and includes pencil sketch of surrender site. Notes concern supplies, furloughs and desertions, guard rosters.Boykin, Francis M., papers. (MS #232). Full text  Misc. Civil War papers of Francis Boykin (VMI Class of 1856 & 31st Virginia Infantry), CSA. Includes 2 commissions, orders, letter signed by Robert E. Lee, letter from Gov. John Letcher. All documents are dated 1861.Breckinridge, John C., misc. documents  (MS #0370)Biographical note:   John C. Breckinridge, Major General, Confederate States Army; Confederate Secretary of War; b. 1821 d. 1875.  Description:   6 miscellaneous documents (1861-1873), labeled "contents of J.C. Breckinridge's purse." Items include receipts; list of names with addresses.Brisbine, Napoleon C., letters.  (MS #0391) Full text Two letters written by Union soldier N. B. Brisbine from Winchester, Virginia, dated September 16 and 24, 1864. Brisbine was a Surgeon serving with the 2nd Ohio Cavalry Regiment; this unit was engaged in the fighting at Winchester in August 1864, serving as a rear guard while the rest of the army retreated toward Harper's Ferry. In the first letter, Brisbine describes being held prisoner in Winchester where he was captured while caring for Union wounded. In the second, he describes the recapture of Winchester by Union troops and the Confederate retreat.Brooke, Samuel S., papers. (MS # 221) Full text   Brooke was a member of the Class of 1861 and & served with the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Correspondence, 1862-1864, to & from family members. Includes references to civilian wartime life in Fredericksburg, VA as well as information about the 47th VA.Campbell-Varner Family papers. (MS #282) Full text   Biographical note:  Robert Henry Campbell of Lexington, VA; served with Rockbridge Rifles during Civil War; Quartermaster and Treasurer at the Virginia Military Institute, 1864-1870; d. 1870, Lexington, VA. Charles Van Buren Varner, b. Lexington, VA. 1838; served with Rockbridge Rifles during Civil War; cabinetmaker; carpenter at VMI; d. 1907, Lexington.  The families were related through the marriage of R. Henry's sister, Augusta, to Charles V. Varner.Descriptive note:  A collection (1845-1928; bulk dated 1860-1865) of correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous documents of R. Henry Campbell and members of the Varner family of Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Includes Civil War letters of soldiers R. Henry Campbell (1861 April -July) and Charles V. Varner (1864, 1865). The letters were written while they were serving with the Rockbridge Rifles (part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at various dates during the war). Significant topics in the Campbell letters include the unit's stay at Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg, and the 1st Battle of Manassas (1st Bull Run). Also includes local broadside concerning occupation of Lexington by U. S. forces, July 1865.Carpenter, Joseph H., papers. (MS #333) Biographical note: Joseph H. Carpenter of Covington, Virginia; born 1834; graduated Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1856; served as Captain, Co. A, 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment (later converted to artillery company known as Carpenter's Battery); wounded at Cedar Mountain, 1862; died from effects of the wound, February 5, 1863. Descriptive note: Papers consist of 1. Manuscript notebook compiled by Carpenter during his cadetship, 1852-1856, containing poetry, class notes, autographs of classmates, detailed account of Corps trip to Petersburg and Richmond, October 1855. 2. Miscellaneous correspondence (4 items) 1862 & 1864, including letter of June 16, 1862 describing fighting near Port Republic, Virginia. 3. Commission documents, 1861 (2 items).Chaffin, Richard B., receipts. (MS # 095) Biographical note: Richard Booker Chaffin, b. 1844 Amelia Co., Virginia; non graduate, VMI Class of 1866; Lt., CSA Cavalry; realtor, Richmond, VA; d. 1902, Richmond. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous receipts (20 items) for Chaffin's expenses at VMI, and for various family expenses. Dated Jan-Dec 1863.Civil War reparations documents. (MS # 241) In 1864, Henry duPont, then an artillery captain for the Union Army, shelled VMI on orders of Union Gen. David Hunter. Years later, as a U.S. senator, duPont introduced a bill to compensate VMI for the destruction. The bill, signed into law in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, awarded VMI $100,000, funding the construction of Jackson Memorial Hall, known on the VMI Post as “JM Hall.” This collection contains 3 documents concerning relating to the passage of the bill (Senate bill 544).Clarke, John J., Papers.   (MS#112) Full text Papers (12 items), 1861-1865, of John J. Clarke, Colonel, Confederate States Corps of Engineers; Chief Engineer, Dept. of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Documents include commissions, military orders; correspondence and dispatches concerning activities in and around Charleston, South Carolina during the period 1864-1865.Cocke, Cary C., letters.  (MS #0189) Biographical note:  Cary Charles Cocke, b. 1814; physician; d. 1888. John Hartwell Cocke b. 1847, Bremo Bluff, VA; VMI Class of 1868; farmer; d. 1920.  Descriptive note:   Three letters, 1863-1864, written by Dr. Cary C. Cocke to Fayette Jones and Harrison B. Tomlin. Topics include mutual friends (Josh Jones family) who were forced to leave their home in Norfolk; and other news of wartime civilian life. The letter of December 22, 1864 contains references to Cocke's son John, a VMI cadet.Coleman, Clayton G., Papers. (MS#021) Full text Coleman (VMI Class of 1859) served during the Civil War with the 23rd Virginia Infantry and later as a physician in the Confederate Medical Dept. The collection contains three letters written to his sister during the war. Letter of 9/19/1862, from Winchester, Virginia, discusses Battle of Antietam and caring for wounded; 11/4/1862, from Winchester, discusses hospitals and care of wounded; other war activities; 2/25/1863 is largely personal, discussing his mother's death. The collection also includes an autograph album, containing the signatures of his VMI classmates.Comer Family letter.  (MS #0410)One letter from Mrs. Comer to her husband, dated 1865 January 25 from Winchester, Virginia. It is addressed to "A. Comer, Asst. Surgeon;" no other biographical information was available at the time the letter was cataloged. The letter contains personal and family news, including mention of a ball given by Gen. Chapman's staff, a wedding, and a sleigh ride.Confederate Bond collection. (MS # 371) Collection of bonds (9 items; $1000, $500, $100 denominations) issued by the Confederate States of America. Coupons attached.Craun, Samuel H., papers. (MS #372)  Full text   Samuel H. Craun, b. 1821, enlisted 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment April 1862; postwar residence Rockingham Co., Virginia. Papers consist of 11 miscellaneous documents, 1862-1863, from Craun's military service. Included are receipts; orders regarding foraging, picking up prisoners; ordnance list for Co. H.Crowther, Joseph W., Diary.   (MS#0330) Diary of Union soldier Joseph W. Crowther, who served during the Civil War with Company H., 128th New York Infantry Regiment; entries begin November 9 , 1864 and end July 23, 1865 when regiment is disbanded. Crowther describes camp life; foraging; skirmishes; winter quarters in Winchester, Virginia; transport via steamship to Fort Monroe, Virginia and Savannah, Georgia; soldiers receiving news of the assassination of President Lincoln; description of soldiers'return to New York at end of war. Locations mentioned or described include Kernstown, Front Royal, Winchester, Martinsburg, Harper's Ferry, Baltimore, Savannah, and Goldsboro. See the website maintained by Bill Cork, great-great grandson of Joseph Crowther, for a transcription of the original diary and other information about the family.Darden, James D., Papers. (MS #120) Miscellaneous Civil War papers of James Darden (VMI Class of 1867), a New Market Cadet who later joined the CSA. 5 items (1865); 3 page biographical sketch (typescript), ca. 1910.Davis, Thomas B., papers. (MS #026). Collection consists of 2 items. 1. Letter (March 22, 1863) from Cadet Davis to his sister, Mrs. Camillus Christian; in addition to general news about weather and family, contains early use of the term "rat" to describe VMI 4th classmen and mentions that legislature is investigating hazing. 2. VMI cadet account book, 1862-1864; contains entries for VMI expenses. Davis attended VMI 1862-1864 (Class of 1866); served as 2nd Lieut., Company D, 2nd Virginia Cavalry; died in prison from effects of battle wound.Dedrick, Henry H., papers. (MS#0332).   Full text Biographical Note: Confederate soldier. Henry H. Dedrick, born Rockingham Co., Virginia, 1836?; Private, Co. B., 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; after war was farmer in Augusta County; died Sherando, Augusta Co., November 10, 1921. Collection Description: Correspondence (32 items), 1861-1865. Bulk consists of letters to and from his wife, Mary E.A. Dedrick, written while he was serving in the army. Subjects include camp life, regimental activities and personal news, hardships endured by civilians.Derby, Charles H., Papers. (MS#030) Correspondence and other papers (ca. 60 items) of Charles A. Derby (b. 1828 d. 1862).VMI Class of 1848. Joined 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment in 1862; killed September 17, 1862 at Battle of Antietam (Md.) Bulk consists of Derby family correspondence (42 letters), including 25 letters written by Charles Derby. Six letters were written from VMI (1846-1847); others date from his career as a teacher & clergyman in Alabama and from his CSA service.Drake, James M., letter.   (MS#402)Civil War letter written by Union soldier James M. Drake of Sharon, Mass., who served with the 33rd Massachusetts Infantry, (Company M & later K). Drake, a lawyer in civilian life, was a 1st Sergeant in his Company and was killed October 29, 1863 at Raccoon Ridge, Tennessee. The letter, addressed to his father, is dated August 26, 1862 and was written from Alexandria, Virginia, where the Regiment was encamped. Drake presents his views on slavery, discusses the beauty of the city, mentions inaccuracy of northern war news ("Don't you believe all your Northern papers say, the Union is in great danger of a complete defeat."), and discusses Union officers view of Stonewall Jackson ("Most of our officers have a great fear of Jackson.").Dunlap Family letters. (MS #373) 2 letters, 1864, regarding members of the Dunlap family of Jennings Gap, Augusta Co., Virginia. May 20th, 1864, Confederate soldier Robert B. Dunlap to his mother Margaret Dunlap, written from camp near Spotsylvania Courthouse; describes aftermath of battle, seeing battlefield covered with dead and wounded. July 13, 1864, Adam Dunlap, a Union loyalist, to his brother Robert, from Warnsburg, Missouri; discusses murder of their brother Jim (also a Union loyalist) by a member of his own unit; encourages Robert to "change your way of thinking."Early, Jubal A., papers.   (MS #0398)Miscellaneous papers (8 items), primarily post-Civil War, of Confederate General Jubal A. Early. Included is a dispatch to Maj. Hawks dated January 8, 1864, in which Imboden informs him "I shall not move to the lower valley- there is nothing to be gained by it."Edgar, George M., letters. (MS #094) Biographical note:George Mathews Edgar, b. 1837, Monroe Co. West Virginia; graduate, VMI Class of 1856; Lt. Colonel, CSA; educator; d. 1913, Paris, Kentucky. Descriptive note: The collection consists of 2 letters. Letter to Edgar, dated May 17, 1864, commends him for the assistance rendered by his battalion at the Battle of New Market on May 15. The commendation was written at the direction of General Wharton. Letter from Edgar (1885) written while he was President of the Arkansas Industrial University, in which he replies to James E. Blenchingly (VMI Class of 1852) application for a job.Emory, William H., papers. (MS #298) Misc. Civil War papers of Union General William H. Emory (b. 1811 d. 1887), USMA Class of 1831. The collection contains: "Rebellion Record of Brevet Major General W.H. Emory," 1872, 50 holograph pages; Reports, holograph (2 vols.) of Union Forces during the Red River Campaign, 1864 (13th, 16th, 17th, 19th Army Corps); Reports, holograph (1 vol.) of Union Forces during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864. 19th Army Corps.Ervine, John H., letter. (MS#331).    Full text Letter , June 18, 1861, from Confederate soldier John H. Ervine, to his wife Ellen. Ervine was serving with Co. I, 1st Virginia Cavalry.Ewell, Richard S., miscellaneous papers.  (MS #0395)Miscellaneous papers (3 items) of Richard S. Ewell. Includes a letter written while he was a cadet at West Point (June 17, 1838) to Benjamin S. Ewell of York, PA; and 2 Civil War dispatches (1862 and 1864). The collection also contains a map of the Cedar Mountain battlefield drawn by Gen. Ewell.Ford, James W. A., letter  (MS #0271)     Full text One letter (September 20, 1863) from James W. A. Ford of Lewisburg WV to his cousin Caroline. He discusses the death from the effects of childbirth of his sister Lizzie Burdette. He also mentions that he has raised a company of cavalry.Fulkerson Family papers. (MS # 363)    Full text   Fulkerson family papers, 1847-1925. Includes Civil War correspondence of Samuel V. Fulkerson (VMI Board of Visitors; Col. 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment) and Abram Fulkerson, (VMI Class of 1857, Col. 63rd Tennessee Infantry, Immortal 600). Samuel was killed in 1862 at Gaines' Mill; papers include Stonewall Jackson ALS (Sept 2, 1862) to Mr. F.M. Fulkerson, in which he praises Samuel's abilities and laments his death.Galt, William. Notebook. (MS # 362)    Full text Poetry notebook ,1862, compiled by Cadet William Galt, VMI Class of 1864. Contains some original cadet poetry as well as popular wartime verses (Bonnie Blue Flag; Oh Weep not Mother). Two pieces about death of Stonewall Jackson. Galt joined the 52nd Virginia Infantry and was mortally wounded at Winchester in Sept. 1864.Garibaldi, John. Papers. (MS #0284).    Full text Correspondence, 1862-1864, of Sgt. John Garibaldi, 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment.Garland, Samuel. Commission.  (MS #118)     Full text   Brig. Gen. CSA; killed in battle at South Mountain, 14 September 1862. Descriptive note: Commission document, dated May 8, 1861, appointing Samuel Garland, Jr. Colonel in the Virginia Volunteer Forces. Signed by Governor John Letcher. Gatewood, Andrew C. L., Papers. (MS#68)    Full text Papers of  wartime cadet and CSA soldier, 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment.Gibbons, Alfred R., Letter (MS#119)    Full text Wartime cadet describes the Corps being sent on a march to defend against Union troop movements, December 1863.Goodman, George A., Papers. (MS#044) Misc. papers (1848-1865) of George A. Goodman (b.1828 d. 1884), VMI Class of 1852, Lt. Col., 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment. 11 items, including Goodman's VMI Diploma and Cadet Dialectic Society certificates; letters of recommendation (1859) from Francis H. Smith and Thomas H. Williamson; misc. Civil War documents including commissions, oaths of allegiance, and prison parole.Haigh, Charles T., notebook.    (MS #016).One vol. notebook of Cadet Haigh (b, 1845 d, 1864), VMI Class of 1866. Contains cadet poetry; diary entries, March -May 1863, including references to Stonewall Jackson's wounding, death and funeral.  Hanna, John F., diary. (MS #317).    Full text   Diary of John F. Hanna, Class of 1864 & New Market Cadet. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864; contain comments about VMI activities, as well as personal concerns. The diary was acquired by a Union soldier, presumably Septimus Knight of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The notebook was used by Knight as a diary; entries date from August 1862 (apparently copied from an earlier diary or notes) through June 1868. Most entries relate the movements and activities of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry.Harden, James A., Papers. (MS #0476)   Full TextClass of 1864MS; Wartime letters, 1861-1864; was with 23rd Virginia Battalion before being captured at the third battle of Winchester.  He was held at Ft. Delware until the end of the war.Hardy, William T., collection.   (MS#084). Biographical note: b. 1834, Norfolk, Virginia; VMI Class of 1855; during Civil War was Captain, Quartermaster, Confederate States Army; farmer; d. 1911. Descriptive note: The collection consists of drawing exercises (bound notebook and unbound drawings) completed while Hardy was a VMI cadet; and one wartime letter (May 12, 1864) to his wife, in which he briefly discusses battle at Spotsylvania Court House.Harman, Michael G., papers.   (MS #0397)     Full text Miscellaneous Civil War letters (6 items; July-October 1861) of Lt. Col. Michael G. Harman, written from Headquarters, Staunton, Virginia, where Harman was Quartermaster. The letters concern supplies and transportation.Harris, Sutton I., letter.  (MS #0394)     Full text One letter, dated September 12, 1861, from Confederate soldier Sutton J. Harris of the 7th Virginia Cavalry, to "my dearest Lizzie." The letter was written from camp at Duffield's Station, Jefferson County, [West] Virginia and contains complaints about food and camp hardships; mentions being surrounded by federal troops; personal news; mentions Col. Turner Ashby.Harris, Willis O., letter. (MS #0478) One letter from New Market Cadet Willis O. Harris (Class of 1867), written from VMI on April 17th, 1864.  Although primarily containing comments on family news, Harris does mention the uncertainty of whether or not the Corps will be called into the Army and expresses his wish to "have the credit of contributing to the common cause before peace is declared."Hawkins, W. W., letter.  (MS #0404)Civil War letter written by Union soldier W. W. Hawkins to his father. The letter is dated November 20, 1862 from "Camp at Fairmount, Near Fredericksburg, VA." The letter contains comments about military life (marching, lack of rations, talking with Confederate soldiers encamped across the river, cavalry foraging for food). Hawkins's unit and other biographical details are not known.Hempstead, Junius, letter. (MS #0172) One letter, 1865 September, from Junius Hempstead (VMI Class of 1864; Capt., 25th Virginia Infantry) in which he defends the position taken by the South during the war & his own service in the CSA. One poem, "Ode to the 4th Classmen of 1861 who never heard Auld Lang Syne."Henkel Family letters. (MS # 0374)      Full text 4 wartime letters concerning Henkel and Kagey families of New Market, Virginia. Jan. 2, 1863, Confederate soldier David Henkel (Price's Light Artillery) to his brother; discusses wounding of Capt. George W. Wooding; winter quarters. June 19, 1863, David to brother; on march to Maryland; needs money. 1863 Nov. 7, Mary Kagey of New Market to her brother David Kagey, a student at the University of Virginia; discusses family news, domestic matters, news of soldiers' capture. Jan. 15, 1864, Abram Henkel to David Kagey; discusses news from family and friends; yankees at Martinsburg & Winchester; substitutes in army. 2 undated documents signed by Solon P.C. Henkel, M.D. for reimbursement for goods taken from his farm by Union soldiers and for medical supplies used while he cared for Union soldiers at the Federal hospital in New Market.Hickman, Joseph. Document  (MS #0376) Document, (April 22, ca. 1862), from Headquarters, Valley District; "Pass J. G. Hickman through the pickets to Harrisonburg, VA."Holman, William H. Civil War documents  (MS #0428)The collection consists of two documents from the Civil War career of Captain William H. Holman, of Holman's Company, Virginia Light Artillery, CSA (later the Fluvanna Artillery, No.1). Included are a commission document (June 28, 1861), appointing him Captain in the 2nd Artillery Regiment; and a military order (September 15, 1861) requiring Holman to report to Brig. General Early.Hubard, William J., notebook. (MS #014) One vol. notebook of New Market cadet Hubard (b. 1845 d. 1917), VMI Class of 1865. Contains poetry composed by cadets, including "Soliloquy of a Rat," The Faculty," and other poems about cadet life. Two diary entries (Nov 1862; June 1863); autographs; misc. mementos.Humphreys, J. O., Diary.  Full text An account of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign by a Private serving with the 1st Independent Battery Ohio Artillery; covers the period April-July, 1864. The diary was written in a VMI Order Book that was carried off by Union soldiers during Hunter's Raid, June 1864, and returned to VMI over 100 years later.Hurley, J. R., papers. (MS #190) 12 letters, 1862-1863, from Confederate soldier J.R. Hurley (Private, Co. "A", 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment) to his family. Written from camps in Mississippi and Tennessee. References to life in camp; personal news.Imboden, John D., miscellaneous papers.  (MS #0396)Miscellaneous papers (1862-1891, 5 items) of Confederate General John D. Imboden. One document dates from the Civil War and concerns the subpoena of witnesses for the trial of a man accused of collaborating with the enemy; the other documents are dated post-war and pertain to various personal and business matters.Jackson, Stonewall. Papers. (MS#102).     Full Text Personal Papers, 1844-1863, of Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson.James, John G., Papers  (MS #0319)Biographical note:   John Garland James, b. 1844, Fluvanna Co., VA; VMI Class of 1866 and New Market cadet; educator; d. 1930, Dallas TX.  Descriptive note:   The papers consist of 16 letters and one postcard written by John G. James to his friend Samuel Y. Ferguson of Wichita Falls, Texas. Of special interest is the letter of April 17. 1927, in which James describes his memories of witnessing the VMI Corps of Cadets arrival in Richmond, April 1861, under the command of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. This same letter contains a brief recollection of James' participation in Jackson's funeral. Other letters contain James family information, political comments, and misc. personal news.Jameson, James H., letters.   (MS #252)    Full text   2 letters, with original envelopes, written by James H. Jameson (VMI Class of 1842) to his daughter from Point Lookout Prison, Maryland. Dated August 8 & 28, 1864. Discusses his failing health; requests money. Jameson served with the 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment.Johnson Family Papers. (MS#341).   Full text Family letters (26 items, 1862-1865) written by Rockbridge County resident Mortimer H. Johnson and his son Porter Johnson (New Market Cadet/Class of 1867).Johnson, Francis S., letter of recommendation. (MS #216) One letter from Thomas B. Robinson (Class of 1856/Faculty) recommending Cadet Johnson (Class of 1867 & New Market cadet) for service in the Confederate Army. Dated march 20, 1865.Jordan, Walter. Letter.  (MS #403).Civil War letter, dated November 22, 1863, from Union soldier Walter Jordan to "Friend Croswell." Jordan was writing from "camp near Brandy Station." The letter contains mostly personal news and comments about his family; Jordan expresses frustration at indecision of officers and states that "I hope they will come at some plan so as to move on the enemy or else go into winter quarters and settle down untill spring."Koontz, George W., Letter. (item in MS#102).    Full text Koontz served with the Danville Artillery (Rice's Battery). He discusses the Battle of Chancellorsville and death of Stonewall Jackson.Langhorne, J. Kent. Papers. (MS#361).    Full text Jacob Kent Langhorne (VMI Class of 1866) joined 2nd Virginia Cavalry, CSA; killed June 9, 1863, near Brandy Station, Virginia. Description: 16 letters from Jacob Kent Langhorne to his family. 11 letters, Sept 1862 - Jan 1863 were written from VMI; 5 letters written after he joined the second Virginia Cavalry.Langhorne, Maurice., Letter. (MS # 375) Letter (June 19, 1861) from Maurice Langhorne (probably the grandfather of Maurice Langhorne, VMI Class of 1867/New Market cadet) of Lynchburg to Gov. John Letcher, requesting that William R. Musser be released from military duty in order to conduct essential war service in Lynchburg. Langhorne states that Musser is active in supplying the troops and is also a skilled mechanic. The document is endorsed on the verso by several officers, including General Robert E. Lee. Lee declined the request.Lee, Robert E., miscellaneous papers. (MS #237) Misc. Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee documents. 9 items signed by R. E. Lee, including four holograph letters. 1 check payable to Mrs. Lee.Lee-Jackson Foundation manuscripts. (MS #288). A group of miscellaneous manuscripts donated by the Lee-Jackson Foundation in conjunction with their gift of the Stonewall Jackson Papers. Includes documents bearing signatures of Civil War notables.Lightfoot, Charles E., letter. (MS #00448)    Full text Letter, dated 1865 March 17, from HQ, Artillery Defenses, Richmond, Virginia. The letter was written by Confederate officer Lt. Col. Charles E. Lightfoot (VMI Class of 1854 )to Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, brother and staff officer to General Richard S. Ewell. Lightfoot asks for a clarification of command responsibility for Richmond's artillery defenses, stating that the present command situation places him in conflict with Lt. Col. Carter M. Braxton. General Ewell's reply, via Col. Ewell, is on reverse.Lohr, Zirkle. Document. (MS # 377) Receipt (October 6, 1863) from Confederate government for 15 bushels of corn; issued to Zirkle Lohr of Madison County, Virginia.Lunbeck, Joseph R., papers.  (MS # 408)Civil War papers of Union soldier Joseph Ross Lunbeck, who served first with Company B of the 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment (Fullerton Rifles) and later as a hospital steward. Lunbeck (b. Ross Co., Ohio 1837) was a miller living in Chillicothe Co., Ohio and was age 24 in 1862; his parents were Isaac Lunbeck and Agnes Truslow. Papers include a regimental roster, documents pertaining to his appointment as hospital steward, and requisitions.Marlin, Sidney. Letter. (MS#070)    Full text. Letter from Sidney Marlin, a Union soldier (unit unknown), to his wife. Dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during "Hunter's Raid." Marlin describes the Institute; comments on the destruction of VMI and Governor Letcher's property.Marshall, F. Lewis. Letter. (MS #165)      Full text.   One letter (October 6, 1863) confirming and giving details of the death of James K. Marshall (VMI Class of 1860; Colonel, 52nd North Carolina Infantry), who was killed in battle at Gettysburg. The letter was written to James' parents by his cousin, F. Lewis Marshall.Martin, R. Emmett. Letter. ;(MS #406)   Full text  Civil War letter from Confederate soldier R. Emmett Martin to his wife, dated 3 July 1862. Letter is headed "Battlefield" and discusses Battle of Malvern Hill (Seven Days' Battle, Peninsular Campaign). Martin writes to "inform you of my safety after the hard fought battle of the 1st inst," and discusses heavy casualties in his regiment.Massie, James W., Papers. (MS#142) Personal papers, 1855-1879, of James W. Massie, Class of 1849 and Professor of Math. Include incoming correspondence, misc. Civil War papers (primarily orders and commissions). Massie served with the 51st Virginia Infantry, CSA.Maury, Matthew Fontaine. Papers. (MS#103). Full TextPersonal correspondence (1833-1873) of Matthew Fontaine Maury (b.1806 d. 1873), oceanographer, Confederate States Navy Commander, and educator. Letters (ca. 148 items) written by MFM to various members of his family.McCoy, Andrew J., letters. (MS#393). Full text Civil War correspondence of Confederate soldier Andrew J. McCoy, consisting of 3 letters (1863 October 25; 1864 Jan 16 fragment; 1864 March 11) to his sister written while he was serving with the 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The letter of March 11 mentions the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid.McDonald, Marshall. Papers. (MS #169) McDonald , VMI Class of 1860, served in the Engineer Corps, CSA and after the Civil War taught Chemistry, Mineralogy, & Geology at VMI. He was the first U.S. Commissioner of Fish. The collection includes correspondence (1861-1889); notes & reports on geological & other topics.    McKay family letter.  (MS #390)One letter from Confederate soldier P. B. McKay to his wife Mary B. McKay. The letter, ca. 1862, was written from Baldwin Mississippi. McKay describes fighting near Corinth, Mississippi; hardships of war; and effort to obtain a substitute so that he can return home. McKay's unit and other biographical details are not known.Meader, Horace P., documents. (MS #152) Two Civil War discharge documents issued to Private Horace P. Meader of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Army. Dated 28 Dec 1863 at St. Augustine, Florida; and 20 Jan 1866 at Richmond, Virginia; 2 documents concerning the Civil War pension given to Meader's widow.Merritt, Howard J., documents. (MS#184) Letter from VMI's Adjutant James H. Morrison to Merritt's father, enclosing 2 orders pertaining to his son's dismissal from VMI (Cadet Merritt was dismissed for deserting his post as sentinel & breaking into a storeroom to obtain bread) and subsequent reinstatement. Letter dated Feb 25, 1865; orders dated Feb 15 & 23, 1865. Merritt was a member of the Class of 1868.Merritt, James L., letters.  (MS#0337)     Full text   Biographical note: James Love Merritt b. 1845, VMI Class of 1867, wounded at the Battle of New Market, Civil Engineer and farmer, d. 1911. Descriptive note: 2 letters from Cadet Merritt to his father. 1863 Nov 24, discusses school expenses, mentions the Corps being called to defend against Averell's raids; reports dissatisfaction with VMI (complains of hunger, gets "beef, irish potatoes, milk" only). May 16, 1864 written on the day after the Battle of New Market. Merritt describes being wounded, action on battlefield, mentions cadets Norborne C. Lewis (Class of 1867) and John A. Crichton (Class of 1866). Letter was possibly written from the Bushong House near the battlefield.Meyer, A., letter (MS#0442) The collection consists of one letter from Confederate cavalry soldier A. (possibly Andrew) Meyer, dated October 17, 1863, written from Headquarters, Department of East Tennessee, Abingdon, Virginia. The letter is addressed to Mrs. Mary Taylor Fulton, the widow of the Reverend Creed Fulton and the mother of VMI New Market Cadet Charles M. Fulton. (VMI Class of 1867). Mrs. Fulton was living at Rich Valley, Smythe County, Virginia. The letter concerns Meyer's request to leave his horse on the Fulton farm until spring; he also briefly mentions the campaign in Tennessee.Mock, Sanford J., Confederate Bond collection. (MS #328) A collection of over 100 bonds issued by the Confederate States of America and by individual southern states.Morgan, Patrick H., letters. (MS# 0356)      Full text Biographical note: Patrick H. Morgan b. 1844; VMI Class of 1866 and a New Market cadet; lawyer; North Carolina state senator; district superintendent U.S. Life Saving Service (now U.S. Coast Guard), d. 1917, Shawboro, NC. Descriptive note: Letters (8 items), 1862-1864, addressed to Cadet Patrick H. Morgan. Those from his father (James B. Morgan of Currituck Co., NC) contain family and war news; topics include enemy raids for food and supplies, diphtheria, uncle's death in battle; hardships of war. Other letters (3 items) are from family, friends and cousin John B. Wiginton. Also includes Cadet Morgan's written excuses to the Commandant for various infractions, April - May 1863Munford, Thomas T., papers.  (MS #158) Misc. papers of Gen. Munford, VMI Class of 1852, CSA General. Two personal letters from Munford: 1861 April 18 to Charles Ellis, discussing the outbreak of war; 1865 May 21 to Sallie Munford, expressing sadness caused by defeat. Collection also includes the architecture text used by Munford at VMI, incl. original drawings. Additional information about Munford is located in his alumni biographical file.    Myers, Derastus E. W., letter. (MS #379).   Full text   One ALS, dated 11 May 1863, from Confederate soldier D.E.W. Myers to his brother and sister. The letter was written from "Camp Near Hamilton's Crossing" after the Battle of Chancellorsville; topics include death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Myers served as a Sergeant with the 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment.Nalle, G. B. Wallace. Papers. (MS #223) 2 items. One letter written to Cadet Nalle (Class of 1867 & New Market cadet) by his father, Pendleton Nalle. Dated January 15, 1865, the letter urges Cadet Nalle to remain at VMI rather than join the Confederate Army. Also letter fragment from Cadet Nalle's mother, ca. 1865. New Market Collection  (MS#002)   Includes Porter Johnson reminiscences.Norton, John T., letter.  (MS #0401)  Full textLetter written by Union soldier John T. Norton (Lieut., 97th Regiment New York State Volunteers) to his father, Morgan Norton of Norway, NY. The letter is dated May 23rd, 1863. Norton discusses the Battle of Chancellorsville and mentions the death of Stonewall Jackson, referring to him as "the bravest of the brave."Oakes, Benjamin F., letter.  (MS #0392)  Full text One letter (December 13, 1864) from Union soldier Capt. Benjamin F. Oakes of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery to J. G. Richardson. The letter was written from "in the field" near Petersburg, Virginia. Oakes describes in detail the destruction of the Weldon Railroad by Union troops and the burning buildings in Sussex Courthouse, VA. Oakes was originally from Old Town, Maine and resided post-war in East Tawas, Michigan.Pendleton, Alexander S. ("Sandie"), papers.   (MS #412)   Full text Civil War papers (9 items) of Sandie Pendleton, a member of Stonewall Jackson's staff. The documents consist of orders and dispatches; note to his father concerning Jackson's death, and other miscellaneous documents.Pettigrew, Albert H., document. (MS #173) Request dated November 25, 1862 from Captain Pettigrew (VMI Class of 1864) to Gen. Robert E. Lee, asking to have Private Snow transferred to Pettigrew's Company.Phillips, James J., Collection (MS #497) Collection includes Confederate Army Commission. Phillips served in the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment.Pizzini, Andrew Jr., document. (MS#0109)    Full text Biographical note: Andrew Pizzini, Jr., b. 1846, Richmond, Virginia; graduate, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1865; New Market cadet; merchant and pioneer in electric power industry; d. 1913 in Richmond, Virginia.Descriptive note: Civil War parole document (1 item), dated April 18, 1865.Poague, William T., Collection. (MS #143) Poague (VMI Treasurer & Military Storekeeper, 1884-1914) commanded the Rockbridge Artillery & Poague's Battalion during the Civil War. The collection, 1861-1911 contains the manuscript version of his Civil War memoirs, 1903 (later published as Gunner with Stonewall); misc. other documents including letters, battery rolls.Price, Berryman Z./Price's Artillery Company roster. (MS #342)     Full text Primarily account book Shenandoah Valley farmers Jacob and Berryman Price, 1845-1874. However, it includes the roster (circa 1864) of the unit known as Price's Light Artillery, commanded by Captain Berryman Zirkle Price.Radford, William N., papers (MS #380). Biographical note: William Norvell Radford, b. Lynchburg, Virginia 1846; VMI Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet; farmer; died 1872, Bedford Co. William Murray Chalmers, b. 1845, Halifax Co., VA; VMI Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet; teacher; died 1895, Danville, VA. Chalmers married Radford's sister. Descriptive note: 2 items One telegram, dated May 16, 1864, sent by Cadet William N. Radford to his father after the Battle of New Market. Radford states that " I escaped unhurt in the fight yesterday...." One holograph note, May 15, 1864, from Cadet William M. Chalmers to his mother; states that he is unhurt after the battle.Reid, James Henry. Papers. (MS # 222).  Full text   Correspondence of James Henry Reid, Class of 1866. 13 letters written to parents while a Rat at VMI (Aug-Nov 1862), containing references to cadet life, hazing, uniforms, food, guard duty, etc. 1 letter (1864 march 7) written while serving with the 13th Virginia Artillery Regiment.Rinker, Michael F., letter (MS #381).  Full text ALS, May 17, 1864, from Confederate soldier Michael F. Rinker (Private, Company F, 136th Regiment, Virginia Militia) to his parents. Written from camp near Spotsylvania Courthouse; discusses battle at Spotsylvania, emphasizing enemy causalities; mentions Battle of New Market (Virginia).Roller, John E., papers. (MS #171).     Full text  Roller was a member of the VMI Class of 1863 and a CSA officer. Papers include personal correspondence; scrapbook of Civil War clippings; 19 Civil War dispatches, including document signed by Gen. Robert E. Lee; letters concerning cadet life at VMI, 1862-1864; misc. VMI-related items.Royster, Lawrence. Document.   (MS #069)  View DocumentBiographical note: b. 1841, New Kent Co., Virginia; Honorary graduate, VMI Class of 1866; New Market Cadet; farmer, accountant, Court Clerk; d. 1914, Richmond, Virginia. Descriptive note: 1 item. Parole granted to Lawrence Royster after surrender of the Confederacy, dated May 16, 1865. The document gives him "permission to go to his home in Richmond, VA."Rutherford, Thomas M., papers. (MS #179) Rutherfoord was a member of the VMI Class of 1867, New Market Cadet, & CSA veteran. Misc. papers include paroled prisoner's pass, dated 1865 April 10 from Appomattox Court House; misc. incoming letter & other documents (1906-1911), mostly concerned with Confederate veterans' activities.Rutherford, Robert H., collection  (MS #0389)Biographical note:   Robert Henderson Rutherford, b. 1844 Cumberland Co., Virginia; VMI Class of 1865; Private, 3rd Virginia Cavalry Regiment, CSA; died of illness contracted in army, Jan. 1863. Descriptive note: The collection consists of 2 items: One letter (February 14th, 1862) from Cadet Robert H. Rutherford to his cousin Louisa Henderson Perkins, in which he describes life at VMI and mentions Valentine's Day; and Rutherford's prayer book.Scofield, Uri B., Diary  (MS #0429)Three volume Civil War era diary of Union soldier Private Uri B. Scofield of Killingly, CT (b. 1826 d. 1894), who served with the 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The diary entries are not detailed, although some information about regimental activities is provided. Volume 1 (1864) includes the unit's march through the Shenandoah Valley and mentions the burning of the Virginia Military Institute in June 1864.Shields, John H., letters. (MS #045). Letters (3 items) written by Cadet John H. Shields to his parents while he was a cadet at VMI. Items are dated March 24 and April 7, 1864; and undated letter fragment. In addition to routine matters, letter of March 24 mentions faculty member Thomas H. Williamson going to Panther's Gap to "survey the land, and to make arrangements for throwing up fortifications and breastworks"; and discusses how the cadets coped with the rationing of food. Misc. unrelated document: field dispatch, July 31, 1862, from A.P. Mason to Brig. Gen. Charles S. Winder mentioning Gen. Robert E. Lee.Shriver, Samuel H., document. (MS #174) One letter (1861 December 23) from John Brannon (Board of Visitors, 1861-1864) to the father of Samuel Shriver (Class of 1864 & New Market cadet). Brannon informs Mr. Shriver of Samuel's appointment to VMI.Smith, Edward H., notebook. (MS #313) Autograph book (ca. 3" x 4.75", yellow paper cover, spine missing) compiled by New Market Cadet Edward Harvie Smith, Jr., VMI Class of 1865. Contains signed inscriptions by 19 fellow New Market Cadets.Smith, Francis Lee Family. Documents. (MS #180) Includes items re: Francis L. Smith, Jr., of the VMI Class of 1867 & a New Market cadet. Misc. papers, incl. oath of allegiance verification (1865); letter from VMI Treasurer R.H. Campbell with enclosure (1867); telegram (1887).Snodgrass John B., letters. (MS #072) Biographical note: b. 1843, Berkeley County, West Virginia; non graduate, VMI Class of 1864; physician; d. 1908, Martinsburg, WVA. Descriptive note: 8 letters and 1 letter fragment from Cadet Snodgrass to his sister Kate. All dated 1862 and written from VMI. Primary topic is the war and its effect on his family; occasional references to VMI. Mentions that Corps of Cadets has been ordered to aid General Jackson (see April 19, May 1, May 18); says he is "anxious to get a shot at the enemy."Stegman, George H., collection  (MS #0275)A collection of approximately 1000 engravings and mounted photographs, collected by George H. Stegman, which depict various aspects of American military and political history. Subjects include Confederate and Union officers; battles; prisons & other buildings; Presidents and statesmen; Revolutionary and Mexican War officers; bridges.Stevenson, Thomas A., papers. (MS #175)    Full text   5 items, 1860-1862. Three letters from Cadet Stevenson (VMI Class of 1864) to his sister, in which he discusses the possibility of war, activities at VMI after announcement of secession; visitor's pass for Maria Stevenson; letter introducing Cadet Stevenson to Major Taylor.Stanard, Jaqueline Beverly. Papers.   (MS #083). Biographical note: b.1845, Orange County, Virginia; entered VMI in January 1863 as a member of the Class of 1867; killed at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864, while serving as a Cadet Private, Co. B. Descriptive note: Collection (ca. 20 items) includes letters from Cadet Stanard to his family (1863-1864); telegram concerning Stanard's body; letters from his brother Robert to their mother (1865); 2 essays written at VMI. Many of these letters, as well as material from other sources, appear in the book Letters of a New Market cadet, edited by John G. Barrett and Robert K. Turner, Jr. (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1961).  Stuart, William Dabney. Papers. (MS#108)  Full text Biographical note: William Dabney Stuart, b. 1830, Staunton, Virginia; graduate, Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1850; Colonel, 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; mortally wounded at Gettysburg; died in a hospital in Staunton on July 29, 1863.Descriptive note: Civil War papers (ca. 60 items), 1861-1863, of Col. William Dabney Stuart. Collection consists primarily of correspondence to and from various officers; morning and guard reports; orders; and invoices and receipts documenting his brief service with the 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment and his command of the 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Misc. other items include letters of recommendation for United States Army Commission, 1850; letter from Gabriel Jordan, Jr. (Class of 1850) to Stuart, Nov. 1854; and misc. printed material.Taylor, Walter H., documents. (MS #0480) Walter Herron Taylor graduated from VMI in 1857 and served as Gen. Robert E. Lee's Adjutant General during the Civil War. The collection contains three Civil War documents relating to Col. Walter H. Taylor's Confederate Army Service.  1. Letter from Taylor to "Lucien" (surname not known), dated 24 Ocotber 1864. Taylor declines his friend's invitation to his wedding, stating that his service as Gen. Robert E. Lee's Adjutant General prevents him from taking any leave. 2.Order, HQ Army of Northern Virginia, 23 August 1864. Signed by Taylor, regarding furloughs. 3. Dispatch from Briscoe Baldwin to Taylor, regarding an officer's asignment, dated February 28, 1865.Terrill, James B., letter. (MS #161)     Full text   The collection consists of one letter (April 5, 1861) from James B. Terrill (VMI Class of 1858; CSA General) to Gov. Letcher. Terrill offers to serve as an officer in the Virginia Volunteers and gives a brief account of his previous military experience.Thomas, Thornton. Document  (MS #0384)Confederate States of America receipt for purchase of $1000 in bonds, issued to Thornton Thomas. The document is dated March 31, 1864, Harrisonburg, Virginia.Thomson, James W., correspondence  (MS #0239)Biographical note:   James Walton Thomson b. 1843, Summit Point, WV; VMI Class of 1864; Major, Horse Artillery, CSA; killed in battle near High Bridge, VA, 1865 April.  Descriptive note:  13 letters, dated 1860, written by the family and friends of James W. Thomson. The letters were received by Thomson while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute and contain family and personal news. Correspondents include Thomson's mother, grandmother, brother, sister and cousin. One letter, dated September 10, 1861, is from Col. John Pelham who discusses an army appointment for Thomson.Tredway, Thomas B., letter. (MS# 176) One letter from Cadet Tredway to his father, dated February 17, 1862. He discusses the daily routine at VMI and mentions that the cadets have offered their services to Gov. Letcher. Tredway was later killed at Gettysburg while serving with the 53rd Virginia Infantry.Trimble, Isaac R., letters. (MS #0400)Two letters (1862 and 1870) written by Confederate Brigadier General Isaac R. Trimble. The first, dated July 24, 1862 and addressed to "Genl." (possibly to Stonewall Jackson), reports that he has occupied Manassas, captured guns and stores, and taken prisoners. The second item, dated October 1870, declines an invitation to a fair.Triplett, John R., letter. (MS #367) Biographical note: b. 1845, Richmond, Virginia; member VMI Class of 1866; New Market cadet; resigned cadetship on Feb. 1, 1865 to enter Confederate Army; after war worked in iron industry; d. 1882. Descriptive note: one letter from Cadet Triplett to his cousin, dated October 11, 1863. Discusses difficulty of having new shoes made because of the scarcity of leather.Tunstall, John L., papers (MS #181) Miscellaneous personal papers (5 items) of Cadet John L. Tunstall. Includes one letter from Cadet Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the ceremonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of 5 of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite; 2 notebooks containing VMI class notes (Engineering); one photograph album, containing ca. 33 images of classmates, family and others; and one book from his personal library, "The Sociable Story Teller."Turner, Charles W., letter. (MS #182) One letter (1865 March 28) from Turner (VMI Class of 1867 & New Market cadet) to Major Garnett Andrews, requesting a promotion in Andrews' battalion.Veitch, Wilberforce. Document. (MS #041) Leave of absence document issued to Cadet Wilberforce Veitch (VMI Class of 1867). Issued from VMI's temporary headquarters at the Alms House in Richmond, Virginia on April 3, 1865, when the Corps was disbanded during the evacuation of the city.VMI Civil War admissions advertisement.  MS #0178. Full text Civil War era VMI circular, printed in May 1861, sent to prospective cadets who wanted to enroll solely for the purpose of military training.Wade, Thomas M., Letters.  (MS #474) Full Text Thomas morrell Wade, Jr. served in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery. The collection consists of 3 Civil War era letters from Wade to his sister Lou, dated 1862-1863 while he was serving in the Confederate Army.  Topics include daily camp life; personal news; and  brief references to Stonewall Jackson and the battle at Sharpsburg.Watson, William G. Memoirs. (MS#037)  Full text Civil War memoirs of a Union (Ohio) soldier who served during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, May-June 1864. Mentions burning of the Virginia Military Institute by Gen. David Hunter's troops; recounts his regiment's retreat from Lynchburg to Charleston.Weisiger letter.  (MS #0285)  Full textOne Civil War era manuscript letter (dated Richmond, VA; May 29, 1865) from O. F. Weisiger to Q. M. Ward of Big Lick, Roanoke Co. Virginia. Weisiger discusses in detail the events he witnessed during the evacuation and burning of Richmond in early April and its subsequent occupation by Union troops.Welsh, John P., letter. (MS #344) ALS, May 12, 1863, written by Confederate soldier John P. Welsh to his wife and mother. Welsh, a staff officer, was in camp near Hamilton's Crossing after the Battle of Chancellorsville. Mentions death of Stonewall Jackson.White, Thomas W., document. (MS #183) Commission document appointing White (Class of 1867 & New Market cadet) a Second Lieutenant in the Abingdon Virginia Militia, dated 1863 June 27. Signed by Governor John Letcher.Williams, William P., collection  (MS #0382)Biographical note:   William Patterson Williams, b. 1834, d. 1919. Confederate soldier who served with the 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment.  Descriptive note:   Miscellaneous items (3) pertaining to the life of Confederate soldier William P. Williams. The collection consists of an oath of allegiance document, 1865; a photograph of Williams taken ca. 1880's; and the newspaper account of his death, 1919.Williamson family letter.   (MS #405).Early Civil War letter written by Confederate soldier [I or G] D. Williamson of Rockingham County, Virginia, to his wife. The letter is dated July 20, 1861 and was written from "Fair grounds, Winchester, VA." Williamson mentions the ongoing battle at Manassas and report s that "we are victorious so far;" he discusses the importance of the battle ("It is the pivot on which our struggle is to turn"); he expresses concern that McClellan's troops may enter Rockingham County and instructs her "if anything of that sort should happen Uncle must drive all our stock away and not be caught as were many of the farmers in Berkeley, who lost every thing, stock, negroes and all." Williamson's biographical and unit information were not known at time of cataloging.Williamson, Thomas H., Papers. (MS#105). Full text My Service with Stonewall Jackson. Thomas Hoomes Williamson (1813-1888), served as Professor of Engineering and Drawing at VMI for 47 years. In April 1862, Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson requested that Williamson be temporarily released from his duties at the Institute and assigned to Jackson's command. Many years after the war (ca. 1883), Williamson wrote this account of his time with Jackson.Williamson, William G., papers. (MS #205)    Full text  Williamson was a member of the VMI Class of 1864MS & served as Captain, Co. A, 1st Confederate States Engineers. Bulk consists of his Civil War journal (1862-1863) detailing Confederate Army service; also includes undated notes on drawing, engineering; Williamson Family genealogy; 4 letters (2 are copies), dated 1868 & 1898; misc. other items.Wilson, Harry L., collection  (MS #0351)A collection of manuscripts, 9 items, principally autograph letters of Civil War notables dating 1858-1906. The collection was compiled by Harry L. Wilson, Jr. and donated to the Virginia Military Institute Archives. Items include a dispatch, 1862 April 28, from Stonewall Jackson to Gen. Ewell, requesting Ewell's presence. Other signed documents are in the hand of Robert E. Lee (1858), James Longstreet (1893), Jeb Stuart (1863), Mrs. Jeb Stuart (1886), Wade Hampton (1889), and John Mosby (undated), and Henry "Light horse Harry" Lee (1794). Also one photocopied letter from Mosby to James Keith, 1906.Wilson, N. Claiborne & related family papers.  (MS#0490) Full text The collection consists of the Civil War papers of Nathaniel Claiborne Wilson (VMI Class of 1861) and misc. papers of other family members.  Of the N. C. Wilson portion of the collection, the most significant item is a diary-account book fragment which includes entries (July 25th-July 3, the day of his death) from Pennsylvania and the battlefield at Gettysburg.Wingfield, Samuel G., notebook. (MS #137)Notebook, 1864-1865, of Cadet Wingfield, VMI Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet. Contains brief inscriptions written by classmates; short play or skit, probably original.Witt, James E., letter. (MS #0477) One letter from New Market Cadet James E. Witt (Class of 1867), written from VMI HQ at the Alms House in Richmond, VA, dated 1865 February 8.  Witt had just resigned his cadetship in order to join the Confederate Army during what turned out to be the last weeks of the war.  The letter, addressed to  "Dear Miss"  [Fannie, last name unknown] is largely personal in nature, involving his relationship with the young woman.  However, he does mention the resignation of large numbers of cadets, all trying to join the army.Yarbrough, William T., letters.  MS #0421The collection consists of five letters documenting Civil War cadet life (October 1863-May 1864), written by Cadet William T. Yarbrough, VMI Class of 1867. Yarbrough was a member of the New Market Corps who did not take part in the battle due to ill health (he was left at VMI with the guard detail). The letters, addressed to his parents, include references to academics, uniforms, flirting with local girls, and family concerns. The letter dated May 18, 1864 briefly mentions the fact that the Corps had engaged in Battle at New Market, but does not contain substantive information about the battle. Biographical note: after leaving VMI Yarbough was in the tobacco business in Richmond, Virginia. He died in 1895 and is buried in Hollywood cemetery, Richmond.MiscellaneousCivil War Miscellany (MS#079)A small collection of miscellaneous Civil War/Confederacy-related items, including autographs, souvenirs, postcards, printed materials.Stamps and covers collection  (MS #0286)A collection, approximately 30 items, of stamps and envelopes donated to VMI by various individuals. Includes examples of Civil War covers and postage stampsMcCormack, Rodney. Collection. (MS #503) McCormack (Class of 1957) was a collector who acquired ephemera, misc. documents etc. This collection contains a few misc. Civil War era documents, including 2 items signed by Union Gen. Franz Sigel; receipt (Legh W. Reid, Class of 1858); G. Julian Pratt (Class of 1864MS); leave request (Huffman, 30th Virginia Battalion); document (Dunbar, 29th Regt. Indiana Volunteers); VMI cadet invitation to Rockbridge Rifles.  1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/26/2014 10:06:45 AM7/16/2007 1:17:45 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Manuscripts438A10330False02/26/2014 10:06:45 AM7/16/2007 01:17:45 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Civil_War_Manuscripts/7095ContentCivil War Memoirs. Isaac Baker, 18th Virginia Cavalry./Archives/Manuscripts/00357Baker/Civil_War_Memoirs__Isaac_Baker,_18th_Virginia_Cavalry_/Isaac Norval Baker Civil War Memoirs 18th Virginia Cavalry, Company F. (Imboden's Brigade) VMI Archives Manuscript #0357 Read the complete full text transcription  Description The collection consists of an original manuscript fragment (ca. 12 pages) and typewritten transcription (21 pages)Isaac Norval Baker Civil War Memoirs18th Virginia Cavalry, Company F. (Imboden's Brigade)VMI Archives Manuscript #0357Read the complete full text transcriptionAbout the CollectionThe collection consists of an original manuscript fragment (ca. 12 pages) and typewritten transcription (21 pages) describing Isaac Norval Baker's Civil War service as a Private in the Confederate Army's 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Baker's language is descriptive and lively, and the account includes many vignettes that provide insight into the lives of both soldiers and civilians. The narrative covers the period June 1863-April 1865; topics include camp life, wartime hardships, battles (Gettysburg, Bristoe Campaign, third Battle of Winchester, Fisher's Hill), and the effects of war in Shenandoah Valley.Biographical noteIsaac Norval Baker-- born October 8, 1844, lived near Whitacre, Frederick Co., Virginia; during Civil War served as private, Company F, 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment; after war practiced herbal medicine in Shenandoah and Frederick Co.; died December 6, 1924, Frederick County; buried Redland Cemetery, Hampshire Co., West Virginia. Physical description: Light complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, 5' 7".For additional information about the 18th Virginia, we recommend the following book:18th Virginia Cavalry by Roger U. Delauter, Jr.[Lynchburg, Va. : H.E. Howard, c1985].1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:03:59 AM8/8/2007 1:24:14 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Memoirs. Isaac Baker, 18th Virginia Cavalry.1119A10330False06/18/2012 11:03:59 AM8/8/2007 01:24:14 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00357Baker/Civil_War_Memoirs__Isaac_Baker,_18th_Virginia_Cavalry_/4851ContentCivil War Order Book with Union Soldier Diary/Archives/Manuscripts/Humphreys_Diary/Civil_War_Order_Book_with_Union_Soldier_Diary/A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives J. O. Humphreys Diary 1st Independent Battery Ohio Artillery Shenandoah Valley, April-July 1864 Civil War Resources top level Private J. O. Humphreys: A Union Soldier in the Shenandoah Valley and a Missing VMI Order Book This diary has a fascinating histJ. O. Humphreys Civil War Diary1st Independent Battery Ohio ArtilleryShenandoah Valley, April-July 1864Civil War Letters & Diaries HomePrivate J. O. Humphreys:A Union Soldier in the Shenandoah Valleyand a Missing VMI Order Book Read the Full Text Diary About the Diary:This diary has a fascinating history. Private J. O. Humphreys was among the Union soldiers who briefly occupied Lexington, Virginia in June 1864--an event known locally as "Hunter's Raid." The Union forces, led by General David Hunter, destroyed several VMI buildings, as well as much of the cadet library and laboratory equipment. An unknown Union officer discovered the Order Book for the VMI Corps of Cadets, (containing administrative details of cadet life from January 17, 1862-May 7, 1864) and it eventually came into the possession of Private J. O. Humphreys of the 1st Ohio Artillery. He used the empty pages in the back of the volume to record this account of his unit's activities from late April through early July, 1864. Humphreys was subsequently mortally wounded at Petersburg, Virginia. Before he died, he gave the Order Book to his best friend, Private Harvey Rhodes. The book was cherished by Rhodes, who settled in Indiana after the war and lived to the age of 82, and was inherited by Rhodes' son. The original Order Book, now including the diary, was returned to VMI in the 1970's, more than one hundred years after its disappearance. The unit was organized at Camp Chase on July 6, 1861, under Captain James R. McMullen. It served in West Virginia and temporarily in the Army of the Potomac; saw action at the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam; joined General Hunter's expedition to Lynchburg, Virginia, June 1864; Battle of Winchester July 24; retreat to Williamsport, Md.; ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va., and saw duty there guarding stores till March, 1865; moved to Harper's Ferry, then to Washington, D.C. for garrison duty; mustered out June 26, 1865.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/20/2012 8:54:21 AM7/25/2007 8:55:03 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Order Book with Union Soldier Diary1241A10330False06/20/2012 08:54:21 AM7/25/2007 08:55:03 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Humphreys_Diary/Civil_War_Order_Book_with_Union_Soldier_Diary/7225ContentCivil War Papers. Samuel Craun, 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment/Archives/Manuscripts/00372Craun/Civil_War_Papers___Samuel_Craun,_12th_Virginia_Cavalry_Regiment/Samuel Craun Civil War Papers 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment Manuscript #00372 About this Collection The collection consists of documents dating from the Civil War service of Samuel Craun, who enlisted in the 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (Company H) in 1862.Samuel Craun Civil War Papers12th Virginia Cavalry RegimentManuscript #00372Civil War Manuscripts top level About this Collection:The collection consists of documents dating from the Civil War service of Samuel Craun, who enlisted in the 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment (Company H) in 1862.View Original Documents, as listed below Special Order, 1863 September 30. Authorizing Craun to return home to procure horses for the regiment.Receipt, 1863 December 10. Payment of $22.00 for saddle, bridle and halter worn out in service.Receipt, 1864 March 17. To Samuel H. Craun for purchase of Confederate bonds.Order, 1864 March 25. Foraging detail.Order, 1864 June 22. Sgts. Craun and others to return to their regiment after detached duty.Receipt, 1864 June 30. For ordnance storesOrder, 1864 July 23. Corporal Craun to take detail of five men to gather captured and abandoned arms.   Names of detail.Order, 1864 December 14. Corp. Craun & others to report for duty at Harrisonburg.Order, [1864]. Corp. Craun to proceed to Timberville to arrest persons held by John Bowman or Socrates Bowman.Miscellaneous Craun family documentsReceipt, 1864 February 1.To Elias Craun for $3300 in payment for slave, Lewis, at Richmond, Virginia. S. R. Fondren, Auctioneer.Legal document, 1857 November 4.Regarding the estate of John Baker, signed by Marcus Cupp. Connection to Craun family unknown.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:08:43 AM8/8/2007 2:54:47 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Papers. Samuel Craun, 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment1133A10330False06/18/2012 11:08:43 AM8/8/2007 02:54:47 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00372Craun/Civil_War_Papers___Samuel_Craun,_12th_Virginia_Cavalry_Regiment/10447ContentCivil War Papers. William D. Stuart, 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment./Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Civil_War_Papers___William_D__Stuart,_56th_Virginia_Infantry_Regiment_/Civil War Papers, William D. Stuart, 56th Virginia Infantry Manuscript # 00108 Read Full Text 1861 documents   1862 documents   1850's letters  of recommendation & misc. Collection Summary William Dabney Stuart was born September 30, 1830, at Staunton, Virginia; Parents: Thomas JeffersWilliam D. Stuart, 56th Virginia InfantryManuscript # 00108Civil War Letters & Diaries top level Read Full Text1861 documents 1862 -1863 documents 1850's letters of recommendation About the Papers:The collection consists of Stuart's Civil War papers, primarily correspondence to and from various officers; morning and guard reports; orders; and invoices and receipts documenting his brief service with the 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment and his command of the 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Misc. other items include letters of recommendation for United States Army Commission, 1850; letter from Gabriel Jordon, Jr. (Class of 1850) to Stuart, Nov. 1854.William Dabney Stuart was born September 30, 1830, at Staunton, Virginia; Parents: Thomas Jefferson Stuart and Martha M. Dabney; preparatory work at Staunton Academy; entered the Virginia Military Institute in July 1847 and was graduated in July 1850, standing 3rd in a class of 17; following graduation taught at VMI (1850-1853) and subsequently was Principal of classical schools in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia; married Frances Harris of Loudon Co., VA (three children--Martha, Mary Bell, and William); During Civil War briefly commanded 15th Virginia; then Colonel, 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment CSA; mortally wounded at Gettysburg; died in a hospital in Staunton, VA on July 29, 1863.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:09:40 AM8/20/2007 11:40:16 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Papers. William D. Stuart, 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment.1509A10330False06/13/2012 09:09:40 AM8/20/2007 11:40:16 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Civil_War_Papers___William_D__Stuart,_56th_Virginia_Infantry_Regiment_/6015ContentCivil War Parole Document/Archives/Manuscripts/00109Pizzini/Civil_War_Parole_Document/Civil War Parole Document Andrew Pizzini, Jr. VMI Archives Manuscript #00109 About the document This document is a typical example of the paroles issued to Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War. Andrew Pizzini, Jr. (at left, circa 1864) was born on September 24, 1846 in Richmond, VirginCivil War Parole DocumentAndrew Pizzini, Jr.VMI Archives Manuscript #00109Civil War Letters, Diaries & Manuscripts Home About the Pizzini documentThis document is a typical example of the paroles issued to Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War. Andrew Pizzini, Jr. (at left, circa 1864) was born on September 24, 1846 in Richmond, Virginia. His father was Juan Pizzini, a native of Corsica who for many years served as the Italian Consul in Richmond. His mother was Celeste Eulalie Pizzini, of French descent.Pizzini was still a schoolboy at the beginning of the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private in the First Virginia Infantry, but was discharged in September 1861 so that he could attend the Virginia Military Institute. He enrolled at VMI in December 1861 as a member of the Class of 1865, and continued until graduation. As a cadet, he fought in the Battle of New Market (May 15, 1864) as a cadet 1st Sergeant, Company B. In June 1864 he was promoted to second Cadet Captain, commanding Company D.Following the destruction of many Institute buildings by General David Hunter in June 1864, the Corps of Cadets was furloughed several months. In December 1864 academic exercises resumed at the Alms House in Richmond, Virginia, VMI's temporary headquarters. As the war drew to a close, the cadets were assigned to aid in the defense of Richmond, where Pizzini surrendered in April 1865.For 17 years after the war Pizzini was a merchant in Richmond. He subsequently became interested in the new electric power industry and was president of the city's Electrical Street Railways Light and Power Companies. He died on January 31, 1913. View the original document:Click on the small image to view a larger version.  1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:10:24 AM8/2/2007 9:18:26 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Parole Document921A10330False06/13/2012 09:10:24 AM8/2/2007 09:18:26 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00109Pizzini/Civil_War_Parole_Document/10737421538ContentCivil War Parole Document/Archives/Manuscripts/00069Royster/Civil_War_Parole_Document/Civil War parole document for VMI New Market Cadet Lawrence Royster.  May 1865Civil War Parole DocumentLawrence Royster, New Market CadetAbout this CollectionLawrence 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.View the Original Document (Manuscript #0069)Click on thumbnail to enlarge Related MaterialCivil War letters from Royster to his friend John E. Roller are located in the Roller Papers and are viewable online.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 9:47:04 AM6/5/2012 9:35:38 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War Parole Document10737421143A10330False06/5/2012 09:47:04 AM6/5/2012 09:35:38 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00069Royster/Civil_War_Parole_Document/6017106Civil War parole document. View original./assets/0/430/438/921/c5778993-3182-4b5b-bf69-bf36fb7a924c.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/2/2007 9:19:50 AM8/2/2007 9:18:45 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War parole document. View original.921A1033C5778993-3182-4B5B-BF69-BF36FB7A924Chttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/921/C5778993-3182-4B5B-BF69-BF36FB7A924C.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse08b4c089f084948a9867b020fa618ecac2.jpg8/2/2007 09:19:50 AM8/2/2007 09:18:45 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/921/C5778993-3182-4B5B-BF69-BF36FB7A924C.jpg4795ContentCivil War. Sidney Marlin Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/00070Marlin/Civil_War__Sidney_Marlin_Letter/A Civil War Collection VMI Archives Manuscript Accession # 0070 Sidney Marlin letter June 14, 1864. General David Hunter's Raid on Lexington, Virginia. Hunter's Raid Top Level  Sidney Marlin was a Union soldier serving with a Pennsylvania Regiment in theSidney Marlin letterManuscript #0070Civil War Manuscripts top level Sidney Marlin was a Union soldier serving with a Pennsylvania Regiment in the Valley of Virginia when he wrote this letter to his wife. It was addressed to "Mrs. Sallie A. Marlin, Willet, Indiana Co., PA.". Marlin gives his impression of Lexington and VMI and describes the destruction of Institute buildings.Marlin's spelling has been retained Lexington, Va. June 14/64 Dear Wife-I send you a few lines to let you know that I am in good health. I wrote a letter to you when I was at Staunton giving you an account of the Battle at Peadmont. We left S for this place the 10th. L. {Lexington} is 36 miles from S. I got your letter of the 30th and 2 papers while on the march. We got here about 12 on the 11th. The enemy made a slight resistance but we soon drove them away. They burnt the bridge across the river and left. We had a few men killed and wounded.This is a nice place. There is about 6 thousand inhabitants and the buildings are good. There was a military school here but we have burnt all the buildings. It was a pitty to do it but I suppose it could not be helpt. There would be no use in my attempting to give you any description of the buildings and their grandure. The Academy itself is 4 storys high, 250 feet in front and wings extending back from both sides 200 feet. There was 6 public librarys with more than ten thousand volumes of all kinds. There was about 50 splended shandeliers and any amount of fancy ornaments. There was a large statue of Washington in front with 6 fancy brass cannon, a present from the french Emperor and there was a gas house for lighting this alone and there was ten other buildings connected with it. And the ornamented shrubery and flowers and the gravel walks cant be beat. This all stood on the suburbs of the town on about 6 acres of ground but we burnt it all down, beside 3 mills and the dwelling and other buildings belonging to Gov. Letcher. He had left the town before we came in and had ishued a proclamation for the people to harris (harrass) us all they could. I believe that is the reason his buildings were burnt.This place was the residence of the famous Stonewall Jackson. I saw [his] grave today. The army will move in the morning toward Lynchburg 34 miles from here. If the rebs can raise a force sufficient we will have a fight there or before we get there for that is one of their principal railroad points. But they must have a pretty strong force to beat us for we have 30 thousand men and Gen. Hunter is a good commander. If we move tomorrow we will pass the natural Bridge and that is a sight I should like to see.All the boys from our part of the country are well. I have not time to write much to you at this time for I want to send this back to Martinsburg with the ambulance train that are taking some wounded back. We have no regular mail and you need not be surprised if you do not hear from me often but you write often and tell me all the news,Your { } husbandSidney Marlin1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:37:50 PM7/24/2007 1:43:38 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCivil War. Sidney Marlin Letter817A10330False06/12/2012 02:37:50 PM7/24/2007 01:43:38 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00070Marlin/Civil_War__Sidney_Marlin_Letter/6655ContentClarke Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00112Clarke/Clarke_Civil_War_Papers/Confederate Engineer.  John J. Clarke Civil War Papers Manuscript #00112 Civil War Manuscripts top level About this Collection Little is known about the personal history of John J. Clarke. His date and place of birth are unknown during the pre warJohn J. Clarke Civil War PapersManuscript #00112Civil War Manuscripts top levelAbout this Collection: Little is known about the personal history of John J. Clarke. His date and place of birth are unknown; during the pre-war years he was employed as a civil engineer. In April 1861, he was commissioned Captain in the Confederate Army Engineer Corps and served as an engineer until the end of the war, rising to the rank of Colonel. By 1864 he was the Chief Engineer for the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. At war's end Clarke settled in Georgia, where he was Superintendent of the Georgia Central Railroad; records indicate that he was living in Savannah in 1868. He died circa 1889 in an accident in New Jersey.The collection consists of Clarke's Civil War papers (1861-1865; 12 items). Documents include commissions, military orders; correspondence and dispatches concerning activities in and around Charleston, South Carolina during the period 1864-1865; letter (Feb. 4, 1865) to Col. Clarke from Headquarters discussing proposed use of African-American troops in the Engineer Corps.View original documents (listed below)Commission document, 1861 July 8.For Provisional Army of Virginia; signed by Governor John Letcher.Commission document, 1862 February 15.Issued by Confederate States of America War Department; appointing Clarke Captain, Corps of Engineers, Provisional Army Confederate States.General Orders, 1862 April 14.Clarke appointed Chief Engineer, Peninsula Department, by order of General John B. Magruder.Dispatch from General Robert E. Lee, 1862 May 8."In prosecuting the work of obstructing James River you are authorized to seize for the Confederate States any vessels in the river which you may need...."Dispatch, HQ, 1863 November 27.Regarding the construction of a bridge.Letter to Major J. H. Alexander, 1864 September 1.From Clarke, requesting "Co. B., 23rd Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, Elliott's Brigade, now serving near Petersburg, be ordered to report to me here, for service on boats supplying Fort Sumter."Letter, 1864 December 9.From General P. G. T. Beauregard, thanking Clarke for his gift of a pair of spurs.Letter, 1865 February 4.From Lt. Col. Charles Marshall (HQ, Army of Northern Virginia) to Clarke, conveying Gen. Lee's opinion about Clarke's plan for training of African-American soldiers.Confidential Circular, 1865 February 15.Detailed directive regarding the withdrawal of troops and materials from Charleston, the harbor forts, and on the defensive lines. From Headquarters, Charleston, SC (Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida)Roll of Engineer Officers, 1865 March 20."Engineer Officers and Acting Engineers now on duty with Major John McCrady, Acting Chief Engineer." Charlotte, North Carolina.Letter, 1865 April 7.Written at Chesterville, SC by Capt. [Smith?]; regarding duty assignments of various officers; surveying and mapping project.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:11:05 AM8/7/2007 9:36:56 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobClarke Civil War Papers941A10330False06/13/2012 09:11:05 AM8/7/2007 09:36:56 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00112Clarke/Clarke_Civil_War_Papers/14605LibraryItemClarke Papers - View Originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00112Clarke/ClarkePapers.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:45:45 PM9/18/2007 2:45:45 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobClarke Papers - View Originals941A10330False09/18/2007 02:45:45 PM9/18/2007 02:45:45 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00112Clarke/ClarkePapers.pdf6113106Clarke Papers detail/assets/0/430/438/941/1aa21152-7ece-44cf-986a-575904e51928.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 9:26:25 AM8/2/2007 1:12:06 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobClarke Papers detail941A10331AA21152-7ECE-44CF-986A-575904E51928http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/941/1AA21152-7ECE-44CF-986A-575904E51928.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse024949e3651764e58b0ca9281e68743ef3.jpg8/7/2007 09:26:25 AM8/2/2007 01:12:06 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/941/1AA21152-7ECE-44CF-986A-575904E51928.jpg10377106Clayton Coleman photo/assets/0/430/438/1505/ef53688c-82d6-4a70-814d-dae8905b2951.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/20/2007 9:20:32 AM8/20/2007 9:19:53 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobClayton Coleman photo1505A1033EF53688C-82D6-4A70-814D-DAE8905B2951http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1505/EF53688C-82D6-4A70-814D-DAE8905B2951.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0b077f533495644df80b7e950ff3c57342.jpg8/20/2007 09:20:32 AM8/20/2007 09:19:53 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1505/EF53688C-82D6-4A70-814D-DAE8905B2951.jpg10375ContentColeman Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00021Coleman/Coleman_Papers_Home/Civil War Doctor in Winchester, Virginia, 1862. Clayton Coleman Letters Read the full text letters September 19 20, 1862. Winchester, Virginia. November 4, 1862. Winchester, Virginia. Collection Description The papers consist of three letters written to Coleman's sister Lucy duringCivil War Doctor in Winchester, Virginia, 1862.Clayton Coleman LettersRead the full text lettersSeptember 19/20, 1862. Winchester, Virginia.November 4, 1862. Winchester, Virginia. About this Collection:The papers consist of three letters written to Coleman's sister Lucy during the Civil War, and an autograph album containing inscriptions written by his VMI classmates, ca. 1856-58. The letter of September 19/20, 1862, from Winchester, Virginia, discusses the Battle of Antietam and caring for wounded; November 4, 1862, Winchester, Virginia, discusses hospitals and care of wounded, General George Steuart, movement of Longstreet's Corps, and other troop activity in the area; Feb 25, 1863 is largely personal, discussing his mother's death.Biographical Information:Clayton Glanville Coleman, physician, was born at Roxbury, New Kent County, Virginia in 1840. He entered VMI in July 1856 as a member of the Class of 1859, but did not graduate. After leaving VMI in 1858, he attended the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia, from which he was graduated in March 1861. He served as Lt. Col., 23rd Virginia Infantry Regiment(1861-1862) and after September 1862 as a physician in the Confederate Medical Department. After the war, he continued the practice of medicine until 1871, when he became a Civil Engineer. He married Anna Sherrard Breedin, daugher of Enoch C. and Lucy Singleton Breedin, of Winchester Virginia. They had four children: Sherrard , Robert, Lucy, and Caroline. Clayton Coleman died October 7, 1908.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:22:28 AM8/20/2007 9:19:37 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobColeman Papers Home1505A10330False06/5/2012 11:22:28 AM8/20/2007 09:19:37 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00021Coleman/Coleman_Papers_Home/14555LibraryItemColeman_fulltext/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00021Coleman/Coleman_letters_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 10:47:48 AM9/18/2007 10:47:48 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobColeman_fulltext1505A10330False09/18/2007 10:47:48 AM9/18/2007 10:47:48 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00021Coleman/Coleman_letters_fulltext.pdf10407ContentConfederate Engineer. Civil War Journal of William G. Williamson/Archives/Manuscripts/00205WilliamsonWG/Confederate_Engineer___Civil_War_Journal_of_William_G__Williamson/Confederate Army Engineer William G. Williamson Civil War Journal Manuscript #0205 Read the Full Text Reports, including    1862 Oct. 14 (activities for month of Sept. 1862). Williamson assigned to Gen. Stonewall Jackson blows up railroad bridge at Harper's Ferry. 1862Confederate Army EngineerWilliam G. Williamson Civil War JournalManuscript #0205Civil War Manuscripts top level  About this CollectionCivil War journal, consisting of reports (September 1862-May 1863) submitted to the Chief Engineer's Office, Army of Northern Virginia, in which Williamson discusses destroying bridges at Harper's Ferry, reconnaissance and mapping trips in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont; Jones Raid in West Virginia. William Garnett Williamson b. 1840 Norfolk, Va; graduate Washington College, Lexington, VA; VMI Class of 1864 Military Science; 1st Regiment Engineers, CSA; civil engineer; d. 1898, Pensacola, FL while constructing coastal defenses during the Spanish-American War.Read the Full Text Reports (as listed below)  1862 Oct. 14 (activities for month of Sept. 1862).Williamson assigned to Gen. Stonewall Jackson; blows up railroad bridge at Harper's Ferry.1862 Nov 15 (activities for month of Oct. 1862).Reconnaissance in Shendandoah Valley; mapmaking1862 Dec 4 (activities for month of Nov. 1862).Reconnaissance in Shenandoah Valley & Piedmont1863 Jan 7 (activities for month of Dec. 1862).Reconnaissance in Piedmont1863 Feb. 20 (activities for month of Jan. 1863).Williamson assigned to temporary duty with General D. H. Hill. Works on Hill's batteries.1863 March 31 (activities for month of Feb & March 1863).Rifle pits on Rappahannock.1863 May 26 (activities for month of April-May 1863).Western Virginia Campaign; BG William E. Jones' West Virginia Raid; destroying bridges.  Related Material You may also view a notebook kept by Williamson, which includes many wonderful sketches.  The digital images were supplied by a descendant who owns the original document.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:23:19 AM8/20/2007 10:24:57 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobConfederate Engineer. Civil War Journal of William G. Williamson1507A10330False06/13/2012 10:23:19 AM8/20/2007 10:24:57 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00205WilliamsonWG/Confederate_Engineer___Civil_War_Journal_of_William_G__Williamson/37245LibraryItemContents Summary. Waller Family Papers./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00484Waller/WallerFamilyPapers_Guide.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM3/19/2009 4:04:41 PM3/19/2009 4:04:41 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobContents Summary. Waller Family Papers.3951A10330False03/19/2009 04:04:41 PM3/19/2009 04:04:41 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00484Waller/WallerFamilyPapers_Guide.pdf10737420434106couperthumbnail/assets/0/430/438/3253/1d3417e5-d6cc-4591-af1c-b72837f5f468.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/10/2012 3:56:00 PM1/10/2012 3:55:54 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobcouperthumbnail3253A10331d3417e5-d6cc-4591-af1c-b72837f5f468http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/3253/1d3417e5-d6cc-4591-af1c-b72837f5f468.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse08d666678515e446ebf39335e699452e91.jpg1/10/2012 03:56:00 PM1/10/2012 03:55:54 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/3253/1d3417e5-d6cc-4591-af1c-b72837f5f468.jpg14791LibraryItemCraun Civil War Papers. View original documents./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00372Craun/Craun_Papers_Vieworiginals.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:38:38 PM9/20/2007 3:38:38 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCraun Civil War Papers. View original documents.1133A10330False09/20/2007 03:38:38 PM9/20/2007 03:38:38 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00372Craun/Craun_Papers_Vieworiginals.pdf6497ContentCrozet Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00059Crozet/Crozet_Papers/Thomas Jefferson Letters From the Claudius Crozet Papers (MS #0059) Full text transcriptions & document images Claudius Crozet (1790 1864), a native of France and a graduate of the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique, emigrated to America in 1816. A noted civilClaudius Crozet Papers (MS #0059)Including Thomas Jefferson LettersLetters, Diaries & Manuscripts HomeClaudius Crozet (1790-1864), a native of France and a graduate of the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique, emigrated to America in 1816. A noted civil and military engineer, he taught at West Point, was the state engineer in Virginia and Louisiana, was one of the founders of the Virginia Military Institute and served on its first Board of Visitors, and served as President of Jefferson College in Louisiana and the Richmond Academy in Virginia. His most significant engineering project was the building of the Blue Ridge Railroad and its tunnels in Virginia.View Thomas Jefferson Letters While teaching engineering at West Point, Crozet became interested in Thomas Jefferson's newly established University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He initiated correspondence with Jefferson; two of Jefferson's replies are part of the Claudius Crozet Papers.March 31, 1821.Jefferson responds to Crozet's offer to teach at the University of Virginia; comments on the progress of the University and on the uncertainty of funding.November 23, 1821.Jefferson thanks Crozet for sending him a copy of his new geometry textbook and for his contributions to teaching; comments on the advancement of science.You may also view the complete listing of all documents in this collection in our Guide to the Claudius Crozet Papers. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:44:18 AM8/6/2007 9:26:27 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobCrozet Papers931A10330False06/5/2012 11:44:18 AM8/6/2007 09:26:27 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00059Crozet/Crozet_Papers/16721106Davis photograph/assets/0/430/438/969/ac0c5528-b39c-475f-b601-32540d9ef0f6.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/10/2007 4:10:41 PM10/10/2007 4:09:41 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDavis photograph969A1033AC0C5528-B39C-475F-B601-32540D9EF0F6http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/969/AC0C5528-B39C-475F-B601-32540D9EF0F6.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0bcaf48d5103b43aaa2c386e501770b012.jpg10/10/2007 04:10:41 PM10/10/2007 04:09:41 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/969/AC0C5528-B39C-475F-B601-32540D9EF0F6.jpg5159106Dedrick letter detail/assets/0/430/438/835/bf803f39-ca67-49a3-bbfe-a0aedeb8b0bb.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/27/2007 1:41:57 PM7/27/2007 1:41:32 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDedrick letter detail835A1033BF803F39-CA67-49A3-BBFE-A0AEDEB8B0BBhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/835/BF803F39-CA67-49A3-BBFE-A0AEDEB8B0BB.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0612d66c267884554a9b218d54e004d6e2.jpg7/27/2007 01:41:57 PM7/27/2007 01:41:32 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/835/BF803F39-CA67-49A3-BBFE-A0AEDEB8B0BB.jpg5157ContentDedrick Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/Dedrick_Papers_Home/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers 52nd Virginia Infantry VMI Archives Manuscript #0332 Civil War Manuscripts Top Level   Description Correspondence (32 items, 1861 1865)of Henry H. Dedrick. Bulk consists of letters to and from his wife, Mary E.A. Dedrick ("Lizza"Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers52nd Virginia InfantryVMI Archives Manuscript #0332Civil War Manuscripts Top Level  DescriptionCorrespondence (32 items, 1861-1865)of Henry H. Dedrick. Bulk consists of letters to and from his wife, Mary E.A. Dedrick ("Lizza"; "Lissa"), written while he was serving as a Private in the Confederate Army. Subjects include camp life, regimental activities and personal news, hardships endured by civilians.Biographical NoteHenry H. Dedrick, was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, 1836 May 17, and was a farmer in that county until the beginning of the war. He enlisted in the 52nd Virginia Infantry at Waynesboro, Virginia, July 15, 1861. The following is a summary of his service record: Present 11/1861-4/1862; reenlisted 5/1/1862; wounded in action at Cross Keys, 6/8/1862 and Gaines Mill, 6/27/1862; AWOL 7/18/1862-4/19/1863; fined all pay 7/18/1862-8/1/1863; present 7/3-27/1863; AWOL 7/27-10/1863; deserted to the enemy at Clarksburg, WVA on 10/24/1863, took oath and was sent north; physicial description- 5' 8", dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. After the war, Dedrick returned to Virginia and was a farmer in Augusta County until his death there on November 10, 1921. He is buried in Sherando Methodist Church Cemetery. Full text letters from the VMI Archives collection Letters from Henry to his wife, Mary E. A. Dedrick ("Lizza"; "Lissa") 1861 Sept 29-30.   Highland Co., Va. Topics: devastating rain storm; plenty to eat--beef, bacon, flour, sugar, coffee, rice; marching to "top of Alleghany mountain".1861 Oct 4. Pocahontas, Co., Va. Topics: talks of nearby action at Greenbrier River & Cheat Mountain; mentions health of several friends in Company; no money to send--wife should sell barley or calf.1861 Oct 20. Badly damaged & difficult to read; appears to contain only personal/family references. On reverse is a letter from Hiram Coyner to his brother and sister, sent via Mrs. Dedrick.1861 Nov 23. Pocahontas County, Va. Topics: winter quarters (cabin); cold weather; hard to get provisions; sending money. On reverse is a short note from Mary about sending food to Henry via the Grass family.1861 Dec 9. Alleghany Mountain, Camp TipTop, Pocahontas Co. Va. Topics: has had mumps; scouting party finds Union soldiers; Mentions men going AWOL.1862 Jan 9 & 12. Camp Alleghany TipTop. Topics: illness in camp; AWOL friends out of guard house; Dedrick is on a work detail making clapboards (for building stable; see letter of Jan 22); received food sent by wife.1862 Jan 22. Camp Alleghany. Topics: Complains about men back home who are taking advantage of those in army; concerned about crops (rye & corn) at home; building stables and cabins in camp; Dr. John S. Meyers elected 2nd Lieut.; sends info about many fellow soldiers; health of regiment is good; chance of furloughs.1862 Feb 2. Camp Alleghany. Topics: making clapboards for stables; glad not to have picket or guard duty; personal/family topics.1862 March 8. Camp Alleghany. Topics: family news; complains about high prices that he must pay for clothing.1862 April 7. Camp Shenandoah, August Co., Va. Topics: Regiment has been marching, now within 24 1/2 miles of Staunton; complains about cold & snow; family business--rent on land.1862 June 8. "Camp two miles below Port Republic." Topics: action in Valley on the days prior to Battle of Port Republic.1862 July 5. Camp near James River 27 miles below Richmond. Bulk of letter is illegible.1863 May 10 & 11. To wife and father-in-law. "Spottsylvania Co., Va. Camp near Hamilton's Crossing." Topics: wounding and death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson; needs food; has toothache; William Offlighter and Hiram Coyner AWOL--went to Richmond.1863 May 25. Camp near Hamilton's Crossing. Topics: has been sick; Hiram Coyner and William Offlighter returned from Richmond prison & are now in guard house; rations increased; wants father-in-law to visit camp & bring tobacco.1863 June 9. "Camp near Culpepper Courthouse on the Springville Road." Topics: "marching verry hard," feet & legs sore; can hear cannon in distance; has been courtmartialed & is waiting for sentence. Last part of letter is illegible.1863 June 14. "Camp near Winchester five miles below." Topics: describes action near Winchester; many Union prisoners taken.ca. 1863 June (not dated by Dedrick). Fragment. Topics: Action near Winchester.1863 July 11 (fragment). Topics: Joseph Grass killed at Gettysburg.undated fragment. Personal news.Letters from Mary to Henry 1861 July 26, "My very dear husband." Family news; religion, worries about Henry's lack of faith.1861 Oct 28. "Dear husband." Family news; will send gloves she has knitted; worried about his lack of faith, hopes he will never "swere," sends satchel with apples, tobacco, ink, other items.1861 Dec 17. "Dear Henry." worried about Henry, wants to know if he is wounded; has Henry received items she sent?; several neighbor children have "died with the sore throat"; wants Henry to have faith in God;1861 Dec 24. "Dear husband." Christmas will be lonely; family news- son Willie is fine and "fat as a little pig" religion--"we are going to hold a sacrimental meeting at the church next Sunday week."1862 Feb 1. "Dear Henry." Family news; discusses disposition of their rye crop; discusses difficulty in getting food, high prices; hard times getting wood; son Willie is fine, will be one year old in 9 days.1862 April 15. Willie has been sick but is better; misses Henry very much and worries about soldiers suffering in cold; hopes that he "may never volunteer again...I want you to be in peace at home again"; family news; received money Henry sent.1862 July 11. "My verry Dear husband." Very glad to get a letter from him; Willie has been sick, but is better; mentions soldiers home sick--Bill Glass is at home "very sick with the typhoid pneumonia"; sends blessing.1863 June [26?]. "Dear husband." family news; bulk illegible.undated fragment. " Dear husband"Other Correspondence 1863 July 23. Hester Hyden to her cousin Henry Dedrick. Henry's wife Mary safely through childbirth; has 10 lb son; did not require doctor; mother & baby doing well; talks about naming child after his two grandfathers unless Henry objects.1865 April 29, to "My dear absent husband." Author unknown; does not appear to match Mary's handwriting or style.undated fragment. author unknown.no year, June 12. Jacob Dedrick to brother & sister. General news.For more information about the 52nd Virginia, see the following book: Driver, Robert J.52nd Virginia Infantry Lynchburg, Va. : H.E. Howard, c1986  1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:06:42 AM7/27/2007 1:41:12 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDedrick Papers Home835A10330False06/18/2012 10:06:42 AM7/27/2007 01:41:12 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/Dedrick_Papers_Home/5163106Dedrick-Detail---Small/assets/0/430/438/835/06053ecc-f594-41f8-90f6-17aff6d2c5f4.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/27/2007 1:51:07 PM7/27/2007 1:51:06 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDedrick-Detail---Small835A103306053ECC-F594-41F8-90F6-17AFF6D2C5F4http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/835/06053ECC-F594-41F8-90F6-17AFF6D2C5F4.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0d13f43ec75be4077867603a2e55d60c11.jpg7/27/2007 01:51:07 PM7/27/2007 01:51:06 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/835/06053ECC-F594-41F8-90F6-17AFF6D2C5F4.jpg5165106Dedrick-signature/assets/0/430/438/835/0fcd79d0-47ee-4adf-b134-899e30180506.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/27/2007 2:04:57 PM7/27/2007 2:04:56 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDedrick-signature835A10330FCD79D0-47EE-4ADF-B134-899E30180506http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/835/0FCD79D0-47EE-4ADF-B134-899E30180506.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse09cbec8002ba94463b55cd65dc48dc5311.jpg7/27/2007 02:04:57 PM7/27/2007 02:04:56 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/835/0FCD79D0-47EE-4ADF-B134-899E30180506.jpg12179ContentDerastus Myers Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/00379Myers/Derastus_Myers_Letter/Derastus E. W. Myers Civil War Letter Battle of Chancellorsville and Death of Stonewall Jackson VMI Archives Manuscript#0379 Full text online Stonewall Jackson Home      Civil War Letters & Diaries Home  Description Letter, dated 11 May 1863, from Confederate soldier D.E.W. MyersDerastus E. W. Myers Civil War LetterBattle of Chancellorsville and Death of Stonewall JacksonManuscript#0379Stonewall Jackson Home      Civil War Letters & Diaries Home About the Collection:Letter, dated 11 May 1863, from Confederate soldier D.E.W. Myers to his brother and sister. The letter was written from "Camp Near Hamilton's Crossing" after the Battle of Chancellorsville; topics include death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Myers served as a Sergeant, Company C, 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment.Full Text Transcription: Camp Near Hamiltons CrossingMay the 11th 1863Dear Bro and sisterTime and opportunity affords me the pleasure of communicating a few words to you by way of letter. I am well and in good spirits hoping you are the same for that is one of the greatest that can be bestowed upon mortal man. [illegible] the Lord hath crowned our arms with another glorious victory although many a gallant officer and soldier was made the Victim of Death, amongst them was Lieut. Gen. Jackson, Capt. Hib[le], Lieut Hottle, Col. Warren and Maj Stover. But we cannot expect to fight and loose no men . I feel sorry for the loss of them all but the Lord gave them to us and He saw proper to take them away. I think it was one of the hottest contests of the war. The enemy were strongly entrenched. We fought them on the left at Chancellorsville with [40,000] men against [110,000]. I never was under such a fire of grape shell canister and musketry in my life though the Lord spared my life. We also lost our Brigadier Gen. Paxton. I would like for you to have [been] there to have seen the battle field. I was in a thicket and there was not a twig as thick as a man's finger that was not struck with a ball. It seems all most impossible for a man to escape but all things are possible with Him that rules the universe.  There was about two hundred men from this Brigade went to escort Gen. Jackson's body to his home. This morning we are encamped about two miles from Hamilton's Crossing. We have a pleasant camp. The Yankee are on the other side of the river at their old camps. I don't think they will try the route to Richmond soon again. Bob is well and as fat as ever. He is so lazy that he can hardly see and I am not much better. I have not heard from Jim for about three weeks. He was [illegible]. Give my love to all inquiring friends and to the ladys especially. Nothing more at present but remain your Brother untill DeathD.E.W. Myers. P.S. write soon. Direct as before.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:09:54 AM8/23/2007 10:56:26 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDerastus Myers Letter1543A10330False06/18/2012 11:09:54 AM8/23/2007 10:56:26 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00379Myers/Derastus_Myers_Letter/7091106Detail from Baker Memoirs/assets/0/430/438/1119/cef1226f-aeb1-477d-aca9-3ac14bca2c07.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 1:19:07 PM8/8/2007 1:18:21 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDetail from Baker Memoirs1119A1033CEF1226F-AEB1-477D-ACA9-3AC14BCA2C07http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1119/CEF1226F-AEB1-477D-ACA9-3AC14BCA2C07.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse027b9fed213c84811a645762b1d7433bc2.jpg8/8/2007 01:19:07 PM8/8/2007 01:18:21 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1119/CEF1226F-AEB1-477D-ACA9-3AC14BCA2C07.jpg22541106Detail from Barksdale letter/assets/0/430/438/2463/86a6c011-7334-41bb-8da6-bc194b3fd1fc.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM5/27/2008 2:11:41 PM5/27/2008 2:11:06 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDetail from Barksdale letter2463A103386A6C011-7334-41BB-8DA6-BC194B3FD1FChttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/2463/86A6C011-7334-41BB-8DA6-BC194B3FD1FC.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0456aa009fde24e6dbd4382d431761f302.jpg5/27/2008 02:11:41 PM5/27/2008 02:11:06 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/2463/86A6C011-7334-41BB-8DA6-BC194B3FD1FC.jpg7223106Detail from Craun Papers/assets/0/430/438/1133/eb3a7896-2cc2-4026-b613-3ad553fc0a1e.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 2:45:46 PM8/8/2007 2:45:03 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDetail from Craun Papers1133A1033EB3A7896-2CC2-4026-B613-3AD553FC0A1Ehttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1133/EB3A7896-2CC2-4026-B613-3AD553FC0A1E.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0f44632e6ca1543d6938926b8f0a24c322.jpg8/8/2007 02:45:46 PM8/8/2007 02:45:03 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1133/EB3A7896-2CC2-4026-B613-3AD553FC0A1E.jpg7077106Detail from Price manuscript/assets/0/430/438/1117/e03a3f10-5806-4c57-8acb-b8f0134347de.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 1:00:29 PM8/8/2007 1:00:01 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDetail from Price manuscript1117A1033E03A3F10-5806-4C57-8ACB-B8F0134347DEhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1117/E03A3F10-5806-4C57-8ACB-B8F0134347DE.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0ad14c056a269488882e2b6130d6ca08b2.jpg8/8/2007 01:00:29 PM8/8/2007 01:00:01 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1117/E03A3F10-5806-4C57-8ACB-B8F0134347DE.jpg10737418405ContentDigital Exhibit: John Lee Couper World War II Photos/Archives/Manuscripts/00486CouperJL/Digital_Exhibit__John_Lee_Couper_World_War_II_Photos/World War II Photos U. S. Army Medical Corps in EuropeDr. John L. Couper Album Digital Exhibit Couper Papers Top Level John Lee Couper, M.D. graduated from VMI in 1937 and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia.U. S. Army Medical Corps in EuropeDr. John L. Couper Album Digital ExhibitCouper Papers Top Level  John Lee Couper, M.D. graduated from VMI in 1937 and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps from 1941-1946, spending four years overseas with the St. Luke's Unit (Second Evacuation Hospital). He served in Great Britain and five campaigns in northern Europe with Fifth Corps, First Army. This album documents his unit's work and includes views of many Medical Corps personnel and facilities.   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM5/8/2013 8:37:20 AM8/4/2011 1:42:46 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDigital Exhibit: John Lee Couper World War II Photos3253A10330False05/8/2013 08:37:20 AM8/4/2011 01:42:46 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00486CouperJL/Digital_Exhibit__John_Lee_Couper_World_War_II_Photos/6951106Discharge paper/assets/0/430/438/1101/f18cc2cf-da7f-4f31-b70a-64605f44a431.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 4:17:32 PM8/7/2007 4:09:38 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDischarge paper1101A1033F18CC2CF-DA7F-4F31-B70A-64605F44A431http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/F18CC2CF-DA7F-4F31-B70A-64605F44A431.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0543a86cdb78f4e4ea460a266121a9d392.jpg8/7/2007 04:17:32 PM8/7/2007 04:09:38 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1101/F18CC2CF-DA7F-4F31-B70A-64605F44A431.jpg6119106Downing Papers detail/assets/0/430/438/947/12319472-dfa5-4dcc-8453-40d880e095f8.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 10:05:38 AM8/2/2007 1:17:44 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobDowning Papers detail947A103312319472-DFA5-4DCC-8453-40D880E095F8http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/947/12319472-DFA5-4DCC-8453-40D880E095F8.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0898883b4ca844bc4bc613b868423ce822.jpg8/7/2007 10:05:38 AM8/2/2007 01:17:44 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/947/12319472-DFA5-4DCC-8453-40D880E095F8.jpg20865ContentEdward M. Watson Letter, 1868/Archives/Manuscripts/00011Watson/Edward_M__Watson_Letter,_1868/ Cadet Life, 1868. Edward M. Watson Letter Letter (September 17, 1868) from Cadet Edward M. Watson, Class of 1871, to his father. Watson provides a detailed account of the daily cadet routine at VMI during the post Civil War years Cadet Life, 1868. Edward M. Watson LetterLetter (September 17, 1868) from Cadet Edward M. Watson, Class of 1871, to his father. Watson provides a detailed account of the daily cadet routine at VMI during the post-Civil War years; he describes reveille, roll call, inspections, meals, study and recitation, drill,  and parade. It contains one of the early documented examples of the term "rat" as a reference to a new cadet.Full Text V.M.I., Sept. 17th, 1868Dear Pa,As I expected when I wrote to Ma, I reported to Gen. Smith on Monday morning and went into barracks the same day. Now, as I promised to do before I left home, I will give an account of how I spent the next day after my arrival, and in doing that I tell what has passed every day since and will pass every day to come, Saturdays and Sundays excepted, for the next ten months.I will begin my description just at 5 o'clock when I awakened by a most dreadful noise. I at first thought that the house was falling or that a volcano had burst in about a quarter of a mile from - I hardly knew where, as I found myself lying with nothing between me and floor except a mattress about three feet wide. I was soon enlightened as to the cause of the disturbance by an old cadet who in the dim light of the very early morning, as he stood dressing close by, I had not noticed. He remarked in a tone which seemed anything but motherly, "Rat, get up, Sir, and go to reveille." At this I opened my eyes somewhat wider, and remembering the state of affairs, I thought it best to do as he said. I got up and doing as he did, hurried on my clothes, not tying my shoes or washing my face or combing my hair, and rushed frantically down three flights of steps to the front of the barracks. All the cadets were there before me. We fell in companies and answered to our names as the Or. Sr. called the roll. We were then disbanded and were given ½ hour to make our toilets and clean up our room.In cleaning up our room we have to take everything from the tables and chairs and put them in their proper place and have to roll up our beds in a bundle about 2 feet in diameter and lay them in a corner. At the end of the half hour the inspector visits and sees that everything is right. Then in a few minutes the drum calls us to the front and we fall in and after our names have been called we march into the breakfast room. Each one having reached the seat assigned assumes the position of a soldier and standing staring the boy on the opposite of the table in the face (who by the way in my case is mighty ugly), we have to wait until everybody has formed in his place. Then at the word "be seated" each head of the three hundred cadets bobs down and we commence eating.At the end of fifteen minutes we are commanded to rise. We at the door again fall in and march round to the front, there we disband. For fifteen minutes we do what we please. Then the drum calls us to study. We recite until one o'clock when time is given for dinner. We march to dinner and march back as we did at breakfast. At 2 o'clock we are again called to study. At 4 o'clock we are dismissed. At 4 ½ we are called for evening drill. The drill lasts 1 ½ hours. We have then 15 minutes to fix for dress parade. After parade 5 minutes is given to change clothes. We then march to supper and the dinner ceremony is repeated. We have then 15 minutes, when we are called to study. We study until half past nine when we are called to tattoo. Then in five minutes the drum sounds for blowing out lights. The inspector visits immediately to see that everybody is in bed and then nothing is heard but the tread or challenge of the sentinel until five in the morning.Now, Pa, when you remember that we are compelled to clean our shoes before falling in ranks every time and that it must be done well, for even a speck on the heel is noticed, you must know that I am right busy. Tell Sis Lizzie I have entered the third class and am studying mathematics, Descriptive Geometry. Give everybody my love and write soon. Tell Ma and Sister that I do love them a heap more for their letters which were received just when I was most homesick. Kiss Sister Cora and ask her please to write. Tell Jim to give my love to Miss Vee and fulfill his promise.Goodbye.Your Affectionate Son,s/ Eddie Watson, Cadet Since finishing the last line I have received Jim's letter. Present the old fellow my compliments and tell him to do so some more. Tell Sister Cora please to write quick. I will write to Sis Lis in a few days. I intended to copy this letter but the drum is sounding and I must close. You must answer this soon. s/Eddie 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 9:52:15 AM2/29/2008 9:49:21 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobEdward M. Watson Letter, 18682281A10330False06/5/2012 09:52:15 AM2/29/2008 09:49:21 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00011Watson/Edward_M__Watson_Letter,_1868/6495ContentEdward S. Hutter Diary/Archives/Manuscripts/00013Hutter/Edward_S__Hutter_Diary/Cadet Life, 1858 Edward Sixtus Hutter Diary Manuscript# 00013 Cadet Life Manuscripts top levelEdward Sixtus Hutter, Class of 1859, was born Sept. 18, 1839 on his father's plantation "Sandusky" near Lynchburg, Va. Biographical detailsCadet Life, 1858Edward Sixtus Hutter DiaryManuscript# 00013Cadet Life Manuscripts top level Edward Sixtus Hutter, Class of 1859, was born Sept. 18, 1839 on his father's plantation "Sandusky" near Lynchburg, Va. Biographical details are available in our online rosters database entry.The diary dates from the period January-April 1858. The bulk of the diary was written while Hutter was away from VMI and include entries about spending time with his family at Charleston, SC; Key West, FL, and the family home at "Sandusky". VMI entries mention various aspects of antebellum cadet life -- VMI faculty members, including Prof. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson; friends; the Society of Cadets (a student debating club).View sample diary pagesExcerpts from VMI EntriesMarch 20th - April 2, 1858 Ma woke R.(his brother, Risque, VMI Class of 1860) & myself early this morning, so after getting up, dressing & bidding all good bye we got into the carriage, & were soon out of sight of Sandusky. I felt badly all day & have a very bad cold. We got to the boat landing in good time & at half past six the bell tolled for us to push off, our hilly city gradually disappeared behind the hills which encompass it. We had a tolerably pleasant ride up & got in sight of Barracks just about sundown. R & I walked down to Barracks immediately & took all in No. 50 (Barracks room number 50) completely by surprise. I have seen nearly all the fellows & feeling rather badly will go to bed early.Here I am again at this miserable place. I find myself this morning beautifully spotted with the measles & have been in bed all day eating nothing and thinking of nothing but home. I really think I am the most unfortunate fellow in existence, just the idea of being laid up again the first day of my visit to this place. I would give oceans to be at home. There is a great deal of sickness in the corps. The Hospital is crowded. I never felt as badly in my life.For the first time in some time, I visited the Mess Hall this morning at Breakfast The fare looked no more inviting than it did of old, consisting of plain corn bread, Goshen butter, & coffee.Did not go to delightful reveille this morning, but laid in bed & listened to the charming strains of martial music. The soul stirring drum in the hands of Dick Staples & the ear piercing fife tooled by Pete Banker.I attended recitation today without reciting although I feel very badly I become more & more disgusted every day & want to get home.... Went in to Major Jackson & was not remarkably well entertained the hour & half that he kept us in....Gil (Professor of Chemistry William Gilham) and Chenoweth and I made a galvanic battery. All the section took shocks & I never laughed as much in my life. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/11/2013 3:49:36 PM8/6/2007 9:08:42 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobEdward S. Hutter Diary929A10330False06/11/2013 03:49:36 PM8/6/2007 09:08:42 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00013Hutter/Edward_S__Hutter_Diary/7075ContentErvine letter transcription/Archives/Manuscripts/00331Ervine/Ervine_letter_transcription/John H. Ervine Civil War Letter 1st Virginia Cavalry VMI Archives Manuscript# 331 Return to Ervine top level  TranscriptionJohn Ervine (Company I, 1st Virginia Cavalry) to his wife Ellen Brackets indicate illegible word or uncertainty in transcription  Berkeley County JuneJohn H. Ervine Civil War Letter1st Virginia CavalryVMI Archives Manuscript# 331Return to Ervine top level TranscriptionJohn Ervine (Company I, 1st Virginia Cavalry)to his wife EllenBrackets[ ] indicate illegible word or uncertainty in transcription Berkeley CountyJune 18, 1861Dear Ellen:As we are not marching today I have another chance of writing, I shall write again. I have not heard from home yet except by Andrews letter which was dated the 9th. I know you have written several times but I have no chance of getting them. Yesterday was an exciting time with us as the enemy was at our old camp (Camp [Clover]) & we expected a fight but they did not come, they retreated it is said to Maryland. We were marched to Martinsburg early yesterday morning & taken in a corn field over a hill from the road & was kept waiting for 7 or 8 hours dismounted with our guns in hand ready to mount at the [word] & two companies sent out to meet the northern men & get them to advance on us but they had not the spunk. There is now 8 cavalry company in this regiment all well mounted on the very best of horses & about 16 or 18 thousand infantry within a few miles at a little town called Bunker Hill. Since I wrote to you at Winchester we have been marching all the time. I will try & give you the routes.About 1/2 hour after I finished my last letter to you we left that place to cover the retreat of some troops from Sheperdstown. Then to Charles Town to cover the retreat of the troops from Harpers Ferry. We got to Charles Town early in the morning & stayed there for several hours, while we were there the road near filled with soldier from the ferry as full as you ever seen a road filled with stock cattle. I do not know how many thousand this I can say the road near full for about 12 or 15 miles one regiment after another as close as they could march for the baggage wagons. After they got past we left that place & come about three or four miles & stopped until about ten o'clock when we left & marched about 30 miles taking a back road to a point back of Martinsburg about 2 miles where we had to sleep on the ground with out our tents so as not to be easily seen. Now we are about 3 miles from Mburg on the Winchester road. There was three companies left here this morning to go down to see after the enemy & join Whites that was out in that part as a scout. I expect there will be a skirmish today if they can find the boys. News come to camp several times today that they had been plundering houses stealing negroes & stock of all kinds. Several family have moved by here today & a great many persons passing in vehicles of all kinds fleeing from the fiends.I heard that the R-ham Regiment had gone to Romney but do not know it to be certain. I told Capt Yancey today if there was any more men detached from his company for express riders I wished to be one as my chance for getting letters would be better as I would go as often to Winchester as any other point. We are treated with all the kindness that any one could wish by citizens. Everyone has water and provisions ready for soldiers which is either sent to camp or handed out as we pass. I have no idea which way we will go from here no more than you do & can't tell until we get out on the road which way we will go so secret are the moves kept. I have been quite well since I left home & did not find it so hard to sleep on the ground as some did. I suppose the rest of the family think I ought to write to them but I can't get the time to do so & they must not complain for I will not write to anyone unless I can write to you oftener than I have done. I don't want you to imagine so many things about me as you have done especially that I will be hurt in a fight for I do not have any fears of being hurt if we do get in a fight. I have not thought that anyone [would] be hurt after hearing from those fights where two men at Romney [could] keep back several hundred. It is a bad show for hard fighting with abolitionists is said & believe to be true that 2 men in a bridge there with several negroes to [hold] for them made several hundred retreat.We had our horses valued today & at big figures as well as I can guess the average must have been at $175. My horse was valued at $175 and saddle & bridle at 18. It is said by everyone that we have the best lot of horses in the regiment. Col Stuart said about 40 of our men are the best mounted men he ever seen as good the [----star] company is [here] the one other said who had such fine horses. There was some 20 of our horses went to & over $190. The highest was 225, only one as low as a hundred.I wish you could see us getting meals. You used to think that we was dirty but if you was to see the beef strewn about on the ground & men cooking off it you would think we did not care for dirt. Our fare is nought nothing but beef or bacon & wheat bread. The bread is baked. Coffee we have to toast & grind ourselves. We have had sugar all the time until a few days ago the supply gave out.Tell grandmother I will write to her soon & will try to give her all the news in camp. Tell Maggie & May for me the dear little things Pappa will come back some day & bring them candy & will tell them so many pretty story about little girls giving Pappa bread & butter & pies. Tell Father I want him to get me some goods for pants as my pants is getting somewhat worn and will not last me very long. Line the legs below with something strong as they soon cut through with the stirrups [tethers] & send me ten dollars by someone for I may want more money if I should get a chance to go home. I can't go on horseback as they will not let a horse go out of camp unless on duty. Though I will not come back without [Percey] unless he is killed or shot or I lose him some other way. You must not try to send any provisions to me for I can't get it. There is a number of boxes there now for our company in Winchester. When you go home to your Ma's I want you to take Ginnie with you & ride her as much as you wish to do & take good care of the colt. Tell me if Henry Applegate will stay in our house until I get back & when you expect to leave & how everything looks.All the ladies or most of them are leaving. I seen Miss Sue Pitman last Friday. She said she would leave for Shenandoah the next day also said she was going to write to Mary H. in a few days. She come to the gate & cheered the soldiers as they passed & gave some of them water while two or three servants did the same & Mrs. Arch Pitman.I want you to give every soldier you see something to eat as I should hate to have it said that you refused a soldier food when I have been fed by everyone almost. I will stop. Tell Sister I will write to her soon. I want to hear from Howard & Sam when you write again. I will perhaps get some of your letters tomorrow as Dr. M[---] will send his servant to Winchester for the mail for our company. If I should fail to get one I will be badly disappointed worse than I ever have been before. I will now close this. Give my love to all of the folks at Fathers. Tell Father if I don't write to him not to think I don't want to do so as our chance for writing is bad and mailing worse. I want you to kiss the children once a day for me until I get home. Then I will get to take the job off your hands. Good bye,from your husbandJohn H. Ervine 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:05:56 AM8/8/2007 12:44:20 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobErvine letter transcription1115A10330False06/18/2012 10:05:56 AM8/8/2007 12:44:20 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00331Ervine/Ervine_letter_transcription/14703LibraryItemErvine Letter. View original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00331Ervine/ms00331.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 4:06:17 PM9/19/2007 4:06:17 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobErvine Letter. 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(MS #060)Biographical note: b. 1898 Ashland, Virginia; VMI Class of 1919; served as an Army chaplain in Germany following World War II; businessman; d. 1986. Collection description: Papers, 1928-1946, concerning William M. Addison's activities as civilian and U.S. Army Chaplain representing the Christian Science faith. Includes correspondence with individuals at the London branch of "Christian Science Wartime Activities of the Mother Church"; sermons and prayers; monthly reports; miscellaneous documents. .25 cubic feet.Anderson, Jr., Joseph Reid. Papers. (MS #043)Anderson, b. 1851 Richmond, Virginia; graduate VMI, Class of 1870; lifelong association with VMI as faculty member, Alumni Association President, and official "historiographer"; iron manufacturer; farmer at Lee, Goochland County, Va. d. 1930. The papers (ca. 1 cf), consist of drafts and related correspondence for a three part, largely unpublished work entitled "A Complete History of the Virginia Military Institute, 1839-1924." One part was eventually published as "VMI in the World War." Also included are misc. VMI-related notes and papers. Related collections: See individual alumni files for Anderson's extensive notes and correspondence concerning former cadets.Anderson. Stewart W., Papers. (MS #0127)Biographical note: Stewart Wise Anderson, b. 1886, Portsmouth, VA; VMI Class of 1908; educator; VMI faculty member (1911-1957) and Dean of the Faculty 1941-1955; d. 1970, Lexington, VA. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers (14 items) of Stewart W. Anderson, consisting of commissions & certificates awarded during his long career.Anjier, Jr., Louis J., Collection. (MS#0438)Miscellaneous papers, 1961-1981, primarily citations and certificates from his United States Army career. Anjier graduated from VMI in 1961.Bailey, Roy C. Collection. (MS #0365)Biographical note:Roy C. Bailey, Jr., b. 1939, Asheville, North Carolina; VMI Class of 1961; U.S. Air Force Officer.Descriptive note:Ca. 15 items, primarily commendations and certificates dating from LTC Bailey's Air Force career.Barton, George L., Papers (MS #0352)George Lloyd Barton (1891-1984) was a Professor of Latin, History, and French at the Virginia Military Institute from 1917-1935. He later served as Headmaster of the Virginia Episcopal School (1943-1957). The collection consists of his diaries for the period 1909-1936; 1 volume of lecture notes (1933-1935) used for a history course at VMI; and a photograph album (1917-1927) containing images of cadet life, VMI buildings, and family members.Bowering, Benjamin. Collection (MS #0122)Biographical note: Benjamin Bowering, b. 1894, Fredericksburg, VA; VMI Class of 1915; Assistant Professor VMI, 1916-1917; author of the official VMI song, "The VMI Spirit"; army officer 1917-1944; d. 1952, Fredericksburg.Descriptive note: Collection consists of the original manuscript score of the "VMI Spirit", written by Benjamin Bowering while he was an Assistant Professor at VMI in 1916. The manuscript is 10.5 in. x 12.5 in., with composition in pencil and annotations by the composer. The collection also includes one typescript letter (March 16, 1935) from Bowering to VMI's Librarian Nellie Gibbs, in which he explains the history of the song.Boykin, Maury W., Papers (MS #00449)Maury W. Boykin (b. 1893 d. 1984) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1917. He was most widely known for his visionary construction plan for the Hampton Roads Tunnel (Virginia). He designed the first tunnel plan in 1923 and, although the tunnel was not actually constructed until the 1950's, much of the modern design paralleled Boykin's original plan. The collection consists primarily of Boykins's personal papers, clippings, and other items relating to his 1923 tunnel plan. Also included is his U. S. Navy commission, dated 1917.Brand, Cabell. Papers(MS #0462)E. Cabell Brand (VMI Class of 1944) is a noted philanthropist and entrepreneur who is particularly interested in Civil Rights and poverty issues. He has been instrumental in funding projects which honor Jonathan Daniels, the 1961 VMI graduate and Civil Rights worker who was killed in Alabama in 1965. The papers contain correspondence, clippings, video and other media, and printed matter relating to Brand's interest in Daniels. The papers also include a file on the Cabell-Breckinridge Brass Band at VMI; certificates of recognition; and misc. other documents.Bransford, John F.,  papers(MS #0278)Biographical note: John Francis Bransford b. 1846, Chesterfield Co., VA; VMI Class of 1867 and New Market cadet; Surgeon, U.S. Navy, 1872-1901; d. 1911, near Bon Air, VA.Descriptive note:Miscellaneous. papers from the career of John F. Bransford. The papers include correspondence, 1889-1916 (6 items); articles re: Central American research; medical school diploma & various certificates; and paroled prisoner's pass (April 10, 1865).Brook, George M., collection. (MS #0225)Biographical note: George M. Brooke, Jr., b. 1914 at the American Embassy in Tokyo; VMI Class of 1936; VMI Faculty member (Department of History), 1942-1980.Descriptive note:Author's copy of the galley proofs for the book, John M. Brooke, Naval Scientist and Educator, by George M. Brook, Jr. The book was published by the University Press of Virginia in 1980.Brother Rat Collection. (MS#005)Photographs, playbills, clippings and other items documenting the stage and film versions of Brother Rat by Fred F. Finklehoffe and John Monks, Jr. Set at the Virginia Military Institute, from which the authors graduated in 1932, the play was a Broadway hit in 1936. The film was produced for Warner Brothers Studios in 1938.Collection dates/size: bulk 1934-1939; .5 linear feetBunting III, Josiah. Collection. (MS #5001)Josiah Bunting III, b. Philadelphia, 1939; graduate VMI, Class of 1963; Rhodes Scholar; army officer, 1966-1972; educator, author, college president. Collection consists of materials relating to the publication of several of Bunting's novels and articles. Includes typescript and galley proofs for A Ceremony of Lessons (1974); typescript with author's corrections for The Lionheads (1972); drafts and typescripts for articles "Missing in Action" and "West Point Counterpoint."Burger, Ammen L., Papers (MS #0485)The papers consist of the personal correspondence and miscellaneous records (1917-1960) of Ammen L. Burger, Jr., VMI Class of 1938.Burgess, Chester F., Collection (MS #0339)Chester F. Burgess was a Professor of English at the Virginia Military Institute from 1962-1988. The collection consists of edited manuscripts of three of his publications: The Letters of John Gay; The Beggar's Opera and Companion Pieces; and The Fellowship of the Craft.Carson, Charles H., Collection. (MS #047).Carson, b. 1894, Abingdon, Virginia; graduated VMI, Class of 1915; army officer, World War I; journalist; d. 1950, Lexington, Va. Description--Collection (ca. 20 cf) of historic newspapers (individual issues), misc.manuscripts, & ephemera, compiled and indexed by Carson. The items cover numerous unrelated topics, although many of the newspapers date from the Civil War. The collection was presented to VMI as the "Carson Historical Papers" in 1941 as a memorial to Lt. Col. Robert P. Carson, VMI Class of 1854. Finding aid available.Chase, Gilbert P.  Papers. (MS #088)Biographical note: b. 1873, Virginia; VMI Class of 1894 (non-graduate); Graduate, Naval Academy; Officer, U.S. Navy, 1893-1920; died 1952. Descriptive note: Commission documents, certficates and diplomas awarded to Gilbert P. Chase. 13 items, dated 1890-1925.Clark, Harold P.  collection (MS #0343)Miscellaneous papers (9 items) dating from the World War II army service of Harold P. Clark, VMI Class of 1941. Included are two personal letters (1946) from Gen. Withers A. Burress to Clark, and 7 snapshots of Clark and other army officers.Clinedinst, Benjamin West. Papers (MS #0242)Biographical note: Benjamin West Clinedinst, b. 1859, Woodstock, VA; VMI Class of 1880; artist; d. 1931, Pawling, NY. Descriptive note:Correspondence, 1905-1931, between artist Benjamin West Clinedinst and various members of the Virginia Military Institute administration and Alumni Association. Much of it concerns Clinedinst's New Market Battle painting, which was unveiled at VMI in 1914 and hangs in VMI's Jackson Memorial Hall. The papers also include a subject file concerning the artist's painting of post-Civil War VMI faculty.Colston, Raleigh E., Papers (MS #0386)Biographical note:Brigadier General, CSA. Descriptive note: The collection consists of two items. One letter of recommendation (ALS, July 7, 1866) written by General Robert E. Lee on behalf of General Colston. One volume, ca. 100 pages, "Report on the Northern and Central Kordofan," (Cairo: Printing Office of the General Staff, 1878); attached to this book are photographs of Colston wearing his Egyptian Army uniform, ca. 1878, and of Major H. G. Prout, Col. Egyptian Army; and miscellaneous other reports, 1875-1876.Couper, John L., papers  (MS #0486). Details and selected excerpts  Although primarily documenting his World War II service, the papers also include material relating to various Class of 1937 reunions.Couper, William. Papers. (MS #053)Col. William Couper b. 1884, Norfolk, Virginia; graduate Virginia Military Institute (Class of 1904); army officer, 1917-1920; engineer; Business Executive VMI, 1925-1954; VMI Historiographer, 1934-1954; retired VMI 1954; d. 1964, Lexington, Va. Papers (ca. 13 cubic feet) consist largely of manuscripts and notes relating to Couper's numerous research projects. Included are proofs, corrected mss., and notes concerning his publications One Hundred Years at VMI,History of the Shenandoah Valley,VMI New Market Cadets, and Claudius Crozet; "Stonewall Jackson Day by Day;" extensive notes concerning Lexington and Rockbridge County history and property; Stonewall Jackson Cemetery register and notes; subject files including material on the VMI Class of 1904 and Fort Jackson, South Carolina (where Couper was appointed construction officer in 1917); maps and other oversized items; photograph albums; speeches and lectures; misc. correspondence. Also notes about William H. Richardson, VMI Board of Visitors, 1841-1876; Adjutant General of Virginia, 1841-1876, whose letters to Francis H. Smith, Couper transcribed. Couper Family Papers, including additional William Couper material, are located in the collection of the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.Crozet, Claudius. Papers. (MS #059).  View Thomas Jefferson LettersBiographical Note: b. 1789, France; educated Ecole Polytechnique in Paris; army officer; came to U.S. in 1816; engineer; President, 1st VMI Board of Visitors; d. 1864, Richmond, VA. Descriptive Note: Ca. 30 items, bulk documenting Crozet's life prior to his move to the United States in 1816. Most items are written in French. Includes letters and military orders (1812-1815); discourses on linguistics and grammar; papers pertaining to marriage and family. In addition, there are two letters from Thomas Jefferson to Crozet, both dated 1821. Letter of March 31 is Jefferson's reply to Crozet's inquiry about a teaching position; ltr of Nov. 23 acknowledges receipt of Crozet's book & includes comments on scientific advancements.Davidson, Lloyd J. Papers (MS #0268)Biographical note: Lloyd J. Davidson, b. 1911; Virginia Military Institute faculty member (1955-1976) and Dean of the Faculty (1955-1965); d. 1990.Descriptive note:Papers of Lloyd J. Davidson, consisting of miscellaneous personal correspondence; examination questions and assignment sheets for his English classes at the Virginia Military Institute; copies of speeches presented to the Lexington (Virginia) Fortnightly Club; biographical information.deButts, John D., Collection (MS #0297)Biographical note: John Dulany deButts, b.1915, Greensboro, NC; VMI Class of 1936; Chairman of the Board, AT&T; d. 1986, Winchester, VA. Descriptive note:The collection (approximately 3.5 linear feet) consists primarily of certificates, honorary degrees, and miscellaneous awards given to Mr. deButts during his business career, most dating date from the 1960's-1985. The collection also includes 19 volumes of deButts' speeches, 1972-1978. Medals, plaques, & other related to these papers are located in the VMI Museum.Deyerle, Charles P. ,  Papers.(MS #0191)Biographical note: b. 1820, Roanoke Co., VA; d. 1853, California; buried Salem, VA; Parents-Joseph Deyerle and Anne Crawford; graduate, VMI Class of 1842; Mexican War--Assistant Surgeon; died while in U.S. Army; physician; never married. Descriptive note: Papers including letter of recommendation (1846 April 3), signed by the medical faculty of the University of Pennsylvania; notebook, containing notes from South America, beginning 1849 March 1, Rio de Janiero; notebook, containing notes from medical school lectures, 1844-1845; pencil sketch of VMI in 1842 by Cadet Deyerle (earliest extant drawing of the Institute); misc. other items.Dooley, Edwin L. Jr. Collection. (MS #0295)A collection of research materials compiled by historian Edwin L. Dooley Jr. The bulk concerns the history of the Ecole Polytechnique and includes transcriptions of minutes of the "Council of Instruction and Administration of the Ecole Polytechnique" [Governing Board], 1794-1799; related research files; biographical information about individuals connected with the school; and copies of manuscripts. The collection also contains material concerning Claudius Crozet, including information about his birthplace.Earle, Robert A.  Papers (MS #0315)Biographical note: Robert August Earle, b. 1906, Montclair, NJ; VMI Class of 1927; Marine Corps officers, World War II; Capt., U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey; d. 1991, Williamsburg, VA.Descriptive note: Robert A. Earle papers, approximately 100 items, 1923-1964. Include VMI scrapbook (1923-1927), photos from service in the Marine Corps during World War II (Pacific Theater), misc. papers and photos dating from Earle's 37 year career with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and misc. military papers.Edwards, Murray French. Diary. (MS #038)Murray French Edwards (Class of 1907) was a Professor of German at VMI for most of his career. Collection consists of travel diary, ca. 53 pages, describing Edwards' trip to Germany. Entries, all in German, are dated June 24 - August 8, 1913. Discusses cities visited, hotels, expenses, museums and other tourist attractions.Ellzey, Mason G., Collection. (MS#0164).Biographical note:Mason Graham Ellzey, b. 1838 Loudoun Co., Virginia; VMI Class of 1860; Major and Surgeon, Confederate Army; physican; d. 1915, Richmond, VA.Descriptive note:17 letters of recommendation written on behalf of Mason G. Ellzey, including 7 letters (1867) recommending him for a position at the University of Virginia; and 10 letters (1872-1873) recommending him for a position at the Virginia Agricultural & Mechanical College at Blacksburg (now Virginia Tech).Ezekiel, Moses Jacob. Papers. (MS #010)Miscellaneous papers of noted 19th century sculptor Moses J. Ezekiel (b. 1844 d. 1917), a member of the Class of 1866 and New Market cadet. Consist of correspondence, (ca. 35 items); pen and ink sketches (ca. 67 items); and misc. family papers. The VMI Archives also holds a related photograph collection (photograph coll. #3586) containing images of Ezekiel, his studio, and various sculptures.Ferebee, J. Smith. Papers (MS #0318)Biographical note: James Smith Ferebee, b. 1906, Virginia Beach, VA; VMI Class of 1927; sportsman (golf & skeet) and insurance executive; member Virginia Sports Hall of Fame; d. 1988.Descriptive note: The papers (approximately 6 linear feet) document the career of sportsman and businessman J. Smith Ferebee, VMI Class of 1927. Included are clippings, photographs, printed material, and correspondence, 1923-1990, that document Ferebee's widely publicized golf marathons (1938) and other sports interests, and his career with the Equitable insurance company. The collection also includes one photograph album dating from Ferebee's VMI cadetship and miscellaneous personal correspondence.Finklehoffe, Fred F. Collection (MS #0230)Biographical note: Fred Franklin Finklehoffe b, 1910, Springfield, MA; VMI Class of 1932; co-author, with John Monks, Jr., of "Brother Rat;" producer and writer; d. 1977, Springfield. Descriptive note:The Fred F. Finklehoffe collection contains the manuscript of an early version of the play Brother Rat, ("When the Roll is Called"), which was submitted to VMI Professor of English Raymond E. Dixon by Finklehoffe and John Monks, Jr. The collection also includes screenplays, clippings, and scrapbooks from Mr. Finklehoffe's cadetship and career.Foresman, Henry J. Papers (MS #00451)Henry J. Foresman (b. 1919 d. 2000), attorney, was a member of the VMI Class of 1941. During World War II he served in the Pacific Theater with the 121st Field Artillery Battalion of the 32nd (Red Arrow) Infantry Division. He was graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1948 and spent his career practicing law in Buena Vista and Lexington, Virginia. The papers consist primarily of Foresman's World War II service records; extensive information regarding Foresman and Joyce family genealogy (his maternal ancestors), including Daughters of the American Revolution application material that traces his maternal ancestry to Revolutionary War soldier Dominicus Libby; biographical information; and miscellaneous items.Garrow, Harris W.,  Letters. (MS#0151)Biographical note:Harris Walker Garrow, b. 1846, Mobile, Alabama; VMI Class of 1865 and New Market cadet; cotton merchant; d. 1916, Houston, Texas.Descriptive note:Correspondence (2 items) of Harris W. Garrow. Letter, June 9, 1904, from Rose Pendleton to Garrow, in which Pendleton thanks Garrow for his contribution to the hospital fund. Letter, Dec. 2, 1916, from Garrow to A.B. Thorburn of Liverpool, England, in which Garrow mentions the New Market Medal.Gibbs, Edwin A. , papers (MS #0273)Biographical note: Edwin Augustus Gibbs b. 1857, Lexington, VA; VMI Class of 1877; physician; d. 1898, Washington DC. Descriptive note:Miscellaneous items pertaining to the medical career of Edwin A. Gibbs. The papers include student's tickets for admission to classes held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore; tickets for post-graduate classes; a resolution of sympathy from colleagues following Gibbs' death (1898).Gibbs, Nellie Tracy, collection. (MS #0126)Biographical note: Nellie Tracy Gibbs, b. 1868, Lexington, Virginia; VMI Librarian, 1908-1931; d. 1948, Lexington. Descriptive note:Fragment of a scrapbook compiled by Nellie T. Gibbs, VMI Librarian from 1908-1931. Collection also contains postcards and miscellaneous correspondence.Gibson, Mennis L. ,  papers (MS #0347)Biographical note: Mennis Lawson Gibson, b. 1899, Paris, VA; VMI Class of 1921; businessman; d. 1973, Fredericksburg, VA.Descriptive note: The collection consists of 2 documents concerning Gibson's enlistment in and discharge from the Army Air Corps during World War I: War department document in reference to a physical examination, Nov. 1918; and discharge notice, Dec. 1918.Gilham, William. Papers (MS #0267)Biographical note: William Gilham, b. 1818 Vincennes, IN; United States Military Academy Class of 1840; U.S. Army officer; Virginia Military Institute faculty member, 1846-1864; d. 1872, Vermont.Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers of 19th century VMI faculty member William Gilham, including Gilham's letters of application and recommendation for a Professorship at VMI; class report; a military order signed by Gen. Robert E. Lee; letter from Moses Ezekiel ; photographs (subjects are Gen. Lee; Gilham and his wife; Libby Prison; Richmond during the Civil War); and other documents.Goodwyn Family Papers (MS #0453)The collection is comprised of the papers (approx. 50 items) of the Philo H. Goodwyn family of New Orleans, Louisiana. Goodwyn's children included McGavock R. (VMI Class of 1863) and Frank W. (VMI Class of 1862)Gray, Elmon T., Papers (MS #0504)Small collection of misc. personal papers, including biographical information, certificates, and photos. Elmon T. Gray (VMI Class of 1946; b. 1925 d. 2011) was a longtime Virginia State Senator and served on the VMI Board of Visitors.  These papers do not include substantive documents from his professional or political careers.Green, Duff. Collection (MS #0323)Eight documents from the career of army officer Duff Green, VMI Class of 1929, including U.S. Army commission (1929); Legion of Merit citation; 29th Armored Infantry Battalion certificate; U.S. Army retirement certificate; VMI Alumni Association certificate; VMI Sportsmen's Club certificate; VMI Institute Society certificate; and VMI Alumni Association certificate.Greene, Frederick S., Papers (MS #0208)Biographical note: Frederick Stuart Greene b. 1870, Jersey City, NJ; VMI Class of 1890; Major AEF during World War I; author; Superintendent of Public Works for state of New York; d. 1939 NY.Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers (approximately 20 items) of Frederick Stuart Greene. Included are scripts of four plays; detail study (from New Market painting) of the face of a New Market cadet by artist Benjamin West Clinedinst, inscribed to F.S. Greene; 7 World War I maps; 3 photographs.Gwathmey, Allan T., papers (MS #0464)A collection (13 oversized items) of certificates, diplomas, and misc. items relating the educational history of Allan T. Gwathmey, VMI Class of 1923. Gwathmey was an internationally known scientist specializing in the field of single metal crystals, taught chemistry at the University of Virginia from 1938 until his death in 1963. He was also the founder of the Virginia Institute for Scientific Research.Hardin, Mark B., Papers (MS #00440)Mark Bernard "Bunny" Hardin (1838-1916) was an educator who taught chemistry at the Virginia Military Institute and at Clemson University. The Mark B. Hardin papers contain twenty letters. The bulk of the correspondence was written by Hardin to his siblings, Susan Lane Hardin and John Haywood Hardin, during the period 1864-1899.Hunter, Robert F., Collection. (MS #052)Biographical note: b. 1921; PhD, Columbia University; Professor of History, VMI, 1954-1986. Descriptive note: Bulk consists of edited typescript and illustrations for Hunter's book, Claudius Crozet, published by the University Press of Virginia in 1989. The book was co-authored by Edwin L. Dooley. Also typescript of article,"The Turnpike Movement in Virginia, 1816-1860."Illig, John S., scrapbook (MS #111)Biographical note: John Stephens Illig, b.1825, Germany; musician; immigrated to U.S. 1853; served in U.S. Army bands until outbreak of Civl War, when he became a member of the 1st Virginia Regiment band; member of the VMI band 1869-1899; died in Lexington, Virginia, 1903.Descriptive note: Scrapbook (fragment) compiled by musician John S. Illig. Ca. 20 items documenting Illig's life, including passport and other items dating from his years in Germany; certificate of citizenship; U.S. Army discharge papers; and other biographical material.Jackson, Stonewall. Papers. (MS#102). Full TextPersonal Papers, 1844-1863, of VMI faculty member and Civil War General Thomas J. Jackson.James, Rorer A., Papers (MS #0368)Biographical note: Rorer Anderson James, b. 1859, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia; VMI Class of 1882; lawyer, state legislator, newspaper owner, businessman in Danville, Virginia; member VMI Board of Visitors; d. 1921, Danville, VA.Descriptive note:Miscellaneous papers, 1882-1921, of Rorer A. James. Includes incoming correspondence (6 items), certificates, political endorsement documents, and document outlining James' donation of scholarship funds to VMI. Correspondents include Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of VMI.King, W. Marshall, documents (MS #0340)Biographical note:W. Marshall King, b. 1901, Fredericksburg, VA; VMI Class of 1921; lawyer, Virginia State Corporation Commissioner, VMI Board of Visitors member, mayor of Fredericksburg, VA; d. 1957, Richmond, VA; buried Fredericksburg.Collection descriptionThe collection consists of three oversized items from the career of W. Marshall King, including two U.S. Army commission documents, 1922 and 1927, and one certificate honoring King, 1951.Lane, James H. Family (MS #304).Collection, 2 items, including a report card for Lottie Lane, daughter of Gen. James H. Lane (VMI Class of 1854). The item is dated 1892, Auburn (Alabama) School District and signed by J.H. Lane. The collection also contains a drawing of a railroad engine, signed "James H. Lane, 1899".Lee, William Fitzhugh, document (MS #0326)The collection consists of the United States Army Commission document of William Fitzhugh Lee, VMI Class of 1853. The document is dated August 1, 1856 and is signed by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. During the Civil War Lee served as Lt. Col. , 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, and was killed at Manassas in July 1861.Luke, John M.,  papers (MS #0302)Biographical note: John Marvin Luke, b. 1880, Portsmouth, VA; VMI Class of 1900; World War I veteran; teacher and clergyman; d. 1951.Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers, 1900-1928, of John M. Luke. The papers consist of 4 letters of recommendation from VMI Faculty members; 1 letter from VMI Superintendent William H. Cocke to Luke; commissioning certificate (oath of office), Oct. 1918; and one VMI dance card.Lyne, Cassie Moncure, Scrapbooks. (MS #461).Scrapbooks ca. 1930-1943, compiled by Cassie Moncure Lyne in memory of her mother, Cassandra Oliver Moncure Lyne, including prints, photographs, programs, pamphlets and extensive handwritten notes.  The bulk of the material relates to the genealogy of the Moncure and Lyne families and to the Civil War.  Related collection: MS 0416 Moncure Family Misc. PapersMagoffin, Beriah Jr.m Map. (MS #416).Reproduction of a map of the "Klondike and Indian River Gold Districts" drawn by civil and mining engineer Beriah Magoffin, Jr. (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1893). The map is dated 1898; it measures approximately 14 inches x 16 inches. The original map is located at the University of Alaska.Major, Julian Neville, Papers. (MS #0424)Papers, 1904-1912, of Julian Neville Major, VMI Class of 1907. The collection consists primarily of family correspondence, including letters written by Major to his family while he served as Professor of Mathematics and Engineering at St. John's University, a Protestant college in Shanghai, China.Mann, John H. C., collection (MS #0227)Biographical note: John Herbert Claiborne Mann, b. 1900 Petersburg, VA; VMI Class of 1921; Civil Engineer and Professor of Engineering at the Virginia Military Institute; d. 1975, Lexington, VA.Descriptive note: 2 volumes of testimonial letters from Mann's former students at VMI, presented to him when he retired from the Engineering Department in 1967; Board of Visitors resolution, 1967; misc. oversized items, including his graduate school diploma from MIT.Marshall, Samuel W.  Jr., Papers (MS #0364)Biographical note: Samuel Wilson Marshall, Jr., b. 1905, Dallas, Texas; VMI Class of 1925; United States Army officer, WWII; consulting engineer; d. 1988, Dallas.Descriptive note:Documents from the career of Samuel W. Marshall, Jr., a consulting engineer whose area of expertise was weapons guidance systems. The collection includes 4 bound volumes: "Lightning Protection for Transmission Systems" (VMI Thesis), 1931; "Proposal for Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, Washington DC" re: guidance systems for pilotless aircraft, 1946 (declassified, 1991); "Investigations studies & analyses of Guidance Systems for Pilotless Aircraft." Final Report, 2 vols, 1947 (declassified 1991).Maury, Matthew Fontaine. Papers. (MS#103). Full Text.Personal correspondence (1833-1873) of Matthew Fontaine Maury (b.1806 d. 1873), oceanographer, Confederate States Navy Commander, and educator. Letters (ca. 148 items) written by MFM to various members of his family.McCarthy, Frank., Collection (MS #0350)Biographical note: Frank McCarthy b 1912, Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1933; War Dept. General Staff & Secretary to Gen. George C. Marshall; BG U.S. Army Reserve; producer of movie Patton; d. 1986, California.Descriptive noteA collection of miscellaneous materials from the life of Frank McCarthy, consisting of 7 notebooks containing clippings of articles written by McCarthy during his VMI cadetship and during the two years after graduation; script for the newsreel "West Point of the South" (1936); and items from the production of the movie Patton (1970), which McCarthy produced.McClure, William G., papers. (MS #0415)Papers documenting the U.S. Marine Corps career of William G. McClure, Jr., Virginia Military Institute Class of 1943. The bulk of the papers concern the period of his active duty during World War II, when he served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific and was awarded the Purple Heart. Additional papers relate to his postwar service as a reserve officer. The collection also includes biographical and genealogical information.Meyer, Alvin F. Jr., papers. (MS #414)Papers (approximately 300 items) of Col. Alvin F. Meyer, Jr., Virginia Military Institute Class of 1941. Meyer is a civil engineer whose speciality is sanitary engineering. The bulk pertains to Meyer's career with the United States Air Force, 1941-1969, and includes copies of published articles.Millner, Samuel M., papers (MS #0256)Biographical note: Samuel Morehead Millner, Jr., b. 1891 Danville, VA; VMI Class of 1911; World War I veteran; Professor of French at VMI, 1911-1961; d. 1985, Lexington VA.Descriptive note: Personal papers of VMI Professor Samuel M. Millner, Jr. The papers include correspondence with his wife Esther Ayres Millner and with classmates; diaries; photographs; miscellaneous documents.Moncure Family Misc Papers. (MS #416).Miscellaneous letters and other documents to and from various members of the Moncure family, who have a long association with VMI.  Included is an 1849 letter from Cadet Thomas J. Moncure (VMI Class of 1853) to his father, William A. Moncure, written while he was a fourth classman ("rat") at VMI.  A complete inventory is located in the folder with the documents.  Related collection: MS 0461 Cassie Moncure Lyne ScrapbooksMonks, John C., collection (MS #0229)Biographical note: John C. Monks, Jr., b. 1910; VMI Class of 1932; writer, director, producer; co-author, with Fred Finklehoffe, of Brother Rat. Descriptive note: This collection contains the typescript manuscript (1944) of the book A Ribbon and A Star. The Third Marines at Bougainville, published in 1945. Also three photographs dating from Monks' cadetship.Morrison, Emmett M. Commission document. (MS#0160)Biographical note: Emmett Masalon Morrison, b. 1841 Smithfield, VA; VMI Class of 1861; 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; teacher; d. 1932 Smithfield, VA.Descriptive note: One document appointing Emmett M. Morrision a Brigadier General of the 8th Brigade, 4th Division, of the Virginia Militia. Dated January 25, 1872.Naisawald, L. VanLoan. Collection. (MS #50)Biographical note: b. 1920, NY; graduate VMI, Class of 1942; army officer, editor, author. Descriptive note: Bulk (2 cf) consists of drafts, notes, and other items related to the publication of Naisawald's book, Grape and Canister, the story of the field artillery of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 (Oxford University Press, 1960). Also a file of research material for an article, "Recovery of the Colors," and misc. oversized and other items.Newbold, Gilbert L., papers (MS #0265)Biographical note: Gilbert Lawrie Newbold, b. 1920 Scranton, PA; VMI Class of 1942; Intelligence Officer, World War II; State Dept. Foreign Service officer; Chief East Asia and Pacific Branch, U.S. Information Agency/Voice of America, 1950's-1960's; d. 1979, Roanoke VA.Descriptive note:Documents, approximately 100 items, from the career of Gilbert L. Newbold. The papers are primarily concerned with Newbold's career with the U.S. Information Agency and Voice of America in S.E. Asia during the 1950's and 1960's, and include letters and memos concerning the VOA operation in South Vietnam. Other items include his military personnel records and documents from his State Department assignments.Neikirk, Joseph D., collection (MS #0308)Miscellaneous papers of Joseph Neikirk, VMI Class of 1932, who served as Executive Vice President of the VMI Foundation from 1954 until his retirement in 1978. Includes cadet scrapbook, cadet account book, general correspondence and correspondence with VMI alumni, photographs, misc. military records, numerous resolutions & award certificates.Oliver, Thomas T., collection (MS #0305)The collection contains four citations, 1967-1968, awarded Captain Thomas T. Oliver (VMI Class of 1963), who was killed in action in Vietnam on February 7, 1968. Included are Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and Bronze Star.Patton Family papers (MS #0360)A collection of 35 miscellaneous documents, 1855-1924, relating to various members of the Patton family. Primary subjects are the three individuals named George S. Patton--father, son, and grandson--all of whom attended VMI. The papers include letters, biographical information, bank drafts, commissions, and miscellaneous Civil War manuscripts. An inventory is available. Patton family biographical manuscript (MS #0320)Biographical sketch of John M. Patton Sr. (b. 1797) and his 7 sons, all of whom served in the Confederate States Army. The manuscript was prepared in January 1892 by John M. Patton, Jr., VMI Class of 1846.Patton, George S., compositions (MS #0253)Biographical note: George Smith Patton, b. 1885 San Gabriel, CA; VMI Class of 1907 (attended for one year, 1903-1904); General U.S. Army; d. 1945 Heidelberg, Germany.Descriptive note:The collection contains one essay and three poems by George S. Patton. The essay (2 pages), ca. 1903, discusses the significance of the VMI Corps' participation in the Battle of New Market (May 1864) and the New Market ceremony; it was probably written during the year Patton attended VMI or shortly thereafter. The typescript original poems are entitled "A Dream" (written in France, 1917), "God of Battles," and "Fear"; the latter two are signed by Patton.Pendleton, Edmund, letter (MS#0115)Biographical note: Edmund Pendleton, b. 1823 Amherst Co. VA; graduate VMI Class of 1842; Col. 15th Louisiana Infantry, CSA; lawyer and state legislator; member VMI Board of Visitors, 1870-1873; died 1899, Lexington, Virginia. Descriptive note: One letter from attorney Edmund Pendleton to David E. Moore of Lexington, Virginia, dated April 30, 1847. Pendleton discusses the passage of the James River bill in the Virginia Legislature.Preston, John T. L., papers (MS #0240)Miscellaneous personal papers, 7 items, of John T. L. Preston, one of the founders of the Virginia Military Institute and a member of the VMI Faculty from 1839-1875. The papers include a letter (1864 April 24) to Gen. Stonewall Jackson in which Preston discusses religious and financial matters; misc. other correspondence; a "brief historical sketch" of the Virginia Military Institute written for the Institute's semi-centennial in 1889; Preston's U.S. passport, May 1851; Franklin Society membership certificate, 1851.Purdie, Kenneth S., Papers (MS #104)Biographical note: Kenneth Sinclair Purdie, b. 1892, Norfolk, Virginia; VMI Class of 1912; army officer; educator; VMI faculty member; d. 1983, Lexington, Virginia. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers (ca.250 items). Includes subject files concerning the publication of the 1912 VMI yearbook, of which Purdie was editor; personal correspondence; documents (1916) concerning the Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana; military service records (photocopies); notes on VMI athletic history (1901-1916); photograph album (1911-1913) , including photos of VMI and Wentworth Military Academy.Ross, Erskine Mayo. Papers (MS #0334)Biographical note: born 1845, Culpeper Co., Virginia; graduated Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1865; New Market cadet; co-founder of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity; lawyer and judge; died 1928.Content notes: Papers consist of three oversized items. 1. Certificate (13.5 in. x 11.5 in.), 1875 April 14, granting Ross permission to practice law in California. 2. Certificate (22 in. x 18 in.), 1887 Jan 13, judicial appointment for U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. 3. Certificate (23 in. x 17.5 in.), 1895 Feb 22, judicial appointment for U.S. Circuit Court, 9th District.Semmes,Thomas M., manuscript. (MS#0166)Biographical note:Thomas Middleton Semmes, b. 1840, Caroline Co., VA; VMI Class of 1860; Lt. Arkansas regiment, CSA; VMI Faculty member, 1860-1904; d. 1904, Lexington, VA.Descriptive note:Manuscript (holograph, 38 pages) of a speech given by VMI Modern Languages Professor Thomas M. Semmes. The speech, concerning Stonewall Jackson, was presented in Richmond circa 1892.Sinclair, Richard B., collection(MS #0348)Biographical note: Richard Bain Sinclair, b. 1908, Roanoke, Virginia; VMI Class of 1931; U.S. Army officer in Europe during World War II; Civil Engineer; died 1996, Roanoke.Descriptive note: The collection (17 items) consists of World War II era maps and listings of geodesic points used by Sinclair while fighting in Europe; and Sinclair's VMI cadet account book, listing school expenses 1927-1931.Smith, Francis W., letters. (MS #96).Biographical note:Francis Williamson Smith, b. 1838, Norfolk, Virginia; graduate VMI Class of 1856; educator; Lt. Col. Confederate Artillery; wounded at Amelia Springs and died April 6, 1865. Descriptive note: Letters (12 items), 1859-1860, from Francis Williamson Smith and others to artist Alexander Galt. Letters concern Smith family portraits; bust of Philip St. George Cocke, a member of the VMI Board of Visitors.Staubly, Woodville G., letter (MS #0212)Biographical note: Woodville Godfrey Staubly, b. 1856 Petersburg, VA; VMI Class of 1877; pharmacist; died before 1903. Descriptive note:One letter (January, 8 1882) from Woodville G. Staubly to a Mr. Beckwith. Written from Fort Grant, Arizona Territory. Staubly discusses the Indians condemned to death for a massacre at Fort Apache, and other aspects of U.S. government Indian policy.Steidtmann, Edward, diary. (MS #0145)Biographical note: Edward Steidtmann, b. 1881 near Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin ; graduate University of Wisconsin; VMI faculty member (Professor of Mineralogy and Geology), 1923-1948; d. 1948, Lexington, VA.Descriptive note: Diary of Edward Steidtmann, kept during his trip to Alaska in the summer and fall of 1918. Daily entries give a detailed account of the journey. A few entries are dated before and after the trip.Sun, Li Jen, collection (MS #0299)Miscellaneous World War II items (1940-1945) from the estate of General Li Jen Sun, VMI Class of 1927. 9 photographs (black & white matte) showing Gen Sun with various allied commanders, including Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and George S. Patton; 3 color photographs of Sun's medals; 1 book owned by Sun, "The Chinese Army in India-Burma Campaign."Tanner, Robert G. Collection. (MS #049)Biographical note: b. 1947, graduate VMI, Class of 1969; attorney; author. Collection (2 cf) consists of items relating to the publication of Tanner's 1976 book, Stonewall in the Valley. Includes drafts, revisions, typescripts, galley " page proofs; correspondence with the publisher. Also chapter typescript for The Guns of '62. Thompson, Paul S.,  papers (MS #0257)Biographical note: Paul Singer Thompson, b. 1940, West Point, NY; VMI Class of 1961; PhD University of Virginia (History); Professor of History at the University of Natal, South Africa. Descriptive note:Personal papers, 1956-2008, of Paul S. Thompson, Professor of History at the University of Natal, South Africa. The collection includes extensive correspondence, dating from his VMI cadetship (1957-1961), his years in graduate school at the University of Virginia (1961-1965), and his life in South Africa with his family.  Access to this collection is restricted and requires permission of the donor.Tidwell, William A., papers (MS #0426)Miscellaneous papers (17 items) of Brigadier General William Albert Tidwell, Jr., USA. (1918-1999). Tidwell was a graduate of the Virginia Military Class of 1939. During his military career he worked primarily as an Intelligence officer and was assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950's and 1960's. The collection includes 4 routine letters (1965-1968) from General William Westmoreland to Tidwell; Tidwell's Legion of Merit citation and certificate, awarded for his service as Chief of Reconnaissance and Photographic Intelligence Division in Vietnam, 1964-1965; other certificates and citations; and 3 photographs. BG Tidwell died in June 1999.Towne, Roger E.,  papers (MS #0366)Biographical note: Roger Earl Towne, b. 1913, Kingston, NY; VMI Class of 1936; United States Army officer, 1936-1947; sales manager; d. 1983, St. Petersburg, FL. Descriptive note: Collection 1932-1960, of diary, scrapbooks and photograph album principally documenting the VMI cadetship and army career of Roger E. Towne. Miscellaneous items date from after his retirement from military service.Townes, John E., papers (MS #0487)The collection consists of photograph albums, diplomas, and miscellaneous papers documenting the life of John Edward Townes (b. 1886 d. 1970), a graduate of the Virginia Military Class of 1907 and a History professor at VMI for 35 years.  The photos depict both his VMI cadetship and his subsequent career in the U. S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (1908-1920) and at VMI as a faculty member (1921-1956).  During World War I he served in France with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Turner, Robert K., Collection. (MS#003)Annotated typescripts, galley and page proofs, and other pre-publication materials relating to the book Letters of a New Market Cadet (University of North Carolina Press, 1961), edited by VMI faculty members Turner and John G. Barrett. Most of the original documents that appear in the book are located in the Jaqueline Beverly Stanard Papers, VMI.Upshur, Alfred P., Collection (MS#0420)Miscellaneous papers (11 items) of Dr. Alfred P. Upshur, VMI Class of 1904, whose career included service in the Army Medical Corps. The collection consists primarily of commission documents and other certificates, and 2 photographs.Waddill, Edmund C., papers (MS #0280)Biographical note: Edmund Clivious Waddill, b. 1883 Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1903; United States Army officer and World War I veteran; d. 1964 Portsmouth, VA.Descriptive note:Commissions and certificates (10 items)from the army career of Edmund C. Waddill.Waddy, John R. , document. (MS #091).Biographical note: John Robinson Waddy, b. 1834; graduate, VMI Class of 1853; officer, U.S. Army prior to 1861; officer, CSA; farmer, businessman, postmaster; d. 1903, Norfolk, VA. Descriptive note: One letter of recommendation written on behalf of John Waddy by Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Smith recommends him for a commission in the U.S. Army. Dated October 27, 1856.Webb, John S., Papers. (MS #40).Misc. professional papers (17 items, 1883-1905) of John S. Webb, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1867 and New Market cadet. Webb spent most of his career as a civil engineer, working for railroads throughout the south. Included are 2 letters concerning railroad under construction in Mississippi; patent for a rail joint (with sketch); blueprints and drawings from various construction projects.Welles, Paul, papers. (MS #0141)Biographical note: Paul Welles, b. 1884, Antwerp, Belgium; graduate Amherst College and University of Southern California; at Mexican border with 7th Regiment, NY National Guard, 1916; Major, U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1917-1919, stationed in France; educator; VMI Faculty member (Professor of German and French), 1930-1950; d. 1950, New Bedford, MA; buried Lexington, VA.Descriptive note:Personal papers, 1897-1950, of VMI faculty member Paul Welles. The papers include personal correspondence and diaries (1928-1950), records from his military career (1916-1919); photos; speeches; certificates (oversized). Little of the collection relates to Welles' career at VMI.Williamson, Sydney B., papers (MS # 0206) Detailed Guide & Online Exhibit.Biographical note: Sydney Bacon Williamson b. 1865 Lexington, VA; VMI Class of 1884; civil engineer; Pacific Division engineer for Panama Canal construction, 1906-1914; d. 1939 Lexington, VA.Descriptive note: Papers of civil engineer Sydney B. Williamson, including extensive material, 1906-1914, documenting the construction of the Panama Canal. The papers consist of project and planning files, drawings, photographs, correspondence and reports. In addition to canal material, the papers include information about Williamson's other engineering projects in South America (Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru) and the United States (Virginia, Mississippi Valley, Alabama), and his service with the Interoceanic Canal Board and the Goethals Memorial Committee.Wise, Henry A., papers. (MS #0123)Biographical note: Henry A. Wise, b. 1906, Watertown, NY; VMI Class of 1927; lawyer, Watertown; Capt. U.S. Army during World War II; New York state legislator; author of the VMI history, Drawing Out the Man; d. 1982, Lexington, VA.Descriptive note:Personal papers of Henry A. Wise, including general correspondence, family correspondence, subject files, and materials relating to the publication of his book, Drawing Out the Man: The VMI Story. Inventory available.Wise, Jennings Cropper, Papers. (MS#004)Personal papers of Jennings C. Wise (b. 1881 d. 1968. VMI Class of 1902), lawyer, army officer, VMI faculty member and author. Included are extensive correspondence files that document all aspects of Wise's career, with particular emphasis upon his lifelong concern with issues affecting VMI. Container list available.Collection dates/size: 1910-1960; 3 linear feet.Youell, Rice M., collection. (MS#0417)A collection (10 items) of certificates and other items from the career of Rice McNutt Youell, VMI Class of 1914. 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View original.967A10330False09/19/2007 01:36:48 PM9/19/2007 01:36:48 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00271Ford/ms00271.pdf6225106Francis Boykin portrait/assets/0/430/438/965/2ff40c24-18a5-415a-82f8-b47bee82171a.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 2:06:28 PM8/2/2007 1:32:06 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobFrancis Boykin portrait965A10332FF40C24-18A5-415A-82F8-B47BEE82171Ahttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/965/2FF40C24-18A5-415A-82F8-B47BEE82171A.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0c4873ed8d53f4c39af042b4c2919ebaa3.jpg8/7/2007 02:06:28 PM8/2/2007 01:32:06 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/965/2FF40C24-18A5-415A-82F8-B47BEE82171A.jpg5169ContentFulkerson Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/Fulkerson_Papers_Home/Fulkerson Family Papers Manuscript# 0363 Full text Collection summary The papers consist of correspondence and other material relating to three members of the Fulkerson family Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822 1862) his brother, Abram Fulkerson, Jr. (1834 1902) and Abram's son,Fulkerson Family PapersCivil War Letters of Abram and Samuel FulkersonFull-text onlineCivil War Manuscripts top level Col. Samuel V. Fulkerson. Civil War letters and reports. All letters dated 1862  March 9, to mother April 3, to sister (Battle of Kernstown) May 16, Report (Battle of McDowell) May 16, to sister (Battle of McDowell)  May 28, Report (Battle of Winchester) June 8 & 10, to sister (Battle of Port Republic) June 14. Stonewall Jackson's character September 2, Letter, Stonewall Jackson to Fulkerson family after death of Col. Fulkerson. Col. Abram Fulkerson. Civil War letters  1863 May 18, Death of Stonewall Jackson 1865 May 7. From prison at Ft. Delaware. End of war/defeat of south. 1865 May 13, From prison. About the Collection  The papers consist of correspondence and other material relating to three members of the Fulkerson family: Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822-1862); his brother, Abram Fulkerson, Jr. (1834-1902); and Abram's son, Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1863-1926).Significant items are Civil War letters (March-May 1862) written by Samuel V. Fulkerson; Samuel's reports of the Battle of McDowell and the Battle of Winchester, May and June 1862; 3 wartime letters (1863; 1865) written by Samuel's brother Abram Fulkerson, two of which were written while he was a prisoner of war; and a letter of appreciation, September 1862, written by Gen. Stonewall Jackson following Samuel's death in battle. In addition to the battles mentioned above, topics include the Battles of Port Republic and Kernstown; death of Turner Ashby; refugee and civilian life; camp life; many references to Stonewall Jackson, including Samuel's assessment of his character and Abram's reflections following the General's death. Also included are biographical and genealogical material; business and financial papers of Samuel V. Fulkerson (VMI Class of 1884), Abram's son; and miscellaneous family correspondence.Biographical noteSamuel V. Fulkerson, a son of Col. Abram Fulkerson, Sr. and Margaret Vance, was born in Washington County, Virginia on October 21, 1822. As a young man he undertook the study of law, and in late 1846 he obtained his license and opened a practice in southwestern Virginia. Samuel served in the United States Army during the Mexican War (1847-1848), and subsequently returned to the practice of law in Estillville and Abingdon, Virginia. In 1857 he was elected judge of the thirteenth judicial district and held this position until the beginning of the Civil War. He was a member of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors from 1852-1854 and from 1857-1858. During the war, he served as Colonel of the 37th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Samuel was killed in the Battle of Gaines's Mill on June 26, 1862; survivors included siblings (he did not marry).Abram Fulkerson, Jr., younger brother of Samuel V. Fulkerson, was born May 13, 1834 in Washington County, Virginia. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1857, and after a brief career as a teacher went on to study law. During the Civil War he served as Colonel of the 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment and was a prisoner of war (one of the "Immortal 600"). After the war he continued the practice of law and was active in politics, serving in the Virginia legislature and in the United States Congress. He married Selina Johnson, of Clarksville, Tennessee, in 1862; they had nine children, including Samuel Vance Fulkerson, VMI Class of 1884. Abram Fulkerson died at Bristol, Virginia on December 17, 1902.Samuel V. Fulkerson, the son of Abram Fulkerson, Jr. and Selina Johnson, was born at Abingdon, Virginia on October 22, 1863. He graduated from VMI in 1884 and subsequently studied law at the University of Virginia. He was a lawyer (partner in the firm of Fulkerson and Davis in Bristol, VA) and served two terms as City Attorney. During the Spanish-American War (1898- 1899) he was a member of the Fourth Tennessee Regiment, U.S. Volunteers. Samuel married Lura Bradley of Sherman, Texas in 1904; they had twin sons, born April 1906. He died July 2, 1926 at Virginia Beach, VA; he is buried at East Hill Cemetery, Bristol, VA. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:07:23 AM7/27/2007 2:26:54 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobFulkerson Papers Home837A10330False06/18/2012 11:07:23 AM7/27/2007 02:26:54 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/Fulkerson_Papers_Home/22669LibraryItemFull Text Transcriptions, 1861-1865. James Harden Civil War Papers./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00476Harden/Full Text Transcriptions. James A. Harden Civil War Papers, 1861-1865.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/2/2008 1:59:17 PM6/2/2008 1:59:17 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobFull Text Transcriptions, 1861-1865. James Harden Civil War Papers.2473A10330False06/2/2008 01:59:17 PM6/2/2008 01:59:17 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00476Harden/Full Text Transcriptions. James A. Harden Civil War Papers, 1861-1865.pdf20777LibraryItemFull Text. Thomas Wade Civil War Letters/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00474Wade/WadeCivilWarPapers.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/26/2008 12:04:59 PM2/26/2008 10:53:34 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobFull Text. 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He long resided in Rockbridge, though for some years a resident of Big Island. He was a member of Lee-Jackson camp Confederate veterans, and has long been a familiar and highly respected figure at all Confederate reunions here. He died Tuesday of paralysis at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel R. Putt, at Big Island, aged eighty-three years. He was born near Genoa, Italy, and came to America in his youth.Mr. Garibaldi left five children: Robert J. of Washington; Antonia of Alta Vista, and George Garibaldi of West Virginia; Mrs. John M. Elliott of near Lexington, and Mrs. Samuel R. Putt of Big Island. All of the children, excepting Mr. George Garibaldi, attended the funeral this morning. The Rev. P.F. Arthur of the Methodist church, of which Mr. Garibaldi was a communicant, accompanied the body and officiated at the grave. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:37:32 AM8/8/2007 11:04:41 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobGaribaldi Obituary833A10330False06/13/2012 10:37:32 AM8/8/2007 11:04:41 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/Garibaldi_Obituary/7061106Garibaldi signature/assets/0/430/438/833/a12f7f18-1cf6-401c-9e1f-00ef2b58d7a8.gif1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 11:15:00 AM8/8/2007 11:14:19 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobGaribaldi signature833A1033A12F7F18-1CF6-401C-9E1F-00EF2B58D7A8http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/833/A12F7F18-1CF6-401C-9E1F-00EF2B58D7A8.gifgifhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/gifFalse01c69e95d484940e9ac918f48820ee7ad2.gif8/8/2007 11:15:00 AM8/8/2007 11:14:19 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/833/A12F7F18-1CF6-401C-9E1F-00EF2B58D7A8.gif7063LibraryItemGaribaldi signature(1)/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/a12f7f18-1cf6-401c-9e1f-00ef2b58d7a8(1).png1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 11:16:55 AM8/8/2007 11:16:55 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobGaribaldi signature(1)833A10330False08/8/2007 11:16:55 AM8/8/2007 11:16:55 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/a12f7f18-1cf6-401c-9e1f-00ef2b58d7a8(1).png6087106Gatewood cadet photo/assets/0/430/438/935/84D827E5-1CC2-40BE-B4C1-604732B4B8F0.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/6/2007 10:16:46 AM8/2/2007 12:56:57 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobGatewood cadet photo935A103384D827E5-1CC2-40BE-B4C1-604732B4B8F0http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/935/84D827E5-1CC2-40BE-B4C1-604732B4B8F0.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0b80f4aa41b2f40cd8dababa6e2c6a5163.jpg8/6/2007 10:16:46 AM8/2/2007 12:56:57 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/935/84D827E5-1CC2-40BE-B4C1-604732B4B8F0.jpg6513ContentGatewood Civil War Papers./Archives/Manuscripts/00068Gatewood/Gatewood_Civil_War_Papers_/Andrew C. L. Gatewood Civil War Papers VMI Cadet & 11th Virginia Cavalry Manuscript #068 Civil War Resources top level Description The bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860 1864Andrew C. L. Gatewood Civil War PapersVMI Cadet & 11th Virginia CavalryManuscript #068Civil War Letters & Diaries home  DescriptionThe bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864; these all appear online in full-text format. Early letters describe life at the Virginia Military Institute (hazing, daily routine, excitement about secession, cadets as drillmasters) and in Lexington, Virginia, just prior to and during early months of the Civil War. Subsequent letters date from his service with the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, Company F, (Bath Squadron), including a letter written after the second Battle of Manassas (2nd Bull Run), Sept 1862. The following items are part of the collection, but do not appear online: "History of the Bath Squadron," consisting of manuscript fragment, copies of the series of published newspaper articles concerning the unit, and an edited transcription; miscellaneous publications concerning Confederate veterans reunions; and Gatewood's VMI cadet account book.Photo: Andrew C. L. Gatewood, Class of 1864, (right) and James Woods Warwick, Jr., Class of 1864 (left). Photo taken in Staunton, July 1861Biographical noteAndrew Cameron Lewis Gatewood was born at Mountain Grove, Bath County, Virginia, on June 30, 1843, the son of Samuel Vance Gatewood (1810-1861) and Eugenia Sophia Massie (1819-1884). Gatewood entered the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia in July 1860, where he served as a cadet until the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861. On April 16, 1861, he accompanied the Corps of Cadets to Richmond, Virginia, where he served as a drillmaster to new Confederate recruits; he subsequently served in the same capacity under General Robert S. Garnett at Laurel Hill, Barbour Co., West Virginia. He joined the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment in March 1862 and was elected 2nd Lieutenant, "F" Company (Bath Squadron); he served in this unit until the end of the war. At the close of the Civil War, Gatewood returned to Bath County. His father had died suddenly in 1861, without leaving a will, and as the oldest son Andrew took on responsibility for his family's affairs. He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Skillern Warwick (1845-1922) in 1869. The couple moved to Big Spring, Pocahontas Co., West Virginia in 1877, where Gatewood spent the remainder of his life working as a farmer and stock raiser. Mary and Andrew Gatewood had 7 children: William Beale; Eugene Samuel; Massie Cameron; Andrew Warwick; Mary Preston; Eliza Pleasants, and one child who died in infancy. Andrew C. L. Gatewood died July 31, 1919, at Pocahontas Co.Full Text Correspondence, 1860 - VMI Cadet LifeIncluding:August 4, VMI. Initiation of new cadets; early reference to term "rat" as a name for a new cadet; complains of homesickness; comments on living in camp.August 25, VMI. Daily routine of cadets; life in camp; difficulty of studies.Sept. 1, VMI. Dismantling camp and moving into barracks.Sept 20, VMI. Family matters.Dec. 22, VMI Upcoming examinations; Christmas holiday; secession of South Carolina.Dec 22, VMI. To his brother. Mentions examination; secession of South Carolina.Correspondence, 1861 -VMI Cadet LifeIncluding:Jan 9, VMI. Exam results; more states secede; prospect of war.Feb 1, VMI. Discusses a runaway slave belonging to the family. Mentions willingness of cadets to fight to "save Virginia".Feb 8, VMI.invitation to a party; comments on his studies; requests moneyMarch 10, VMI Squad drill; general news; speculates about Virginia secession/war.March 25, VMI. Needs new summer pants; cloth costly.April 2, VMI. General news; tired of living in barracks; anxious to return to camp in July.April 15, VMI. Confrontation between the cadets/secessionist faction of Lexington citizens, and citizens in favor of maintaining the Union ("flag raising incident").April 18, VMI. Excitement among VMI cadets as Virginia decides to secede; suspension of academic duties; cadets prepare for war.April 20, VMI. Corps will be ordered to Richmond to drill recruits.April 28, Richmond. Describes journey from Lexington to Richmond; more news of drilling new recruits.early May, Richmond Gatewood is drilling a company of new recruits; hopes for a commission.May 11, Ashland. Transferred to the Ashland Camp of Instruction to drill recruits.May 29, VMI. Returned to the Institute to drill new cadets & college students. Complains that he is not paid for his services and is still expected to pay room and board. Hopes to get a furlough.Correspondence, 1861-1864 -11th Virginia CavalryIncluding:1861 June 7, Mt. Grove. Serving in Confederate Army, 11th Virginia Cavalry, Company F.1862 Sept 3, Manassas. To his sister. A description of the 2nd battle at Manassas (2nd Bull Run).1863 March 14, in camp. General news. Thinks he will soon be sent to Harrisonburg. Mentions victory at Vicksburg.1863 March 26, in camp. General news1864 April 9, in camp. General news; Encamped at Falling Springs Church in Rockbridge County. Brigade ordered by General Rosser to wear badge of laurel leaves.1864 April 16, in camp. Gatewood's regiment presented the Corps of Cadets with a captured flag.1864 April 27. In camp at Waynesboro. Orders to march and battle expected. General news. 1864 April 29. 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A. Franklin Kibler World War II Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/Gen__A__Franklin_Kibler_World_War_II_Papers/Major General A. Franklin Kibler Papers World War II-European Theater Omar Bradley's Staff; Operation Overlord Collection Overview & Selected Documents Manuscript # 00454 Military History Manuscripts top level   View selected documents from the Kibler collection Memoranda, December 1943-JanGen. A. Franklin Kibler PapersWorld War II-European TheaterManuscript # 00454  Military History Manuscripts top level View selected documents from the Kibler collectionMemoranda, December 1943-January 1944, Operation Overlord. Memorandum, November 1, 1944. Meeting between Gen. Bradley & Field Marshall Montgomery re: British forcesCommanding General's Briefing, November 20, 1944. Photograph, General Bradley & staff on VE Day. About this Collection:Abram Franklin Kibler was born in Staunton, Virginia on July 10, 1891, the son of Green Markwood Kibler and Almira Erena Fishburn. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1912 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1917. His military career spanned 35 years and he rose to the rank of Major General before his retirement in 1952. During World War II Kibler served under General Omar Bradley as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, 12th Army Group, European Theater. During the post-war era he held a number of positions, among them Director of Operations, European Theater General Board (1945-1946); Deputy U. S. Army representative to the United Nations Military Staff Committee (1946); Chief of the U. S. delegation to the Military Committee of the Five (Brussels Pact) Powers (1949); and Director of the Joint American Military Advisory Group-Europe (1949). General Kibler died at Walter Reed Army Hospital on January 24, 1955. The papers consist primarily of documents dating from Kibler's World War II service with the 12th Army Group, European Theater. 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Jackson/Archives/Manuscripts/00016Haigh/Haigh_Diary_-_Death_of_Jackson/VMI Archives Excerpt from Diary of Cadet Charles T. Haigh Manuscript #016 Death of Stonewall Jackson May 1863 Stonewall Jackson Top Level   Charles T. Haigh left VMI to serve as a Lt. in the 37th North Carolina Infantry Regt. He was killed in battle at Spottsylvania on May 12, 1864, one year after he wrCadet Charles T. Haigh Civil War Diary Death of Stonewall JacksonManuscript #016 Read the Diary Online     Charles T. Haigh, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, attended VMI for 2 years prior to joining the Confederate Army.  During his cadetship he kept a diary for a brief period, March-May 1863, which included entries concerning the death and funeral of Stonewall Jackson.  It is the best cadet account of those events. Haigh subsequently left VMI to serve in the 37th North Carolina Infantry Regt. He was killed in battle at Spottsylvania on May 12, 1864, one year after he wrote the VMI diary entries.  Excerpts concerning the Death of Stonewall Jackson  More about this topic Monday May 11th [1863]  The death of the lamented hero "Stonewall" Jackson is a terrible blow to the South. The news of his death reached us last night at midnight--his military career fills the brightest and most momentous pages of the history of our country and the achievements of our army. He departed this life at Guinea Station last Sunday at 3 1/4 o'clock. His remains will be carried to Richmond where they will be in state for one day and then brought here (Lexington) for interment.Wednesday May 13thAll academic duties are suspended today in honor to the old hero. His body is expected hourly.Thursday May 14th Gen. Jackson's body arrived by the boat at 1 o'clock--was escorted to Barracks by the Corps and placed in his old Section room which room is draped in mourning for the period of six months. He is in a fine metallic coffin. The first flag made in the South of the new design covers his coffin--on the flag wreaths of evergreens and flowers. It is the request of his wife that he shall be buried tomorrow. Half hour guns have been firing from [illegible] fired from his old battery.Friday May 15th Guns have been firing all morning in honor of the lamented Jackson.Friday afternoon. The procession formed in front of the Sally port at half past ten. Commenced to move at 11. Corps in front of caisson on which he was borne. Then a company of Cavalry, after that a company composed of all the wounded and all that were once members of the old Stonewall Brigade. Bells were tolling all over town. Funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. 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Hanna Diary Civil War Cadet Life Manuscript #0317 Full text online Collection Description John Francis Hanna (1843 1885)was born at the home of his grandparents in Philadelphia on August 20, 1843. Before matriculating at VMI he attended GonzagaJohn F. Hanna DiaryCivil War Cadet LifeManuscript #0317Full-text onlineCivil War Manuscripts Home Read the Diary -  View original and read full textCollection DescriptionJohn Francis Hanna (1843-1885)was born at the home of his grandparents in Philadelphia on August 20, 1843. Before matriculating at VMI he attended Gonzaga College and Georgetown University. He entered VMI from Manassas, Virginia, on January 22, 1862 as a member of the Class of 1864. He was a cadet First Lieutenant, Co. D., at the Battle of New Market. Fourteen members of the class, all New Market Cadets, were graduated on June 17, 1864, approximately a month after the battle. After the war he studied law at Columbian (now George Washington) University and practiced in Washington, DC. He never married. He was injured in a riding accident on October 25, 1885 and died at his home in Mt. Vernon, Virginia, on October 31.Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington during the spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864. On May 10, the cadets were called to active duty at the request of Gen. John C. Breckinridge and on May 15 participated in the Battle of New Market. For related collections about this time period, see the May 1864 letters of VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith and our other extensive Civil War resources. This volume is the final one in an eight volume diary begun by Hanna in 1861; it is the only volume owned by the Virginia Military Institute. References in the text to "other books" refer to previous volumes, which Hanna sent home to his sister for safekeeping. This final volume was picked up by a Union soldier, probably when Union forces occupied Lexington in June 1864. It was ultimately fell into the hands of Septimus Knight of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The notebook was used by Knight as a diary; entries date from August 1862 (apparently copied from an earlier diary or notes) through June 1868. Most entries relate the movements and activities of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Knight's section of the volume has not been transcribed. Researchers who are interested the 15th Pennsylvania should contact the Archives to request photocopies.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2014 3:46:22 PM8/7/2007 4:32:13 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobHanna Civil War Diary1103A10330False06/13/2014 03:46:22 PM8/7/2007 04:32:13 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00317Hanna/Hanna_Civil_War_Diary/7003ContentHanna Diary Annotations/Archives/Manuscripts/00317Hanna/Hanna_Diary_Annotations/John F. Hanna Diary annotations Civil War Cadet Life Manuscript #0317 Return to Hanna Diary text  1.   John Francis Hanna (1843 1885) was born at the home of his grandparents in Philadelphia on August 20, 1843. Before matriculating at VMI he attendedJohn F. Hanna Diary---annotationsCivil War Cadet LifeManuscript #0317Return to Hanna Diary text 1.   John Francis Hanna (1843-1885) was born at the home of his grandparents in Philadelphia on August 20, 1843. Before matriculating at VMI he attended Gonzaga College and Georgetown University. He entered VMI from Manassas, Virginia, on January 22, 1862 as a member of the Class of 1864. He was a cadet First Lieutenant, Co. D., at the Battle of New Market. Fourteen members of the class, all New Market Cadets, were graduated on June 17, 1864, approximately a month after the battle. After the war he studied law at Columbian (now George Washington) University and practiced in Washington, DC. He never married. He was injured in a riding accident on October 25, 1885 and died at his home in Mt. Vernon, Virginia, on October 31.2.   Col. John T.L. Preston (1811-1890), one of the founders of the Institute and an early faculty member. He taught languages and English literature from 1839-1875, and served as Acting Superintendent in the absence of Francis H. Smith.3.   Cadet Thomas Dixon Davis (1843-1925), was Hanna's classmate and best friend. "Tom" or "Short" was a native of Lynchburg, Virginia. One day before the Corps left on its march that would end at the Battle of New Market, Davis left for home on a 14 day furlough and thus did not participate in the battle. After the war he was a merchant in Lynchburg. He died in that city on June 24, 1925.4.   Mary and Clara Davidson, the daughters of James Dorman Davidson, a local lawyer. Hanna refers to them throughout the diary as "Miss C.," "Miss C.D.", "Miss M.," and "Miss Mary."5.    Nannie and Olympia, the daughters of VMI Professor of Engineering Thomas Hoomes Williamson. Olympia is referred to in the diary as "Lymp" or "Lymph."6.   William Gilham (1818-1872), VMI Faculty member, 1846-1864; he taught chemistry, mineralogy and geology. He was also the author of the successful tactics book, Manual of Instruction for the Volunteers and Militia. First published shortly before the Civil War, "Gilham's Manual" was subsequently used by both the United States and Confederate armies.7.   Samuel Sprigg Shriver (1843-1881), Hanna's classmate and fellow New Market cadet. After the war he was a farmer in Nansemond, Co., Virginia and served in the Virginia legislature.8.   Carlton Shafer (1844-1906) of Leesburg, Virginia, Hanna's classmate and New Market cadet. After the war he became a lawyer and Maryland state legislator. He died in LaPorte, Indiana on April 26, 1906.9.   "Subs" or sub-professors were junior faculty members who often lived in Barracks and whose responsibilities included maintaining discipline and enforcing the Institute's regulations. They reported any infractions to the Commandant, leading to punishment of the guilty party.10.   Edward Harvie Smith, Jr. (1845-1912), a member of the Class of 1867 and a New Market cadet. After the war, Smith was a merchant and held various Civil Service appointments. He died in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1912.11.   John Braxton Jarrat (1843-1906), a member of the Class of 1866 and New Market cadet. After the war, Jarratt lived in Sussex Co., Virginia, where he was a merchant and county treasurer.12.   Robert Ridley (1844-1913), a member of the Class of 1866 and New Market cadet. For many years after the war he was a farmer; in 1882 he moved to Portsmouth, Virginia where he was a railroad official.13.   William George Bennett (1847-1916), Class of 1866 & New Market cadet. Bennett later attended law school at the University of Virginia and was an attorney and judge in Weston, West Virginia. Thomas Herbert Shriver (1846-1916), Class of 1867 & New Market cadet. After the war he was a farmer, banker and Maryland state legislator.14.   William MacFarland Patton (1845-1905), Class of 1865 and cadet Sergeant, Company A, at the Battle of New Market. Patton was a later a faculty member at VMI and VPI, where he taught Civil Engineering. Three of his brothers also attended VMI: Col. George Smith Patton, Class of 1852, who was killed in battle at Winchester and was the grandfather of Gen. George S. Patton of World War II fame; Waller Tazewell Patton, Class of 1855, killed at Gettysburg; and John Mercer Patton, Class of 1846.15.   William Nelson, (1845-1877), a member of the Class of 1865 and a New Market cadet. After the war he studied law and practiced for several years in New York City; he later moved to Austin, Texas.16.   Scott Shipp (1839-1917) Class of 1859 and Commandant of Cadets during the period covered in Hanna's diary. Shipp was in command of the VMI Corps at New Market. He served as the Institute's second Superintendent, 1890-1907.17.   Alexander Spotswood Payne (1845-1910), of Lynchburg, Virginia, was a member of the Class of 1867 and a New Market cadet. After the war he was a businessman in Lynchburg.18.   The ruins referred to are those of Liberty Hall Academy, the original name of the Institution known today as Washington and Lee University and in Hanna's time as Washington College. The ruins were of the original academy building, which burned in 1803. Photo of ruins.19.   Cadets Cary Weston, Collier H. Minge, William Charles Hardy, and James Bruce Morson.20.   Francis Iselin Tomes (ca. 1847-1864), VMI Class of 1867 and New Market cadet. He died in 1865 from the effects of illness contracted while digging trenches near Richmond in the fall of 1864.21.   Francis Henney Smith, VMI's first Superintendent.22.   Ferdinand Bowman Price (1846-1917), Class of 1867 & New Market cadet.23.   Gen. Thomas L. Rosser's famed "Laurel Brigade" was encamped near Lexington from March 31st until April 25th, the day of this diary entry. On April 11th, Rosser had presented VMI with the battle flag of the 164th New York Vounteers, which his men had captured in a fight at Sangster's Station, near Fairfax Courthouse. In 1883 this flag was taken to New York City by members of the Corps and returned to its owners.24.   Cadet J. Beverley Stanard, who was killed at the Battle of New Market on May 15.25.   Professor Thomas Hoomes Williamson.26.   The Ann Smith Academy, named for its first principal, was a "Classical School for Females," established in Lexington in 1807. Students included both local day students and boarders from throughout Virginia and other southern states; the ages of the students generally ranged from 13 to 17. Boys were first admitted in 1877; the school closed in 1910.27.   Traditionally, July 4th was commencement day at VMI. However, the Battle of New Market on May 15 and Gen. Hunter's occupation of Lexington in June would disrupt the usual schedule. For more about these events, see our Civil War resources page.28.   Richard Booker Chaffin, a former cadet serving as a CSA staff officer.29.   Jonathan Edward Woodbridge (1844-1935), Class of 1865 and cadet sergeant major, the highest ranking non-commissioned officer in the Corps. He later became a mechanical engineer and ship designer.30.   William Root Bull (1836-1889) is listed in the 1860 Lexington census as a private secretary at VMI, presumably working for Superintendent Francis H. Smith. During the war he took over the job of Institute Steward and Commissary. Jennie (Virginia) Smith was the daughter of Francis H. Smith. Lizzie (Elizabeth) Letcher, daughter of Virginia's former governor John Letcher. Misses Compton, probably the daughters of Lexington merchant James Compton.31.   Otis Allan Glazebrook (1845-1931), Class of 1866 and New Market cadet. After the war, Glazebrook entered the Episcopal ministry; he subsequently served as U.S. consul in Jerusalem during World War I and in Nice, France during the 1920's. He died at sea on April 26, 1931.32.   William Charles Hardy (ca. 1843-1900), Class of 1864 and 2st Lieut., Company A at New Market. He was subsequently a merchant in Norfolk, Virginia.33.   Captain Frank Preston (1841-1869) was the son of VMI Faculty member John T. L. Preston and a graduate of Washington College. He was badly wounded in battle at Winchester, and captured along with with other Confederate wounded who could not be moved with the army. His arm was amputated by Federal surgeons. After escaping from the Union hospital, he returned to Lexington and became an instructor of Latin, English and Tactics at VMI. He served as the tactical officer of Company B at the Battle of New Market. He died following a long illness on November 19, 1869.34.   Frederick William Claybrook (1944-1914), Class of 1864 and 2nd Lieut. Company D at the Battle of New Market. After the war he practiced law for several years and then entered the Baptist ministry.Cadet vocabulary and slang used in the diary.O.D. -   Officer of the DayD. Parade -   Dress ParadeRev.-   ReveilleRat -   a first year (new) cadet. 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Hanna Diary Civil War Cadet Life Manuscript #0317 Full Text Transcription Return to Hanna Diary top level  Notes about the transcription  Hanna's portion of the diary consists of 37 pages of text. The first two pages are inJohn F. Hanna DiaryCivil War Cadet LifeManuscript #0317Full Text TranscriptionHanna Diary Home Notes about the transcription Hanna's portion of the diary consists of 37 pages of text. The first two pages are in very poor condition and several words are missing; subsequent pages are in excellent condition.Hanna spelling has been retained. Words that are missing, illegible, or a probable "logical fit" are always noted in [brackets]. Parentheses are Hanna's own, as they appear in the original manuscript.Numbered notes appear throughout the text; view this page for additional information about people and events mentioned by Hanna. The notes page also includes a list of the commonly used cadet slang that appears throughout the diary. Links to other relevant documents on our website are also provided.Full text transcriptionDiary Diary Diary April 1864 continued from book that was presented to me by Will.Sunday 17th. The last date upon which I have written was Sunday 17th inst,. viz. today. I wonder what I shall have to make record of in this book. My Cadetship1 is drawing rapidly to a close and as I look back through the two years that I have been at the Institute I am forced to say that the time spent has been pleasant and to a great extent profitable. I have formed many friendships and become aquainted with very many individuals. I must recall the word many as applied to friends. I made reference to more intimate aquaintances [word missing] application. As to real staunch friends such as we may look to in time of need, I can count only few, but the few are as valuable as a whole [word missing]of passing friends.My character too has undergone a change since Jan. of 1862. I was [word missing] invincible to the public opinion, still when I [word missing] to take a calm and deliberate view of affairs that feeling of independence and that spirit of determination which I so much have tried to possess myself with has come to my rescue and make me to look on [other] side of the picture, as the good [several words missing]...earnest "I don't care" to all the shallow bickering of the deceitful populace. It is not my nature to be at all times gay. Sometimes [in] the very midst of excitement and pleasure I will unconsciously drop [in]to a seemingly surly mood and allow then the bad part of nature to predominate, but enough for the "Ego" as Col. Preston2 says, let's have a little of the "Non Ego" and put the monologue off to another occasion, as when I talk love to some pretty one, & c.Yesterday Tom Davis3 and "Ego" (thus I go again) visited the Misses D.4 and enjoyed ourselves very much with one exception in regard to Tom, who was a little worried that Miss C had not answered a note he had written her on Wednesday last. In the evening however when I walked with Miss C to the Dress Parade the matter was very amicably adjusted. I think I offended Miss M yesterday [while] looking at an Ambrotype shown to me by Miss C, which she did not [want] me to see. I think I was justifiable for Miss C said that her sister remarked that she did not care whether she showed it to me or not. Yesterday, when I returned with Miss C to her home I sent word to [Miss] M asking if she would not come down & shake hands with me, make up and be good friends again. The reply was "Tell Mr. Hanna that I am asleep and cannot come"! I expect there will be a fight on hand and I must of course [make] preparations, fix my ammunition, etc.[I] visited Misses Wmsn 5 accompanied by S.D.D. There is on Thurs[day] [several missing words] visits over there will be more frequent than [bottom sentences missing]....on one of them. If joke succeeds, I will tell what it was; but if it does not succeed I will not mention anything about it.Last night Tom came to my room and we enjoyed an hour very much by looking some back pages of my Diary. He remarked what I had not thought of before, that my journal belonged to himself as much to me and it gave me much pleasure to see how glad he was to see his name so often written down by me. If Tom and myself split our aquaintanceship, then I shall say and believe that friendship has "run up the spout" everywhere and never dare to trust myself to it again.Tuesday 19th I will have good reason to remember yesterday. Especially the last part of the day. In the morning, the 1st class made its first recitation on "Army Regulation" of C.S. In Mineralogy, I tested or rather experimented to find out what mineral it was that Col. Gilham6 gave me (for discovery). I was successful in proving it to be "Hornblende" but had some difficulty in making it fuse not being yet well skilled in the use of the Blowpipe. Sam Shriver7 got a letter from his father which stated that a big fight would occur in the neighborhood of Orange or Culpeper Ct. House in the course of a few days. [That] Stuart's cavalry force amounted including late [r-----] to 25000--that Longstreet's & Polks command [words missing]...through in route for Lee, that many ambulances and stretchers had been sent to the front. All which was very indicative of active movements and probably offensive on our side.In the afternoon Maj. Moore and Capt. Eauf visited us. After supper I took a smoke and after reading over Intellectual Philosphy went around to Shafer's8 room (23) in order to borrow his Army Regulations. Just as I was entering the door of his room, I heard the sentinel cry "No visiting allowed". I then called Shafer to his door and told him what I wanted. He wanted me to come in, but I told him that I could not as "that fool of a sentinel would not allow me to do so". I must say here that although it is strictly speaking the duty of a sentinel to prevent visiting; still when there are no Subs9 about, most any Cadet will allow another to visit, provided he (the visiting Cadet) assumes the responsibility, and expects to be reported if the Sub should happen to "come around". As I was returning to my room the sentinel, whose name is Smith E.10 as designated from the many other Smiths who are Cadets, approaching me said, "You had no right to say what you did a while ago." I replied in terms that I do not like to mention here (for I was very angry) and pronounced him a scoundrel; whereupon he returned the compliment and [word missing] me at the same time. I felt then just like attacking [him] immediately and would have done so, as I do not like [word missing] matters, had not a regard which I generally have for military discipline prevailed. I told him to see me immediately after he was relieved. I was nervously excited and going in my room I trembled like a leaf. I would not have acted in a manner so hastily in what I have already mentioned had not I thought that the man was guided by malious motives against me. It seems that for the last two months he had been seeking for opportunities to make reports against me, and I have heard lately that he was overheard to remark that there was "one man in the 1st class whom he would make walk straight". Besides, I have noticed that for several successive tours of guard duty, he would walk on post No. 3 which is opposite my door (before Taps). Whether this was from chance in the No. or from preconc[eived] arrangements on his part I am not able to say.The 3rd Relief is relieved at "Taps", or rather 10 minutes before. At about 15 minutes before I went to my room door, and as soon as the Corporal cried out "Sentinel relieved!" I went down stairs, soon followed by my enemy (for I thought him to be such). Although I was desirous of letting no one know what was going to happen or rather had happened; still I could not refuse to allow those whom he had chosen to act as his friends to accompany him. The Cadets so chosen were Jarratt11 and Ridley12, no bad wishers of mine I know; for immediately after the 1st word of the difficulty they both had come to my room and endeavored to have things adjusted, saying that Smith E. wished, for, I do not know what purpose, to postpone "the meeting" until the following evening. I replied "No! That it was "not my nature to defer such affairs" and told them that if they acted as "seconds" to Mr. Smith, they might inform him that I and not my friend or friends wanted to see him as soon as he came off post. But to proceed ---George and Herb,13 in spite of my opposition would insist on coming and followed me round the corner of Barracks where as soon as I got on the sod, I turned around and as the "scoundrel" came up struck him full in the face. It was not a hard knock on my part; for he did not seem to mind it, but closing in on me, tried to get good holds to throw me, which he came very near doing. I am not good wrestling nor fighting either, having had but very few fights in my lifetime. I managed to get him round the neck and both coming down together, I saw my advantage and taking it dealt some good blows in the face and the head. I was getting very weak. We rolled over and I came up on top, but in the change of position, he managed to get one of my fingers between his teeth and nearly bit it in two, though the nail. I kept striking him in the face, disdaining to retaliate in the same cruelty that he had been guilty of. He finally hollered "Enough!" when I let him up and came in Barracks. While I had him on the ground some one said make them get up and try it again. I told them, "No! That I was no pugilist" and George Bennett said that "If anyone touches John, he will have me to fight." I liked George ten times better for his remark and I am determined that he shall never have to cry in vain for help when I am about.I regretted very much the occasion of the affray both on account of the sin I committed in getting angry and as I dislike to be pointed out and looked at by fellow cadets as "a fighter". I do not wish it to be understood that I fear public opinion from the remark just made. My finger pained me much during the night. I hold now no particular enmity against Smith, still as I have always considered him beneath me and as his recent transaction has not tended to raise him in my estimation, I never wish to have anything to do with him again. I told him so.In spite of preceding occurences, having cooled down considerably and commenced to read Cyc. of Eng. Literature when Patton14 (Sergt. of guard)came to the room and informed us that my little friend Nelson15 had been reported absent from Taps and no one knew where he was. Sam, Herb and self got permission to go out and hunt for him, thinking he might be sick somewhere. We went up town, called at Genl. Pendleton's and at Hotel made many inquiries, but all in vain. We returned after about 2 hrs search to find out that he was in the Hospital. I went to see him this morning. He is not very sick and will "be out" tomorrow.The papers contain items of Northern news that are very interesting. I allude to the procedings of the Yankee Congress particularly. In the paper of this date, or rather yesturday's date, which I have filed, it will be found that two Maryland members have been speaking quite nobly in our favour,their names are [Long] and Harris. Gold was quoted in Baltimore at 179. I hope my parents will not feel the effects of the panic that I fear must inevitably succeed the rapid depreciation of gold in Yankeedom.I am curious to know how our Govt. will act in regard to Mexico. It is now our turn to recognize. We should not be too hasty, but act prudently in acknowledging Maximillian as a lawful sovereign (I think there is no doubt of this being done) in order that Napoleon and others may not be led to believe that the Confederacy is "boot-licking".Sunday 24th April 1864 On Wednesday last I was O.D. In the morning finding a cavalry sabre on Col. Shipp's 16 desk in the Commandant's Office, I determined to acquaint myself, as much as self instruction would allow, with the "Sabre Exercise." The consequence was that I tired the muscles of my arm very much until dinner time; but proceeded in going through all that was prescribed in Patton's Cavalry Tactics. I visited the sentinels after Taps, "devilled" them a little and getting sleepy, retired at 11 0'clock. Willie Nelson passed the night with me.On Thursday afternoon, having received a note from Miss Lymp W. regretting that she could not accompany me in a walk, I went to Tom Davis' room and got him to go with me to the cliffs. While there I told him all about a disturbance or rather a fight that had taken place the day before between Geo. Bennett and a man by the name of Payne17, with whom I myself once came into collision. George told the cadet mentioned that he had acted dishonourably in forwarding such an application by which he was reinstated by the Board of Visitors. He wished to creep out even after this insult, but George insisted on his fighting. He was too strong for Bennett; yet got in the affray every bit as much as he gave, and then told George he was satisfied. I have good reason to think that Payne is a coward.On Friday I unexpectedly made a 3 on Engineering, as I had studied the lesson but very little. At two O'Clock I was up town and was glad to find Miss C.D. willing to go walking with me. The door was opened for me at her house, by her older sister with whom I had had I slight quarrel on the Saturday before. From the manner in which she acted, I supposed her to be still "playing mad." I enjoyed much, yes very much, the walk with Miss C. There is a great difference in this young lady between being in her company alone and with others. When by herself she is quite talkative and, I was a little surprised to see, inclined a little to romp. I was absent from Drill, but was present as Dress Parade. I made arrangements for Tom Davis and myself to go for wild flowers on yesterday afternoon. I must say that on Friday, Miss C. and myself suceeded in gathering a "nice little" (as the ladies say) bouquet.While sleeping very sweetly yesterday morning I was awakened to be very agreeably surprised in seeing Felix standing beside me. He had arrived not long before on the Packet Boat from Lynchburg. I soon dressed and taking a walk with him to the gate, had a long talk, him telling me and I telling him much information. We took breakfast at the Lexington Hotel. He had come on business with the Q.M. of this post and had an order from the Surgeon General to receive from this Q.M. a sum of $52000 a hospital fund that had here accumulated.Agreeable to engagement, Tom Davis and I went at the appointed hour to take the walk projected. Miss M came into the parlor 1st and informed us that an arrangement made by her would, if we were willing, take precedence over ours. It was that Miss C. and Tom should go "sketching" and Miss. M and Mr. Hanna try an Equestrian expedition. I was most happy to accede to such an offer and being mounted on a very fine horse named John, by the by accompanied Miss Mary to Cave Spring on the bank of North River. We passed the walking party at the ruins of the old College18, or the old ruins of the college- better say both for "short".In our ride, we went through a fine wheat field belonging to Col. Reed. Miss Mary told me that I would have to pay the fine if any was incurred, indeed we had already incurred one but I argued back that she led me in there, that the horses were hers and that even if I was indicted I should try to postpone the trial until next fall (carry it to the Grand Jury for instance) at which time I would be away from here & forgotten entirely no doubt.We were (Tom and myself) at Dress Parade at which Felix expressed himself gratified. After supper, Tom D. and Tunstall his room mate came to my room, bringing their instruments where we discoursed some very good music- at least the auditors said so. I made Felix stay with me all night. At about 11'O Clock, Sam came up from Weston's room where he had been dicussing in conjunction with Weston- Minge - Hardy - Morson 19 the propriety of our offering our services to Genl. Lee. I was "high in" for anything of the kind and was at the time of an opinion that we should go anyhow. We discussed the matter this morning or rather the class did as I was at the Mess Hall taking breakfast with Felix and little Frank Tomes20, a good friend of mine and a good boy. I met as I returned from the Mess Hall a committee on its way to see Shipp. I joined them and we stated the object of our visit. The Comdt. was seemingly in favour of our going , "but" he said, "you should not go without orders as you are State soldiers." He told us that Genl. Smith21 had written to Gov. Smith offering our services and that the letter had been forwarded to Genl. Lee through the Gov. I asked him if he would take command of 2 companies organized & determined.When we returned from seeing Gen. Smith to whom we were recommended to go by Comdt., we found quite an excitement raging in barracks. I believe the whole corps would have volunteered to go anyhow, but such conduct our class decried and after the conversation we had with Genl. Smith the 1st class determined to apply for their diplomas and accompany this application with another for a furlough in case objections were argued to our immediate graduation. These applications were sent in this morning. I do not think either will be accepted. Felix left in afternoon. Before supper I visited Mrs. Bull's folks who invited me to tea; but I declined to come some future time. After supper a little Washingtonian friend of mine named Price22 entertained in his very talkative manner by describing the play of "Jack Sheppard". At about 8 Oclock I laid down as I did not feel well- slept until Taps, after which remained up until 11 1/2 O'Clock in order to prepare the lessons for the morrow.Monday 25th The Corps was turned out at 11 O'Clock in order to pay military honor to Genl. Rosser's command23 as they passed. The Cadets became very tired in holding their pieces at a "Present" so long (about 25 mins.) I am much obliged to Genl. Rosser for "getting us off" with Natural History. In afternoon answered a note of thanks for a piece of music which I gave to Tom Davis to send to his sisters. I did not want my name to be mentioned, but "Short" did mention it and the consequence was the reception of this note or card from the Misses Davis.Tuesday 26th I remained awake after Rev. Intend to do so every morning hereafter. If Will was here he would be saying "Make some exceptions, John, as when you are O.D. or when you feel more than usually sleepy". On last night (I forgot to mention it in yesturday's account) I accompanied by invitation Tom Davis and his roommate Tunstall to the Rockbridge Hotel where I enjoyed a fine supper. Apprehended some danger of being "caught" by Sub. But "came out all right".A Furlough was published in favour of Cadet Stanard24 who lives at Orange County Court House. He is a nice fellow and like him very well. He will take a letter for me tomorrow morning and deliver it to Mr. Padgett, the gentleman at Orange Ct. House who forwards my letters to Prince William. Herbert and I intend to walk up the path every morning immediately after Rev. to say the Rosary, which is about as little as we could do to make us remember our holy church. We pray for Will. I hope he will comply with the only request I ever made him.Wednesday 27th In the morning, Col. Shipp delivered to us a lecture on the Military Organization of France, to be the beginning of a series on all such organizations of different countries. He is hurrying us though Battallion drill at a rapid rate. We only commenced on Monday and already have we gone through the "successive formations" of "forward into line," "into line faced to the rear" etc. I am endeavoring to learn all that I can about the drill and read over before hand what I expect will be carried through in the evening.After Dress Parade, Jim (cold) handed me a letter from Will. He expects, he says in his letter, to leave for the army in a very few ays and tells me to direct my next letter to his bro. at Lynchburg. I hope that Will may go through the war unscathed.After supper, Tom Davis coming to my room, we played over some duets on violin. Just at study drum was much surprised to see Herbert's elder brother who visited "33" accompanied by Major Moore and Capt. Eauf(?)."Ki", as Herbert calls him came up on the stage, brought no news except that Richmond is about to "run up the spout" in the [illegible] line. He represents the [illegible] as very bad, and charges enormous $380 a month. They remained until Tattoo. We used candlelight, gas having given out.Thursday 28th. Col. Preston told us this morning that he would be absent for the following two weeks. His absense will cause a little respite for us, as we will have in the meantime no Intellectual Philosophy. An order was published in the afternoon at 2.P. that there would be a "General Muster" on Saturday at 8 0. Employed the afternoon in studying Cavalry Tactics and reading the papers. I have made a bet with George Bennett that the Corps of Cadets would be ordered out in less than a month. The stake is a dinner at the Rockbridge Hotel. I have heretofore neglected to say that the Mr. Brady, referred to in my record (in old book) of Sunday 17th is the same gentleman who was a banker in Philad. and in whose banking establishment John Maher Esq. defaulted so heavily.Friday 29th The lecture under "old Tom"25 this morning was on "Locomotives" and quite interesting. After dinner Tom Davis and I went up town but was disappointed in finding out that the ladies whom we wished and went to see had gone to the country. Their mother having given us the general direction, we started to hunt them up. We happened after reaching the cedars to come all of a sudden, upon a beautiful spot which by the combination of nature and art contrasted most beautifully with the rough surroundings. Seats covered with moss very tastefully, and situated in well chosen positions. Trees mounded up about about their roots into pretty green hillocks. The approaches to the cute little spring neatly sh[---] and wherever nature failed the hand of art with well educated taste coming into play. All together indeed tended to impress me with the belief that I was looking upon as Romantic a little dell as it had ever been my fortunate lot to see.The ladies had during the past week been very busily employed in superintending their arrangement of this, their annual spring and summer flowery resort. We had learned that they would not be back until late as their plan or programme for the day was to go fishing. Tom and myself not wishing to "get an absent from drill and Dress Parade" thought it better for us to return instead of proceeding our search further. So cutting the letters "D" & "H" we placed them conspicuously in the moss and returning by way of the "Hollow" warned Mrs.D not to mention that we had found their "Summer Retreat". No doubt there will be some fun when they find out that we have discovered their little nook about which they are want to tell us about so much.After supper, having been invited to A.S.A26 to a sociable "Short" and self repaired to the house of the ladies that we most frequently visit to see if they were not going too. They said that they were too much wearied after their fatiguing ramble and we had to go by ourselves, not however until we had played over many pieces on our respective instruments. (Curious mode of expressing myself, I must confess). Arriving at the Academy at 9 O'Clock, remained until 11 1/2. Had a tolerably agreeable time. But there were some there who did not have such a very pleasant time, that is to judge from appearances manifested. A certain young lady in L. at the time that Rosser's Brigade was encamped so near here, was heard to make the remark that "Cadets were Insipid when cavalry were about" The Cadets heard of it and, not willing to force their society upon anybody, have since that remark was made been very slim in their [illegible] to the lady making it. On last night, their slight seemed studied. Besides myself, not one talked to her the whole evening and my conversation was induced by Miss Leilla Warwick (there goes a full name). At 10 1/2 O' Clock, the young lady to whom reference has been made said she was sick, left the room accompanied by Miss Leilla, who coming back about 5 minutes afterwards said that she wished me to do her a favour and go home with Miss L.C. I of course consented. On the way home which was but a short distance, I led the conversation in order that she might not have time to revert to the feelings that were uppermost in her mind. I am almost sure that she was feigning sickness. She certainly made an unfortunate remark, no matter whether she meant it or not. I referred to this lady and to the remark made by her in my diary of the trip to Rosser's Camp. During the remainder of the evening, was most agreeablely entertained by Miss Leilla.Saturday 30th Had a grand muster. Met in the morning a Mr. Wise from Alexandria. This gentleman called to see us at "Star Hill" in July 1861 accompanied by Lieut. Semmes of Capt. Triplett's heavy artillery, then stationed at Manassas. On this afternoon we (L.D.D and self) were to go to the country; but rain prevented. Of course we paid a visit. The Misses D walked with us to the Hill and with them we returned aft. D.P. At night visited Genl. Smith's. Dr. Chaplin was there. Had a very pleasent time. Enjoyed very much the Dr's music on violin. There is certainly (I borrow a particular emphasis for this word from a young lady up town) a soul in violin, but it requires a much better performer than I to let hearers know of its existence. Dr. Chaplin can do this. Genl. Smith read to us a letter received from Genl. Lee in which he (Genl. Lee) expressed his gratificaition to know that the efficient corps of Cadets were at his disposal and though he did not deem it prudent to remove them at present from this section, still if he needed them at any time hence he would not hesitate to call them to him and knew in such an event that their services would be very useful. He ordered Genl. Smith to report to Genl. Breckinbridge in case of emergency.Sunday May 1st, 1864 The day turned out a beautiful one though the dimness of the morning did not indicate it. In afternoon, by previous engagement, "Short" and ---why myself of course--- took a walk to the "Dove House in the cedars" and I intend to call it, nor did we go alone. If it did not seem like being too well aquainted, I would say that "June Sweetness" accompanied us. Mrs. D did not mention a word about our being in the country on Friday to her daughters, and consequently they were greatly surprised and somewhat disappointed to find out that we had seen their "little dell" as one of the the ladies called it. A plan was formed and laid before us for acceptance that we should take a trip to Mr. Brady's on next Saturday.I have indeed come to the conclusion that I am seeing as jovial a time as I have been called upon to spend or "kill" since "the war began", an expression which I notice a learned ex official gentleman accustomed to make use of. I refer to ex Gov. Letcher. On Saturday he was at Mr. D's while we were practicing. He complemented our music very much. I do not see what I have done that I cannot accept the invitation for next Saturday. Tom D. and I have have made up our mind to make available (and avail) every opportunity between now and July 4th27. I have reckoned my calendar so far, after the 4th "it's sorta foggy" as I have not formed definite plans of action.Monday 2d I wrote a letter to Will. At about 3 O'Clock we had a terrible hurricane. I do not mean to infer a frightful one. The breeze however was pretty strong and unroofed new Barracks. Last night we had frost which I expect destroyed the fruit trees. The weather has undergone a great change in the last two days, turning much colder on Sunday evening. The wind alluded to was accompanied by a heavy rain. The weather up here is as changable as- - - I was about to say a woman-- but it might be said that I was speaking from experience. The mail brought George a letter from Dick Chaffin28, enclosing letters from Col. William L. Jackson the most flattering documents in their lines I ever read. He told Dick that he regretted to hear of his serious disability and hoped in case he found himself at any time hereafter fit for the field he would get an assignment and report to him as he was desirous of the services of so gallant a youth. George Bennett's eminent satisfaction at seeing these letters of Dick's commander gave evidence of the true friendship he has for "Goat". I like "Old Goat". I was finishing a letter to him when the mail arrived bringing his letter to George. I mention the receipt of his and forwarded my letter this morning. The papers contained nothing important. The disaster at Plymouth has considerable discomfited the Yankees.Tuesday 3d O.D. today. It is now 3 o'Clock P.M. I wrote letters to C.C. Shriver Esq. and to Frank Vaughan. Enjoyed much my dinner. Jim (cold cook at mess hall) had prepared for me some fritters, my old time favorite dish. After dinner commenced a book called "No Name" by Wilkie Collins. I like the style of the writer very much.I mentioned some time since under date of Sunday 24th ult. that our class had applied for immediate graduation or furlough in order to enable us to be in the impending fight. I have referred in my diary of last Saturday to the letter of Genl. Lee to Genl. Smith. While sleeping on Woodbridge's29(Sergt. Maj) bed in Adjt's room, I was awakened by Weston to hear the letter read of which I here make a copy. The 1st is the answer of Board of Visitors through its President to 1st Class. The 2nd is a letter sent over from Genl. Smith's office this afternoon to Col. Shipp in an envelope marked "O.B."Richmond, April 29th 1864 Young GentlemenI have the honor, in behalf of the Military Institute, to acknowledge your communications of the 25th and 26th inst. proposing to join the army of Genl. Lee in time for the battle which is believed to be impending. I should very imperfectly convey the sentiments of my colleagues, and my own, if I omitted to state our admiration of your spirit and purpose. It is honorable in you to aspire to a position in our army, at a moment when the highest expectations of valor and endurance will be required, and issues of vast importance wait upon the battle. Your solicitude to share in the dangers of the conflict identifies you with our heroic men in the field, and is a guaranty that in you there is a reserve, worthy to succeed the veterans who have done the highest honors to our arms. Yet young gentlemen, we cannot accede to your request. It is not proper that we should in the absence of the sanctions of your fathers. Genl. Lee in a letter now before me, whilst appreciating your patriotic spirit, expresses the opinion that it is better for the present for you to continue in your place "where you may render valuable aid in the defense of our western frontier, which may be menaced simultaneously with the general advance of the enemy in the East".He adds that it is very gratifying to him to know that your corps is so freely placed at his disposal. With such high authority for declining your appeal, we feel sure of your cheeful acquiesence.I am with very sincere respect,Yours faithfullyWilliam H. MacfarlandPresdt.B.V. Va. M. I.To the Cadets of First Class, Virgn. Mil. Institute Head QuartersVir. Mil. InstituteMay 3, 1864Lt. Col. S. Shipp- Corps of Cadets Col,I have received from the Adjt. Genl. the accompanying communications from Hon. W.H. Macfarland, Pres. of the Board of Visitors, as expressing the unanimous response of the Board of Visitors to the communication of the 1st Class dated April 25, 1864.I am also directed by the Adjt. Genl. to say that the board took into consideration the report of Lt. Col. Shipp Comdt. of Cadets, of the merit & peculiar qualifications for office of the present 1st Class of Cadets which you Genl S. submitted through me with a view to recommending them to the President for commission in the army when they shall graduate, and pronouncing their claims, after a careful scrutiny of their qualifications, mental, moral and professional, to be much above the general standard of graduates; and deeming a recommendation of them, before the class graduates, as premature, determined to graduate them as early in the annual session as possible and then recommend them to the President for Commissions. The Board does not doubt that the class will then sustain the high character ascribed to it by yourself and Col. Shipp. Meantime I shall take occasion to communicate with the President and Secretary of War unofficially.I remain, Col, Very Respt,Francis H. Smith, Supt. Below is the letter from Genl. Lee, relative to the Corps of Cadets joining the Army of N. Va. together with the orders that accompanied its publication to the Corps.Head Quarters Va. Mil, InstituteMay 2nd 1864Genl. Orders No. 14 I. The Superintendent has received through the Adjt. of Va. the following letter from Genl. R.E. Lee, C.S. Army of N. Va.Head Quarters Army of N. Virginia25th April 1864Maj. Genl. Wm. H. RichardsonAdjt. Genl. of Va. RichmondGenl, Your letter of the 22nd inst. inclosing that of Genl. Francis H. Smith, in which he proposes to tender the services of the Corps of Cadets at the Va. Mil. Institute for the approaching campaign is received. I desire to express my appreciation of the patriotic spirit that actuates Genl. Smith in making this proposal and my gratification at finding it meets with your concurrence. I do not think, however, it would be best at this time for the Corps to be called to this army. It is now in a situation to render valuable aid in defending our Western frontier which may be menaced simultaneously with the general advance of the Enemy in the East. It will thus prevent the necessity of detaching troops from the army. I think it would be advisable for Genl. Smith to hold the command in readiness to cooperate with Genl. Breckinridge and Genl. Imboden in case of necessity, and to notify those officers of the fact. Should it at any time become necessary or expedient to have the services of the Cadets with this army, it is very gratifying for me to know that they are so freely placed at my disposal.Very Respectfully,Your obedt. servantR.E. Lee, Genl.II. The Commandant of Cadets will hold the Cadets in readiness for any duty to which they may be called as indicated by the foregoing order of Genl. Lee.By Command Maj. Genl. F .H. SmithJ.H. MorrisonA.A. V.M.Inst.While the Corps was at drill, I went with Capt. Bull to Miss Jennie Smith's. 30 Met there Miss Lizzie Letcher and the Misses Compton. Walked with Miss Letcher and the Misses Compton as far as Institute gate. Miss Letcher has the same "merry merry laughing face" and to judge from the slight acquaintance that I have with her she travels on the Sunny Side of the path way of life and induces by her cheerfulness many to follow suit. At supper told Glazebrook 31 that a report which I had heard he was circulating- no I mistake here- (I must not exaggerate) which he had told to several in regard to his having been engaged to a certain young lady in Lexington, was most emphatically denied by that young lady. He denied having made such a statement. George Bennett received a letter from Will, who is in camp near Gordonsville. He was very well when writing. George had written what I did not wish him to make mention of to Will. I allude to a difficulty which I had with a fellow cadet not long since. The papers announce that Genl. Burnside has reinforced Grant. Oh, how bloody will be the coming battle.Friday 6th On Monday afternoon, took a walk with old Mrs. Bull. Visited Mrs. Smith's (Genl.) where was told that I was carrying on a flirtation with the old lady. Mrs. Bull reminds me much, by her dignified and refined manners of my dearly loved Grandmother. At drill, as soon as the Corps had marched out on the parade ground, Col. Shipp told Charles Hardy 32 alias "Sumter" and myself that he would relieve us from drill that evening and allow the supernumerary Lieuts. or those not in charge of Companies to have a chance. Charles & I, very glad to hear it came to Barracks and arranging our toilets a little went up town, myself to be disappointed in finding the ladies whom I went to see not at home.Found Charles H. in front of Hotel and went with him to the Misses C. with whom we walked to limit gate. The command "Attention" had been given by Col Shipp preparatory to D. Parade and the music was beating up and down the line when we (Charles and myself) returning with the ladies for their home passed Lieut. Preston 33 ("Sub") who was standing at a gate near Washington College. We would have been reported by this gentlemen (if this qualification is merited by him) had he not been reminded that we were in limits before the companies marched from the Battalion Parade.I have here to record a circumstance which will rivet the impression upon me that Lieut. Preston lacks courtesy of one who would call himself a man. On Wednesday night, a few moments before Tattoo, Tom Davis who was O.D. came to my room to inform me that Charles Hardy and myself had been reported for being "out of limits" after E. Parade. I put on my cap and went at once to see Lieut. Preston, the supposed reporter. I knocked at his door and after being told to come in found him in bed. I asked him if he was not mistaken in regard to the report he had made against Mr. Hardy and myself. He said "No sir, I reckon not". I then told him that we had gotten back before the companies left the hill and was going further to explain why we were not absent, when he said, "I don't wish to be disturbed tonight, Sir". ane rolled over in his bed. I remarked that it "had never been my intention to disturb him at any time" and hastily- I regretted afterwards that I acted rudely in slamming the door; but I was mad enough- to express the insignificant estimation in which I have always held him. He is a "Rat Sub"- I mean by this that he never was a Cadet- and received an appointment as Prof. of Latin after losing an arm at Port Republic. At the supper table last night, I expressed my opinion to a 1st Cousin of his, named Cocke, who sits at my table, in regard to the occurrence of the night before, and remarked that I had always been led to believe although I never liked Lieut. Preston, that his manners were those of a gentleman.I took tea on this (Wednesday) afternoon with Mrs. Bull's folks. Yesterday afternoon I took a walk to "the cliffs" with Miss Lymp Williamson whom I found quite as lively in her action and talk as ever. She would run up and down the hill bordering North River, disdaining my assistance. We had much flirtation conversation and I would have had a most agreeable time had not a very severe headache annoyed me. She pulled up an "Indian Turnip" and told me to give Mr. Davis a piece of it. Tom was too sharp however to "be bit"; but "Joe" Claybrooke34 believed me when I told him it would turn to jelly and to the indescribable merriment of Charles Hardy and my own amusement started to masticate a good sized slice of it, when suddenly he stopped and looked serious. He pleasantly acknowledged the sell and the serious expression was moulded most effectually into the real "uneasy grin". In the morning of Tuesday last, George Bennett, while looking at a likeness of Will, which Felix had brought me from Lynchburg and from him, let it fall upon the floor and broke it "all to pieces". I was very angry and to keep from making George likewise by some unkind remark and (not meant) I left the room. The face on a piece about the size of this figure. (I shall keep it and have it enclosed in a suitable case). I received yesturday evening, after drill a letter from Miss Julia [Brauner]who kindly offers to forward any letter from me provided Mr. Hammill will take such to the District. I receieved this evening a letter from A.E. Saunders who is at Kinston expecting daily to receive orders to march on Newbern. He tells me that Beauregard left Kinston on May 1st, the date of his letter, and that his hair is as white as it is possible for it to be, caused by the bombardment at Fort Charleston. It is said that the hair of everyone in that city if effected more or less on that account. He gave me directions by which I could send a letter to Miss Nellie his sister. I must write to her this week.I spent in company with Tom Davis the evening at Capt. Bull's. Bev. Stanard, a friend of mine (cadet) returned from off furlough. He was to have brought Miss Mollie Bull from Orange, but the young lady was not ready at the time he left. To judge from the papers there will be a fight on Saturday or Sunday.Saturday 7th May 1864 The day proved to be beautiful one and in every manner adapted for the frolic anticipated except that it was a "leetle too warm". I have already mentioned that it was the intention of a party to visit Mr. Brady's today. Houston told me after Rev. that the plan had been formed. Tom D. & I to go by his home, take breakfast, and then joined by Miss Lizzie L. to adjourn to the Misses Davidson from which place we should start.After breakfasting at the Gov.'s a young lady, Miss McDowell by name called upon Miss Lechter and we were detained on this account from being at the appointed hour at the appointed place (There I have put the cart before the horse; but "it doesn't matter"). Between 9 1/2 and 10 oclock the elder of the Misses D was driven up in her carriage to find out what was the cause of the delay. It was soon explained and Miss L. excusing herself from Miss McD, we made the start, the humble scribbler being ordered into a buggy with Miss C. On the way out, met with an accident in having the buggy tie to break. A strap was procured from a house, however, and making fast this tie to the fillie managed to have a safe passage to the house of our hospitable host and hostess. We arrived at 12 o'clock- dined at 3. Enjoyed the company of Miss Brady and parents and also of each other, and returned at 8 oclock. I had what the ladies say a "charming time".The ride home especially contributed to my pleasure. Miss C. and I carried on a lively conversation, joking now with Misses Mary and Lizzie, who were in the carriage in front now with Tom ("Short") Davis and again making light of serious subjects. However, "there are many true words spoken in jest" and in the course of our jovial talk there may have been remarks made that were meant on both sides, but, "we'll see" as an old Georgetown prefect was want to say. They wished to insist and did indeed on our staying to supper at the Gov's, but not having permission to be absent from quarters at night we feared "an arrest" which would make serious interference with a fishing party projected for next Saturday.The news upon my arrival was that a fight had taken place on the Rapidan resulting with a victory to us but with heavy loss on both sides. We had two Genls. killed and captured 2500 prisoners. This news came from Staunton and I do not place much reliance in it. Went to Capt. Bull's room after supper.Sunday 8th Herbert S. and myself went to Episcopal Church to hear the Rev. Mr. Johns (Episcopal Bishop) deliver a sermon and administer the sacrament of confirmation. The ceremonies were cold and cheerless to us and the sermon of Bishop Johns did not at all come up to the reputation that had been made to me of his great eloquence. He is a graceful gesturer. Walked to the Institute Hill with Miss Mary Gilham who was looking remarkably pretty. She certainly is a stylish looking young lady. I believe I can almost span her waist. After dinner Tom Davis came to my room in order to arrange a programme for the afternoon (I don't care if it was Sunday afternoon and if this is a BlueStocking community). I declined going to church of course. I had not been to a Protestant church before today for a year.The arrangements were made as follows. Tom was to go to church with Miss Mary and probably Miss C. and the other young lady was to be requested by him to stay at home and entertain me. I jokingly made this proposition and Tom earnestly carried it into effect. I most very glad that he did for that very pleasant young lady Miss C. was awaiting me at 4 1/2 oclock at which time I arrived at her house to spend a very pleasant 2 hrs. She looked remarkably pretty this afternoon and was in unusually fine spirits. She wore a lace bodice, this displayed to effect (me) the grace of her figure. I do not take notice of such dress often; but as hers this evening made such an impression- it is right for me to mention it. I might call this a book of "impressions". However I am too well aware that it contains "expressions"- "professions"- "concessions" and frequently "confessions"- such for instance as what induced these latter remarks. One might imagine that I was in-----voluntarily making such.It can be remarked that I have forgotten that intention of mine to mention only the initials of ladies names-- I have not as a general thing, but do write the 1st name whenever the [scene] demands it. Miss Jennie C. relative of Tom's returned from church with him or rather a little after himself and his lady (only for the occasion thus designated). I have now in my possession some writing belonging to both of the ladies 1st spoken of. They say it is of a private nature. Of course will not read it, but to tease them a little I brought it home with me. We (Tom D. and self) after supping at Rockbridge Hotel, were walking leisurely to our qtrs when George Bennett met us in great haste telling us that the "Sub" had visited. We got back just in time to avoid being reported absent longer than 10 min. I took my pen, after arriving in my room and endeavored to try my poetic genius in composing under the title of "Visiting" in its several sensesMonday 9th May 1864 Was grieved very much in the morning to learn that Tom Davis had received bad news from home. His sister is very ill. Tom has been very much afflicted in the loss of relations since at the Institute. 1st called away to attend the dying bed of a younger sister, the grief had hardly worn off its intensity when he received news of the death of his older brother- an noble young fellow, who died of fever in camp. His sisters have been at the Hollins Institute where a severe form of Typhoid Fever broke out. Their parents immediately sent for them; but one had already contracted the disease, and this one is now no doubt greatly suffering. I from my heart wish that she may recover for my dear friend Tom's sake.An order was published at D. Parade- accompanying a letter from Mr. Sheddon, an English gentleman, who sent a flag to the Gov. to be hoisted over Jackson's grave. Tomorrow will be the anniversary of the death of Stonewall Jackson. The Flag will be hoisted at 10 oclock. Suspension of duties has been ordered. 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Harris Civil War Letter 7th Virginia Cavalry September 12, 1861 Full text onlineCivil War Letters & Diaries HomeSutton I. Harris was born circa 1844 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Prior to the Civil War, he was employed as a tinner. HeSutton I. Harris Civil War Letter7th Virginia CavalrySeptember 12, 1861Full-text onlineCivil War Letters & Diaries HomeSutton I. Harris was born circa 1844 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Prior to the Civil War, he was employed as a tinner. He was described as being of fair complexion, with blue eyes and fair hair, and was 5 feet 9 inches tall. Based upon the events described, it appears that this letter was written in September 1861 while Sutton was serving in one of the companies of the 7th Virginia Cavalry. Although his name does not appear in published rosters of the 7th Virginia, many companies in this unit later became part of the 12th Virginia Cavalry, and Harris's official military record indicates that he enlisted in the 12th Virginia at Mt. Jackson on February 26, 1862. Sutton was about 17 years old when he wrote this letter to his fiancée, Lizzie. We do not know if they married before Harris was killed in action at Ream's Station on August 25, 1864.View the original document and read the transcription below. Duffield's Station. Sep 12My Dearest Lizzy-After a march of 10 miles last night we have some time to our selves. We do not drill this morning. The Federal troops are all around us. They fired into Sheperdstown last night and we was going over thare but Col. Ashby seen them off before we got thare. We started at 12 oclock and came back at day light. Oh I do hate it down here. We sleep in a old Barn and that is full of cracks. I liked to froze night before last and I did not sleep over half an hour last night. We have plenty of sour bread. It is enough to make any one sick. Coffee with out sugar. We are out of coffee and we drink rye coffee now. I hope we will soon be home. I want to see you very bad Lizzy. I hope in some day we will never part. I gave my likeness to John Bowen. He said he would see you on Sunday. I do wish that I had yours. Lizzy I love you and you are my hearts first desire for your love. I never shall forget the [parting] kiss you gave me that night at your house. You must not think hard of me for talking in that way but I love and I cannot help from telling you and you must write me. I am very loansome hear. I am coming up as soon as I can get furlow. Write soon. Direct your letter to Duffle's Depot, Jefferson County, Va. Do not forget to write yours foreverSutton I. Harris.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 8:06:03 AM8/23/2007 3:11:23 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobHarris Civil War Letter. 7th VA Cavalry1557A10330False06/19/2012 08:06:03 AM8/23/2007 03:11:23 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00394Harris/Harris_Civil_War_Letter___7th_VA_Cavalry/15015LibraryItemHarris Letter. 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The Reverend Paul Henkel, a Lutheran minister, settledCivil War & Shenandoah Valley HistoryHenkel & Kagey Family Letters, 1863-1864Manuscript #00374 Civil War Manuscripts top level This collection contains Civil War era documents concerning the Henkel and Kagey families of New Market, Virginia. The Reverend Paul Henkel, a Lutheran minister, settled in the Valley in the late 18th century. His descendants prospered and remained in New Market throughout the 19th century, where they ran mercantile and printing businesses, farms, and a flour mill; several members of the family were physicians. The Kageys were also a well known Valley family, related by marriage to the Henkels. David H. Henkel, the author of two of the letters in this collection, was born circa 1839 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. At the beginning of the war he was working as a miller in New Market. He enlisted as a private in Company G., 10th Virginia Infantry on April 18, 1861 ; in July 1862 joined the New Market Artillery (Capt. George W. Wooding's Company Virginia Light Artillery; later Capt. Berryman Zirkle Price's Company). In August 1863 he was promoted to Hospital Steward, McIntosh's Battalion and served until the end of the war. He married Leanna Printz in Page County on October 9, 1864. View the Original Documents, as listed below Letter, 1863 January 2. Confederate soldier David Henkel (Price's Light Artillery Company) to his brother; discusses wounding of Capt. George W. Wooding; winter quarters.Letter, 1863 June 19. David to brother; on march to Maryland; needs money.Letter, 1863 November 7. Mary Kagey of New Market to her brother David Kagey, a student at the University of Virginia; discusses family news, domestic matters, news of soldiers' capture.Letter, 1864 January 15. Abram Henkel to David Kagey; discusses news from family and friends; yankees at Martinsburg & Winchester; substitutes in army.Document, circa 1865. Solon P. C. Henkel, M.D. request for reimbursement for goods taken from his farm by Union soldiers and for medical supplies used while he cared for Union soldiers at the Federal hospital in New Market.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:09:15 AM8/13/2007 8:19:01 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobHenkel Family Civil War Papers1159A10330False06/18/2012 11:09:15 AM8/13/2007 08:19:01 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00374Henkel/Henkel_Family_Civil_War_Papers/7621LibraryItemHenkel family papers/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00374Henkel/d84449c1-30b7-4ab2-8259-e7f5aa7cafbc(1).jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/13/2007 8:18:58 AM8/13/2007 8:18:58 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobHenkel family papers1159A10330False08/13/2007 08:18:58 AM8/13/2007 08:18:58 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00374Henkel/d84449c1-30b7-4ab2-8259-e7f5aa7cafbc(1).jpg14793LibraryItemHenkel Papers. 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Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life. Jacob Kent Langhorne ("Kent") was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on March 1, 1845.  He matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute in August 1862 as a member of the Class of 1866, but left VMI in February 1863 to enlist in Company C, 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment.  Langhorne was killed at Brandy Station on June 9, 1863 and is buried in Crockett-Kent graveyard near Shawsville, Virginia. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:06:10 AM8/8/2007 1:58:02 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers1125A10330False06/18/2012 11:06:10 AM8/8/2007 01:58:02 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00361Langhorne/Jacob_Kent_Langhorne_Civil_War_Papers/5665ContentJames B. Terrill Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/00161Terrill/James_B__Terrill_Letter/James B. Terrill Civil War Letter April 5, 1861 VMI Archives Manuscript #00161 Civil War Resources top level              VMI Civil War GeneralsAbout this Letter James Barbour Terrill (b. 1838, d. 1864), from Warm Springs, Virginia, graduated from VMI in 1858. DuringJames B. Terrill Civil War LetterManuscript #00161Civil War Letters & Diaries top level View Original Letter About this LetterJames Barbour Terrill (b. 1838, d. 1864), from Warm Springs, Virginia, graduated from VMI in 1858. During the Civil War he saw extensive service and rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He was killed in action at Bethesda Church, Virginia in 1864. Additional biographical details are located here. In this letter to Virginia's Governor John Letcher, dated April 5, 1861, Terrill offers his services to the state and reviews his previous military experience.Full Text Transcription Richmond, April 5th 1861To His Excellency, The Hon John Letcher, Governor of VirginiaHaving just been relieved from military duty at Harper's Ferry in [virtue] of the act of the Virginia Convention cancelling all commissions previously held by Field Officers in the state, I deem it my duty to make a formal tender of my services in a military capacity to the Governor of the state.I will only say that I am a graduate of the Virginia Military, was Brigade Inspector of the 13th Brigade of Va Militia & held the commission of Major of the 5th regiment of Virginia Cavalry & had been discharging the duties of a cavalry officer at Harper's Ferry from the time the place was [invested] by the Va forces up to the time I was relieved from duty. With the greatest respect I will state that I prefer the volunteer service as it is a service with which I have been intimately connected since the reorganization of the volunteer system in the state & because I believe I could render at present more efficient service as a volunteer officer.With the greatest respect, Your obedient servant, J. Barbour Terrill, Late major 5th Regt. Va CavalryI take pleasure in saying that Major Terrill bears the reputation in the Valley of being a competent & efficient officer- & that I believe he has the qualifications, as he shows the disposition, to do the state service.RespectfullyJohn B. BaldwinMay 5th 18611/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:17:38 AM7/31/2007 11:33:12 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames B. Terrill Letter893A10330False06/13/2012 10:17:38 AM7/31/2007 11:33:12 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00161Terrill/James_B__Terrill_Letter/5659106James B. Terrill photo/assets/0/430/438/893/606fcbac-b6f3-4c43-b070-ac5a4fd5efef.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/31/2007 11:33:37 AM7/31/2007 11:23:14 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames B. Terrill photo893A1033606FCBAC-B6F3-4C43-B070-AC5A4FD5EFEFhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/893/606FCBAC-B6F3-4C43-B070-AC5A4FD5EFEF.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse02584776bfeba4226b4a3ecefda1953403.jpg7/31/2007 11:33:37 AM7/31/2007 11:23:14 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/893/606FCBAC-B6F3-4C43-B070-AC5A4FD5EFEF.jpg6939ContentJames Ford Civil War Letter, 1863/Archives/Manuscripts/00271Ford/James_Ford_Civil_War_Letter,_1863/James W. A. Ford Civil War Letter September 20, 1863 Manuscript #00271 Civil War Manuscripts top level  About this Collection James William Andrew Ford was born at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in 1843, the son of David J. FordJames W. A. Ford Civil War LetterSeptember 20, 1863Manuscript #00271Civil War Manuscripts top level View the original letterAbout this Collection James William Andrew Ford was born at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in 1843, the son of David J. Ford (d. 1881) and Mary A. Ford (d. 1860). During the Civil War he served in various regiments, including the 20th Virginia Cavalry. Ford was captured in July 1864 and was one of the "Immortal 600" held at Morris Island, South Carolina. After the war he was a prominent citizen and merchant in Lewisburg. He died in 1900 and is buried in Old Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lewisburg.Little is known of James's sister, Lizzie Ford Burdett (sometimes spelled Burdette), whose death due to complications of childbirth is described in this letter. She was born November 25, 1839 and died September 17, 1863 at the age of 23. She is buried next to her parents and brother at the Old Stone Church cemetery.In this letter, addressed to his cousin Caroline, James conveys the news of Lizzie's death following the birth of a son. He also refers to raising a company of cavalry and to other military activities.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:28:28 AM8/7/2007 3:51:09 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames Ford Civil War Letter, 1863967A10330False06/13/2012 10:28:28 AM8/7/2007 03:51:09 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00271Ford/James_Ford_Civil_War_Letter,_1863/22661ContentJames Harden Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00476Harden/James_Harden_Civil_War_Papers/James Harden Civil War Papers VMI Cadet & 23rd Virginia Infantry Regiment Read full text transcriptions ViewJames Harden Civil War Papers (MSS #00476)VMI Cadet & 23rd Virginia Battalion About the Papers: The papers consist of 12 items, 1861-1865, covering Harden's brief time at VMI and his subsequent service in the Confederate Army. Read full text transcriptions of all lettersView original documents for 1861About James Harden: Born- Dec. 8, 1841 in Greenville, Augusta Co. Va.Father- D.M. Harden of Ky.; Mother- Eliza Ann Gibbons of Va.No information about grandparents.Married- Winnie Ella Berkey of Buckingham Co. Va.Children- 1- Susan Mary (m) Hawrahan; 2- Annie Tupper (m) Moore; 3- Mildred Lee (m) Medlin; 4- David Humphreys Harden;5- James Edwin Harden; 6- Capt. Edward Lee Harden; 7- Dixie May Harden; 8- Benjamin Harden.VMI Record:Entered VMI- June 4, 1861; Trained in Military Science and Tactics for one month before joining the C.S.A.Civil War Record- Enlisted in the 36th Va. Regiment; Appointed Sgt. Maj. Aug 10, 1861; Shown as Acting Assistant Adjutant General in the 2nd Brigade Army of the Kanawha in Nov. 1861; Resigned and discharged March 25, 1862; Became Acting Adjutant for the 23rd Va. Battalion sometime in the summer of 1862; Appointed 1st Lieut. and Adjutant of the 23rd Battalion Nov. 20, 1862; Praised for "distinguished gallantry" at Droop Mountain Nov. 1863; Captured at the Third Battle of Winchester; Held at Ft. Delaware, DE.; Released on oath June 12, 1865.Careers: Railroad AgentDied- Sept. 7, 1927 in Dillwyn, Va.  1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/20/2012 8:49:01 AM6/2/2008 11:41:23 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames Harden Civil War Papers2473A10330False06/20/2012 08:49:01 AM6/2/2008 11:41:23 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00476Harden/James_Harden_Civil_War_Papers/8121ContentJames Henry Reid Civil War Papers./Archives/Manuscripts/00222Reid/James_Henry_Reid_Civil_War_Papers_/Cadet Henry Reid Civil Papers Manuscript# 0222 Full text transcriptions of Civil War letters, including 1862, August November, from VMI. Reid describes his experiences as a new cadet, or "Rat." 1864 March 7. Written while Read was serving in Cadet Henry Reid Civil PapersManuscript# 0222Civil War letters & diaries top levelRead Full Text Transcriptions of Civil War Letters (listed below) About this Collection:Civil War correspondence of James Henry Reid ("Henry"), VMI Class of 1866. The bulk of the collection consists of 13 letters from Reid to his parents, written while he was a fourth classman (1st year student, or Rat) at the Virginia Military Institute, Aug-Nov 1862. The letters contain extensive references to various aspects of cadet life, including hazing, academics, uniforms, food, guard duty, receiving goods through the blockade, and other topics of concern to a Civil War era cadet. The letters also document an early use of the term "Rat" as a name for new cadets. One subsequent letter (1864 March 7) was written while Reid was serving with the 13th Virginia Light Artillery Regiment; the collection also includes 4 miscellaneous letters, 1865 and 1867. James Henry Reid was born in 1845 in Prince William County, Virginia. Reid was a non-graduating member of the VMI Class of 1866 and served as a Private in Company A, Otey Battery, 13th Virginia Light Artillery. Following the war he was a farmer, bookkeeper and teacher in Prince William County; he died in 1921 and is buried in Manassas Cemetery.1862, August-November, from VMI. Reid describes his experiences as a new cadet, or "Rat."1864 March 7. Written while Read was serving in Co. A. (Otey Battery), 13th Virginia Artillery.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:25:30 AM8/14/2007 10:40:52 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames Henry Reid Civil War Papers.1225A10330False06/13/2012 10:25:30 AM8/14/2007 10:40:52 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00222Reid/James_Henry_Reid_Civil_War_Papers_/14615LibraryItemJames K. Marshall biographical information/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00165Marshall/Marshall_biography.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:34:29 PM9/18/2007 3:34:29 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames K. Marshall biographical information945A10330False09/18/2007 03:34:29 PM9/18/2007 03:34:29 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00165Marshall/Marshall_biography.pdf6671ContentJames K. Marshall in the Civil War/Archives/Manuscripts/00165Marshall/James_K__Marshall_in_the_Civil_War/James K. Marshall, VMI Class of 1860 Colonel, 52nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment Killed at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 James K. Marshall biographical sketch, from the book, Memorial, Virginia Military Institute by Charles D. Walker (©1875). F. Lewis Marshall letter James K. Marshall, Killed at GettysburgJames K. Marshall biographical sketch.Marshall, Colonel of the 52nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment and VMI Class of 1860, was killed at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The biography appears in Memorial, Virginia Military Institute by Charles D. Walker (©1875).Full text, F. Lewis Marshall letter (VMI Archives Manuscript #0165), reporting Col. Marshall's death at Gettysburg. Lewis was "Jimmy" Marshall's cousin.Ordnance OfficeLynchburg, VA6th October 1863My dear uncle-It becomes my painful duty to inform you, and my dear Aunt, that I have received information through a letter to Mrs. Dr. Warren, from a friend in Baltimore, that according to Lieut. Warren's statement, Jimmy was killed instantly on the 3rd day's fight at Gettysburg. Warren says that he was killed near him and that he was shot in the forehead and expired immediately. I fear there can be no mistake about it, as Warren lay wounded on the field for three days and makes the statement without any qualification. I saw Douglas Gordon last night who told me that his sister Mrs. Thomas of Baltimore had found out from a soldier in the Hospital there, where Jimmy's grave was, and and that he was awaiting an opportunity to inform you of the fact.I was entirely confident from what Genl. Lee's Surgeon said, that Jimmy was still alive and was confirmed in that opinion by the statement in your letter that Mr. Newton made you, as to his being sent to Sandusky. I need scarcely state how painful it is to me to give up hopes founded on these statements. Dr. Warren wrote you a few days ago, repeating, I believe, the very words in the letter announcing to Mrs. Warren that Jimmy was instantly killed; to which letter I have referenced in the beginning of this.Capt. Stockton Heth (son of Jacob Heth) saw Jimmy a few moments before he heard that he was killed, and had a few moments conversation with him, in the midst of the lead and iron hail, and that Jimmy remarked to him in words to this effect "we do not know which of us will be the next to fall" and dashed on with his command with that cool courage for which he was so remarkable; and in a few moments was killed dead on the field. I have rarely seen the exhibition of more affection among relatives, than Jimmy inspired the Warrens with. His heroism and courage is the constant theme of their conversation as well as his beautiful traits of character in private life.May God Almighty temper this sore affliction to your wounded hearts for the Redeemer's sake.Thank God mine are all still preserved to me. Richard wrote me last on 22nd September and was safe up to that time. I heard from the rest in Amelia this morning they are all well, thank God. I saw a letter from cousin Lew Byrd a day or two ago. She writes with bright Christian cheerfulness--says Dr. Byrd is recovering from a most alarming illness he has lately suffered--that they have seven servants left, and that they are suffering for nothing. Will you give cousin Liz this intelligence about her sister. Give my love to Aunt Rebecca and all the family,Your affectionate nephewF. Lewis Marshall 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:19:08 AM8/7/2007 10:00:14 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames K. Marshall in the Civil War945A10330False06/13/2012 10:19:08 AM8/7/2007 10:00:14 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00165Marshall/James_K__Marshall_in_the_Civil_War/6117106James Marshall cadet photo/assets/0/430/438/945/528e0d1f-8504-48cc-8b83-958161dc555b.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 9:51:41 AM8/2/2007 1:16:26 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJames Marshall cadet photo945A1033528E0D1F-8504-48CC-8B83-958161DC555Bhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/945/528E0D1F-8504-48CC-8B83-958161DC555B.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0a9cc8dd97d0e4fc188d8756a47c07b932.jpg8/7/2007 09:51:41 AM8/2/2007 01:16:26 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/945/528E0D1F-8504-48CC-8B83-958161DC555B.jpg11497ContentJameson Civil War Letters Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00252Jameson/Jameson_Civil_War_Letters_Home/James H. Jameson Civil War Letters, 1864 Prisoner of War, Point Lookout, Maryland Manuscript # 00252 Civil War manuscripts top level James Jameson, from Culpeper County, Virginia, was born circa 1820 and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1842. PriorJames H. Jameson Civil War Letters, 1864Prisoner of War, Point Lookout, MarylandManuscript # 00252  Civil War Letters & Diaries homeJames Jameson, from Culpeper County, Virginia, was born circa 1820 and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1842. Prior to the Civil War he worked as a teacher, lawyer and farmer. He married Mary Mildred Bowen of Fauquier Co., Virginia in May 1845. They had four children: Alwyn, Harriet (Hallie, to whom the letters are addressed), Ella, and Henry. In 1861 he was elected Captain of Company I, 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and was wounded in action at Dranesville in December 1861. He resigned from his unit in April 1863 and was hospitalized as late as September 1863. Jameson was arrested by Federal troops at Culpeper Court House, Virginia on March 26, 1864, as "formerly a Captain in the C. S. A." and was sent to prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. Although he was ultimately exchanged, he did not survive the trip home. He became ill from the effects of his wound and imprisonment while traveling on a flag-of-truce boat to Richmond, and died September 30, 1864--approximately a month after writing the final letter to his daughter. He is buried at his wife's family home, "Belle Coil," Fauquier Co., Virginia.Read transcriptions and view original letters:August 8, 1864August 28, 1864 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:27:46 AM8/22/2007 11:20:24 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJameson Civil War Letters Home1529A10330False06/13/2012 10:27:46 AM8/22/2007 11:20:24 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00252Jameson/Jameson_Civil_War_Letters_Home/14687LibraryItemJameson Letter Text, 1864 August 28/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00252Jameson/Jameson1864Aug28.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 1:31:02 PM9/19/2007 1:31:02 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJameson Letter Text, 1864 August 281529A10330False09/19/2007 01:31:02 PM9/19/2007 01:31:02 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00252Jameson/Jameson1864Aug28.pdf14685LibraryItemJameson Letter Text, 1864 August 8/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00252Jameson/Jameson1864Aug8.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 1:30:45 PM9/19/2007 1:30:45 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJameson Letter Text, 1864 August 81529A10330False09/19/2007 01:30:45 PM9/19/2007 01:30:45 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00252Jameson/Jameson1864Aug8.pdf10827106Jameson_detail/assets/0/430/438/1529/3ae5ec8c-c920-42df-9c62-09ea9d68f141.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/21/2007 3:49:00 PM8/21/2007 3:49:00 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJameson_detail1529A10333AE5EC8C-C920-42DF-9C62-09EA9D68F141http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1529/3AE5EC8C-C920-42DF-9C62-09EA9D68F141.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse043b1d1a9c4014237bed2565f20a42d4b1.jpg8/21/2007 03:49:00 PM8/21/2007 03:49:00 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1529/3AE5EC8C-C920-42DF-9C62-09EA9D68F141.jpg6499ContentJefferson Letter, March 31, 1821./Archives/Manuscripts/00059Crozet/Jefferson_Letter,_March_31,_1821_/Thomas Jefferson to Claudius Crozet.   March 31, 1821 Return to collection description  Monticello. Mar. 31. Sir Your favor from West Point has been duly received. We are as yet far from theThomas Jefferson to Claudius Crozet. March 31, 1821Return to collection description Monticello. Mar. 31.SirYour favor from West Point has been duly received. We are as yet far from the time at which we may think of procuring Professors for our University. The buildings indeed will all be finished in the course of 2 or 3 years, but our funds will be left burthened with a heavy debt, which will absorb them many years, if left to discharge it. Whether the legislature at some future day may take it off their hands and enable it to commence its operations is quite uncertain. With my regrets therefore that I can say nothing more satisfactory accept the assurance of my respect.Th. JeffersonM. Crozet.Click on thumbnail to view original document 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:45:00 AM8/6/2007 9:30:58 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJefferson Letter, March 31, 1821.931A10330False06/5/2012 11:45:00 AM8/6/2007 09:30:58 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00059Crozet/Jefferson_Letter,_March_31,_1821_/6505ContentJefferson Letter, November 23, 1821/Archives/Manuscripts/00059Crozet/Jefferson_Letter,_November_23,_1821/Thomas Jefferson to Claudius Crozet.   November 23, 1821 Return to collection description  Monticello. Nov. 23.21 Sir Monticello Nov. 23. 21. I thank you, Sir, for your kind attention in sending me a copy of your valuable treatise on Descriptive geometry.Thomas Jefferson to Claudius CrozetNovember 23, 1821Return to collection description Monticello. Nov. 23.21SirMonticello Nov. 23. 21. I thank you, Sir, for your kind attention in sending me a copy of your valuable treatise on Descriptive geometry. I felicitate the student of the present day on this important supplement to his knolege of the theory of geometry, and those of our country particularly on their fortunate acquisition of so able an instructor in it. We are sometimes disposed to think with regret that we have been born an age too soon for the luminous advance of sciences of which we see the dawn. But justice suggests that our age has had it's turn, and it's honors too, and that the enjoyment of advancing science which we have had more than those who have gone before us, should not be envied to those who are to come after us. With my thankfulness for the services you are rendering my young countrymen, accept the assurance of my great esteem and respect. Th. JeffersonM. Crozet.Click on thumbnail to view original document1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 1:27:25 PM8/6/2007 9:48:03 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJefferson Letter, November 23, 1821931A10330False06/5/2012 01:27:25 PM8/6/2007 09:48:03 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00059Crozet/Jefferson_Letter,_November_23,_1821/5481ContentJohn B. Strange Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/00153Strange/John_B__Strange_Letter/John B. Strange Letter Cadet Life, 1840. VMI Archives Manuscript #00153     Manuscripts top level Biographical Information:   John Bowie Strange was born in 1823 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, the son of Gideon Alloway Strange and Harriet J. Magruder. When the Virginia Military Institute opened iJohn B. Strange LetterVMI Archives Manuscript #00153VMI History Letters & Diaries top levelBiographical Information: John Bowie Strange was born in 1823 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, the son of Gideon Alloway Strange and Harriet J. Magruder. When the Virginia Military Institute opened its doors to cadets on November 11, 1839 Strange was one of the small group who enrolled that first day. He had the additional distinction of serving as the first cadet sentinel assigned to guard duty, replacing the militia guard that had previously been charged with guarding the stores held in the Lexington Arsenal. Following his graduation on July 4, 1842, he pursued a career in education, serving as a teacher, as Principal of Norfolk (VA) Academy, and as Superintendent of the Albemarle (VA) Military Academy. Strange married Agnes Gaines in the early 1850's and the couple had four children: Agnes, Henry (VMI Class of 1873), Willoughby, and James (died in infancy). During the Civil War, Strange served as Colonel of the 19th Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was killed at the Battle of South Mountain (Maryland) on September 14, 1862 and is buried at Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA.About the letter:Strange's letter to his sister Anne was written just a few months after the Institute's opening day, and is one of the oldest personal cadet letters still in existence. Strange mentions several aspects of cadet life that were common during the pre-Civil War era:  Final examinations were given orally rather than as written tests, presided over by faculty and the VMI Board of Visitors and open to the public; summer furlough was not automatic, and many cadets stayed at the Institute throughout the year, going into a summer encampment on the Parade Ground from late June until the beginning of the next academic session; and obtaining extra clothing and other goods from home was a serious matter to most cadets.View the original documentFull Text Transcription [Addressed to Miss Anne M. Strange, Oak Hill, Fluvanna. Politeness of Mr. Minor.]Virginia Military InstituteJune 26, 1840Well Sister Anne I have passed my examination and as you all are anxious to hear the result of the same, I have concluded to write to you. I received your letter the other day, but as you predicted I had not time to answer it before my examination which ended on Saturday last. There were a great many people at the examination, as a public invitation was given through the papers which I have not doubt you saw, but notwithstanding we nearly all passed. Two were sent off, the names of whom I think it best not to mention. Six were turned back to go over the same course next year, as for me I passed fifth, i.e. my general standing including Mathematics, French and conduct. I expected to pass higher, but at the examination I got a very hard principle to demonstrate and for that cause I suppose the others got the start of me: but if I can always pass as well, I need not grumble.The Board of Visitors have selected the other cadets. I believe they are required to repair here by the twentieth of next month, as we expect the camps about that time, and if we are disappointed in getting them, I know not where they will take up their lodgings as there is not room for them here, but there will be by next September as they are building a house across from the Institute for the Steward, who now occupies four rooms. The Institute is improving rapidly. The Principal Professor has his house adjoining it [words missing]. Adjutant intends having his put up on the [words missing] to the Principal's this summer and then the old [word missing] will make quite a display.About half of the Cadets are going home this summer I believe, and stay until the fifteenth of July, then I believe the remaining half have the same privilege, that is when they return. Two of my roommates, Messrs. Winn & Pendleton, intend leaving on Friday next if they can get off, they have both obtained permission.Anne permit me to ask you to make me those drawers, socks & c. which I wrote to you about at least a month since. I was astonished Sister Anne that you did not attend to my letter. I thought that you knew that I have no opportunity of having them made here, so I will be glad if you will make me four pr. of drawers, about half doz. pr. of cotton socks, and also some sewing appurtenances as this is the only opportunity I expect you will have before next summer. You can get Brother to fix them up in a small bundle and send it to Capt. Winn's by one of the little boys. I have no doubt but that you are very busy making the Negroes summer clothes but if you do not send me the things I request, you will disappoint me very much. I am afraid you pay too much attention to your numerous beaux to think of much else, but I dare say it is a good plan after all, if you can succeed. And as for Hatty, I suppose she has become quite the Bell, if she visits much, which I suppose [she does] every chance she can get. I am not astonished [missing] Brother not going with you all to Miss [missing] wedding, that he might not like to [illegible] in such circumstances. I judge that he had rather more important business to attend to at the house, as this is a very busy season of the year with farmers, and the latter may be the only reason for his not going.I have not received a letter from Sister lately. I am sorry to hear that she is disappointed in making you all a visit this summer. I reckon she would like very much to see O. Hill once and a while. Have you heard from Uncle Billy lately? I would be glad to hear from him and his family, whether he intends taking up his abode in Missouri or not.I suppose the Dr. is still living with you all. You did not mention him in your letter. I wonder he did not go with you all to the [B____] but I reckon he was most too lazy.I have concluded not to come home until next summer, as I do not expect I could get off now if I wished, as the Guard duty would be too hard on the Corporals. I shall have to go on Guard every third night after Messr. Winn & Pendleton leave and if I were to leave the remaining two would have to go on every other night, which would be very hard to sit up half the night so often these short nights. I send with this letter a copy of the Regulations as it is your request. I wish you had sent me a copy of my circular as I asked you. I hope however [you will send] a copy of it yet. I have never heard from [missing] them yet. I have gotten only one letter from Uncle since I have been here. I wonder he does not [write] to me oftener.I believe that I have written all that I can think of at present, and perhaps more than will be interesting; therefore I must conclude. Give my [best] love to all and believe me your affectionate Brother, J. B. Strange.P. S. I wish you not to mention to any one that any have been sent off or turned back. Our debating society is improving very fast, and our Library is increasing very fast. The Board of Visitors made us a present of five dollars each for the purpose of buying books. I'll be glad if your make my drawers rather tighter than [are now], or fix them in such a manner that I can tighten them for we have to wear our pants very tight and if the drawers are not as likewise I can't get the pants on.N. B. Tell Brother I think it would be best if [missing] send me two or three pr of shoes if can [missing] good ones from Palmyra, for this is [missing] the dearest place I ever saw [missing] have to pay [missing] dollars for very common shoes. No. 6 fits me. J. B. S. You may think that we are required to wear shoes of a peculiar kind, but if they are tolerable high quartered that is all that is necessary.Note below the address: This letter was misplaced and consequently it has never been sent to the person to whom it was directed. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:16:56 AM7/30/2007 1:08:54 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn B. Strange Letter873A10330False06/13/2012 10:16:56 AM7/30/2007 01:08:54 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00153Strange/John_B__Strange_Letter/5477106John B. Strange portrait/assets/0/430/438/873/0a32d41f-f889-45ca-a49e-445973e15ce4.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/30/2007 1:20:19 PM7/30/2007 12:56:43 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn B. Strange portrait873A10330A32D41F-F889-45CA-A49E-445973E15CE4http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/873/0A32D41F-F889-45CA-A49E-445973E15CE4.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0e3ca1dffaa0848afb36a2a21eecb64a93.jpg7/30/2007 01:20:19 PM7/30/2007 12:56:43 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/873/0A32D41F-F889-45CA-A49E-445973E15CE4.jpg7069ContentJohn Ervine Civil War Letter Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00331Ervine/John_Ervine_Civil_War_Letter_Home/John Ervine Civil War Letter. June 18, 1861. 1st Virginia Cavalry Manuscript# 331 Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Biographical Note  John Hamilton Ervine, born Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, January 28, 1831 farmer enlisted (2nd Sergeant) Company I, 1st VirginiaJohn Ervine Civil War Letter. June 18, 1861.1st Virginia CavalryManuscript# 331Civil War Letters & Diaries Home John Ervine Letter:  Read the Full text or View the Original Document Biographical NoteJohn Hamilton Ervine, born Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, January 28, 1831; farmer; enlisted (2nd Sergeant) Company I, 1st Virginia Cavalry (May 22, 1861); hired substitute and discharged October 1862; Enlisted Company I, 4th Virginia Infantry, October 23, 1864; wounded in action; imprisoned Ft. Monroe March 1865; released May 31, 1865. After war was farmer in Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Died near Brownsburg, January 31, 1917.DescriptionLetter (June 18, 1861) from Confederate soldier John H. Ervine, to his wife Ellen. Written from 1st Virginia Cavalry's camp in Berkeley Co., West Virginia. Primary topics are troop movements, value of horses, camp life, helpfulness of civilians in providing provisions, and family news.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 10:05:19 AM8/8/2007 11:28:51 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn Ervine Civil War Letter Home1115A10330False06/18/2012 10:05:19 AM8/8/2007 11:28:51 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00331Ervine/John_Ervine_Civil_War_Letter_Home/6493ContentJohn F. Early Diary/Archives/Manuscripts/00012Early/John_F__Early_Diary/Cadet Life John Fletcher Early Diary Notebook, 1848 1850 VMI Archives Manuscript # 00012 Manuscripts top level About this Collection   Cadet John Fletcher Early kept this diary and notebook during the two years he attended VMI, 1848 1850. It providesCadet LifeJohn Fletcher Early Diary-Notebook, 1848-1850VMI Archives Manuscript # 00012Cadet Life Letters, Diaries, & Manuscripts top levelAbout this Collection: Cadet John Fletcher Early kept this diary and notebook during the two years he attended VMI, 1848-1850. It provides insight into early cadet life, daily routines, and special events. The notebook also includes poetry and lists of roommates.Early was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on June 7, 1830. He was the son of John Early (1786-1873) a Bishop in the Methodist Church, and Elizabeth Rives. Early entered VMI in August 1848 and resigned in July 1850, before completing his studies. He subsequently worked for the Southern Methodist Church publishing house and was in charge of a branch office in New Orleans at the beginning of the Civil War. In May 1862 Early enlisted in Captain C. E. Fenner's Battery, Louisiana Artillery. After the war he worked for railroads in Nashville, Tennessee and Sanford, Florida. He died in Sanford in September 1894, leaving his widow, Eliza Bostick Early, and four children (Hardin, Lila, John and Margaret). Selected Entries from the Diary: June 1849 10th-On the unfit list. 11th- on the sick list. 12th- unfit. 22nd- Three of the Board (VMI Board of Visitors) came this morning. A salute of ten guns were given then a flag hoisted. 23rd- Battalion inspection; on guard; First Class examined on Natural Philosophy. 24th- Went to Baptist Church. 25th- Board met at 10 o'clock; Second Class examined on math today. 26th- Board met at the usual hour; 1st Class examined on Chemistry. 27th- Very severe thunder and lightning. A man of the name of Cheatam killed near Lexington by lightning.December 1849 15th- This day F. A. Lovell (Cadet Fayette A. Lovell of Charleston, WV) resigned. God protect him. Brockenbrough furlough for 2 months for his health. Harrison at furlough for two weeks at the special request of this guardian. He does not expect to return. Wrote to mother. Persuaded George to attend to duty after a long time. 16th- Raining today. Commenced to review Geometry; sent to the board. Rolls for supper. 19th- Received a letter from mother dated the 15th. 21st- General Charles P. Dorman died last evening after a long confinement. 22nd- General Dorman was buried today. His funeral was preached by Rev. Mr. Nelson. The Corps attended his funeral and burial. Buried him with military honors. Not many persons attended on account of rain. General D. was in the legislature at the time the VMI was founded, was one of its warm supporters, was for 5 or 6 years on of Board of Visitors. 22nd- The resignation of Mason, M. was accepted to take effect from this day. 23th- On the sick list, very unwell. Great many drunk at tattoo. 24th- On Guard.25th- Christmas. This morning guns were fired after Reveille and sentinels were posted directly afterwards, came off at breakfast. Great deal of noise made after breakfast, so much that the Major tried to post sentinels, no one would go on, he put two or three under arrest. He got very mad indeed, threatened to dismiss all that refused to go on post, but he knocked under at last. The noise became so great that Col. Smith sent for the First Class to see if they could do anything towards stopping it. He promised to look over all that had happened if the noise was stopped. It subsided in an hour or two afterwards. Things were in a in a better condition towards evening. Great deal of excitement in the forepart of the day. Had turkeys and plum pudding for dinner.27th- Elliott, Eliason and Urquhart were caught drunk tonight and put under arrest by Major Gilham.April 185018th- Late at squad drill. Did not go to dress parade, no able to go through the manual as my hands were very sore. Worse by going to A. drill at Tattoo. 19th- Went to see the Colonel this morning to get him to put me on the sick for day before yesterday as forgot to do it yesterday. He did not do it. Went to math. Didn't go to drawing. Going on unfit. Hand too sore to draw. 20th- Did not report on the unfit for yesterday. Wrote to Cousin M. E. Childs. 21st- On guard, 4th relief. Another man stood post for me and I went to Church (ME). 22nd- 3rd section math recited at 8 this week. Absent from French and squad drill. Rained in fore part of the [day] and cleared off beautifully in the evening. 23rd- Report on sick for yesterday afternoon. Absent from French. Commenced company drill this evening. Rained in morning and cleared off in the afternoon. 27th- Company Inspection. Quarterly meeting commenced today, went to preaching at the MEP. Church. 28th- No prayer meeting this morning. Rev. Mr. [L]each Presiding Elder of this District preached at 11 oclock. Took his text from the 1st Corinthians, XI Chapter 25 to 30 verses. 29th- Attended to all regular duty this day as far as I can recollect. 30th- As this was the last day of the fourth month the regular inspection muster day. Col Spex [VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith] visited barracks and had battalion inspection.May 18501st- As this was the anniversary day of the cadets Bible Society there was suspension until 2 oclock. An address was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Walker of Winchester, Clergyman of the Ep. Church, at 11 oclock. Circumstances prevented me from going. An address was also made at night in the Ep. Church. The Corps had permission to attend a majority went. Prevented myself from going by the same cause that hindered me in the morning. 2nd- Resumed summer uniform this morning at breakfast roll call. On guard. Commenced marching the guard on the hill to be inspected. Attended to duty all day.June 7, 1850My 20th Birthday. First part of the day rather warm, had a very hard shower after dinner which continued for 15 minutes or a half hour. Attended all recitations in order. This being my birthday I got permission to visit Lexington with some friends to take a glass of lemonade in honor of it. Returned some time before the time for drill. On account of Maj. Gilham's moving there was no drill but Dress Parade at sunset. I obtained a permit to have molasses and rice for dinner, as I could not eat any meat without feeling very badly all the evening afterwards. Took a walk after tea to the tree down the road under which I sat one year ago. I thought of years past gone and there I made this day resolutions to improve the future by the Lords help through faith I'm determined to lead a closer walk with my maker. We commenced Artillery drill yesterday.June 8, 1850Went reveille at four oclock. Weather very pleasant. Revs being so soon this morning I did not get up after it, and awoke 1/2 hour before breakfast therefore did not have an opportunity to ready my bible, [illegible], walk or study before breakfast. Hope to do better in future. Company inspection at usual hour. At 9 oclock those of the 3rd class who wished to recited to Prof. Massie on Spherical [illegible] were questioned on all of it. More of the class were present than were expected would be, as Cadets have but one day in the week to do what they please (and then no all together) and generally they are not much given to recite on Saturday. I went, and gain by going, and intend going next Saturday when we will be questioned on that part of Analytical which have the past week. Did not go to town any time today. Feeling unwell. I laid down after dinner and took a long nap of sleep. No dress parade. EP at usual hour. Walked after supper. Went to Society [a cadet debating society] got there at little after the time. I was my night to declaim but did not as I had no. new. No tattoo as the Society did not adjourn until a short time to taps. I had a light after taps to write this, run the risk of being caught. I go to bed leaving one of my roommates up reading a novel.June 9, 1850Rev. at 1/2 past five. Weather very pleasant. Performed all morning duties. Went to the branch and took a bath before breakfast with Grayson. Water in very [good] order for bathing. Went to church at half past ten, after getting there found out there was not to be any preaching today so I went in company with Winfree to the Baptist church. Heard Mr. ____, not their regular preacher. He took his text from the Acts of the Apostles XIV Chapter and part of the 22nd verses. Went to bible recitation at 1/2 past two. Evening parade and supper at the usual time. Took a walk after tea. Did not go to church at night. Tattoo and taps at regular hour.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:11:24 AM8/6/2007 9:01:40 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn F. Early Diary927A10330False06/5/2012 11:11:24 AM8/6/2007 09:01:40 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00012Early/John_F__Early_Diary/5153ContentJohn Garibaldi Letters Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/John_Garibaldi_Letters_Home/John Garibaldi Civil War Papers 27th Virginia Infantry VMI Archives Manuscript# 284 Civil War ResourcesBiographical note "I expect to soldier untill the land is blessed with peace." Confederate soldier John Garibaldi was born in Genoa, Italy, on April 30, 1831John Garibaldi Civil War Papers27th Virginia Infantry, Stonewall BrigadeVMI Archives Manuscript # 284Civil War Letters & Diaries top level Read the Full text Garibaldi letters Biographical note "I expect to soldier untill the land is blessed with peace."Confederate soldier John Garibaldi was born in Genoa, Italy, on April 30, 1831 and came to United States in 1851. During the Civil War he served as 3rd Sergeant, Co. C, 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment (Stonewall Brigade). His service record indicates that he enlisted in May 1861; was captured at Kernstown March 23, 1862 & sent to Ft. Delaware; was exchanged August 5, 1862; returned to duty until captured at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 12, 1864; was imprisoned Ft. Delaware & and was exchanged October 30, 1864. After the war was he was a teacher and farmer in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Garibaldi died at Big Island, Bedford Co., Virginia, on September 8, 1914. He is buried in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia. Collection Description The bulk of the collection consists of 38 original letters, 1862-1864, from from Garibaldi to his wife Sarah. Topics include camp life, the hardships of war, battles and skirmishes, and other members of the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The papers also include a copy of a letter dated December 30, 1861 (this letter remains in private hands but is transcribed here with the permission of the owner); and misc. correspondence dated 1904.The following letters are included:1861 December 30&1862January 28 (Romney Campaign),  October 24,  November 2,  November 201863January 4,  18, 27;  February 26, March 24, 29; April 14, 30;  May 9, 11 May 11 (Chancellorsville & death of Jackson),  28; June 3, 16; July 10 (Gettysburg), 19; August 4, 14,  mid-August, 27; September 3, 25; October 6,  21;  November 1,  4, 15, 21; December 5,  161864January 9,  March 8, 24;  April 5, 22 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:38:16 AM7/27/2007 1:28:40 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn Garibaldi Letters Home833A10330False06/13/2012 10:38:16 AM7/27/2007 01:28:40 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/John_Garibaldi_Letters_Home/31747ContentJohn L. Couper World War II Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00486CouperJL/John_L__Couper_World_War_II_Papers/John L. Couper World War II Letters   France 7 August 44 Dear Mother,      Thanks  for the paper, this is it. My supply has been rapidly evaporating and I have been reduced to odds and ends for other thanJohn L. Couper World War II LettersMedical Corps, Europe.Manuscript #0486 View Online Exhibit: Photograph Album Collection Summary John Lee Couper, M.D. graduated from VMI in 1937 and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps from 1941-1946, spending four years overseas with the St. Luke's Unit (Second Evacuation Hospital). He served in Great Britain and five campaigns in northern Europe with Fifth Corps, First Army, and separated from the service holding the rank of captain. He spent his post-war career in the practice of anesthesiology. Couper died in Lexington, VA in 2001.The papers consist of extensive correspondence (to parents and other family) and two photograph albums documenting service during World War II; the bulk is dated 1942-1946. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including training in Great Britain, field hospital operations in Europe, and comments about daily aspects of war. In addition, the papers include a photograph album (1936-1937) dating from his VMI cadetship, and extensive material documenting various VMI Class of 1937 reunions.Selected examples (excerpted from original letters): France, 1944 August 7 "... It is now one A.M. and we have cleaned up the last of our business, the first break that we have had for some time. How long it will last I cannot imagine as they can snow us under so very rapidly, but we are now used to that. The war has moved so far from us that it is only a rumor but the wounded still come back to us and stand the trip remarkably well, suppose we will have to catch up as soon as the front settles down. The lads are really going to town and the map I have is now out of date. Recently there have been quite a few French civilians in who have been caught in the fighting and in the mines that the Germans sew without consideration. I don't mind wounded soldiers but kids and old women get me- they are only innocent bystanders, but we treat them as well as anyone and they are most gracious in their thanks.... We have been listening to a broadcast from the States via short wave direct on a radio we have here in the operating room. It is good to hear the stuff uncanned for a change. There is an allied station that has opened since D-Day that gives out excellent stuff- mostly American that gives good listening. Grew quite tired of the B.B.C. though they still have the best news."France, 1944 August 10  "....Things are quiet- we are getting our official rest after six straight weeks of Twenty- Four hour drive....   Yesterday I was fortunate enough to go with Jerry Dorman, our executive officer up to the front to see just exactly how things forward of us are in the medical line. We have never seen exactly the chain of evacuation to us, and we climbed in a jeep and took off for the zone. It was a real experience and thank God it was quiet. The front has moved so far from us that it was nice to get up to see that there was actually a war on. The country we traveled through had been fought over and thoroughly torn up in spots. Though some areas were blasted to pieces, others were as they always have been. The natural defense spots had all been contested and the whole place torn up. The square heads seem to hole up in houses and as a result almost all were wrecked. Towns especially were chewed up. In one place a large woods had been practically done away with, every tree had been blasted off about six feet up. One thing that impressed me was that there were no shell holes, all shells explode on the surface and don't dig holes. Air bombs, however, dig things up. At one place a bridge had been bombed and the stream bed so dug up that the stream had been diverted. The engineers do wonders with such places. They just build a bridge (prefabricated) beside the old one with a nice fill up to it- all done with bulldozers.... One of the most impressive things about the front area is the smell of dead things in general. Animals are everywhere and smell up things in general....One of the things that impressed me was the continual stream of civilian refugees coming home. They were walking and carrying bundles, riding bikes and in their high two wheeled carts. They all looked dead beat but they were at least going home. The Civil Affairs people have done a good job taking care of them. These people are all much different from those we first saw- they are quite friendly and wave to you. The others we have been used to were sullen and stolid- made us wonder. The hinterland country is also much prettier than this hereabouts."Germany, 1945 April 19  "....the outfit has been slowly collecting the personnel who have been scattered over Germany from one end of the front to the other.  Many were in charge of German hospitals or slave labor camps and have real stories to tell.  Some of the stories are real horror ones....The payoff is when the civilians of a town are told about what goes on they say they did not know, it was the Nazis who did it....I am all for setting a date for capitulation, then all resisters will be executed."Germany, 1945 April 24   "....We have been treating recovered Allied & American POWs and I have never seen such pitiful wrecks of men.  They are all starved beyond belief and any disease they may have - no matter how mild - becomes a major problem.  The Krauts have certainly shown their true natures in their treatment, and to think how we coddle them in the camps in the States.  These boys should be sent home to guard them....The civilians are all sullen and aloof, here they made us fight and have not felt the war.  Not far away is a camp where they exterminated political prisoners that is absolutely horrible, and yet they deny any part in it...."German, 1945 May 2   "....Have been awful busy and we have a tremendous load of patients.  I have a ward now with a hundred on it that keeps me hopping all of the time.  They are all medical patients and nearly all ex-prisoners.  It is a real League of Nations.  At present I have the following nationalities - Americans (much in the minority), British (of all varieties), French, Belgians, Dutch, Czech, Australians, Canadians, Indians, plus one man from Cyprus....All are very sick when they come but on rest and food nearly all brighten up. They all have a typical lethargic, whipped dog attitude - even the Americans when they come - but they soon snap out of it on a little honest treatment....The English say that the Americans were treated worse than any but the Russians and they look it.  With people as malnourished as these are on has to take even the most minor illness seriously - thank God for sulfonamides and penicillin, plus good food...."1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/11/2012 11:11:34 AM11/21/2008 9:23:28 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn L. Couper World War II Papers3253A10330False01/11/2012 11:11:34 AM11/21/2008 09:23:28 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00486CouperJL/John_L__Couper_World_War_II_Papers/5189ContentJohn Norton Civil War Letter, 1863/Archives/Manuscripts/00401Norton/John_Norton_Civil_War_Letter,_1863/John T. Norton Civil War Letter, 1863 May 23 Union soldier (97th Regiment, New York State Volunteers) Battle of Chancellorsville and death of Stonewall Jackson Manuscript #0401 Civil War Manuscripts top level        Death of Stonewall Jackson  Description Civil War letter written byJohn T. Norton Civil War LetterBattle of Chancellorsville and death of Stonewall JacksonManuscript #0401Civil War Manuscripts home        Death of Stonewall Jackson DescriptionCivil War letter written by Union officer John T. Norton (Lieutenant, 97th Regiment New York State Volunteers, Company G) to his father, Morgan Norton of Norway, Herkimer County, New York. The letter is dated May 23rd, 1863. Norton discusses the Battle of Chancellorsville and mentions the death of Stonewall Jackson , referring to him as "the bravest of the brave." Full TextCamp, 9th Regt. N.Y.S.V.May 23d, 1863Dear Father: Your kind letter of the 17th inst. is received. I am sorry that the letter I wrote to Mary did not reach you before you wrote as I am afraid that you are too anxious in regard to me. I am happy to state I am enjoying good health and in very good spirits, dwelling on the sacred soil of Virginia, watching the rebels across the river. They come down to the river to bathe and would swim across if they were not ordered back by our officers, as our pickets are not allowed to speak or hold any conversation with them.I should have written to Mary before I did, but could not find time enough. Before I did write the 1st Army corps was under fire on April 30th from Rebel Batteries which forced those in the 2d Division to withdraw out of our position at the river bank. While retiring, one of the enemy's shots came rolling through the ranks of my company and before we changed our position a shell came directly over our Regiment and killed two officers in the 13th Massachusetts.On the 2d day of May the enemy opened upon us again with shell but did not much injury. All this below Fredericksburg. Same day we made a forced march of 22 miles and crossed the river at US Ford some distance above Fredericksburg, when we were marched to the extreme right of the line of battle and took up our position near where the 11th Army corps ran. The same day we were busy all night in building breastworks and a part of next day in constructing abatis around them.During this time our Division captured about 200 prisoners. One that was taken had a bayonet wound through the throat. He was over 6 feet in height and made his brags that we might kill them but could not conquer them.On this day the 3d Sunday, the hottest of the fighting took place from 5 1/2 a.m. to 10 1/2 o'clock a.m. It was one continual roar of musketry and artillery which exceeded anything I ever heard. There were 4 cannon shots fired in a second. A brigade of rebels charged our position and about 50 men returned to tell the tale. This was a little on the left of our Corps. In the afternoon our Regiment went on picket. Next morning a rebel had the audacity to fire at me while eating breakfast. I gave orders to the picket to keep a sharp watch for Jonny Reb and continued to eat my breakfast. We were relieved in the afternoon and went back to our works, but judge my surprise when instead of one single breastwork, I beheld a dozen more which our boys had built while we were on picket. On Wednesday we made a great strategic movement across the river, cross a little after daylight. All came off in safety but the 6th Army Corps, who crossed at Fredericksburg and took the heights were not quite so lucky. If the rebels call it a victory, it was a dear one to them for at the last calculation they lost two to one, and it would not take many such victories to end the rebellion. Besides losing one of their best Generals who is a host in himself, namely Jackson, the bravest of the brave.There are many little incidents I would like to relate to you but it would take up too much space. I am happy to learn that Sophia and Florine are nearly well again. I will close hoping to hear from you soon. Hoping this will find you all in good health. Your affectionate son,Lieut. John T. Norton1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:21:12 AM7/27/2007 3:18:11 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn Norton Civil War Letter, 1863841A10330False06/19/2012 09:21:12 AM7/27/2007 03:18:11 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00401Norton/John_Norton_Civil_War_Letter,_1863/14621LibraryItemJohn Roller Civil War Documents. View originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00171Roller/Roller_documents.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:51:33 PM9/18/2007 3:51:33 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn Roller Civil War Documents. View originals949A10330False09/18/2007 03:51:33 PM9/18/2007 03:51:33 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00171Roller/Roller_documents.pdf6753ContentJohn Roller Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00171Roller/John_Roller_Civil_War_Papers/Civil War Cadet Life & Confederate States Engineers John Edwin Roller Papers VMI Archives Manuscript #171 Image at right Robert E. Lee document from the Roller papers.  Civil War Resources top levelJohn Edwin Roller was born in Rockingham Co., VirginiaCivil War Cadet Life & Confederate States EngineersJohn Edwin Roller PapersVMI Archives Manuscript #171 Civil War Manuscripts top level John Edwin Roller was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia on October 5, 1844, the son of Peter Samuel Roller and Frances Allebach. In the summer of 1861, although underage for service, he briefly served with Company I of the First Virginia Cavalry. On December 31, 1861, he entered the Virginia Military Institute as a second classman (equivalent to Junior), and was graduated in July 1863. He subsequently taught mathematics at VMI for a few months, and then was appointed 2d Lieutenant, Company G, 2d Confederate States Engineers in October 1863. He served as an Engineer officer in the Army of Northern Virginia to the end of the war, and was paroled at Appomattox. After the war, he studied law at the University of Virginia and practiced law in Harrisonburg (Rockingham County), Virginia. He also served in the Virginia state legislature and was a Brig. General in the state militia; he was widely known in the Harrisonburg community as "General Roller." He died in Harrisonburg on August 10, 1918.DescriptionThe John E. Roller Papers consist of personal incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, including Civil War era letters from cadet friends concerning life at VMI; Civil War dispatches and telegrams (1864), dating from his service with the C. S. Engineers, including one document signed by General Robert E. Lee; scrapbook, ca. 1910, containing clippings about Civil War battles, veterans, unit reunions, monument dedications, and related information.; 2 photographs, of Confederate soldier Lt. Col. Samuel T. Walker (10th Virginia Infantry Regiment) and of the Virginia Legislature Centennial Committee (1871); holograph text of a cadet literary-debating society speech delivered by Cadet Norwood B. Randolph in 1870; and misc. other items.The most significant items are presented here online, as either full text transcriptions or images of documents.View Full Text Letters, 1862-1864 (as listed below) 1862 January 24Cadet Roller to his parents, written shortly after he entered VMI. Mentions clothing needed; studying; upcoming inauguration of Jefferson Davis.1862 August 25Peter S. Roller to Cadet Roller. Mentions his inability to supply Gen. Smith (Superintendent of VMI) with hired or slave labor; discussion of when son should join army.1863 March 18Cadet Roller submits a report concerning the theft of Commandant's records.Roller was graduated from VMI in July 1863 and joined the Confederate States Engineers in October.  1863 November 8Letter from Roller's classmate William W. Flannagan, congratulating Roller on his army commission.1864 January 6From Cadet Lawrence Royster (Class of 1866 and New Market Cadet) to Roller. Royster discusses examinations; friends at VMI.1864 January 9From Cadet Lawrence Royster. Royster is discouraged about the results of his examinations and is considering leaving VMI.1864 February 22From Cadet Lawrence Royster. Royster discusses his academic problems; uncertainty about staying at VMI; mentions several recent graduates and cadets.1864 April 10From Cadet Archibald W. Overton (Class of 1866 and New Market Cadet) to Roller. Overton discusses rumors about deployment of cadets; cadets who have left VMI.1864 April 21From Cadet Lawrence Royster. Royster discusses academics; changes on faculty; hardships caused by cold weather; Gen. Rosser presents captured flag to Corps; cadets don't get enough to eat.1864 May 3From Joseph B. Prince, Roller's classmate; written from Camp Stephens, Richmond VA. Prince recently resigned from a teaching job at VMI to join the army, but is disappointed in his army position.1864 May 17From Peter S. Roller to his son, 1864 May 17. Reports news of fighting in the Shenandoah Valley between forces of Gen. Breckinridge and Sigel; Battle of New Market.1864 July 28From Cadet Lawrence Royster. VMI temporarily closed after Hunter's Raid; his mother a refugee after Union troops destroyed her property.1864 December 7From Cadet Lawrence Royster. The Corps is in Richmond, camped on the Intermediate Line; In a few days they plan to move into VMI's temporary headquarters at the Alms House.View Civil War Official Documents, Dispatches & Telegrams, 1863-1864 (as listed below) 1863 October 14.   From Lt. Col. A. L. Rives, C. S. Engineer Bureau, concerning receipt of recommendations.1864 March 12.  Legal document; certifies Thomas Hubbard born Caswell Co. NC1864 May 13.   Gen. Robert F. Hoke to Gen. Braxton Bragg, reporting on enemy strength.1864 May 19.    Request for officer1864 May 23.   From C. S. Flagship "Virginia" near Drewry's Bluff, re: enemy naval forces1864 August 13.   To J. W. Williams re: meeting1864 August 14.   General Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ewell; "...drive back enemy."1864 August 16.   Lt. Col. Briscoe G. Baldwin (VMI Class of 1848), to J. Willcox Brown1864 August 17.   Walter H. Taylor, A.A.G., to Gen. Lee at Chaffin's Bluff.   Scouting report.1864 August 19.   Transportation for officer1864 August 21.   Gen. G. T. Beauregard to Capt. Chisholm, re: matter pending before War Dept.1864 August 21.   Lt. Col. Briscoe Baldwin to Col. J. Gorgas, re: personnel request.1864 August 22.   From Lt. Col. Briscoe G. Baldwin, near Petersburg. Request for ammunition.1864 August 22.   Lt. Col. Briscoe G. Baldwin to Lt. Col. W. Brown;  send forge to Dunlops Crossing1864 August 23.   Gen. Wade Hampton to HQ, requesting map of Dinwiddie1864 August 23.   To Medical Dept. "Send down all amputating sets on hand."1864 August 24.   W. H. Taylor to Gen. George E. Pickett1864 September 2.   W. H. Taylor to Court Martial, Goldsboro. Col. Mayo too sick to attend court.1864 September 23.   From HQ, Engineers, ANV to Col. W. P. Smith at Chaffin's Bluff; conveying instructions and reprimand.1864, no day.  To Gen. Braxton Bragg, re: troop movements (Hoke, Kemper)1864, no day.   Send money1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:20:32 AM8/7/2007 11:58:32 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn Roller Civil War Papers949A10330False06/13/2012 10:20:32 AM8/7/2007 11:58:32 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00171Roller/John_Roller_Civil_War_Papers/14623LibraryItemJohn Roller Letters. Transcriptions./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00171Roller/Roller_letters.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:54:34 PM9/18/2007 3:52:02 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohn Roller Letters. Transcriptions.949A10330False09/18/2007 03:54:34 PM9/18/2007 03:52:02 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00171Roller/Roller_letters.pdf5599ContentJohnson Family Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00341JohnsonFamily/Johnson_Family_Civil_War_Papers/A Civil War Collection Johnson Family Papers VMI Archives Manuscript #341 Civil War Manuscripts top level   Biographical note Mortimer Howell Johnson , lawyer; b. Bridgeport, Harrison Co. West Virginia, 1815; married Eliza Dulaney Kemble, b. Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia. Resided in Brownsburg, RJohnson Family Civil War PapersPorter Johnson, New Market CadetVMI Archives Manuscript #341Civil War Letters & Diaries top level Read the Full Text LettersAbout the PapersThe papers consist of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war; the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the Union loyalty of Stonewall Jackson's sister, Laura Jackson Arnold); the Battle of Fredericksburg and its aftermath (Dec 1862); the Jones-Imboden Raid (West Virginia, April 1863). Porter's letters include discussion of cadet life at the Alms House in Richmond, Virginia, where the Corps was headquartered during the last months of the war.Biographical noteMortimer Howell Johnson, lawyer; b. Bridgeport, Harrison Co. West Virginia, 1815; married Eliza Dulaney Kemble, b. Kingwood, Preston Co., West Virginia. Resided in Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, Virginia at beginning of the Civil War; enlisted April 1864 (age 48), Rockbridge Senior Reserves; physical description: dark complexion, dark hair & eyes, 5' 6"; d. December 13, 1889, Charleston, West Virginia; buried High Bridge Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge Co., Virginia. Father of Porter Johnson, VMI Class of 1867.Porter Johnson (VMI Class of 1867/New Market Cadet), born 1845, Taylor County, West Virginia; living in Brownsburg, Rockbridge Co., Virginia at beginning of war; matriculated at VMI on September 1, 1863 and was a cadet private at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864; resigned from Corps of Cadets on March 6, 1865 and joined the 8th Confederate Battalion commanded by Col. Garnett Andrews; captured at Salisbury, NC on April 12, 1865 and imprisoned; paroled June 13, 1865 and returned to Rockbridge County, Virginia where he was a farmer; died June 9, 1917. Porter's account of the Battle of New Market, written in 1909, is part of our New Market Collection.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:01:37 AM7/31/2007 9:29:33 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohnson Family Civil War Papers889A10330False06/18/2012 11:01:37 AM7/31/2007 09:29:33 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00341JohnsonFamily/Johnson_Family_Civil_War_Papers/14717LibraryItemJohnson Papers Full text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00341JohnsonFamily/JohnsonFamily_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 9:50:17 AM9/20/2007 9:50:17 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJohnson Papers Full text889A10330False09/20/2007 09:50:17 AM9/20/2007 09:50:17 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00341JohnsonFamily/JohnsonFamily_fulltext.pdf7937ContentJulia Allen Civil War Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/Allen_Julia/Julia_Allen_Civil_War_Letter/Julia Pendleton Allen Civil War Letter. February 11, 1862. A Confederate Officer's Wife in Winchester, Virginia Civil War Letters & Diaries HomeBiographical & context note Julia A. Pendleton, of Jefferson County, West Virginia, married James Walkenshaw Allen in February 1856. Allen,Julia Pendleton Allen Civil War Letter.A Confederate Officer's Wife in Winchester, VirginiaCivil War Letters & Diaries top level Biographical & context note: Julia A. Pendleton, of Jefferson County, West Virginia, married James Walkenshaw Allen in February 1856. Allen, an 1849 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (a wartime portrait is shown at right), taught at both VMI and elsewhere for several years following his graduation, but after his marriage he and his new wife settled on a farm near Summit Point, West Virginia, where they lived until the outbreak of the Civil War. The couple had one son, Hugh Pendleton Allen, born in 1858. During the Civil War, Allen left his farm to command the 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, which became part of the celebrated "Stonewall Brigade." He commanded the force that seized Harpers Ferry on April 18, 1861, and was wounded in action at First Manassas on July 21.At the time Julia wrote this letter to her sister-in-law, the Stonewall Brigade was in winter quarters at Winchester, Virginia, and she had joined her husband until fighting resumed in the Spring. She writes of food shortages, army politics, and other aspects of life in wartime Winchester. These were to be her last months with James---her husband was killed in Battle at Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862, a few days before his 33rd birthday. The widowed Julia survived her husband by only two years. The couple's orphaned son, Hugh, lived to adulthood. He eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA, where he died in 1921 at age 63.Full text transcription:Winchester, Feb. 11th, 1862My dearest Fanny,The letter which you directed to Summit Point was sent me from home last week, and yesterday morning, yours to Mr. Allen was received. An answer from one will have to serve for both of us this time as your brother James is sick in bed! He was taken about ten days ago with a disorder of the stomach & bowels, which he neglected, & continued at the Court House every day through all the rain & mud until he was so weakened as to be forced to stay in and have a Doctor. He has now been in bed five days with more or less fever all the time, though the original disease is controlled, Nature seems to be slow in righting herself. He is kept on very light diet, Toast & Tea, Jelly and Oysters & by the way there is no Green Tea to be gotten in this place, and the Coffee, mostly or wholly Rye. I wish I could get at some of Mother's stores now. Mr. A. won't drink Black Tea which is Hobson's choice here. The Dr. said he had no fever this morning and thinks he will be up in a day or two! Mammy came up to me last Saturday and is a great help!We had sent for Hugh two weeks ago, and after his Papa was sick, between the two- it was indispensable to have a servant! The Court Martial is still sitting- Major Lee presiding in Mr. Allen's place & had cases enough before it to keep it going several weeks longer! I shall be here with Mr. A. nearly all the time! It is a pleasant life enough if I could keep Mammy & Hugh, but they add to the expense so much, children & servants being half price, that we can't afford it! We pay $25 per month a piece, with the prospect of a rise, & furnish our own lights & fuel. Wood costs us nothing, as being on special duty Mr. A gets it from the Quarter Master- but it is a very heavy item to those who have to buy. Brown Sugar is plentiful here, & the Soldiers have Coffee & Molasses, but every thing is high, Butter 50 cts. Turkies 15 cts. per pound & everything in proportion, which makes Board so high, yet there is plenty of food of all sorts in the country & we live well with the single exception of Tea & Coffee.The town is full of soldiers & their wives- Sue & Edwin Lee board very near here. Genl. & Mrs. Jackson not far off. I went to see Mrs. Jackson this morning. You were all shocked I suppose to hear of the General's resignation! It was very useless I think and arose from an over strained sense of right, although it was bad treatment & seemed to render his whole campaign absurd for them to order Loring's Division away from Romney immediately after getting possession of it. Jackson's resignation will not be accepted I suppose, but they will have to take Loring away for the two will never agree. Loring now says his is an independent division, that they were asked, not ordered to come here; and that they won't serve under Jackson. They also complain of their hard time in the summer & and say they ought to be put on easy work now, & let some other troops take to the mountains! As to the Tennesseeans, I am disgusted with them, their chief delight is in abusing Gen. Jackson, & the first Brigade which they look upon as a pet of his. There is a gentleman here that I quarrel with perpetually- but as he told me yesterday he had re-enlisted I shall think better of him.Re-enlisting is going on briskly in the 1st Brigade, it will perhaps be kept together under its present organization. We hear of so much dissatisfaction in various quarters, & so many resignations for pique- that I have long since feared, we needed some reverses to unite us heart & soul in one common cause; & to awaken in us the strong resolve to conquer or die! To day's papers bring us the news of a disaster which ought to arouse and startle us. 3000 taken Prisoners at Roanoke Island. Mrs. Jackson who is from N.C. says the Island was perfectly untenable & the attempt to make a stand there at all, was very unfortunate! I wish they had saved the men. I hope Donald was rewarded for all his efforts by a sight of Gen. Beauregard, but doubt it.I had a letter from Dudley to day. He has been detailed as one of Gen. Smith's Secretaries. Riely is the other. By the way, Sue hears through her Papa, that Dr. Randolph Page has gone to Lexington to court Ginnie Barton. Dr. Page is now the Surgeon to Uncle Wm's Reg. I hope she will marry him, or at least if she means to do it, that she will say so at once, and not interpose any prudish scruples! I hear that John & David Moore have both re-enlisted, tho' we have never laid our eyes on the boys since coming here. A great many of the Rockbridge Artillery have re-enlisted & gone home on furlough!I asked Mr. Allen just now what he had to say to you, but having nothing to do but to lie in bed all day, he has not an idea above an Oyster, so all the answer I got was "If I was only at home now and could eat." He complained that I have made a false impression on you- "that he is not allowed to eat the Oysters- but only the Gravy!" I hope and trust he will be quite well again in a few days. Hugh is well and is much noticed by the gentlemen in the house. Mrs. Hopkins has a little grand daughter who is very kind to Hugh, and the old lady is quite a child spoiler herself! I shall send you in this letter a piece of a new & beautiful silk dress which Mr. Allen made me a present of some weeks ago. He got it here & gave $2.00 a yd.- too expensive I thought for the times, but he earns his money hardly enough & may be allowed to spend it as he pleases. It will last me the rest of my life doubtless, as there has been no occasion for me to wear it yet. The dressing here is generally plain this winter.I hope you will write again soon and I promise to keep you informed of your Brother. I did not write when he was first taken because each day I hoped would be the last of his sickness. Give our best love to Mother- sisters- and all the household. Mammy desires to be remembered to you & all the servants and says she left Tom quite well. I have exhausted my subjects & made a very prosy letter after all.Ever your attached sister,Julia A. AllenCollection note:The original letter is privately owned. The owner provided the VMI Archives with a copy of the original and granted us permission to publish the letter on our website, so that its content could be made available to researchers. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/20/2012 8:53:49 AM8/13/2007 4:07:56 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobJulia Allen Civil War Letter1219A10330False06/20/2012 08:53:49 AM8/13/2007 04:07:56 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Allen_Julia/Julia_Allen_Civil_War_Letter/15039LibraryItemKibler Papers. Commanding General's Briefing, Nov 20, 1944/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/ms00454_003.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 11:05:15 AM9/24/2007 11:05:15 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobKibler Papers. Commanding General's Briefing, Nov 20, 19441169A10330False09/24/2007 11:05:15 AM9/24/2007 11:05:15 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/ms00454_003.pdf15035LibraryItemKibler Papers. Memoranda Dec. 1943-Jan. 1944/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/ms00454_001.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 11:06:44 AM9/24/2007 11:01:27 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobKibler Papers. Memoranda Dec. 1943-Jan. 19441169A10330False09/24/2007 11:06:44 AM9/24/2007 11:01:27 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/ms00454_001.pdf15037LibraryItemKibler Papers. Memorandum. November 1, 1944/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/ms00454_002.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 11:02:09 AM9/24/2007 11:02:09 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobKibler Papers. Memorandum. November 1, 19441169A10330False09/24/2007 11:02:09 AM9/24/2007 11:02:09 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00454Kibler/ms00454_002.pdf14755LibraryItemLanghorne Letters. Army letters full text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00361Langhorne/Langhorne_CSA_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:46:21 PM9/20/2007 2:46:21 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLanghorne Letters. Army letters full text1125A10330False09/20/2007 02:46:21 PM9/20/2007 02:46:21 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00361Langhorne/Langhorne_CSA_fulltext.pdf14757LibraryItemLanghorne VMI Letters full text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00361Langhorne/Langhorne_VMI_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 2:46:56 PM9/20/2007 2:46:56 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLanghorne VMI Letters full text1125A10330False09/20/2007 02:46:56 PM9/20/2007 02:46:56 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00361Langhorne/Langhorne_VMI_fulltext.pdf6507ContentLawson Botts Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00064Botts/Lawson_Botts_Civil_War_Papers/Lawson Botts Civil War Papers 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Manuscript #00064 & related documents About this Collection   Lawson Botts was a Confederate officer who served with the 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1825, the son of Thomas Hutchinson Botts and AnLawson Botts Civil War Papers2nd Virginia Infantry RegimentManuscript #00064 & related documentsCivil War Letters & Diaries Home About this Collection Lawson Botts was a Confederate officer who served with the 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1825, the son of Thomas Hutchinson Botts and Anne Carter Willis. Botts entered the Virginia Military Institute in 1841 and spent two years at VMI, resigning before graduation because of his father's ill health. He subsequently studied law and established a practice in Charles Town, [West] Virginia prior to the Civil War. In 1859, he served as one of the lawyers assigned to defend the abolitionist John Brown. Botts married Elizabeth Bibb Ranson (1829-1909) in January 1851. The couple had four sons (Thomas, James, Lawson, Robert), and one daughter who died in infancy.In 1859 Botts became Captain of a volunteer company known as the "Botts Grays." When the Civil War began, this unit entered the service of Virginia as Company G, 2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, one of the units that comprised the famous Stonewall Brigade. Botts was commissioned Major in June 1861 and became Colonel in June 1862. He was praised for his conduct during several battles, including First Kernstown, First Winchester, Gaines's Mill, and Cedar Mountain. He was mortally wounded in action at 2nd Manassas on 28 August 1862 and died on 11 September. Botts is buried at Zion Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charles Town, WV. His half-brother, Walter Browne Botts, was a member of the Class of 1854; his father, Thomas H. Botts, served on the VMI Board of Visitors from 1839-1845.The Botts papers consist of 6 documents dating from his service with the 2nd Virginia Infantry. Supplementary records from other collections in the VMI Archives are also viewable below.View the Original Civil War DocumentsReceipt for cartridges, 1861 May 10Commission and order to report to Gen. Johnston, 1861 Sept. 12Promotion to Lt. Colonel, 1861 September 12Order to assume duties of Provost Martial at Winchester, 1861 Nov. 18Request for furlough, with endorsements, 1862 Jan. 10Letter to Brigade A.A.G. expressing concern for lack of rest & food for his men, 1862 May 22.View the original VMI RecordsLetter, 1841 March 17.   From Thomas Hutchinson Botts to VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith, regarding his son's VMI applicationLetter of recommendation, 1841 June 18, in support of Lawson Botts's VMI application.Letter, 1843 June 15,  From Thomas Hutchinson Botts, withdrawing his son from VMILetter, 1853 Dec. 7, from Lawson Botts to VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith.Regarding his half-brother W. Browne Botts, VMI Class of 1854.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:40:12 PM8/6/2007 9:56:13 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLawson Botts Civil War Papers933A10330False06/12/2012 02:40:12 PM8/6/2007 09:56:13 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00064Botts/Lawson_Botts_Civil_War_Papers/4294968337106LeeMaps_0004_Castlesmall/assets/0/430/438/4294967799/7d5483fb-6204-45c1-8aae-1c9bc42d9abc.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/19/2009 3:49:04 PM10/19/2009 3:49:02 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLeeMaps_0004_Castlesmall4294967799A10337d5483fb-6204-45c1-8aae-1c9bc42d9abchttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/4294967799/7d5483fb-6204-45c1-8aae-1c9bc42d9abc.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse030207ff0a8564484b37fa300995e86552.jpg10/19/2009 03:49:04 PM10/19/2009 03:49:02 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/4294967799/7d5483fb-6204-45c1-8aae-1c9bc42d9abc.jpg4294968338106LeeMaps_0015_detail04_signaturesmall/assets/0/430/438/4294967799/fe62f8da-b26d-42c9-9e35-b17ee2103af7.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/19/2009 3:49:39 PM10/19/2009 3:49:37 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLeeMaps_0015_detail04_signaturesmall4294967799A1033fe62f8da-b26d-42c9-9e35-b17ee2103af7http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/4294967799/fe62f8da-b26d-42c9-9e35-b17ee2103af7.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0cd197e05db04484baec77f2da39df9ac2.jpg10/19/2009 03:49:39 PM10/19/2009 03:49:37 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/4294967799/fe62f8da-b26d-42c9-9e35-b17ee2103af7.jpg6523ContentLeonard T. Gerow Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00100Gerow/Leonard_T__Gerow_Papers/Military History--World War II Gen. Leonard T. Gerow Papers VMI Archives Manuscript #0100   Military History Manuscripts top level Collection Summary The manuscript collection consists of documents and photographs (ca. 120 items) from the military career of U.S. Army General Leonard Townsend Gerow (bMilitary History--World War IIGen. Leonard T. Gerow PapersManuscript #0100Military History Manuscripts top level Collection SummaryThe manuscript collection consists of documents and photographs (ca. 120 items) from the military career of U.S. Army General Leonard Townsend Gerow (b. 1888 d.1972). Includes correspondence with General Dwight D. Eisenhower; autobiographical material; speeches (1945-1948); photographs. Gerow was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1911; commanded the 29th Infantry Division in Europe, 1942-43; and in July 1943 was named commander of the V Corps, which he lead in all its operations from the landing on Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944, to 15 January 1945. Material complementary to this collection is located in his VMI alumni file. For additional information about these papers, consult the detailed guide. Selected full text documents and images VMI cadetship:Gerow's letter accepting appointment to VMI View Eisenhower correspondence, including:1941 July 28, (G) to Eisenhower (E)1942 April 19, G to E1942 July 16,E to G1943 Feb 15, G to E1943 Feb 24, E to G1945 July 13, E to GView Photographs, including:Gerow as VMI Cadet, 1911Gen. George C. Marshall (VMI Class of 1901) with General Staff,Washington DC, 1941; Gerow is at far left.Gerow visits ranger training in Scotland, Barnard Castle, Feb. 1944.Gerow, Dec. 1944, Battle of the BulgeWalking with Gen. Eisenhower, ca. 1945.Receiving decoration from Gen. Eisenhower, ca. 1945Receiving French Legion of Honor, March 1945.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:03:21 AM8/6/2007 10:43:42 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLeonard T. Gerow Papers937A10330False06/13/2012 09:03:21 AM8/6/2007 10:43:42 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00100Gerow/Leonard_T__Gerow_Papers/5155ContentLetter 1863 May 11/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/Letter_1863_May_11/John Garibaldi Civil War Papers Manuscript# 284 Letter, May 11, 1863, to wife Sarah. The Battle of Chancellorsville Garibaldi Papers top level           Civil War Resources  Camp Near Fredericksburg Va. May 11, 1863 Dear Wife Having somewhat leisure time to write toJohn Garibaldi Civil War PapersManuscript# 284Letter, May 11, 1863, to wife Sarah.Death of Stonewall Jackson & the Battle of ChancellorsvilleGaribaldi Papers top level           More about the death of Stonewall Jackson Camp Near Fredericksburg Va.May 11, 1863Dear Wife:Having somewhat leisure time to write to you this beautiful monday evening I will seat myself down to write you these few lines in order to let you know that I am well and hope that when these few lines will come to hands they may find you enjoying the same blessings. I have written you a letter last weak but not knowing whether you received it or not I thought I would write you this present one, as I have chance to send it to Covington by Mr. Lamby.We have had some very hard time begining from the 29 of last month up to the about the six of May. On the 29th of last month we left our winter quarters on account of the enemy having crossed the Rappahannock and marched up to Hamilton's crossing about eight miles distant. There we slept two nights in a wheat field. It rained nearly all the time and we were to lay out and take it. On the first of May, in the morning, having learned that the enemy, or part of it, had crossed higher up the river about thirty miles, and was marching down on the Fredericksburg plank road, aiming to flank the crest of hills surrounding Fredericksburg, our division and some other divisions with it started up the river on the plank road on which the enemy was coming down and slept that {there} on the battle field where the enemy had been repulsed by the advance of our army. The next morning we started again, and mile or two brought us up in front of the enemy. There we halted for about an hour, and afterward left the main road and took a small county road to left, we marched about twelve miles leaving the enemy at our right, and got in the rear in the evening at about two or three o'clock, where the yankees didn't expect us to attack them.There the fighting commenced. One of our division took the front and drove the enemy for about two or three miles, drove the yankees out of their breastworks but fortunately for us that them breastworks were not made to defend themselves in the rear, but they were made to defend themselves in front where the enemy expected us to attack them, they took several batteries and good many prisoners.They made several charges on us during Saturday night but they were repulsed all the time and we took that night a whole brigade and their general prisoners. We spended the whole of Saturday night drawn up in line of battle and changing positions. Sunday morning found our Brigade drawn in line of battle in as very thick bushes and small timber at the enemy's right, and at about day light, or may be little after, they commenced cannonading over our head and it looked like that they had commenced early in the morning just for a day's work, but fortunately for us that their balls [and] shells went all over our heads, and none of our Brigade got killed in that place that I have heard.At about eight o'clock the enemy moved all his infantry forces on our right in order to overpower us and [cut] their way through us and commenced the firing of small arms, and we were then moved to the right where the enemy was presing the most, and there we were engaged twice. The first time we were engaged we lost our Brigadier General, and in about 15 minutes we were ordered to fall back and then we fell back behind the breastworks behind which the enemy had been dislodged by our sharpshooters about fifteen or twenty minutes before. And while we were thus laying behind them breastworks which were built by the enemy the night previous General Stuart rode by and our Brigade gave them three cheers, and he then told us to advance.We then went in again and ran the enemy for about a quarter of a mile and ran them out of two lines of entrenchments, but without no little loss, we took several pieces of cannons, some prisoners and several artillery horses. Out of twenty two hundred of our Brigade there was six hundred and twelve killed and wounded, and out of about thirty five out of our company there was nine killed and wounded. Our orderly Sergeant was killed dead on the battle field. His name was William Scanlon. He was an Irishman and a good Soldier who had been through all the war of Mexico and was a very steady soldier. Another one, a little fellow who came as a substitute [illegible] by the name of John Archy was mortally wounded in the head and died two or three days after. William Evans was wounded somewhere above the knee and it is feared that he will not live. Another fellow by the name of Caleb Griffith was wounded in the nexk, but he is going about and there is no danger of him. James H. Forbes was wounded in the arm but it is thought that he will get better. Isaac Reynolds was wounded somewhere in the leg and he is going about. Lee A. B. Terry was wounded in the wrist but he will get better, and I expect that he is come home and he'll tell you the same news I do. Colonel James K. Edmondson of our regiment had his army cut off.General T. J. Jackson died day before yesterday at about one o'clock in the afternoon. He did not die on account of his wound, he die of the newmony {pneumonia}. He was wounded early on the Saturday night the second of May, it is said by our men. When the enemy was making them charges on us he accidently or some how or other happened to be between our men and the enemy in one of them charges with several other Generals, and they rode toward our lines. At the approach of the enemy and of his musketry and our men hearing such noise through the bushes thought it was the enemy's cavalry and they fired into them wounding two Generals and a Colonel.Yesterday there was an escort of honor of about two hundred and fifty detailed out of our Brigade to accompany General Jackson's corpse to Richmond and I was one among them, but before we could march down to Guinea Station about eight miles distant from our camp, the remains of our General had been removed on the Rail Road and so we were about an hour too late.We took about ten thousand yankee prisoners, thirty pieces of Artillery and about forty thousand stands of small arms. There is no end to the knapsacks that the enemy left behind him on the battle field, there was knapsacks enough I believe to supply our whole army. They principally full of crackers and they came to play pretty well with us as our rations ran out the day before. They had eight days of provisions with them, they had brought not much clothing with them only a change of underclothes, [and] their portofolios full of writing paper and envelops to write letters at home after the battle, and their pen and ink. All that I did get is a portfolio with paper and envelops in it, some yankee postage stamps, some crackers, a pair of clean new drawers, some ink and an oil cloth coat. Our men have now plenty of oil clothes, and fear rain no more. After our men had done picked up all the oil clothes and blankets and overcoats there was any quantity still left on the ground tramped in the mud.Our whole loss was estimated at eight thousand. The battle is now over for the present and we are now encamped stationary for a while resting but we don't know how long we shall remain here. It is believed that the enemy will try some where else before long and if he did seek refuge across the Rappahannock, it is believed he will make his appearance again as balloon has been seen now for two days in succession, viewing this side of the river.Mr. Lamby is here now and he is now going to start so I will finish my writing by giving you my best respects and remain your affectionate husband untill death, John Garibaldi.Give my best respects to elder Lee Pursinger and you might let him read this letter just for information sake. Enclosed you will find two or three yankee postage stamps just for you keepsake.Write to me as soon as you get this and direct your letters as you did before. I saw George Poor after the fight and he wasn't hurt but I hadn't time to speak to him long. He sends you all his best respects. So Good by. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:38:57 AM7/27/2007 1:33:53 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLetter 1863 May 11833A10330False06/13/2012 10:38:57 AM7/27/2007 01:33:53 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00284Garibaldi/Letter_1863_May_11/5179ContentLetter, 1863 May 18/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/Letter,_1863_May_18/Fulkerson Family Papers Manuscript#0363 Letter, Abram Fulkerson to his wife, Selina 1863 May 18 Fulkerson Papers top level        Civil War Resources  RE  Death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson  Cumberland Gap May 18, 1863 My dear wife Your last kind letter was recdFulkerson Family PapersManuscript#0363Letter, Abram Fulkerson to his wife, Selina1863 May 18Fulkerson Papers top level        Civil War Letters & Diaries Home RE: Death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson Cumberland GapMay 18, 1863 My dear wife-Your last kind letter was recd by friday's mail. Your dear letters are my greatest pleasure and do away in a great measure with the horror of separation. The frequency with which we can communicate with each other is a rich blessing and brings us as if we're almost together.One of our pickets came in the other day and reported that a Mr. Davis was at the lines and desired to enter. This report took me very much by surprise, for although you had mentioned the probability of his coming yet I did not look for him. He only stayed a few hours. After dinner (a very poor one without apology to him) I went [around] to show him some of the curiosities of Cumberland Gap, which he seemed to think would compensate any one for making the visit. He went back up the valley and expected to get home by Wednesday next. Will see you Sunday, if not sooner.The intelligence of the death of Gen. Jackson came upon us like a shock. We feel that his death is a national calamity. The poorest soldiers among us appreciated his worth - loved the man, and mourn his loss. I knew him well.1 He was my preceptor for more than four years and whilst during that time I did not appreciate the man, as school [schoolboys?]are not like to do, yet I always had great reverence for the man on account of his piety & uprightness of character. Among the many heroes of this revolution, none have lived so much adored, none have died so much deplored, and none have left a character as spotless as that of Stonewall Jackson. Could his life have been spared till the close of this cruel war, the unanimous voice of a grateful people would have proclaimed him chief ruler of the nation. But God has seen proper to take him from us, and what He does is right and for the best. It is [illegible] therefore that we make the sacrifice cheerfully, th'o we cannot see why our country should be deprived of his services at his her hour of greatest need.I have no news of importance more than you will see in the papers. The news from Ky is vague and unreliable. It is reported and believed that there are three or four Regmts at Barboursville, 30 miles distant. That Burnsides is preparing to invade E. Tenn. on a large scale there seems no longer to be any doubt. A southern woman the wife of a Lincolnite told Mrs. Patterson today that a runner had just come across the mountain to tell the Union people, they must stay at home, that the Feds would be in, in about three weeks, that where they were found absent it would be an evidence of disloyalty. I will not be surprised if they make an effort about that time.Mr. Patterson started to the R.R. today - is going to the salt works. I asked him to stop and see you all, but he would not promise. No prospect of any goods yet. Do you want any money? When you need money or any thing else you must not fail to let me know. My love to mother & Kate. Write often,Your affectionate husband AF.1Jackson was a professor at VMI during Fulkerson's cadetship.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:07:59 AM7/27/2007 2:56:08 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLetter, 1863 May 18837A10330False06/18/2012 11:07:59 AM7/27/2007 02:56:08 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/Letter,_1863_May_18/5487ContentLexington Arsenal Records, 1793-1839/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Lexington_Arsenal_Records,_1793-1839/Lexington Arsenal and Virginia Militia Records 1702; 1793-1839 Manuscript #00244 View Original Documents Manuscripts top level   About this Collection   In 1816 the Virginia legislature provided for the establishment of three arsenals to care for the state's accumulation of munitions. One of the three wLexington Arsenal and Virginia Militia RecordsManuscript # 244VMI History & Cadet Life Manuscripts top level View the CollectionMilitia Regimental Returns, 1795-1802 Militia Appointment Documents, 1793 and 1797 Other Militia Documents, 1702-1814 Lexington Arsenal Financial Records, Payroll Lexington Arsenal Financial Records, Accounts Lexington Arsenal Financial Records, Receipts Lexington Arsenal Guard Returns and Muster Rolls Lexington Arsenal Enlistment Documents  About this CollectionIn 1816 the Virginia legislature provided for the establishment of three arsenals to care for the state's accumulation of munitions. One of the three was constructed in Lexington, Virginia, on the site of what is now the Virginia Military Institute. The arsenal opened in 1818 under the command of Captain James Paxton, and the guard stationed there was responsible for approximately 30,000 stand of arms. Although the size of the detachment stationed at the Lexington Arsenal varied somewhat from year to year, it generally consisted of the captain, a sergeant, one or two corporals, ten to thirteen privates, and a few employees among whom were musicians. This arrangement was maintained until 1839, when the Virginia Military Institute opened on the site of the arsenal and the arsenal guard was replaced by the new VMI cadets.The collection consists of two series. The first series contains miscellaneous records (1702; 1793-1814) relating to the Virginia Militia, including regimental returns for various militia units. This material pre-dates the establishment of the state arsenal at Lexington, Virginia, but the documents were found among the Lexington arsenal records also contained in this collection. Two of the documents date from the British colonial period (1702).The second series (1819-1839) contains 30 items concerning the operation of the state arsenal at Lexington, Virginia. Included are payrolls and other financial records, guard returns and muster rolls, and two enlistment documents.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:27:06 AM7/30/2007 1:26:35 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLexington Arsenal Records, 1793-1839875A10330False06/13/2012 10:27:06 AM7/30/2007 01:26:35 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Lexington_Arsenal_Records,_1793-1839/7653ContentLightfoot Civil War letter home/Archives/Manuscripts/00448Lightfoot/Lightfoot_Civil_War_letter_home/Charles E. Lightfoot Civil War Letter 1865 March 17 Manuscript #00448 Civil War Letters and Diaries Home About this Collection Charles E. Lightfoot (b. 1834 d. 1878) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1854. During the Civil War, heCharles E. Lightfoot Civil War LetterManuscript #00448 Civil War Letters and Diaries top level About this CollectionCharles E. Lightfoot (b. 1834 d. 1878) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1854. During the Civil War, he served in the 6th and 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiments, and in the Richmond, Virginia artillery defense forces. Both before and after the war he was a teacher. He died at Culpeper, Virginia in 1878.  The collection consists of a one page letter, dated 1865 March 17, written by Lightfoot from Headquarters, Artillery Defenses, Richmond, Virginia. The letter is addressed to Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, brother and staff officer to General Richard S. Ewell. Lightfoot asks for a clarification of command responsibility for Richmond's artillery defenses, stating that the present command situation places him in conflict with Lt. Col. Carter M. Braxton. General Ewell's reply, via Col. Ewell, appears on the reverse of the letter. Both the original document and a transcription are viewable below.View the original documentRead the full text transcription belowHdQrs Artillery DefencesMarch 17/65Col B. S. EwellA.A.GSir:I respectfully ask to be informed as to Lt. Col. Braxton's position in this command, and what relations are to exist between him and myself. It is evident that to avoid confusion either that he should report to me or I to him. I am his senior and am, by your order, in command of the Artillery Dfcs. It is impossible, under the circumstances, for me to be at all times correctly informed as to number and position of the guns manned upon the line. Lt. Col. Braxton will of course change the position of the men whenever he sees fit.I am ColonelVery respyYr obt servantC. E. LightfootLt. Col.Notations on reverse of letter HdQrs Artillery DfsMarch 17/65Lt. Col C. E. LightfootAsking information with regard to Lt. Col. Braxton's position in this command.General Ewell's Reply via his adjutant and older brother, Benjamin S. Ewell HdQr Dept Richmond, March 17th 1865Respectfully returned to Lt. Col Lightfoot. Until Lt. Col Braxton is regularly relieved the command of the Arty defenses will be divided. From the Auburn Pike to the Mechanicsville Pike will be under Col. Lightfoot's command & the remainder of the Line west to the James under that of Col. Braxton.By order of Lt. Genl EwellBy Bnj. S. EwellCol. & A. A Genl1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:23:06 AM8/13/2007 9:11:42 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLightfoot Civil War letter home1165A10330False06/19/2012 09:23:06 AM8/13/2007 09:11:42 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00448Lightfoot/Lightfoot_Civil_War_letter_home/15027LibraryItemLightfoot Letter. View original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00448Lightfoot/00448_Vieworiginal.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 10:45:16 AM9/24/2007 10:45:16 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLightfoot Letter. View original1165A10330False09/24/2007 10:45:16 AM9/24/2007 10:45:16 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00448Lightfoot/00448_Vieworiginal.pdf3949ContentLocal History Manuscripts/Archives/Manuscripts/Local_History_Manuscripts/Lexington, Rockbridge County and Shenandoah ValleyLetters, Diaries, Manuscripts.Local & Regional History;& Misc. ManuscriptsOther Sections of the Guide: Letters, Diaries, & Manuscripts HomeLexington, Virginia Census 1860 and 1870. Transcribed and annotated by Edwin. L. Dooley, Jr. Bank of Virginia document. (MS#057)One bank document, issued on August 4, 1840 from the Buchanan office of the Bank of Virginia to Jacob M. Ruff, Proctor of Washington College. The notice states that Ruff, as co-signer for J.W. Pettigrew who cannot make payment, is responsible for repaying the sum of $825.Alexander S. Brown letters  (MS #0217)Two letters from Washington College student Alexander S. Brown to his sister, dated 1846 September 20 & 1848 September 7. The 1846 letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff.Bushong Family Ledger  (MS #0329)Ledger-daybook (7.5 in. x 6 in. x 3/4 in., ca. 252 pages) that belonged to the Bushong family of New Market, Virginia. First section contains entries (1843-1853) by Jacob Bushong; later entries (1879-1903) are by Jacob's grandson, William F. Bushong. Bulk contains listing of daily expenses; also included are recipes and misc. notes. The Bushong family owned the land on which the Battle of New Market took place (May 15, 1864); their farmhouse is preserved as part of the New Market Battlefield Historical Park.Charles Carroll documents.   (MS #411).Miscellaneous financial papers (7 items, 1770-1826) of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland statesman, a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Included are receipts and other documents relating to business transactions.Chew Family Account book. (MS#359)Account book (8 x 6 x 1/2 inches; ca. 154 p.) of unidentified member of the Chew family from the Shenandoah Valley region in Virginia. Entries (1834-1883); most pre-1860), include itemized accounts of customers for a variety of goods and services; including carpentry, shoemaking, hauling; list of expenses; notes about crops and cattle; clippings; recipe.Eliza Clinedinst Crim correspondence  (MS #0234)Correspondence and postcards (approximately 12 items) of Eliza Clinedinst Crim, "Mother of the New Market Corps." Mrs. Crim writes to Charles M. Wesson, James B. Baylor, and others; the letters contain reminiscences about the Battle of New Market and various VMI alumni. Also miscellaneous other items.College of Avranches scrapbook  (MS #0322)Scrapbook presented to the Virginia Military Institute by the students of the College of Avranches (France) "as a token of their gratitude to General Patton, the Liberator of Avranches." Contains drawings, photographs, postcards and maps detailing the history of the town from its founding through the end of World War II.Alfred duPont letter  (MS #0303)One letter (April 27, 1844) from Alfred V. DuPont to Captain Alfred Mordecai (U.S. Ordnance Dept) discussing the testing of an unspecified weapon.Charles M. Figgat collection  (MS #0283)Charles M. Figgat was the cashier at the Bank of Lexington who embezzled over $145,000 and fled on February 14, 1895. Figgat's actions forced the closure of the bank and adversely affected the local economy; VMI incurred significant losses. The collection contains a reward notice distributed after Figgat fled; 10 cancelled checks from local banks, 1870-1871, bearing Figgat's signature; and one petition to the Lexington school trustees endorsing Jacob Fuller for a teaching position, signed by Figgat and other citizens.Giles Gunn Papers  (MS #0292)The collection consists of five letters, 1848-1854, written by Giles Gunn, a teacher from Connecticut who was working in Lexington, Virginia during the mid-nineteenth century. The letters are addressed to Gunn's family in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He describes his teaching duties, events at the Virginia Military Institute (Finals , 1848, including a description of the VMI band; the murder of cadet Thomas Blackburn, 1854), and life in Lexington (schools, religion, rumor of a slave uprising, 1851).Henkel Family letters. (MS # 374)      Full text 4 wartime letters concerning Henkel and Kagey families of New Market, Virginia. Jan. 2, 1863, Confederate soldier David Henkel (Price's Light Artillery) to his brother; discusses wounding of Capt. George W. Wooding; winter quarters. June 19, 1863, David to brother; on march to Maryland; needs money. 1863 Nov. 7, Mary Kagey of New Market to her brother David Kagey, a student at the University of Virginia; discusses family news, domestic matters, news of soldiers' capture. Jan. 15, 1864, Abram Henkel to David Kagey; discusses news from family and friends; yankees at Martinsburg & Winchester; substitutes in army. 2 undated documents signed by Solon P.C. Henkel, M.D. for reimbursement for goods taken from his farm by Union soldiers and for medical supplies used while he cared for Union soldiers at the Federal hospital in New Market.Historic American Buildings Survey for Lexington, Virginia  (MS #0296)The collection includes plans, photographs and descriptive text documenting selected Lexington and Rockbridge Country (Virginia) buildings which were included in the Historic American Buildings Survey. The Survey was conducted under the auspices of the National Park Service and the original records are located in the Library of Congress. The collection includes the following: Plans (oversized) of the Alexander-Withrow House, Reid-White House, Stono, Stono office, Winterview Farm Log Cabin. 2. Photos and/or text for the Alexander-Withrow House, VMI Barracks, Baxter House, Central Hotel, Covered Bridge, Jacob Ruff House, Lee Chapel, Main St., Miller's Mill, Pendleton-Coles House, Railroad Station, Reid-White House, Sheridan Livery, Stone House, Stono, VMI Superintendent's Quarters, Thorn Hill, Troubadour Theatre, Washington Hall (at Washington and Lee University), Willson-Walker House, and Winterview Farm Log Cabin.Mary Wilson Irwin sketchbooks. (MS #039)The collection consists of two sketchbooks (1897 & 1914), ca. 20 pages each, containing pencil drawings by Mary Wilson Irwin. No information about the artist is available. Subjects include the Virginia Military Institute; Washington and Lee University; Lexington, Virginia scenes; children. Some drawings bear inscription "MWI" and/or short description.Thomas Johnson document  (MS #0385)One page manuscript, dated May 10, 1707, Augusta County, Virginia. The document is a handwritten version of a newspaper advertisement signed by Thomas Johnson; he requests help in locating two stray horses and offers a reward for their return.Jordan Family collection  (MS #0238)Notebook, correspondence, and notes containing genealogical information about the John Jordan family of Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Jordan, a builder and brickmason active in Lexington during the early nineteenth century, was responsible for the construction of several of the town's most notable buildings. The collection also includes photographs of Col. John Jordan and his son John.Lee family documents  (MS #0237)Miscellaneous papers (13 items) of Robert E. Lee and Mary Custis Lee, including 4 holograph Robert E. Lee letters; 4 other documents bearing Lee's signature; presentation and other items signed by Mrs. Lee; and one letter (1926) from Mrs. William B. Anderson to Sydney B. Williamson relating the history of a quilt made by Mrs. Lee.Lee-Jackson Foundation Collection.  (MS #0288)A collection of approximately 50 miscellaneous unrelated manuscripts (1744 - 1908; bulk 19th century), donated by the Lee-Jackson Foundation in conjunction with their gift of the Jackson Papers (MS #0102). The items, primarily autograph letters, were purchased at various times by the Foundation; many date from the Civil War or bear the signatures of Civil War era notables.Lexington Arsenal and Virginia Militia Records  (MS #0244)  Full text  An arsenal was completed at Lexington, Virginia in 1818 and some weapons and gunpowder were transferred there from the armory in Richmond. After the Virginia Military Institute was opened on the site of the arsenal in November 1839, the cadets served as guards for the arsenal, and regular troops were no longer stationed there. This collection contains 47 items, 1702-1839, concerning the operation of the Lexington Arsenal, various regiments of the Virginia Militia stationed in Lexington, and some militia records that pre-date the establishment of the arsenal. Documents include regimental returns, a register of the guard, garrison orders, accounts and payrolls, and appointment documents.Martin Family letters.  (MS# 0157)Martin Family papers, 2 items. Letter from 14 year old Hattie to her mother Susan, of Winchester, VA, written while Hattie was visiting relatives in Lexington, Virginia (undated, ca. 1851); she sends general news of visit. Also letter (November 5, 1851) to Rev. John Martin from his father-in-law John Ruff, relating Lexington news; topics include street improvements.James M. Mason papers.   (MS #409)Correspondence (1831-1865, bulk 1831-1855; 7 items) of James M. Mason, United States legislator and Confederate diplomat. The collection consists of miscellaneous letters concerning personal financial matters and other personal business; one letter to Mr. Dallas, dated August 11, 1855, relates to presidential politics.McCormack, Rodney. Collection. (MS #503) McCormack (Class of 1957) was a collector who acquired VMI & local ephemera, misc. documents etc. This collection 1 folder of items connected to Lexington/Rockbridge Co. history from various eras.McDonald Family letter   (MS #0211)Biographical note:   John Alexander McDonald, b. 1868 Durant, MS; VMI Class of 1889; physician; d. 1930, Lexington MS.  Descriptive note:   One letter dated November 8, 1886, to Cadet John A. McDonald from his sister, Annie. The letter contains primarily family news, but is difficult to read because of extensive water damage (this item was found in the VMI Barracks in 1936, during construction work).Daniel Morgan papers.   (MS #0407)Miscellaneous papers (6 items, 1788-1800) of Virginia Revolutionary War soldier General Daniel Morgan. Includes document dated 5 August 1788 concerning issue of "lands set apart for the Continental Line of Virginia;" and various memoranda of agreement concerning land sold by Daniel.Price Family Account Book /Price's Artillery Company roster.   (MS #342)   Full text Primarily account book of Shenadoah Valley farmers Jacob & Berryman Price of New Market, Virginia, 1845-1874. Includes roster of the unit known as Price's Light Artillery, commanded by Captain Berryman Zirkle Price.Rockbridge County Sheriff's bond. (MS#051)Bond document, 1829, for Rockbridge County, Virginia Sheriff Joseph Allen. Signed by James McDowell and other citizens of the county.George W. Rosenberger papers  (MS #0387)George W. Rosenberger (1823-1902) was a farmer and cattle breeder in New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, and in Rockingham County, Virginia. His farm was active in the mid to late 19th century. The papers, (32 items, 1854-1884), consist of documents relating to the breeding and sale of cattle, 1854-1870's; Confederate government "tax in kind" assessment documents, 1864; miscellaneous Civil War documents, largely pertaining to Rosenberger's hiring of Abner Canada to serve as his substitute in Confederate Army; one Confederate bond, 1863, $500 denomination; 7 daguerreotypes of family members and cattle; 2 Rosenberger family photograph albums, ca. 1860-1880, containing images of various family members.John A. Saum account books and diary  (MS #0383)Biographical note:  John Addison Saum, 1837-1878, of Edinburg, Shenandoah Co. Virginia; Confederate soldier; founder of Saum and Brother hardware in Edinburg.  Descriptive note: 3 notebooks, 1864-1880, containing financial accounts (business and personal), notes, and a few diary entries written by John A. Saum and his brother Joseph. The most notable diary entries are dated May-June 1864, including a very brief account of the Battle of New Market.Waller Family Papers (MS #0484). Additional Information & GuideThe collection contains correspondence (1821-1849) to and from various members of the William M. Waller family of Amherst County, Virginia.Weather Observation Reports, Lexington, Virginia  (MS #0335)Collection consists of forms filled in by official weather station observers at the Virginia Military Institute, where the local station is located. The official observer has traditionally been a VMI Faculty member. The data is reported to the National Weather Service. Incomplete data for Oct. 1918, March 1920, December 1923, November 1927, June 1928, May 1938, and March 1949-December 1950. Data for August 1912 are illegible.Wise Family letters  (MS #0248)Miscellaneous incoming and outgoing correspondence (13 items) of Henry Alexander Wise, Governor of Virginia from 1856-1860. The letters are dated November 1859 through March 1861 and concern personal and family matters. Correspondents include Wises' third wife, Mary Lyons Wise, his nephews Tully and John Wise, and his son O. Jennings Wise. Also included is one unrelated letter (1813 July 19) from George Wise to Tully Wise, in which he describes the destruction by the British of his Norfolk County, Virginia plantation.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/9/2014 9:16:50 AM7/16/2007 1:20:50 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobLocal History Manuscripts438A10330False06/9/2014 09:16:50 AM7/16/2007 01:20:50 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Local_History_Manuscripts/4294972361ContentManuscripts Complete List Summary/Archives/Manuscripts/Manuscripts_Complete_List_Summary/ Manuscripts Complete List Summary1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM4/11/2012 9:59:26 AM11/10/2010 10:12:43 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMJulieSandridgeManuscripts Complete List Summary438A10330False04/11/2012 09:59:26 AM11/10/2010 10:12:43 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Manuscripts_Complete_List_Summary/3723ContentManuscripts Home/Archives/Manuscripts/Manuscripts_Home/Letters, Diaries, & other Manuscripts   The VMI Archives currently contains more than 450 manuscript collections Letters, diaries, and other personal papers. Among our holdings are the papers of Stonewall Jackson and Matthew Fontaine Maury correspondence of soldiers who served inLetters, Diaries, & ManuscriptsCollections in the VMI Archives The VMI Archives currently contains more than 500 manuscript collections: Letters, diaries, and other personal papers. Among our holdings are the papers of Stonewall Jackson and Matthew Fontaine Maury; correspondence of soldiers who served in the Civil War; modern military history collections, including the Cold War Oral History Project; letters, diaries, and scrapbooks documenting cadet life and Institute history; and documents relating to the history of the Shenandoah Valley. Many of our collections are available online in full-text format, and complete descriptions of all manuscript holdings are located in the Manuscripts Guide below.The VMI Archives includes many holdings in addition to manuscripts. See the Archives home page for links to our other resources. For more information about any of our collections, please contact the archives.Online Manuscripts Guide This guide, divided into five sections, consists of descriptions of individual manuscript collections and includes links to full or selected text, online finding aids, or other additional web information when available. Within each section, look for the Full textFull Text designation, and follow the link to additional online material. If a collection in which you are interested is not yet online in full-text format, contact us for photocopies.Institute History and Cadet Life Civil War Military History & Oral History Project Faculty and Alumni Papers Local History: Lexington and Rockbridge County, VirginiaShenandoah Valley; Miscellaneous other manuscripts1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/27/2011 11:18:12 AM7/10/2007 4:47:35 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobManuscripts Home438A10330False010/27/2011 11:18:12 AM7/10/2007 04:47:35 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Manuscripts_Home/15023LibraryItemMartin Letter. Read full text./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00406Martin/ms00406_transcription.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 9:53:42 AM9/24/2007 9:53:42 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMartin Letter. Read full text.1163A10330False09/24/2007 09:53:42 AM9/24/2007 09:53:42 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00406Martin/ms00406_transcription.pdf15021LibraryItemMartin Letter. View original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00406Martin/ms00406.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 9:53:17 AM9/24/2007 9:53:17 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMartin Letter. View original1163A10330False09/24/2007 09:53:17 AM9/24/2007 09:53:17 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00406Martin/ms00406.pdf21909LibraryItemMarvin Anderson World War II Papers. KIA Tunisia, North Africa, 1943./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00472Anderson/AndersonMJWorldWarII.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM4/17/2008 3:16:03 PM4/17/2008 3:16:03 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMarvin Anderson World War II Papers. KIA Tunisia, North Africa, 1943.2379A10330False04/17/2008 03:16:03 PM4/17/2008 03:16:03 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00472Anderson/AndersonMJWorldWarII.pdf19209ContentMatthew Fontaine Maury Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00103Maury/Matthew_Fontaine_Maury_Papers_Home/Matthew Fontaine Maury Papers The collection contains the personal correspondence of Matthew Fontaine Maury (b. 1806 d. 1873), oceanographer, Confederate States Navy Commander, and educator. Letters (bulk 1857 1872 ca. 148 items) written by MFM to various members of hisMatthew Fontaine Maury PapersJump to Full Text Papers & Detailed Guide   Biographical SummaryMatthew Fontaine Maury (b. 1806 d. 1873), naval officer and oceanographer known as the "Pathfinder of the Seas," was notable for his pioneering scientific work in the fields of navigation, hydrography, and meteorology. He joined the United States Navy at age 19 and in 1842 was named head of the Navy's hydrographical office and of the United State Naval Observatory. Beginning in the 1830's, he published a number of significant works on the Gulf Stream, ocean currents, and navigation, and was involved in research concerning deep-sea sounding and transoceanic cables. A native of Virginia, Maury resigned his commission as Commander in the U. S. Navy at the outbreak of Civil War in April 1861. He entered the Confederate Navy and undertook research in the new technology of torpedo warfare; he was subsequently ordered to England as a special agent with instructions to purchase ships for the Confederate government. At war's end he was enroute to the United States with a cargo of torpedo equipment when, upon arriving in port at Havana, he learned that the war had ended. Maury then went to Mexico, where he served Emperor Maximilian and worked to encourage the colonization of Mexico byfamilies from the defeated Confederacy. In 1866he returned to England where he worked until 1868. The last five years of Maury's life were spent as a Professor of Physics at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. At VMI, Maury did not have regular classroom duties, but instead gave occasional lectures to the cadets and was primarily involved in overseeing an extensive physical survey of Virginia. He died in 1873. The Maury PapersThe papers consist of letters written by Maury to various members of his family, primarily daughter Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin ("Nannie"), son-in-law Spotswood Wellford Corbin, and wife Ann Herndon Maury. Other correspondents include Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, and Empress Carlotta. In addition to personal and domestic matters, topics include Maury's lecture series, his career at the National Observatory in Washington, D.C., Confederate service in Richmond, activities in England, colonization efforts in Mexico, and his professorship at the Virginia Military Institute.Read the Papers 1840; 1857-1858 1859-1860 1861-1862 1863-1864 1865 (Mexico) 1866-1867 1868 1869 1870-1872 Related: Letters in VMI's official records- Superintendent's correspondence, 1855-1862Detailed guide to the papersFamily members mentioned in the letters, including nicknames 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:04:05 AM12/6/2007 2:49:23 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMatthew Fontaine Maury Papers Home2133A10330False06/13/2012 09:04:05 AM12/6/2007 02:49:23 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00103Maury/Matthew_Fontaine_Maury_Papers_Home/20031LibraryItemMaury Family 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McCoy letters 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment VMI Archives Manuscript #0393 1863 October 25 Context note--From October 19-November 7, 1863, the Regiment was in camp near Brandy Station. The troops continued to dismantle the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, sending1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/23/2007 2:45:19 PM8/23/2007 2:32:03 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMcCoy_fulltext1555A1033F3D7598D-6810-4695-BD3A-13DED59D9797http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/adobe-pdf.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1555/F3D7598D-6810-4695-BD3A-13DED59D9797.pdfpdfhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/adobe-pdf.png0application/pdfFalse093f0204e56bf4044bc5b97cce0c9da3d4.pdf8/23/2007 02:45:19 PM8/23/2007 02:32:03 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1555/F3D7598D-6810-4695-BD3A-13DED59D9797.pdf12213106McCoy-letter-detail/assets/0/430/438/1555/22d12cf0-56e1-4166-a0b1-a11bff86fd75.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/23/2007 2:35:04 PM8/23/2007 2:35:03 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMcCoy-letter-detail1555A103322D12CF0-56E1-4166-A0B1-A11BFF86FD75http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1555/22D12CF0-56E1-4166-A0B1-A11BFF86FD75.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse00c8065592e4543168442002baec9365f1.jpg8/23/2007 02:35:04 PM8/23/2007 02:35:03 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1555/22D12CF0-56E1-4166-A0B1-A11BFF86FD75.jpg8155ContentMerritt Civil War Letters./Archives/Manuscripts/00337Merritt/Merritt_Civil_War_Letters_/Civil War Cadet Life & the Battle of New Market James L. Merritt letters VMI Archives Manuscript #337 Civil War Letters & Diaries home    Read the Full text of the James Merritt Letters November 23, 1863, written from VMI. Civil WarCivil War Cadet Life & the Battle of New MarketJames L. Merritt lettersManuscript #337Civil War Letters & Diaries home    Read the Full text Merritt LettersNovember 21, 1863, written from VMI.Civil War cadet life. "I am very tired of this place as I don't get enough to eat very often"May 16, 1864, from New Market.Written the day after the Battle of New Market; reports that he has been wounded in the stomach.James Love Merritt, from Lawrenceville, Virginia, was born in September 1845. He was the son of W. H. E Merritt and Elizabeth Willis Goode. Merritt matriculated at VMI on August 6, 1863, and on May 15, 1864, he took part in the Battle of New Market as a private in Cadet Company C. He was seriously wounded in the battle and did not return to the Institute. Following the Civil War, he pursued a career in civil engineering and subsequently settled on his farm near Lawrenceville. Merritt never married; his closest relative was Howard Jeffries Merritt, a member of the VMI Class of 1868. He died at his home on March 18, 1911. The Merritt papers consist of two letters, both written to his father.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:00:55 AM8/14/2007 11:04:51 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMerritt Civil War Letters.1231A10330False06/18/2012 11:00:55 AM8/14/2007 11:04:51 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00337Merritt/Merritt_Civil_War_Letters_/8143106Merritt handwriting/assets/0/430/438/1231/04cd5ad3-270e-4929-961c-e529c5d444f9.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/14/2007 10:58:38 AM8/14/2007 10:56:37 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMerritt handwriting1231A103304CD5AD3-270E-4929-961C-E529C5D444F9http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1231/04CD5AD3-270E-4929-961C-E529C5D444F9.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse054096e6b1ccb46129bd2599ceda2a69f2.jpg8/14/2007 10:58:38 AM8/14/2007 10:56:37 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1231/04CD5AD3-270E-4929-961C-E529C5D444F9.jpg8141106Merritt letter detail/assets/0/430/438/1231/dcca2f51-5edb-4574-9f50-7a62e62c96f1.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/14/2007 10:57:49 AM8/14/2007 10:56:22 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMerritt letter detail1231A1033DCCA2F51-5EDB-4574-9F50-7A62E62C96F1http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1231/DCCA2F51-5EDB-4574-9F50-7A62E62C96F1.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0b243c7c6a463434a8872e171b33501da2.jpg8/14/2007 10:57:49 AM8/14/2007 10:56:22 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1231/DCCA2F51-5EDB-4574-9F50-7A62E62C96F1.jpg14715LibraryItemMerritt Letters Full Text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00337Merritt/Merritt_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 9:45:41 AM9/20/2007 9:45:41 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMerritt Letters Full Text1231A10330False09/20/2007 09:45:41 AM9/20/2007 09:45:41 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00337Merritt/Merritt_fulltext.pdf12237ContentMichael Harman Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00397Harman/Michael_Harman_Civil_War_Papers/A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives Michael G. Harman Papers Quartermaster, Staunton, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley) VMI Archives Manuscript #0397 Civil War Resources top level  Description Civil War letters (6 items July October 1861) of Lt. Col. Michael G.Michael G. Harman Civil War PapersQuartermaster, Staunton, Virginia (Shenandoah Valley)Manuscript #0397Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Description  Civil War letters (6 items; July-October 1861) of Lt. Col. Michael G. Harman, written from Headquarters, Staunton, Virginia, where Harman was Quartermaster. The letters were written primarily to General Henry R. Jackson, headquartered at Monterey. The letters concern supplies of corn, clothing, horses and other items; transportation problems; and other Quartermaster Department problems. Harman, born in Augusta County in 1823, operated stage lines and was the proprietor of a hotel before the war. During the Civil War, he served as QM in Staunton from April 1861-Jan. 1862; elected Lt. Col. 52nd Virginia Infantry 8/19/1861 and served in a dual capacity until resigning his commission as QM 1/8/1862; elected Colonel of 52nd Virginia in May 1862; wounded; resigned June 1863 due to disability; served as QM in Staunton until end of war. Postwar: continued in stage line, hotel and other businesses. He was member of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors, 1865-1866. Harman died in 1877 and is buried in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton.View Full text Letters, including 1861 July 11. To Captain Miller, McDowell Volunteers, order to reinforce Gen. Garnett.1861 September 3.  To General Henry R. Jackson, commanding at Monterey. Wagons/teams sent; corn & clothing needs; has 100 Yankee prisoners.1861 September 4.  To General Henry R. Jackson, commanding at Monterey. Movement of 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment; Captain Otey's Company (Bedford County); Captain Morrison's Company (Rockbridge County).1861 September 17.  To General Henry R. Jackson, commanding at Monterey. Corn purchased; wagons & teams impressed from local farmers; transportation problems.1861 October 10.  To General Henry R. Jackson, commanding at Monterey. Sending teams; complains about organizational problems within QM Dept & asks for help; Harman will join his (52nd VA) Regiment soon.1861 October 20.  To General Henry R. Jackson, commanding at Monterey. Problem with horses unfit for service; too many men in hospital in Staunton, wants to use Rockbridge Baths to accommodate sick.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:18:56 AM8/23/2007 3:41:47 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMichael Harman Civil War Papers1559A10330False06/19/2012 09:18:56 AM8/23/2007 03:41:47 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00397Harman/Michael_Harman_Civil_War_Papers/3947ContentMilitary History Manuscripts/Archives/Manuscripts/Military_History_Manuscripts/Military History Manuscripts, excluding Civil WarMilitary HistoryLetters, Diaries, ManuscriptsOther Sections of the Guide: Letters, Diaries, & Manuscripts Home  Our Civil War collections are listed in a separate section of the guide. This section covers all other eras of military history. Military Oral History InterviewsAlmond, Edward Mallory, Collection. (MS#089)Biographical note: b. 1892, Luray, Virginia; graduate, Virginia Military Institute, 1915; Lt. Gen., United States Army; member VMI Board of Visitors; d. 1979, San Antonio, Texas; buried Arlington National Cemetery. Descriptive note: The collection (ca. 21 items) includes transcripts of two oral history interviews. The first interview was conducted by J. Addison Hagan on January 20, 1967, concerning the Inchon Operation during the Korean War; the second conducted by Capt. Thomas G. Fergusson on 25-30 March 1975, "Reminiscences of a Soldier; An Oral History of Lieutenant General Edward Mallory Almond, United States Army, 1892-1979." Other items include photographs (16 items), 1950-1951; misc. documents.Anderson, Marvin J., papers  (MS #0472). Selected Full Text Marvin J. Anderson, Jr. (VMI Class of 1943) was serving as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Air Force when he was killed in action in Tunisia,  North Africa on 24 February 1943.  He was a crew member on a B-26 bomber. The bulk of the papers relate to Anderson's army career. They include flight training documents, photographs, misc. other army records, and a file of documents pertaining to his death and burial.Arnold, Thomas St. J., papers  (MS #0309)Biographical note:  Thomas St. John Arnold, b. 1913 Mobile, Alabama; VMI Class of 1935; United States Army Officer, 1936-1967; banker.  Descriptive note:   Papers from the military career of Thomas St. J. Arnold; most items date from World War II. Includes operational reports of the 92nd Infantry Division; misc. maps; photographs; correspondence.Bachtell, Linford B., Papers (MS #0457)The papers consists primarily of items dating from the U. S. Air Force career of LTC Bachtell.  Included are flight records, log books, and miscellaneous certificates and military orders. Bachtell served as a pilot with the Military Air Transport and during the Vietnam War he piloted supplies to South Vietnam from Taiwan.Barksdale, Alfred D., Papers (MS #0465) Full TextThe papers consist of 9 items documenting the World War I U. S. Army career of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale (VMI Class of 1911).  Barksdale served in France in the 116th Infantry, 29th Division, from 1917-1919.  Included is a letter from Barksdale to his sister, dated August 20, 1918, written shortly after his arrival in France.Britt, Albert S., Papers. (MS#048)Papers (1930-1962) of Army officer Albert Sidney Britt, VMI Class of 1930. Includes correspondence, reports, and other documents from Britt's military career. One scrapbook dates from his cadetship at VMI, 1926-1930. Size: 3 linear feet.Byrd, J. Claiborn, Papers  (MS #0460)Descriptive note:   World War II papers of Lt. Col. J. Claiborn Byrd, who served with the 100th Infantry Division. The papers consist primarily of stateside training materials dating from his attendance at the Infantry School (Ft. Benning, GA, 1942) and the Command & General Staff College course (1943). A few miscellaneous documents date from the 100th Division's service in the European Theater. Byrd (b. 1908 d. 2000) was a businessman from Durham, NCBurress, Withers A., Papers. (MS#058)Papers of General Withers A, Burress, VMI Class of 1914 and career Army officer. The papers cover the period 1942-1954. Included are photographs; subject file about the 100th Infantry Division; scrapbooks, miscellaneous correspondence, military orders and memoranda. Size: 1 linear foot.Cooper, George L. H., Memoirs. (MS#0197)Typescript memoirs, approximately 325 pages, detailing Cooper's Marine Corps Service in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He served with the 2d Engineer battalion, 2d Marine Division.Couper, John L., Papers  (MS #0486).  Online Photographs Exhibit & Selected Full Text World War II correspondence of Dr. John L. Couper (VMI Class of 1937), concerning his service in Europe with the U. S. Army Medical Corps.Douglas, Wallace S., Collection  (MS #0486).  Details & Selected Full Text World War II photos and documents concerning Dr. Douglas's (Class of 1922) service as a physician with the U. S. Army Medical Corps stationed in New Caledonia.Downer, John W. collection.  (MS #430)Colonel John W. Downer (VMI Class of 1902), served in the United States Army from 1901-1943. He was also a member of the U. S. Riding Team at the Seventh Olympic Games in 1920 and served as an American representative on the U. S. Olympic Committee. The collection consists of a scrapbook presented to him on his 85th birthday in November 1966, containing documents and photographs from his military career; one mounted photograph of Col. Downer; and Downer's presentation copy of the book "Report of the American Olympic Committee, Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium, 1920."Gerow, Lee S., Papers.   (MS#228)Misc. documents from the career of Brig. General Lee S. Gerow (b. 1891 d. 1982), VMI Class of 1913. Includes diplomas, citations, certificates of promotion, photographs, 14 page typescript autobiography (1979), misc. correspondence. Size: 1 lf.Gerow, Leonard T., Papers. (MS#100)   Selected full text and additional information Documents and photographs (ca. 120 items) from the military career of U.S. Army General Leonard Townsend Gerow (b. 1888 d.1972). Includes correspondence (ca. 25 items, 1940--1945) to and from General Dwight D. Eisenhower; autobiographical material; speeches (1945-1948); photographs. Size: .50 linear feet.Graham, C. Barrett,  letters.  (MS# 0418)Letters (34 items) of Marine Corps Lieutenant Charles Barrett Graham (VMI Class of 1967). The letters were written to his parents and other family members, primarily during his tour of duty in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Graham served as a rifle platoon commander based at An Hoa (Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines) and subsequently was stationed at supply headquarters in Da Nang. Topics include patrols, general descriptions of countryside and villagers, destroying North Vietnamese food supplies. [Access restricted]Hubbard, Mont., Collection  (MS #0327)Biographical note:   Mont Hubbard, b. 1910, Chatham, VA; VMI Class of 1932; businessman; Col., Artillery, United States Army, 1940-1946; d. 1968, Altavista, VA.  Descriptive note:  The collection consists of two annotated maps used by Col. Mont Hubbard during World War II. A map of France & Germany, 1943, approximate size 48 inches x 36 inches; map, "Operation Highlights of the Third Armored Division, 23 June 1944 - 25 April 1945," approximate 29 inches x 22 inches (2 copies).Kibler, A. Franklin, Papers  (MS #0454)    View selected documents  During World War II Kibler served under General Omar Bradley as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, 12th Army Group, European Theater. Included are memoranda to and from Kibler and other senior officers (1943-1945); HQ 12th Army Group Commanding General's briefings (1944-1945); reports, including "Reports of the General Board, United States Forces, European Theater" (G-3 Section); photographs, and organizational charts.Lee, Robert E. Mexican War Map collection (MS #0277) Detailed Guide & Online ExhibitA collection of 30 original maps used by Robert E. Lee during the Mexican War, 1846-1848. Lee was at that time a Captain in the U.S. Army Engineers Corps. Two of the maps bear his signature. An inventory is available.Lexington Arsenal and Virginia Militia Records (MS #0244)  Full textAn arsenal was completed at Lexington, Virginia in 1818 and some weapons and gunpowder were transferred there from the armory in Richmond. After the Virginia Military Institute was opened on the site of the arsenal in November 1839, the cadets served as guards for the arsenal, and regular troops were no longer stationed there. This collection contains 47 items, 1702-1839, concerning the operation of the Lexington Arsenal, various regiments of the Virginia Militia stationed in Lexington, and some militia records that pre-date the establishment of the arsenal. Documents include regimental returns, a register of the guard, garrison orders, accounts and payrolls, and appointment documents.Lillard, John M., collection.   (MS #0413)The collection (18 items) consists of material dating from Lillard's service as a U.S. Navy pilot stationed in the Persian Gulf area. Included are tactical pilotage and jet navigation charts that he used during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield in 1991; Joint Overhead Graphic of Lebanon (1983) used during operations in support of the Multinational Peacekeeping Force occupation of Beirut International Airport; photographs of U.S. Navy F-14s and the USS Abraham Lincoln; letter detailing his experience during the Persian Gulf War; and program from a memorial service held aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt for three men killed in action in Feb. 1991. Lillard is a member of the Virginia Military Institute Class of 1980. Inventory available.Moss, James B., Jr. Diary. (MS #00452)   Full TextWorld War II diary (1943-1944) of James B. Moss, Jr., VMI Class of 1946. Moss served with the 15th Field Artillery Observation Battalion at Anzio, Italy.Nelson, John C., Papers (MS #0502)Misc. Papers and photographs dating from his service with as First Lieutenant, 119th Infantry, 30th Division, A.E.F. (approx. 25 items). He was in the Class of 1918.Peay, J. H. Binford III, Interview (MS #5002)Oral history interview transcript.  This interview was conducted in August 2009 by Dr. Lewis Sorley for the U. S. Army Military History Institute Senior Officers Oral History Program. GEN Peay had a distinguished U. S. Army career before his service as VMI's 14th Superintendent.  See also: additional interviews conducted by VMI cadets, which are available online. Read GEN Peay bio  Perkinson, T. Randolph, Papers. (MS #00473) View Selected DocumentsThe bulk of the papers consists of miscellaneous items dating from Perkinson's the World War I service with the HQ, 30th Division, as an aide-de-camp to General S. L. Faison.Randolph, John H., Jr., Papers (MS#00441)John H. Randolph, Jr., (VMI Class of 1942) served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Randolph saw action in the Pacific Theater and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. The collection includes military orders, misc. documents relating to bombing missions, misc. other military records, and five photographs. Richards, Gates T., Papers.   (MS#505)The collection consists of slides, photographs, printed material, leaflets and propaganda material, and miscellaneous documents dating from Richards' (Class of 1961) service in a Psychological Operations unit during the Vietnam War, 1966-1967Rockenbach, Samuel Dickerson, Papers. (MS#001)   Detailed Guide and Online Exhibit Military career papers (1889-1945)of army officer Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach (b. 1869 d. 1952), VMI Class of 1889. Rockenbach was notable for his role in the establishment of the U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I and his postwar work in the development of tank warfare. Size: 2 linear feet.Ruffner, David L., papers  (MS #0338)Biographical note:   David Lewis Ruffner, b. 1896, Charleston, West Virginia; VMI Class of 1917; United States Army officer, 1917-1953, retiring with the rank of Major General; d. 1973, Metarie, Louisiana.  Descriptive note:   Miscellaneous personal papers, 1940-1953, of General David L. Ruffner. The collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, and certificates. Medals and other artifacts are located in the VMI Museum.Shepherd, Lemuel C., Jr. Papers. (MS#006)   Misc. papers (1896-1990) of Marine Corps General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., VMI Class of 1917. Shepherd served in World Wars I, II, Korea, and as Marine Corps Commandant. The collection consists primarily of scrapbooks and photographs that document Shepherd's cadetship (1914-1917), his military career, and his post-Marine Corps service as Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board. Includes miscellaneous personal correspondence and military orders; however these items are not a significant portion of the collection. Size: ca. 5 linear feet.Smith, Robert N., Papers (MS#0501).Misc. papers (ca. 10 items) dating from Smith's (Class of 1947) service with the 255th Infantry, Company M, 63rd Division in Germany, 1945.Talbott, Samuel G., Papers. (MS#101)Biographical note: Samuel Greaner Talbott, b. 1877 Richmond, Virginia; VMI Class of 1899; United States Army officer, 1902-1945; died 1965, Virginia. Descriptive note: Papers (ca. 25 items) documenting Talbott's cadetship and part of his army career. Includes VMI report and confinement list (1898); diary and miscellaneous items dating from his service with the 28th Infantry Regiment in the Philippines, 1901-1903; awards and certificates.Tobey, Nelson W., collection  (MS #0346)One typescript publication (196 pp.), "History of the 7th Field Artillery battalion, WWII," by Nelson W. Tobey, VMI Class of 1939.Tompkins, George J., Jr., Papers (MS #0467) View documentsMiscellaneous World War II papers documenting the army service of George J. Tompkins, Jr.   Included are Gen. Eisenhower's letter to the troops about to participate in the D-Day invasion, June 1944, and a similar item from President Roosevelt.  Tompkins is a member of the VMI Class of 1944.  See Also:  Tompkins Oral History InterviewTownes, John E., Collection (MS #0487) A portion of the papers includes photographs concerning Townes's service with the U S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, 1908-1920.Upshur, William P., collection. (MS #082)  View DocumentsBiographical note: William Peterkin Upshur, b. 1881, Richmond, Virginia; VMI Class of 1902; Major General, United States Marine Corps; Commanding General, Department of the Pacific during World War II; died 1943 in plane crash near Sitka, Alaska. Descriptive note: The collection consists of two inspection trip scrapbooks, May 1942 and 1943 ("The Cruise of the Flying Cow"; "The Coconut Circuit"), documenting General Upshur's visits to various Pacific islands. Destinations included Midway, Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Island, Johnson Island.Vivian, William R., Papers (MS #0494) A portion of the papers includes information about the 698th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II.Whittle, William M., Papers (MS #0098)Military papers (approx. 21 items) of Captain William M. Whittle, VMI Class of 1917. Whittle served in World War I with the 314th Machine Gun Battalion and was sent to France in May 1918. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM5/13/2014 1:05:47 PM7/16/2007 1:19:14 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMilitary History Manuscripts438A10330False05/13/2014 01:05:47 PM7/16/2007 01:19:14 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Military_History_Manuscripts/14681LibraryItemMilitia - other documents/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Militia_Other.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:44:49 AM9/19/2007 11:44:49 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMilitia - other documents875A10330False09/19/2007 11:44:49 AM9/19/2007 11:44:49 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Militia_Other.pdf14679LibraryItemMilitia Appointment documents/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Militia_Appointments.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:42:24 AM9/19/2007 11:42:24 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMilitia Appointment documents875A10330False09/19/2007 11:42:24 AM9/19/2007 11:42:24 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Militia_Appointments.pdf14683LibraryItemMilitia Returns/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Militia_Returns.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 11:46:15 AM9/19/2007 11:46:15 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMilitia Returns875A10330False09/19/2007 11:46:15 AM9/19/2007 11:46:15 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00244Arsenal/Militia_Returns.pdf11525ContentMorgan Family Civil War Letters Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00356Morgan/Morgan_Family_Civil_War_Letters_Home/Morgan Family  Civil War Letters VMI Archives Manuscript #0356 Full text online Civil War Letters & Diaries Home  Primary topic Civilian & home life, Currituck Co., North Carolina, 1863 1864 About the Letters During the Civil War, the family ofMorgan Family Civil War LettersVMI Archives Manuscript #0356 Civil War Letters & Diaries Home  Primary topic:Civilian & home life, Currituck Co., North Carolina, 1863-1864About the LettersDuring the Civil War, the family of Joseph B. and Annie Lamb Morgan resided in Currituck County, North Carolina. One of the Morgan sons, Patrick Henry (b. 1844 d. 1917), was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute from 1862-1864. During his cadetship, he took part in the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. After the war, Patrick studied law, but did not practice. He then engaged in business and was a state senator in the North Carolina legislature. He was subsequently a district supervisor of the United States Life Saving Service (now the U. S. Coast Guard). Patrick Henry Morgan died in Shawboro, NC on August 27, 1917. The letters were written by Joseph Morgan to his son Patrick, describing wartime life at home in North Carolina. Read the Full Text 1863 January 28.Wartime civilian life in Currituck Co; death of uncle in battle at Fredericksburg; enemy raids; diphtheria very prevalent.1863 February 13.Enemy treatment of civilians; family news.1864 January 3.A detailed account of the journey of a committee of citizens to appeal to Union Gen. Butler to "secure their property from destruction;" selling horse and sending money from sale; family news.1864 May 16.Discusses rumors of a major Confederate victory--"should these things be true, this fanatical war must be drawing rapidly to a close. May God speed the happy day." 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View original pages/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00452Moss/Moss_vieworiginal.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 10:53:35 AM9/24/2007 10:53:35 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMoss Diary. View original pages1167A10330False09/24/2007 10:53:35 AM9/24/2007 10:53:35 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00452Moss/Moss_vieworiginal.pdf15031LibraryItemMoss Diary. Read full text./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00452Moss/ms00452transcription.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 10:54:06 AM9/24/2007 10:54:06 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMoss Diary. Read full text.1167A10330False09/24/2007 10:54:06 AM9/24/2007 10:54:06 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00452Moss/ms00452transcription.pdf7669ContentMoss World War II Diary. Anzio/Archives/Manuscripts/00452Moss/Moss_World_War_II_Diary___Anzio/James B. Moss, Jr. (VMI Class of 1946) World War II Diary Italy, 1943 1944 Anzio Beachhead Full text online View the original diary       Read the transcription    About this Collection James B. Moss, Jr. (1924 1998) of Richmond, Virginia entered VMIJames B. Moss, Jr. (VMI Class of 1946)World War II DiaryItaly, 1943-1944; Anzio BeachheadFull-text onlineView the original diaryRead the transcription About this Collection:James B. Moss, Jr. (1924-1998) of Richmond, Virginia entered VMI in September 1942 as a member of the Class of 1946. Along with many other members of his Class, he soon enlisted in the Army and began active duty in March 1943.Moss embarked upon 26 months of overseas duty in September, 1943, serving with the 15th Field Artillery Observation Battalion and attaining the rank of Sergeant. He participated in a number of critical battles, including Anzio Beachhead, Mt. Camino, and Monte Cassino; his unit saw 554 days of continuous combat operations.Moss's diary begins on September 13, 1943 --- the day he left the United States --- and ends on D-Day, June 6, 1944. During the bulk of this period his unit was in Italy at Anzio Beachhead and vicinity.Following the war Moss returned to VMI to finish his education and was awarded a B. S. in Electrical Engineering in June 1950. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U. S. Army Reserves and returned to active duty during the Korean War. In civilian life, Moss pursued his career as an electrical engineer, serving with Western Electric Co. in missile systems development. Mr. Moss died in 1998, survived by his wife and two children.Additional biographical information More Military History1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:23:43 AM8/13/2007 9:44:59 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobMoss World War II Diary. 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Claiborne Wilson Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00490Wilson/N__Claiborne_Wilson_Papers/N. Claiborne Wilson Papers Battle of GettysburgN. Claiborne Wilson & Related PapersThe 28th Virginia Infantry on the March to Gettysburg About Nathaniel Claiborne Wilson Wilson was born in 1839 and matriculated at VMI from Fincastle, Virginia in 1857.  He remained at VMI for a little more than one year, subsequently attending the University of Virginia.  During the Civil War he served as a Major in the 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment.  He was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.About the Papers (Manuscript # 0490) The collection consists of the Civil War papers of N. Claiborne Wilson (VMI Class of 1861) and miscellaneous papers of other family members.  Of the N.C. Wilson portion of the collection, the most significant item is a diary-account book fragment which includes entries (July 25th-July 3, the day of his death) from Pennsylvania and the battlefield at Gettysburg.Full Text Resources View the original pages, Gettysburg diaryView the full text diary transcriptionView the detailed guide to the collection1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/20/2012 8:52:23 AM10/21/2009 9:31:15 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobN. Claiborne Wilson Papers4294967801A10330False06/20/2012 08:52:23 AM10/21/2009 09:31:15 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00490Wilson/N__Claiborne_Wilson_Papers/5517ContentNalle Letter - R. E. Lee funeral/Archives/Manuscripts/00042Nalle/Nalle_Letter_-_R__E__Lee_funeral/The Funeral of Gen. Robert E. Lee William Nalle Letter VMI Archives Manuscript #0042 Civil War Resources top level Biographical Note William Nalle, born ca. 1848, Culpeper, Virginia graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1872 Civil Engineer and farmer AdjutantThe Funeral of Gen. Robert E. LeeWilliam Nalle LetterManuscript #0042Civil War Resources top levelBiographical NoteWilliam Nalle, born ca. 1848, Culpeper, Virginia; graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1872; Civil Engineer and farmer; Adjutant General of Virginia; Col., 4th Virginia Infantry, Spanish-American War; Board of Visitors, VMI, 1898-1906; died July 30, 1911 in Culpeper, Virginia.About this LetterLetter of October 16, 1870 from Cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. Contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington; standing guard over Lee's body with other cadets; funeral procession. Nalle also mentions flood in Rockbridge County that destroyed canal locks, bridges and other property.Read Transcription (below) and View Original Document Va Military InstituteLexington Oct 16th 1870Dear MotherI expect you have been looking for a letter from me for some time and in fact I would have written but about the time I thought of writing the rains & the flood came on, destroying bridges canals, & cutting off communication generally.I suppose of course that you have all read full accounts of Gen Lee's death in the papers. He died on the morning of the 12th at about half past nine. All business was suspended at once all over the country and town, and all duties, military and academic suspended at the Institute, and all the black crape and all similar black material in Lexington, was used up at once, and they had to send on to Lynchburg for more. Every cadet had black crape issued to him, and an order was published at once requiring us to wear it as a badge of mourning for six months. The battalion flag has heavily draped in black, and is to stay so for the next six months. The Institute has been hung all around with black. The College buildings were also almost covered with black. All the churches and in fact the town looked as if they had been trying to cover everything with festoons of black cambric, and every sort of black that could be procured.The morning after his death we marched up and escorted the remains from the house to Washington College Chapel, where they lay in "state" until the burial yesterday morning.After the remains were placed in the Chapel on the morning of the 13th the entire procession was marched through the Chapel, past the corpse, which they were allowed to look at. The lid of the coffin having been taken off for that purpose. I saw the General after his death, and never saw a greater change than must have taken place in him a short time before he died. Some days before he was taken I met him in the path leading into town, coming in direction of the barracks. He was walking, and seemed to be the picture of health, and when I saw him in his coffin, he looked to be reduced to half his original size, and desperately thin. When first taken with the paralytic stroke or whatever it was, he fell on his dining room floor, a bed was placed under him and he died where he fell. The doctors forbid anyone to move him. Myself and four other cadets with Gen Smith's permission sat up all night with the corpse on Friday night, perfect silence was kept the whole night, no one speaking except in a low whisper. It was considered a great honor to be allowed to sit up with the remains, and a great many applied for the privilege but one of the college professors on arrival took only five of us, whom he requested to stay.The day following the funeral procession after marching all around town and through the Institute grounds, formed around the college chapel and he was buried in the chapel under the floor of the basement. The procession was a very large one, a great many persons from a distance being here. Our brass band with muffled drums, went ahead of the hearse playing the dead march. Cannon of our stationary battery were fired & &. The hearse however was perfectly empty the corpse being all the time in the Chapel where it was placed at first.The flood of which I spoke, did a great deal of damage in this part of the country, carrying off some ten or fifteen houses, some dwelling houses some ware houses situated at the canal boat landing near here all the bridges in the river were carried off and the canal running to this place entirely ruined, all the locks being torn up and carried off. It was a rare sight to see large houses, bridges, mills & every sort of lumber go sailing at a rapid rate, down the river. Up to a week or two since, we could get no mails or any thing that had to come from a distance, and it is still very difficult to get provisions. Mails come and go regularly now, as they have fixed ferries for stages &&.I was made a sergeant in Co A about three weeks ago, and the evening after the first appointment, I was appointed color sergeant. I have to carry the battalion flag and have charge of the color guard, do not wear any such accoutrements as cartridge box and bayonet scabbard, when I am in charge of the guard, as the other sergeants have to do, but wear only a sword and sash, go to church in the staff, and enjoy various other privileges Jessie is getting along very well, he seems to be a great favorite. I had him put in a room, with the best new cadets that I could find. One of them is a son of Col. Dulaney of Loudoun, the others seem very nice little fellows, and they are all about the same size.I am getting along pretty well I think, and I written about all that I can think of at present. Let me hear from you soon and let me know whether or not Gen Smith sent pa the receipt for the deposit.Your affectionate sonW. Nalle 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:40:07 AM7/30/2007 2:32:24 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobNalle Letter - R. E. 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Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864 Porter Johnson Memoirs From a document in the New Market Collection VMI Archives Manuscript# 002 For more about this family, see the Johnson Family Papers  Wheeling, West Virginia June 8, 1909 Capt.Civil War. Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864Porter Johnson MemoirsFrom a document in the New Market CollectionVMI Archives Manuscript# 002For more about this family, see the Johnson Family Papers  Wheeling, West VirginiaJune 8, 1909Capt. Henry A. Wise 1  My Dear SirThere are many excuses due you for this long delay in answering yours of May 10th. First I was not at home. Then it found me unwell and then my wife was quite sick for three weeks and took up all my time. And finally I mistook your signature for Henry Aldin and I could remember no such person. When I wrote this to Anderson 2, he made a great deal of fun of me and my failing eyesight. But I will enclose the signature in this, and see if you do not excuse me for so doing. Of course so soon as I thought of you it was plain enough.I did not see the Article you refer to in the Vet [Confederate Veteran] of Nov, but I did see one in the Richmond T. Dispatch [Times Dispatch] about one year ago by a Capt of the 51 Va Inf., Wharton's Brigade. He claimed that the Cadets not only did not take a Battery but fell back to a lane behind a fence & c & c. Now I have, in all these years, talked very little or thought very little about the Battle of N.M. and have never written a line and though it has been 45 years ago the whole picture is as distinct before me as if it were yesterday. Of late years there seems to be a feeling of jealousy on the part of other commands towards the cadets. Some evidently think we are getting too much credit and praise and others not enough. However this may be, I honestly believe that if the Battalion had not have been there and had not have acted the gallant part they did, there would have been another tale to tell. For the enemy would have had time to have got all his troops on the field, as it was, and I thought so at the time, he was whipped in detail and Capt Town's letter confirms this as well as disproves Col. Smith's statement, which however is true in part but without further explanation would be very misleading.It is true the 62nd was partially in our front when we started from William's lane, but at the time Capt Hill, Merritt, and others were struck I doubt if there had been a man struck in the 62nd. I saw them fall, but I did not see any men falling in the line in our front at that time. About 12 or 1 oclock when we left the pike and filed by the left flank into what I understood then was William's lane there was a stone fence on our right and an orchard in front of the fence when we were halted. C Co. had just cleared the fence. We were ordered here to strip for battle, and the shells were then passing over us and I could hear the zip of the [mines] a[jacent?] the stone wall. We did not stay long, but soon cleared the lane and were in line of battle with other troops.About 150 or 200 yards [apparently] in our front was another line of battle. Shipp 3 in his report calls it two lines. Upshur says echelon. However this may be, I think we suffered most, for by the time the Yankee gunners got the range the first line was out of and our line was in range. I remember distinctly as we marched down a gentle incline some time after starting we crossed a ravine and where I crossed it was about 4 feet deep and the line became somewhat disarranged.Shipp ordered us to mark time and dress the line. After crossing this ravine we struck the soft wheat field where some of the boys lost their shoes. From this point it was all up a gentle slope to the crest where the Battery was placed. I don't believe there could have been [further, faster] or more accurate firing than those men did. The guns appeared to me, at least a good part of them, to be right in front of B Co. Col. S. (Shipp) was right in front of me and I noticed him particularly. He was as pale as he could be for him. The sweat stood on his face in great drops and it struck me that he was not enjoying himself. But I have heard it said that the bravest men are those whom (though faint hearted) pride still holds true to duty and to honor.Another man I marked with attention was Oliver Evans 4 (Poor fellow, Anderson just writes me that he has heard from a friend in Cal. that he answered the last roll call). Evans was just in front of me and I could and did see him well. I have read of the joy of battle but I never saw it so fully illustrated as in his case. I do not think he would have exchanged places with Gen. Breckinridge himself. He would glance back over his shoulder occasionally and I would catch his eye (I knew him well). His whole face was wreathed in smiles and seemed to radiate joy and happiness, his form seemed to swell and grow in size, and as he carried that banner so gloriously and shook back his golden locks he appeared to me the most inspiring figure on that gory field. Indeed a very "God of Battle."Another boy I noted especially was little Cocke G.B.5, I think was from Missis. Cocke was a friend of mine, he was the last man in the front rank in B Co. and consequently next to the color guard about as hot a place as any in the battalion. I was immediately on Cocke's right. As we advanced up the slope and drew nearer & nearer to the guns and the shot got closer and hotter, Cocke unconsciously would veer a little away from # his next file, leaving perhaps 10 or 12 inches space between elbows. This occurred several times, and I noticing it would call Cocke's attention to it , saying, Close up Cocke!, Close up! Which he always did promptly, his face flushing hotly but saying nothing, as he drew still near the guns and the shot fell still thicker. I had it seems veered a little off to the right and Cocke noticed it quick as a flash, he said,"Now Johnson damn it, you close up, yourself! You have been hollering at me all day to Close up now damn it you close!" And I did.How close we were to the battery when I was struck I am not able to say with any degree of accuracy, but it did not appear to me to be more than four hundred yards. Some of the guns at any rate were still throwing shell for I saw the one strike the ground about four or five feet directly in front of me and explode. Here I was turned clean round my gun flew over my head. I never saw it again at least to recognize it as the one I had carried. One piece struck just over the heart, a great rent was torn in my jacket and shirt and the skin cut. I happened to have in the pocket of my jacket 2 army crackers some letters and a handkerchief, and I verily believe these broke the blow so as to save my life. But another piece struck me on the arm. My first impression was that my arm was torn off at the shoulder. I felt as if it was gone, as there was no arm there, but when I got over the daze somewhat and examined I found my left arm completely paralyzed and as black as ink from the shoulder to elbow.In the meantime the boys had gone on and when I looked after them they were some two hundred yards away and if there were any other confederate troops in front of them I did not nor could see them. My first thought was to go after them, but I could not use a gun, so I concluded to go towards the pike and New M. I started diagonally across the field. I came across Pete Woodlief 6 with a cut on his leg and whimpering like a child with a cut finger. I tried to shame him out of it and partially succeeded, but he thought his leg was shot off. We came to a two story brick house on the pike, just out of New M. The basement was filled with shirkers, but very few wounded. I stayed there a short time but go so ashamed and disgusted with the crowd, that I concluded to go back to the battle and {see} what had become of the boys.I went back pretty much the way I had come and finally found the place where our boys had suffered so much. There lay poor Stanard, the worst shot up man I ever saw, then poor Cabell and my own roommate Crockett with the back part of his head shot away, and then little Randolph 7 and the rest. Oh! it was pittifull. I went on to the crest of the hill and could see the Yankees huddled in the flat about the bridge, a few of our guns still [ ] on them, but it was about all over.The claim made by the last of the 51st Regt (which by the way was the regt. which broke to the rear and afterwards rallied behind Edgar's Battalion) and by Col. George Smith and perhaps others at this late day, viz: that the cadets came along after they had driven off the enemy and like boys would do put their hands on the guns and claimed a capture, is preposterous and absurd in view of the facts, well sustained, 1st by our losses which were greater proportionally than that of any other command on the field. The loss of B Co. the right [ ] Co. being about 33 percent.2d. The letters of Capt Town given in the pamphlet containing Upshur's speech and others delivered at the unveiling 4 years ago8. I suppose you have a copy if not write to Upshur at [Rich] for one. Also the letter and statement of the Federal Col. who command{ed} the regt which supported the batt. and who was wounded and captured. This will be found in the controversy between Rev. James Smith and Gen. Early concerning the conduct of cadet at N.M. in which I think Smith got the best of it.I knew Col. George Smith. He was a very handsome fellow and no doubt a good drill master. I never heard him accused of any great brilliancy or dash as a fighting soldier. The fact is that what reputation the 62nd regt had (which was good) for fighting was due to the great coolness and bravery of the Lt. Col. Lang who was killed before the war closed. It is ungenerous to say the least of it for vets, as this late day to try to gain glory and fame by detracting from boys who did their duty on that day and their whole duty. As Gen. Early said to Gen. Gordon on the morning of the surprise of Sheridan at Fishers Hill, this glory enough for one day but [alas] for Gen. Early his did not last the day through. I believe ours will last to all Eternity and that there was enough to go round for all who participated.Forty five years is a long time, nearly 1/2 a century. Col. S (Scott Shipp) is getting to be an old man, older than I am by 10 years at least. I have no doubt his life has been filled with many cares and much business to the exclusion of old memories, at least to the details of events happening so long ago. [ ] he is mistaken about this matter. The evidence will not sustain his assertion. Yes Capt. I remember you well. Who that ever recited Analytical to you could ever forget you. I not only remember you but you John S. and Louis and George 9. I have only been to a few reunions, some three I think, and as you say one gets poor satisfaction out {of} them or one's friends. There is too much excitement, too much rush, too much hip and hurrah for much real pleasure in one's old friends. Never the less it is good to meet together now and then, even in that way.Don't you think it would be a good idea now to form a New M. Society of the survivors to meet say every three years at Lexington. Evans, Berkeley, and Royster have gone since the unveiling also John White of Lex and Wharton, Ricketts, Tom White and I don't {know} who else are now gone to their last [ ]. Excuse the length of this scratch. I hope you will be able to read it--Yours truly & [ ] I see very [ ]. Porter Johnson. 1Henry A. Wise. VMI Class of 1862; VMI faculty member and tactical officer in command of Company A at New Market. b. 1842, Accomac Co. VA; educator; d. 1918.2Joseph Reid Anderson, Jr. VMI Class of 1870. VMI's first "historiographer," who was instrumental in gathering biographical and other information about Civil War alumni.3Scott Shipp. VMI Class of 1859; Commandant of Cadets; in command of the VMI Corps at New Market. b. 1839, Warrenton, VA; VMI faculty member; VMI Superintendent, 1890-1907; d. 1917.4Oliver Perry Evans. Born 1842, near Jackson Courthouse, West Virginia; Graduate (21st); Acting Color Sergeant at New Market; CSA; lawyer & judge; died 1911, Berkeley, California.5John L. Cocke, VMI Class of 1867, was a Private in Co. B and was in the front rank next to the color bearer, Evans. Johnson did not accurately remember Cocke's name or home state--he was from Tennessee, not Mississippi.6Pierre W. Woodlief, Jr., Class of 1867. b. ca. 1846; merchant, businessman; d. ca. 1899.7Charles Carter Randolph. Class of 1870. b. 1846, near Warrenton, VA; seriously wounded at New Market; Episcopal minister; d.1925, Richmond, VA.8This refers to the unveiling of VMI's New Market Monument (Virginia Mourning Her Dead) in June 1903. A pamphlet containing speeches and various other documents was published to mark the occasion.9All members of the Wise family and VMI alumni. John Sergeant Wise and Louis C. Wise were also New Market Cadets. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/11/2013 1:43:44 PM7/31/2007 9:01:22 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobNew Market Collection - Porter Johnson Reminiscence885A10330False06/11/2013 01:43:44 PM7/31/2007 09:01:22 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00002NewMarket/New_Market_Collection_-_Porter_Johnson_Reminiscence/5585ContentNew Market Collection Description/Archives/Manuscripts/00002NewMarket/New_Market_Collection_Description/Collection DescriptionVMI Archives Manuscript Accession # 002 Dates bulk 1894 1915 approx. 2 linear feet New Market top level  The collection consists of descriptions of the Battle of New Market (May 15, 1864) written by Confederate and Union participants battlefield mapsNew Market CollectionManuscript # 002New Market top level The collection consists of descriptions of the Battle of New Market (May 15, 1864) written by Confederate and Union participants; battlefield maps; material concerning troop movements and positions; and miscellaneous related documents. The accounts were collected by author and historian Edward Raymond Turner, Henry A. Wise (VMI Class of 1862 & New Market cadet), and Benjamin A. Colonna (VMI Class of 1864 & New Market cadet). The bulk of the material dates from the period 1894-1915.This reminiscence by Porter Johnson  (VMI Class of 1867) is typical of the documents in this collection.View a detailed guide to this collection 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 9:50:36 AM7/30/2007 4:44:07 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobNew Market Collection Description885A10330False06/5/2012 09:50:36 AM7/30/2007 04:44:07 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00002NewMarket/New_Market_Collection_Description/14539LibraryItemNew Market Collection Guide/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00002NewMarket/00002_Guide.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/17/2007 4:25:09 PM9/17/2007 4:25:09 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobNew Market Collection Guide885A10330False09/17/2007 04:25:09 PM9/17/2007 04:25:09 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00002NewMarket/00002_Guide.pdf5583106NMPainting_detail/assets/0/430/438/885/69bcff4a-14d0-4518-843f-d1bee10078f3.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM7/30/2007 4:42:36 PM7/30/2007 4:42:35 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobNMPainting_detail885A103369BCFF4A-14D0-4518-843F-D1BEE10078F3http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/885/69BCFF4A-14D0-4518-843F-D1BEE10078F3.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse067bffcb3cdb54c38bae7a21506980a8c1.jpg7/30/2007 04:42:36 PM7/30/2007 04:42:35 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/885/69BCFF4A-14D0-4518-843F-D1BEE10078F3.jpg12199ContentOakes Civil War Letter./Archives/Manuscripts/00392Oakes/Oakes_Civil_War_Letter_/Benjamin F. Oakes Civil War Letter Union soldier (1st Maine Heavy Artillery) in Virginia Destruction of the Weldon Railroad  Manuscript #0392 Civil War Letters & Diaries Home  Description One letter (December 13, 1864) from Union soldier Capt. Benjamin F. OakesBenjamin F. Oakes Civil War LetterUnion soldier (1st Maine Heavy Artillery) in VirginiaDestruction of the Weldon RailroadManuscript #0392Civil War Letters & Diaries top level DescriptionOne letter (December 13, 1864) from Union soldier Capt. Benjamin F. Oakes of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery to J. G. Richardson. The letter was written from "in the field" near Petersburg, Virginia. Oakes describes in detail the destruction of the Weldon Railroad by Union troops and the burning buildings in Sussex Courthouse, VA. Oakes was originally from Old Town, Maine and resided post-war in East Tawas, Michigan.Full TextHeadquarters, 1st Maine Heavy ArtilleryIn the FieldDecember 13th, 1864Dear Sir:Yours of the 8th inst. reached me this morning and found me roughing it as usual.The 5th Corps and one Div. of the 2nd (3rd Div) have just returned from a raid on the enemy's communications. We started at daylight last Wednesday morn, taking the Jerusalem Plank road and crossed the "Nottoway" the first night and there camped, making some 20 miles from camp the first day.Started at daylight next morn and marched all day without accident, the 5 corps in advance, camping at night near "Jarratt's Station." The 5 corps were busy tearing up the railroad (Weldon) that night, and in the morning we commenced following their example. We have made a complete wreck of the Weldon road for nearly 20 miles, viz. from above "Jarratt's" to "Hickford" on the Meherrin river.It would have done you good to see how we destroyed this great artery of rebel life. In the first place we stacked arms alongside the road and the line marched on it and grasping the rails and ends of the "sleepers" on one side, we just turned it right over! Then commenced the work of separating the sleepers from the rails, which was no easy job, for it was a very well constructed road, and of the best material both the iron & wood. Northern "mudsills" soon found a way, however, by means of the Telegraph posts which stood by the road at short intervals.The sleepers separated, we built piles of them, and dry fence rails, which were also handy, and piled the rails across the top of the pile with a short bearing in the center, and set fire to it. The fire burned everything in the wood line, and so heated the rails, that the ends bent to the ground thus rendering them useless. Our boys made short work of it I tell you. But a few minutes elapsed from the time of taking hold until the rails were heating.Coming back, we made clean work of the buildings on the route in retaliation for some of our men who were unable to keep up with the column, being murdered and mutilated. Sussex C. H. went up with all the buildings thereabouts. I enclose an ancient specimen of book keeping, which came from a store near the C. H. I would like to write you a long letter about the incidents of the raid, but have not time. We arrived back in camp yesterday (Monday) afternoon.You wished to know about George. The Charge preferred against him, was "Cowardice in the face of the Enemy," a grave charge truly, but unwarrantable, in his case. George made an unfortunate mistake in that affair, but I do not think Cowardice has a place in his constitution. I have seen him under fire before, and when a battle was imminent, and his conduct was good. In this particular case, the attack was a surprise, and everything connected with it looked for a few moments like a general Skedaddle for us. In these few moments of intense excitement, and confusion, George got separated from his command and when, on after thought, he would have rejoined it, he could not, there being such a rush to the rear. He made a mistake there, but by no means proved himself cowardly. He also made another, when he plead "Guilty" to the charge by advice of an officer, who professed to be his friend. Otherwise he might have obtained an honorable discharge. Such is the feeling among nearly all of the officers of the Regt.Remember me to all the family, and friends.B. F OakesJ. S. Richardson, Esq.P.S. I think Warren is a prisoner1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 7:58:51 AM8/23/2007 2:19:23 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobOakes Civil War Letter.1553A10330False06/19/2012 07:58:51 AM8/23/2007 02:19:23 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00392Oakes/Oakes_Civil_War_Letter_/3925106Oral History image collage/assets/0/430/438/d1a389d3-403f-4944-8f82-4ba7fe4f2d2f.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/22/2007 11:09:07 AM7/16/2007 10:26:22 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobOral History image collage438A1033D1A389D3-403F-4944-8F82-4BA7FE4F2D2Fhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/D1A389D3-403F-4944-8F82-4BA7FE4F2D2F.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse03512f5e13d0249eab8f64e7745dc96473.jpg8/22/2007 11:09:07 AM7/16/2007 10:26:22 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/D1A389D3-403F-4944-8F82-4BA7FE4F2D2F.jpg15025LibraryItemPendleton Papers. View originals./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00412Pendleton/Pendleton_view_originals.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/24/2007 10:37:09 AM9/24/2007 10:37:09 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobPendleton Papers. View originals.1235A10330False09/24/2007 10:37:09 AM9/24/2007 10:37:09 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00412Pendleton/Pendleton_view_originals.pdf25137106Perkinsondetail/assets/0/430/438/2679/01a884b0-eb98-42a6-a088-e9d6e043eaf2.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/1/2008 4:02:49 PM9/1/2008 4:02:48 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobPerkinsondetail2679A103301A884B0-EB98-42A6-A088-E9D6E043EAF2http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/2679/01A884B0-EB98-42A6-A088-E9D6E043EAF2.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse09b5c8af3ad7b4dbab384330f6ae4338d1.jpg9/1/2008 04:02:49 PM9/1/2008 04:02:48 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/2679/01A884B0-EB98-42A6-A088-E9D6E043EAF2.jpg14727LibraryItemPrice Artillery Roster. View original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/00342roster.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 11:02:02 AM9/20/2007 11:02:02 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobPrice Artillery Roster. View original1117A10330False09/20/2007 11:02:02 AM9/20/2007 11:02:02 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/00342roster.pdf7079ContentPrice Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/Price_Papers_Home/Shenandoah Valley & Civil War History Price Family Ledger Account Book Berryman Z. Price's Artillery Company Roster Manuscript #00342 About the Collection The Price family settled in the New Market area of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the earlyShenandoah Valley & Civil War HistoryPrice Family Ledger/Account BookBerryman Z. Price's Artillery Company RosterManuscript #00342 Letters, Diaries & Manuscripts top level  About the Collection:The Price family settled in the New Market area of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early 19th century. Jacob Price (1808-1880), was a prosperous farmer---the 1850 census lists the value of his property at $15,000. He married Eleanor (Ellen) Rosenberger (1813- 1865) of Rockingham County on March 25, 1834. The couple had 4 children: Berryman Zirkle (1837-1903), George Adam, Miller A., and Mary Eleanor.Jacob's son Berryman was a member of the New Market Artillery (Eighth Star Artillery, Danville Artillery) during the Civil War and served as Captain and battery commander after October 1864. He married twice--Bettie A. Brubaker (died 1881, age 43) and Martha C. Keyser (born 1856 died 1924). Following the war Berryman Price was a farmer and grazier in the Borden district of Shenandoah County. He died November 24, 1903 and is buried in the Zirkle Family Cemetery at New Market.This ledger/account book originated with Jacob Price and was also used by his son, Berryman. The volume contains three distinct sections: Business accounts kept by Jacob, 1845-1858; a roster of Berryman Z. Price's Artillery Company, circa 1864; and postwar accounts maintained by Jacob and/or Berryman. The book contains details of supplies, goods and services purchased and sold by the Prices, and provides insight into the economy and community ties in the New Market area during the antebellum and postwar eras.View the original manuscript:Account Book, 1845-1848, with surname index Account Book, 1868-1874Part 1Part 2Part 3 Roster, Price's Artillery Battery, circa 1864 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:02:33 AM8/8/2007 1:07:58 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobPrice Papers Home1117A10330False06/18/2012 11:02:33 AM8/8/2007 01:07:58 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00342Price/Price_Papers_Home/6123106R. E. Lee document detail/assets/0/430/438/949/d1800069-1694-443f-822d-7f8f49f4c4e4.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 11:54:35 AM8/2/2007 1:19:25 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobR. E. Lee document detail949A1033D1800069-1694-443F-822D-7F8F49F4C4E4http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/949/D1800069-1694-443F-822D-7F8F49F4C4E4.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse046b7bb4a46fd4fcb8924f69707dbd1ec2.jpg8/7/2007 11:54:35 AM8/2/2007 01:19:25 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/949/D1800069-1694-443F-822D-7F8F49F4C4E4.jpg7645ContentR. Emmett Martin Civil War Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/00406Martin/R__Emmett_Martin_Civil_War_Letter/R. Emmett Martin Letter Confederate soldier at the Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1862 A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives Manuscript #00406   This letter was written by Confederate soldier R. Emmett Martin to his wife, and is dated 3 July 1862, from "Battlefield." Martin recounts his participaR. Emmett Martin LetterBattle of Malvern Hill, July 1862Manuscript #00406Civil War Manuscripts HomeThis letter was written from the battlefield by Confederate soldier R. Emmett Martin to his wife, and is dated 3 July 1862. Martin recounts his participation in the Battle of Malvern Hill (Seven Days' Battle, Peninsular Campaign) and discusses the heavy casualties suffered by his regiment. View the Original Document Read the Full-Text Transcription 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:21:53 AM8/13/2007 8:55:43 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobR. Emmett Martin Civil War Letter1163A10330False06/19/2012 09:21:53 AM8/13/2007 08:55:43 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00406Martin/R__Emmett_Martin_Civil_War_Letter/6947ContentR. Henry Campbell Letters/Archives/Manuscripts/00282Campbell-Varner/R__Henry_Campbell_Letters/R. Henry Campbell Civil War letters. From the Campbell and Varner Family Papers (Manuscript #0282) Biographical note Robert Henry Campbell of Lexington, VA shoemaker served with Rockbridge Rifles during Civil War (1861 only) discharged due to illness (tuberculosis) Clerk, QuartermasterR. Henry Campbell Civil War letters. Rockbridge Rifles.From the Campbell and Varner Family Papers (Manuscript #0282)Full Text OnlineCivil War Manuscripts Home Biographical note: Robert Henry Campbell of Lexington, VA; shoemaker; served with Rockbridge Rifles during Civil War (1861 only); discharged due to illness (tuberculosis); Clerk, Quartermaster and Treasurer at the Virginia Military Institute, 1864-1870; d. 1870, age 28, Lexington, VA. Charles Van Buren Varner, b. Lexington, VA. 1838; served with Rockbridge Rifles during Civil War; cabinetmaker; carpenter at VMI; d. 1907, Lexington.Collection Description: A collection (1845-1928; bulk dated 1860-1865) of correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous documents of R. Henry Campbell and members of the Varner family of Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Includes Civil War letters of soldiers R. Henry Campbell (1861 April -July) and Charles V. Varner (1864, 1865). The letters were written while they were serving with the Rockbridge Rifles (part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at various dates during the war). Significant topics in the Campbell letters include the unit's stay at Harper's Ferry and Martinsburg, and the 1st Battle of Manassas (1st Bull Run). Additional correspondence of R. Henry Campbell (1864-1865), written after he accepted a position in the Treasurer's-Quartermaster's office at VMI, include a note written on May 13 before the Battle of New Market; letter written on June 14 after Hunter's Raid from the cadet camp at Rope Ferry; and letters describing life at VMI's temporary headquarters at the Alms House in Richmond and life in wartime Richmond, including mention of the use of black troops. Other items in the collection are two notebooks (ca. 1861-62 and 1864), containing an early roster of Rockbridge rifles and list of killed and wounded; family photographs; broadside (July 1865) concerning occupation of Lexington by Union troops; miscellaneous family documents, including "Rules for the Lexington Classical School," 1845. The families were related through the marriage of R. Henry's sister, Augusta, to Charles V. Varner.Full Text LettersRockbridge Rifles  1861 mid-April.   Treated kindly by civilians; on march toward Harrisonburg.1861 April 20.   Describes stay in Harrisonburg; on to Winchester.1861 May 4.   In camp at Harper's Ferry. Camp life-- Jackson forbids liquor; singing; daily schedule.1861 May 19.   At Harper's Ferry; expected attack did not occur.1861 May 21.    Regiment at Martinsburg; Union sentiment among townspeople.1861 May 29.    Regiment at Martinsburg; secessionist sentiment increasing in town.1861 June 3.    At Harper's Ferry; burned bridge across Opequon; no wages.1861 July 21.   Battle of 1st Manassas (Bull Run)Obituary, 1870View Discharge document, 1861 Dec 15, issued by Capt. James K. Edmondson.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/26/2011 1:39:51 PM8/7/2007 4:09:17 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobR. Henry Campbell Letters1101A10330False010/26/2011 01:39:51 PM8/7/2007 04:09:17 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00282Campbell-Varner/R__Henry_Campbell_Letters/14663LibraryItemReid Letters Full Text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00222Reid/ReidPapers_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/19/2008 2:27:00 PM9/19/2007 10:02:16 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobReid Letters Full Text1225A10330False02/19/2008 02:27:00 PM9/19/2007 10:02:16 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00222Reid/ReidPapers_fulltext.pdf7097ContentRichard Adams Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/Richard_Adams_Papers_Home/Richard H. Adams, Jr. Civil War Papers 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment & Prisoner of War Manuscript #00358 About this Collection Richard H. Adams, Jr. was born April 21, 1842 "Altwood," Marengo County, Alabama. He was the third son of Richard HenryRichard H. Adams, Jr. Civil War Papers5th Alabama Infantry Regiment & Prisoner of WarManuscript #00358Civil War Letters & Diaries top levelAbout this CollectionRichard H. Adams, Jr. was born April 21, 1842 "Altwood," Marengo County, Alabama. He was the third son of Richard Henry Adams and Anna Carter Harrison. In May 1861 Adams enlisted as a Private in Company D, 5th Alabama Infantry Regiment, and served in various Virginia campaigns until he was severely wounded at Seven Pines. He subsequently served as a staff officer for Gen. Wheeler until September 1863, when he was captured near Nashville, Tennessee.   Adams was a prisoner of war from September 1863 through June 1865, and was one a group of prisoners later known as the "immortal 600," --- prisoners placed on Morris Island in Charleston harbor within direct line of fire from Confederate guns at Fort Sumter.   After the war, Adams spent his career as an engineer and later Postmaster in Radford, Virginia. He married Lottie Putnam, with whom he had corresponded throughout the war. Adams died at Radford on October 8, 1896. The papers consist of 47 original letters (Nov. 1863-Sept. 1866) written by Richard, most dating from the period in which he was a prisoner of war; 23 original letters from Lottie Putnam to Richard (March 1864-Jan. 1865); a manuscript diary kept while serving with the 5th Alabama Regiment in Virginia (April-May 1862); transcriptions only of two additional diary volumes (Sept. 1862-March 1863, and a prison diary, 1864-1865); a typescript "Account of Wheeler's Raids" written after the war; a "friendship book," March 1865, containing inscriptions by fellow prisoners; 2 photographs of Adams; and miscellaneous documents and clippings.Richard Adams Letters, 1863-1865 Johnson's Island Prison, 1863-1864 Morris Island Prison, 1864 Sept-Oct Point Lookout Prison, 1864 February Hilton Head Prison, 1864-1865 Fort Delaware Prison, 1864 June-August Fort Delaware Prison, 1865 April-June At Sea, U. S. Steamer Crescent, August 1864 Home to Alabama, 1865 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:05:21 AM8/8/2007 1:35:00 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobRichard Adams Papers Home1123A10330False06/18/2012 11:05:21 AM8/8/2007 01:35:00 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/Richard_Adams_Papers_Home/7179LibraryItemRichard Adams Papers title image/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/250bbdb5-c970-4055-949a-ac803d0edc23(1).jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 1:47:16 PM8/8/2007 1:47:16 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobRichard Adams Papers title image1123A10330False08/8/2007 01:47:16 PM8/8/2007 01:47:16 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00358Adams/250bbdb5-c970-4055-949a-ac803d0edc23(1).jpg12187ContentRinker Civil War Letter/Archives/Manuscripts/00381Rinker/Rinker_Civil_War_Letter/Michael F. Rinker Civil War Letter. 1864 May 17 Manuscript #0381 Civil War Letters & Diaries HomeDescription Letter, dated May 17, 1864, from Confederate soldier Michael F. Rinker to his parents. Written from camp near Spotsylvania Courthouse discusses battle at Spotsylvania,Michael F. Rinker Civil War Letter.1864 May 17Manuscript #0381Civil War Letters & Diaries HomeDescription: Letter, dated May 17, 1864, from Confederate soldier Michael F. Rinker (Private, Company F, 136th Regiment, Virginia Militia) to his parents. Written from camp near Spotsylvania Courthouse; discusses battle at Spotsylvania, emphasizing enemy causalities; mentions Battle of New Market (Virginia).Full Text: Camp Near Spotsylvania Court-House VaTuesday May the 17th 1864Dear Father and MotherWith pleasure I write to you this morning, hoping you may get this in due time. I am well, and hope you are all well. I must ask you to excuse me for not writing sooner, indeed I am ashamed that I have not written ere this. But now I will tell you why I did not write to you sooner than I did.We have been so busy since we came over here, that indeed this is the first chance that I have had to write. The second day after we arrived here, we commenced fighting and it is not over yet. Father indeed for 5 days we were so busy fighting that we could hardly get time enough to eat our meals. To-day it is 14 days since we commenced fighting and yesterday the cannon and small arms were still at work. But the fight was not real heavy all the time, the hardest fighting was on the 5.6.& 7 and on the 9, 10 & 11 days of this month. During them six days it was awful. There was one continual roar of thunder all the time from the artillery and small arms.For six days the Battle was kept up, all the time day and night, in the dead hour of midnight, the cannon & musketry was thundering all the time. Column after column the Yankees pushed their men up to our Breastworks and our men were cutting them down as fast as flies. The dead Yankees are heaped up in piles half as high as a man, in front of our Breastworks, and all around on the Battlefield the dead yanks are lying just as thick as they can be, and none of them buried, they will all rotten on top of the ground.Now you may know how it is down here. The line of Battle is 15 miles long, and for 4 days the Battle was kept up all along the line. The Yankee loss in killed and wounded is awful. Their loss will not fall short of fifty five hundred in killed and wounded, and their loss in prisoners, will reach ten or twelve thousand. We have captured 12 or 15 fine pieces of artillery and 6 or 8 thousand small arms. The yanks lost in killed, 2 Major Generals and 3 or 4 Brigadier Generals, and their loss of Officers generally in killed wounded & prisoners is large. Their entire loss is very heavy, and I think it will be larger yet, before the fight is ended.All the men say that this has been the hardest fight, since the war. It was awful for about 5 days, the cannon just kept one continual roar of thunder, day and night. I suppose you have heard, of the number of killed and wounded, of our company. You have also, no doubt heard that General J.E.B. Stuart died at few days ago from a wound received near Hanover Junction. General Longstreet was painfully wounded on the second day of Battle. But he is getting well fast.General Lee got a dispatch yesterday afternoon from General Breckinridge stating that he had whipped and routed the yanks 2 miles above New Market and run them to Mt. Jackson where the yanks burnt a Bridge. We are all glad to hear, that the yanks have been whipped in the valley. Noah is well. We have plenty to eat. Noah give me the things that you sent to me and I am very much obliged to you for them. I will try and bring something when I get home. Tell mother, I would like to have one pair of socks sent to me by the first one of our men that comes over. Write soon and give me all the news. I hope you will excuse me for not writing sooner, for indeed I did not have time hardly to eat my meals, we were busy all the time. I will close. Your son. Michael F. Rinker.Our men are still in line of Battle, day & night all the time, some times they commence fighting at midnight. There is no telling how much longer the fight will last. Our men lay in our Breastworks day and night. One night last week the yanks charged our Breastworks 9 different times, and every time our men run them back, with great slaughter. If I can get time I will write to you soon or as soon as I hear from you all. I will close.Your son, Mike.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 7:54:49 AM8/23/2007 11:25:53 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobRinker Civil War Letter1545A10330False06/19/2012 07:54:49 AM8/23/2007 11:25:53 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00381Rinker/Rinker_Civil_War_Letter/20435ContentRobert A. Boyd Civil War Diary/Archives/Manuscripts/00092Boyd/Robert_A__Boyd_Civil_War_Diary/Robert A. Boyd Civil War Diary Manuscript #0092Robert A. Boyd Civil War Notebook-Diary1st Regiment Confederate EngineersRead the Full Text Robert Alexander Boyd was born in Oakley, Mecklenburg County, Virginia in 1842.  He was the son of Richard Boyd and Lucy Ann Goode.  Boyd enrolled at Randolph-Macon College in 1861 and subsequently entered the Virginia Military Institute, from which he graduated in 1863.  He joined the 1st Regiment of Engineers  (Col. T. M. R.Talcott commanding) as the 1st Sergeant of Company D and served until the end of the war. Boyd witnessed the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, where his unit served as body guards for General Lee.  Following the war, Boyd returned to Mecklenburg County where he spent his life as a farmer on the family estate "Egypt".  He married Anna Hatcher in 1882 and the couple had three children: Robert Massie, Shelton Goode, and Nannie Belle.  He died in June 1909.The wartime notebook-diary covers the period December 1864-April 1865.  Brief diary entries (April 3-13, 1865) document activities of the 1st Engineers Regiment during the last few days of the war and mention the surrender at Appomattox.  The notes also concern the unit, and include lists of supplies, furloughs and desertions, and guard rosters.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:02:33 AM2/8/2008 9:43:39 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobRobert A. Boyd Civil War Diary1933A10330False06/13/2012 09:02:33 AM2/8/2008 09:43:39 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00092Boyd/Robert_A__Boyd_Civil_War_Diary/4294968301ContentRobert E. Lee Mexican War Maps/Archives/Manuscripts/00277LeeMaps/Robert_E__Lee_Mexican_War_Maps/ Robert E. Lee Mexican War Maps Robert E. Lee Mexican War Maps  View the Online ExhibitView the Finding Aid with detailed inventoryThe collection consists of 30 original military maps owned by Robert E. Lee; they comprise one of the most comprehensive  cartographic resources for the study of the Mexican War.  The bulk (28 items) were used by Lee in Mexico, 1846-1848, when he was serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Engineers Corps.  Two of the maps were drawn by Lee and bear his signature. The collection was donated to VMI in the 1890's by G. W. Custis Lee, General Lee's son and a faculty member at VMI, 1865-1870.  1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM4/25/2014 10:22:01 AM10/19/2009 9:48:54 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobRobert E. Lee Mexican War Maps4294967799A10330False04/25/2014 10:22:01 AM10/19/2009 09:48:54 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00277LeeMaps/Robert_E__Lee_Mexican_War_Maps/14537ContentRockenbach Papers Detailed Guide/Archives/Manuscripts/00001Rockenbach/Rockenbach_Papers_Detailed_Guide/Samuel Rockenbach Papers, Detailed Guide. A Guide to the Samuel D. Rockenbach Papers, 1889 1945 Accession Number mss 00001 © Virginia Military Institute Archives Administrative InformationAccess There are no restrictions. Use Restrictions There are no restrictions. Preferred Citation Samuel D.Samuel Rockenbach Papers, Detailed Guide.Rockenbach Papers top level A Guide to the Samuel D. Rockenbach Papers, 1889-1945Accession Number mss 00001© Virginia Military Institute ArchivesAdministrative InformationAccessThere are no restrictions.Use RestrictionsThere are no restrictions.Preferred CitationSamuel D. Rockenbach Papers, mss 00001, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, VA. Acquisition InformationThe collection was received from the estate of Samuel D. Rockenbach in 1953.Descriptive SummaryRepository: Virginia Military Institute Archives, Preston Library.Accession number: mss 00001Title: Samuel D. Rockenbach Papers 1889-1945Physical Characteristics: The collection consists of approximately 1000 items filed in 6 boxes.Language: EnglishAbstract: Papers (1889-1945) of United States Army officer Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach, notable for his role in the establishment of the U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I and his postwar work in the development of tank warfare.Scope and Content Information The collection consists of papers (1,000 items) documenting Rockenbach's career in the United States Army. Topics include his duties as Engineer officer in Cuba (1898-1902), the Philippines (1903- 1910), in France as Chief of the Tank Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919, and his postwar work with the Tank Corps until his retirement in 1933. The collection contains correspondence and memoranda (1889- 1945), military orders (1891-1933), photographs, and miscellaneous personal documents (certificates, travel souvenirs, etc.). Tank Corps material includes operations reports (1918), numerous photographs of early tank designs and tank maneuvers, drawings of tank designs, and reports and minutes of the Inter-Allied Tank Committee. Also included are letters and photographs documenting the early army career of George S. Patton, Jr., who served under Rockenbach during World War I (ca. 15 items). Other notable correspondents are John J. Pershing, Leonard Wood, Douglas MacArthur, James G. Harbord, and Charles P. Summerall.Biographical/Historical Information Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach, United States Army officer, was born on January 27, 1869 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1889 and in 1891 was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He married Emma Baldwin on October 19, 1898. Prior to World War I he saw tours of duty in Cuba, the Philippines, various U.S. posts, and served as a military observer in Germany in 1914. He arrived in France in June 1917 with the American Expeditionary Force and from 1917-1919 served as Chief of the newly formed Tank Corps, A.E.F. He was notable for his role in the establishment of the Tank Corps and for his work in the development of tank warfare.At the end of the war, Rockenbach continued his work with tanks, serving as the Army's Chief of the Tank Corps and as Commander of the Tank School at Camp Meade, Maryland. He retired to Brownsville, Texas in 1933 and died in 1952 at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC.Organization The collection is divided into 8 series:1. Correspondence and memoranda, 1889-19452. Military Orders, 1891-19333. Subject Files4. Articles by Rockenbach5. Speeches and Lectures6. Personal File7. Bound volumes and Printed Material8. PhotographsContainer List Series 1: Correspondence and Memoranda 1889-1945 Chronological 1889-1896 Box-folder: 1:1  1898 Box-folder: 1:2  1899-1902 Box-folder: 1:3  1903-1904 Box-folder: 1:4  1905-1909 Box-folder: 1:5  1910-1912 Box-folder: 1:6  1913-1916 Box-folder: 1:7  1917 Box-folder: 1:8  1918, January-June Box-folder: 1:9  1918, July-September Box-folder: 1:10  1918, October-December Box-folder: 1:11  1919, January-February Box-folder: 1:12  1919, March-April Box-folder: 1:13  1919 May-December Box-folder: 1:14  1920 Box-folder: 1:15  1921 Box-folder: 1:16  1922, January-June Box-folder: 1:17  1922, July-December Box-folder: 1:18  1923, January-June Box-folder: 1:19  1923, July-December Box-folder: 1:20  1924 Box-folder: 1:21  1925 Box-folder: 1:22  1926 Box-folder: 1:23  1927-1928 Box-folder: 1:24  1929 Box-folder: 1:25  1930-1945 Box-folder: 1:26  Undated correspondence and memoranda Box-folder: 1:27    Series 2: Military Orders 1891-1933 Chronological 1891-1899 Box-folder: 2:1  1900-1903 Box-folder: 2:2  1904-1909 Box-folder: 2:3  1910-1912 Box-folder: 2:4  1913-1916 Box-folder: 2:5  1917 Box-folder: 2:6  1918 Box-folder: 2:7  1919 Box-folder: 2:8  1920-1933 Box-folder: 2:9  Index to World War I Orders Box-folder: 2:10    Series 3: Subject Files Alphabetical Baltic Society Box-folder: 3:1  French Tank Service and School Box-folder: 3:2  Germany- Military Observation Trip 1914-1915 Box-folder: 3:3 Instructions, Reports, and miscellanyInter-Allied Tank Committee 1918, May 6-7 Box-folder: 3:4 Minutes of the 1st sessionInter-Allied Tank Committee 1918, May 6-7 Box-folder: 3:5 Reports and Resolutions from the 1st sessionInter-Allied Tank Committee 1918 June 5 Box-folder: 3:6 Minutes of the 2nd sessionInter-Allied Tank Committee 1918 July 8 Box-folder: 3:7 Agenda and Minutes from the 3rd sessionInter-Allied Tank Committee 1918 October 10 Box-folder: 3:8 Minutes of the 4th sessionInter-Allied Tank Committee 1918 May Box-folder: 3:9 Reports, including a report by Lt. Col. George S. Patton, Jr.Inter-Allied Tank Committee Box-folder: 3:10 Misc. related documentsPatton, George S., Jr. Box-folder: 3:10A  St. Nazaire Association Box-folder: 3:11  Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:12 Operations Report, 1918 September-NovemberTank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:13 Operations Report, Appendix 1"Comparative Plan of Renault and Mark VIII Tank"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:14 Operations Report, Appendix 2"Organization Tank Corps AEF"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:15 Operations Report, Appendix 3"Organization Tank Corps 1st Army"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:16 Operations Report, Appendix 4"Operations Report 304th Tank Brigade, St. Mihiel Salient"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:17 Operations Report, Appendix 5"Report of Commander of 1st French Brigade, St. Mihiel operation"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:18 Operations Report, Appendix 6"Operations Report, 304th Tank Brigade, Meuse-Argonne offensive"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:19 Operations Report, Appendix 7"Report of Commander, 1st French Tank Brigade, Meuse-Argonne"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:20 Operations Report, Appendix 8"Report of Operations, 2nd Tank Brigade, 301st Battalion"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:21 Operations Report, Appendix 9"Commendations on Work of Tank Corps"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:22 Operations Report, Appendix 10"Position and duties of Chief of Tank Corps, AEF"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:23 Service Record, 301st Tank Battalion.Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:24 Casualties ListTank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:25 "Personal Notes"Tank Corps, World War I Box-folder: 3:26 "Notes on tank economics"Tank Corps, Postwar Box-folder: 3:27 Organization proposal, 1921Tank School, Camp Meade Box-folder: 3:28 Report on organization and objectivesTanks Box-folder: 3:29 Diagrams and BlueprintsVirginia Military Institute Box-folder: 3:30 Notes on the Class of 1889, letter of recommendation, order  Series 4: Articles by Rockenbach "The Tank School at Camp Meade" 1922 Box-folder: 4:1  "American Tanks" 1923 Box-folder: 4:2  "Weight and Dimensions of Tanks" 1923 Box-folder: 4:3  "General Pershing's Influence in Connection with my work in the AEF" 1934 Box-folder: 4:4  "American Tanks Since the World War" Box-folder: 4:5  "The Tank Corps of the AEF" Box-folder: 4:6  Articles-Miscellaneous Box-folder: 4:7    Series 5: Speeches and Lectures "The Tank Corps- What the General and General Staff officers Should Know" 1919 Box-folder: 4:8  "The Tank Corps- A Talk to the General Staff" 1919 Box-folder: 4:9  "Remarks at Conference of Department and Division Commanders" 1920 Box-folder: 4:10  "Tanks in the World War" 1922 Box-folder: 4:11  "Tanks" 1923 Box-folder: 4:12  "Tanks: Functions in Relation to Design" undated Box-folder: 4:13    Series 6: Personal File Certificates of Award, War Service Box-folder: 4:14  Certificates, Miscellaneous Box-folder: 4:15  Service Records and Efficiency Report Box-folder: 4:16  Postcards, Europe, Souvenir 1914-1915 Box-folder: 4:17  Mementos from Paris Trip 1926 Box-folder: 4:18  Invitations Box-folder: 4:19  Christmas Cards Box-folder: 4:20  Clippings about Rockenbach Box-folder: 4:21  Miscellaneous Box-folder: 4:22    Series 7: Bound Volumes and Printed Material Reports and orders, 1888 to 1920 The Final Report of General John J. Pershing Pamphlets and Misc. publications  Series 8: Photographs Alphabetical Baltic Club Box-folder: 6:1  Coolidge, Calvin (with Rockenbach, Pershing and others) Box-folder: 6:2  Cotesworth, E. Robert Box-folder: 6:3  Cuba--San Juan Hill Box-folder: 6:3A  Gleaves, Albert (Admiral) Box-folder: 6:4  Harbord, James G. Box-folder: 6:5  Lindbergh, Charles Box-folder: 6:5A  Parades Box-folder: 6:6  Patton, George S., Jr. Box-folder: 6:6A  Pershing, John J. (General) Box-folder: 6:7  Philippines Box-folder: 6:8  Rockenbach, Emma Box-folder: 6:8A  Rockenbach, Samuel D. Box-folder: 6:9  Rockenbach, Samuel D. and Emma Box-folder: 6:10  Spanish American War-Artillery Box-folder: 6:11  Spanish American War-War Memorials Box-folder: 6:12  Tank Corps, soldiers and officers Box-folder: 6:13  Tanks Corps, basketball and football teams Box-folder: 6:14  Tank Corps, manuevers Box-folder: 6:15  Tank Corps, 16th Tank Battalion Box-folder: 6:16  Tank School, Camp Meade Box-folder: 6:17  Tanks Box-folder: 6:18  Tanks Box-folder: 6:19  Tanks Box-folder: 6:20  World War I- American Expeditionary Force arrives in Paris, July 1917 Box-folder: 6:21  World War I- AEF officers Box-folder: 6:22  World War I- Cemetery, St. Nazaire, France Box-folder: 6:23  World War I- War Memorial, Lynchburg, VA Box-folder: 6:24  World War I- French farmers, countryside Box-folder: 6:25  World War I- Troop ships Box-folder: 6:26  Miscellaneous and unidentified Box-folder: 6:27    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:41:04 PM9/17/2007 4:09:16 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobRockenbach Papers Detailed Guide881A10330False06/12/2012 02:41:04 PM9/17/2007 04:09:16 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00001Rockenbach/Rockenbach_Papers_Detailed_Guide/14769LibraryItemSameul Fulkerson, 1862_0403/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_04_03.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:25:19 PM9/20/2007 3:25:19 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSameul Fulkerson, 1862_0403837A10330False09/20/2007 03:25:19 PM9/20/2007 03:25:19 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_04_03.pdf5977ContentSamuel Atwill letter, 1862 September 2/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Samuel_Atwill_letter,_1862_September_2/Samuel Atwill Civil War letter, September 1862. VMI Archives Manuscript #0061 Return to Atwill papers top level Note Atwill refers to the following people and events "Old Spex" Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of VMI from 1839 1889. Cadets were were givenCivil War Cadet LifeSamuel Atwill letter, September 2-3, 1862.VMI Archives Manuscript #0061Return to Atwill papers top level Note: Atwill refers to the following people and events:--"Old Spex": Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of VMI from 1839-1889.--Cadets were were given oral rather than written examinations.--"Subs"--Sub-Professors (junior faculty members) V.M. InstituteSept 2nd 1862My dear Father-As I have holiday today I will dedicate a portion of it, at least, in writing to you although I scarcely know what to write about as I have written several letters since I received one from you. It has been upward of a month since I received a letter from you, and I am afraid the Yankees have hemmed you entirely in.You ought to have seen me yesterday when I went in to be examined; about twenty Subs and professors were sitting in a row; in the centre there sat "Old Spex" as big as life, resembling an old owl with a standing collar, and a pair of spex on; but I will not say any thing about the looks of this venerable gentleman for he certainly is as goodlooking as any monkey you ever saw; with a mouth sharp enough to pick peas out of a porter bottle. But enough of this; for you know how badly scared I was when I was in his presence, and while he was examining me. The examination is over now, and we have holiday until next Monday. I must now close for the present as the drum is beating for dress parade.September 3, 1862.How much better I feel now than I did this time yesterday! This evening when I was on one side of the Parade Ground, I saw someone come out of Old Spex house with Old Spex, and Oh Pa! I though it was you until I saw his watch chain, and then I knew it was Mr. Mayo. But really he looked so much like you that I could not drill any more for looking at him, and as soon as I was dismissed Claybrook and myself went out on the hill to see him, but we had only five minutes to stay so he could not tell us any news, only that you were all well, and that the Yankees had not troubled you yet. He is going away tomorrow on the eleven o'clock stage, and I am going uptown to see him tomorrow before he goes. I was certainly glad to hear from you all, as it has been upwards of a month since I heard from you, and especially to hear that you were all well. I would have written you some time ago but I could not get any stamps or money to get stamps with.It is not at all strange to see a Cadet faint in the ranks; this evening one of the fellows let his gun fall on his foot at dress parade and it hurt him so badly that he fainted. Two of the fellows picked him up and instead of bringing him to barracks which was just as near as Major Williamson's, they were very cunning and took him to the latter place as "Old Tom" (Maj. W.) has two very prettie daughters. As soon as they entered the house the young ladies put water in his face and bathed his temples with cologne &c; in about two minutes he came to and came over to Barracks. Just now a servant came in with a waiter in his hand with a white cloth over it and a note to Cadet_____ with the compliments of the Misses Williamsons. Now you can imagine what was under that cloth, besides having the compliments of two beautiful young ladies that you never knew before. Well, if this is the way one gets paid for fainting at dress parade I will certainly try to break my foot tomorrow evening and then fall down; but before I do this I will make a bargain with two fellows to have some chalk prepared for the occasion and as soon as I fall to rub it on my face and hands and then take me to Major Williamson's, or Col. Gilham's; it makes no difference which as both of them have prettie daughters and are equally distant from the Parade Ground; neither of them is over fiftenn yards.If you have an opportunity to do do, please send me, together with the thing I have written for before, some flannel shirts and yarn gloves. I must now close as my iddeas are getting beautifully less. Give my love to Ma and tell her when she is eating peaches that she must think of me and eat enough for us both. I got as many as I wanted today but had to pay .25 per dozen for them so you see our monthly allowance ($2.00) does not last long when apples are 20 cts and peaches 25 per doz., and watermelon $1.25 cts. and very scarce at that price. Write very soon and by every opportunity. Your devoted son, S.F. Atwill.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:43:28 PM8/1/2007 1:35:16 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Atwill letter, 1862 September 2909A10330False06/12/2012 02:43:28 PM8/1/2007 01:35:16 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Samuel_Atwill_letter,_1862_September_2/5979ContentSamuel Atwill letter, 1862 September 28/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Samuel_Atwill_letter,_1862_September_28/Civil War Cadet Life Samuel Letter, September 28, 1862 VMI Archives Manuscript #0061 Return to Atwill papers top level  V.M. Institute Sept 28th, 1862 My dear Mother In vain have I been looking for a letter from you now forCivil War Cadet LifeSamuel Letter, September 28, 1862VMI Archives Manuscript #0061Return to Atwill papers top level V.M. InstituteSept 28th, 1862My dear Mother-In vain have I been looking for a letter from you now for a long time, but have not received one since Austin arrived, and I am getting quite uneasy about you all; but I hope that nothing is the matter with you all. I wrote to you (or Pa I should have said) Sunday before last, and I would have written to you last Sunday but but "circumstances alter cases" and I could not get an opportunity. How is your health getting? Oh! I hope you are perfectly well by this time. Is Cousins Magie and Betie staying with you now? If they are give my love to them and tell them that I answered their letters when I wrote to Pa. If they do not receive them you must let me know. I suppose you get the papers now, and have seen an account of our great victories in Maryland, therefore I will not bother you with an account of them. Have you heard from Rennie since he left? Please let me know where I can direct my letters so as he may get them. How does Pa get on with the farm since he left?Yesterday one of my roommates (as it was his time) went out in the country foraging and about 12 o'clock he came in with two very nice chickens with their heads looking like some one had hit them with a rock; well I was not with Morgan but I guess the chickens tried to hurt him and he had to hit them in self defense. Anyhow we had a very nice breakfast this morning in old 45 (no. of our room) of fried chicken, butter, and warm biscuits which I assure you was not at all objectionable, and I think from experience that the old saying is true that "stolen things always eat the sweetest."Austin has quite gotten over his homesickness now and is very well; he is writing home also. I am in excellent health and spirits and hope before this reaches you, you may be enjoying the same blessing. I must now close as it is time to go in to Bible recitation. Please excuse this poor apology for a letter for my room is crowded, and you know I never could write where there was a noise. Tell cousin Sarah that I intended to write to her this evening but really I have not time and she will have to excuse me this time. Give my best love to her and tell her that if she knew how I am pressed with my studies she will excuse me. Give my love to all the family and all my relations; remember me also to all my inquiring friends. You must not expect many letters from me now as I can't find time to write. I must now close; please write by every opportunity. Tell Mollie that I will write to her the first opportunity I have.Your devoted son, S.F. Atwill.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:44:23 PM8/1/2007 1:41:05 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Atwill letter, 1862 September 28909A10330False06/12/2012 02:44:23 PM8/1/2007 01:41:05 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Samuel_Atwill_letter,_1862_September_28/5975ContentSamuel Atwill, New Market Cadet/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Samuel_Atwill,_New_Market_Cadet/Life and Death of a VMI New Market Cadet Samuel F. Atwill. Battle of New Market top level  Samuel Francis Atwill ("Frank") was born at Atwillton, near Montrose, Westmoreland Co., Virginia on January 31, 1846. He was the son ofLife and Death of a VMI New Market CadetSamuel F. Atwill.Battle of New Market top level Samuel Francis Atwill ("Frank") was born at Atwillton, near Montrose, Westmoreland Co., Virginia on January 31, 1846. He was the son of Samuel Bailey Atwill and Jane Ann Broun. Atwill matriculated at VMI on May 20, 1862; two years later, while a Cadet Corporal in Company A, he took part in the Battle of New Market, Virginia (May 15, 1864), where he was mortally wounded. He died on July 20, 1864, at the home of Dr. F. T. Stribling, in Staunton. A contemporary account of his wounding states:"Struck in the calf of the leg, his wound was considered severe, though not dangerous. Being removed to Staunton, he had almost gotten well, when he was attacked with lockjaw, and died in the most excruciating agony. His pain was so intense that he could not touch the bed without a groan of agony, and death came to him as a blessed relief."The following full text documents include letters written by Atwill early in his cadetship, biographical information, and correspondence concerning his death. Atwill was thoughtful and religious; his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor---they contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a colorful account of cadets stealing chickens from a local farmer in order to supplement the basic mess hall fare (1862 Sept. 28); and the story of students vying for the attention of a professor's "prettie daughters" (1862 Sept 3). The letters also highlight the difficulty of wartime communication and the pain of separation from family. Although Cadet Atwill was wounded on May 15, his father did not receive the news until July, and he did not hear of his son's death until early August. "It is painful to lose a child at home, but to be unable to see him was very grevious to me...."Atwill documentsLetters, April & May 1862 from Atwill's father to VMI, regarding his son's appointment.Letter 1862 Sept. 2 & 3, Cadet Atwill to his father. News from VMILetter, 1862 Sept. 28. Cadet Atwill to his mother. News from VMI.Letter, 1864 July 3. Cadet Atwill to VMI. Written from Staunton 6 weeks after he was wounded in battle, Atwill explains he has been too weak to travel; asks for money to go home.Letter, 1864 July 9.  Mr. Atwill to VMI, asking for news about his son's condition.Letter, July 28, 1864. VMI's Superintendent informs Mr. Atwill of his son's death.Letter, August 8, 1864. Mr. Atwill to VMI, acknowledging news of his son's death.Biographical sketch  published in 1875  1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:45:16 PM8/1/2007 1:29:14 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Atwill, New Market Cadet909A10330False06/12/2012 02:45:16 PM8/1/2007 01:29:14 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00061Atwill/Samuel_Atwill,_New_Market_Cadet/14619LibraryItemSamuel Downing demerits & grade report/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00167Downing/Downing_documents.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:44:41 PM9/18/2007 3:44:41 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Downing demerits & grade report947A10330False09/18/2007 03:44:41 PM9/18/2007 03:44:41 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00167Downing/Downing_documents.pdf14617LibraryItemSamuel Downing Letter - View original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00167Downing/00167letter.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:44:18 PM9/18/2007 3:44:18 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Downing Letter - View original947A10330False09/18/2007 03:44:18 PM9/18/2007 03:44:18 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00167Downing/00167letter.pdf6689ContentSamuel Downing Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00167Downing/Samuel_Downing_Papers/VMI Cadet Life, 1859 1860. A Trip to Norfolk. Samuel Downing Collection Manuscript #00167 Cadet Life Manuscripts top level  Biographical Information Samuel Downing, Jr. was born circa 1842 in Lancaster, Virginia, the son of Samuel Downing, a lawyer, and CatherineVMI Cadet Life, 1859-1860Samuel Downing CollectionManuscript #00167Cadet Life Manuscripts top level  Biographical Information:Samuel Downing, Jr. was born circa 1842 in Lancaster, Virginia, the son of Samuel Downing, a lawyer, and Catherine E. Payne. He entered VMI as a third classman (sophomore) in August 1859 and graduated in December 1861. Downing joined the Confederate Army, serving throughout the war with the 55th Virginia Infantry Regiment. After the war he was for a short time a teacher in Virginia, but subsequently moved to Baltimore, MD where he was engaged in the tobacco business. He married Miss Betts of Northumberland County, Virginia, in 1865; they had one son, who died in infancy. Downing died in Baltimore on March 11, 1885 and is buried in London Park Cemetery.View the Collection:Letter, 1859 Grade Report & Demerits, 1860 Full Text TranscriptionVirginia Military Institute, Nov the 17 1859Dear Pa,Having promised to write to you after my arrival here, I this morning take my pen to fulfill my promise after a very refreshing night's rest, for I never was so much fatigued in my life as I was when I arrived here on yesterday morning about 12 o'clock after a march of nine miles and not having had any sleep [f]or two nights.After leaving you on Friday we marched to the Fair Grounds where we went through the much talked of Shanghai Trot which was very much complimented by the immense concourse of people which witnessed our performance, and marched back to the city about 3 o'clock. We had another drill on Saturday morning and also dress parade in the Norfolk Military Academy Grounds, but it was so very small that we did not have sufficient space to drill in and we therefore remained a very short time and after spending Sunday and going to church and on Monday at 11 o'clock we marched down to the depot escorted by the volunteer companies of Norfolk and accompanied by a large number of people both male & female and at 12 we started en route for the V.M.I.We reached Petersburg about 6 where we remained but a very short time but while we were there the boys made good use of their time in procuring crackers, apples, & everything that was eatable, not having had anything to eat since breakfast that morning. We then put on steam and arrived at Farmville about 12 o'clock where the boys did justice to a very good supper prepared for us and the way provisions disappeared is better imagined than described.But in the mean time I ran in the Hotel and enquired for Cousin Giles & sister and to my great joy who should I see but Mr. Cutwell who was looking for me and he conducted me to the parlour where to my great joy I saw sister and remained with her all the time except a short time when I went to get a mouthful to eat. I never was so much overjoyed in my life. Cousin Giles was prevented from coming out on account of a very sore throat. Mr. Rice and a Miss Rice were also present. I gave her my likeness and remained with her until the last moment when I heard the whistle and was again hurried into the cars and reached Lynchburg the next morning not having slept a moment for the night, about 5 o'clock when we shouldered our guns and marched into town and a more woebegone set of fellows never was seen.After eating breakfast we were marched up to the College Hill where Major Gilham drilled us for a couple of hours and after dinner we commenced our journey home by the worse mode of conveyance that ever was instituted, in a canal boat, a freight boat at that, where I passed one of the most miserable nights I ever did in my life. The old boat was loaded with rocks, and a rock was also my pillow with nothing but my overcoat and no fire and the water was frozen all around us and I did not sleep a moment for the night. And the next morning we got to the landing about 8 o'clock and we had to march 9 miles with our muskets strapped to us and you may imagine how I felt when I got here on yesterday morning. I went to bed as soon as I got here and waked up this morning very much refreshed.As my paper is getting quite scarce and there is no news [illegible] and I must bring my letter to a close. Kiss little Robt. and my love to Jack, Bob, Aunt Emeline, Betsy & all relations. I remain your aff. son, Samuel Downing1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:19:52 AM8/7/2007 10:23:43 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Downing Papers947A10330False06/13/2012 10:19:52 AM8/7/2007 10:23:43 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00167Downing/Samuel_Downing_Papers/14773LibraryItemSamuel Fulkerson/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_05_16_02.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:26:41 PM9/20/2007 3:26:41 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Fulkerson837A10330False09/20/2007 03:26:41 PM9/20/2007 03:26:41 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_05_16_02.pdf14781LibraryItemSamuel Fulkerson Letter, 1862 June 14/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_06_14.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:30:57 PM9/20/2007 3:30:57 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Fulkerson Letter, 1862 June 14837A10330False09/20/2007 03:30:57 PM9/20/2007 03:30:57 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_06_14.pdf14767LibraryItemSamuel Fulkerson, 1862_0309/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_03_09.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:24:31 PM9/20/2007 3:24:31 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Fulkerson, 1862_0309837A10330False09/20/2007 03:24:31 PM9/20/2007 03:24:31 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_03_09.pdf14771LibraryItemSamuel Fulkerson, 1862_0516 Battle Report/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_05_16_01.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:26:04 PM9/20/2007 3:26:04 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Fulkerson, 1862_0516 Battle Report837A10330False09/20/2007 03:26:04 PM9/20/2007 03:26:04 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_05_16_01.pdf14777LibraryItemSamuel Fulkerson, Battle of Winchester Report/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_05_28.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:28:45 PM9/20/2007 3:28:45 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Fulkerson, Battle of Winchester Report837A10330False09/20/2007 03:28:45 PM9/20/2007 03:28:45 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_05_28.pdf14779LibraryItemSamuel Fulkerson, Letter, Battle of Port Republic/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_06_10.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/20/2007 3:29:22 PM9/20/2007 3:29:22 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Fulkerson, Letter, Battle of Port Republic837A10330False09/20/2007 03:29:22 PM9/20/2007 03:29:22 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_06_10.pdf14607LibraryItemSamuel Garland Commission - View Original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00118Garland/Garland_Commission.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:51:52 PM9/18/2007 2:51:52 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Garland Commission - View Original943A10330False09/18/2007 02:51:52 PM9/18/2007 02:51:52 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00118Garland/Garland_Commission.pdf6667ContentSamuel Garland Papers./Archives/Manuscripts/00118Garland/Samuel_Garland_Papers_/Samuel Garland Commission Document A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives Manuscript Collection #118 VMI Civil War Generals top level About this Collection Samuel Garland, Jr., VMI Class of 1849, served as a Colonel in the 11th Virginia Infantry andSamuel Garland CommissionManuscript Collection #118VMI Civil War Generals top level  About this CollectionSamuel Garland, Jr., VMI Class of 1849, served as a Colonel in the 11th Virginia Infantry and led his regiment at 1st Manassas. He was promoted to Brigadier General in May 1862 and commanded his brigade at Seven Pines, Gaines's Mill, and Malvern Hill. Garland was mortally wounded on Sept 14, 1862 at South Mountain and is buried at Lynchburg, Virginia.This commission document, dated May 8, 1861, appoints Garland a Colonel in the Virginia Volunteer Forces. The document was signed by Governor John Letcher and there is an endorsement on the back by Lewis B. Butler, Justice of the Peace for Prince William County, certifying that Garland took various prescribed oaths.View the original document Additional information about Samuel Garland1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:15:15 AM8/7/2007 9:47:25 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Garland Papers.943A10330False06/13/2012 09:15:15 AM8/7/2007 09:47:25 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00118Garland/Samuel_Garland_Papers_/6115106Samuel Garland photo/assets/0/430/438/943/29cb6889-d8d5-4795-82e9-cd2601f5d825.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 9:40:34 AM8/2/2007 1:14:24 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Garland photo943A103329CB6889-D8D5-4795-82E9-CD2601F5D825http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/943/29CB6889-D8D5-4795-82E9-CD2601F5D825.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0b097972ebe1b42498ce50fcb0493c4a62.jpg8/7/2007 09:40:34 AM8/2/2007 01:14:24 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/943/29CB6889-D8D5-4795-82E9-CD2601F5D825.jpg10737421639LibraryItemSamuel Garland photo(1)/assets/0/430/438/943/29cb6889-d8d5-4795-82e9-cd2601f5d825.1.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:13:20 AM6/13/2012 9:13:20 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Garland photo(1)943A10330False06/13/2012 09:13:20 AM6/13/2012 09:13:20 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/assets/0/430/438/943/29cb6889-d8d5-4795-82e9-cd2601f5d825.1.jpg5579ContentSamuel Rockenbach Papers and Exhibit/Archives/Manuscripts/00001Rockenbach/Samuel_Rockenbach_Papers_and_Exhibit/Samuel D. Rockenbach Papers World War I Tank Corps Collection Guide & Online Exhibit Military History Manuscripts top level Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach, United States Army officer, was born on January 27, 1869 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was graduated from theSamuel D. Rockenbach PapersWorld War I Tank CorpsCollection Guide & Online ExhibitMilitary History Manuscripts top level View the Online Exhibit Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach, United States Army officer, was born on January 27, 1869 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1889 and in 1891 was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He married Emma Baldwin on October 19, 1898. Prior to World War I he saw tours of duty in Cuba, the Philippines, various U.S. posts, and served as a military observer in Germany in 1914. He arrived in France in June 1917 with the American Expeditionary Force and from 1917-1919 served as Chief of the newly formed Tank Corps, A.E.F. He was notable for his role in the establishment of the Tank Corps and for his work in the development of tank warfare.At the end of the war, Rockenbach continued his work with tanks, serving as the Army's Chief of the Tank Corps and as Commander of the Tank School at Camp Meade, Maryland. He retired to Brownsville, Texas in 1933 and died in 1952 at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC.The papers contain approximately 1000 items that document Rockenbach's career in the United States Army. Included are correspondence and memoranda (1889-1945), military orders (1891-1933), Tank Corps operations reports (1918), numerous photographs of early tank designs and tank maneuvers, drawings of tank designs, and reports and minutes of the Inter-Allied Tank Committee. Also included are letters and photographs documenting the early army career of George S. Patton, Jr., who served under Rockenbach during World War I (ca. 15 items). Other notable correspondents are John J. Pershing, Leonard Wood, Douglas MacArthur, James G. Harbord, and Charles P. Summerall.For additional information about the Rockenbach Papers, see the detailed online guide to this collection.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 3:48:00 PM7/30/2007 4:39:08 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Rockenbach Papers and Exhibit881A10330False06/12/2012 03:48:00 PM7/30/2007 04:39:08 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00001Rockenbach/Samuel_Rockenbach_Papers_and_Exhibit/6125106Samuel Walker photo/assets/0/430/438/949/8e026c22-a41a-4687-848f-c57c197618ca.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 11:53:55 AM8/2/2007 1:19:36 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSamuel Walker photo949A10338E026C22-A41A-4687-848F-C57C197618CAhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/949/8E026C22-A41A-4687-848F-C57C197618CA.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse095955077946247aa90b2529dc7cadb272.jpg8/7/2007 11:53:55 AM8/2/2007 01:19:36 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/949/8E026C22-A41A-4687-848F-C57C197618CA.jpg8165ContentSandie Pendleton Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00412Pendleton/Sandie_Pendleton_Civil_War_Papers/ Sandie Pendleton Civil War Papers, 1862 1863 Stonewall Jackson Staff Officer View the documents in the collection, including  1862 August 2. Dispatch to Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell. Jackson orders 9th Louisiana Infantry Regiment to report to Gen. A. P. HillSandie Pendleton Civil War Papers, 1862-1863Stonewall Jackson Staff OfficerManuscript #00412Civil War Manuscripts top levelView the documents in the collection, listed below  1862 August 2. Dispatch to Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell.Jackson orders 9th Louisiana Infantry Regiment to report to Gen. A. P. Hill1862 August 2. General Order 78.By order of Gen. Jackson. All soldiers sent to hospitals must have certificate from their regimental surgeons.1862 August 5. Dispatch to Gen. Ewell.Requests names of officers involved in enrolling conscripts.1863 March 4. General Order 15.By order of Gen. Jackson. Regarding reports of property used during encampments; staff officer furloughs; enlisted men may not be employed as servants by any officer.1863 May 10. Note.From Pendleton to his father announcing the death of Stonewall Jackson.  Additional information about death of Jackson 1863 May 21. To Major Wells J. Hawks."...I shall leave here. It is terrible almost makes me sick. Gen. Hill will I think from what I can learn be certainly appointed. There is a talk of making 3 Corps & giving Ewell one."1863 June 15. General Order 44.By order of General Ewell, giving thanks for victory.1863 September 4.Major Wells J. Hawks' request for a leave of absence.1863 December 22.Maj. Wells J. Hawks to proceed to the Valley District to procure subsistence supplies.Biographical information :Alexander (Sandie) Swift Pendleton was born near Alexandria, Virginia on September 28, 1840. He was the only son of William Nelson Pendleton (Episcopal minister, educator, Confederate General) and Anzolette E. Page. The Pendleton family moved to Lexington, Virginia in October 1853, where William became rector at Grace Episcopal Church. Sandie Pendleton graduated from Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) in 1857, and subsequently enrolled at the University of Virginia, where he was pursuing a Master of Arts degree when the Civil War began in April 1861. He received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in Provisional Army of Virginia and reported to Harper's Ferry on June 14, 1861. Within weeks, he was asked by General Stonewall Jackson to join his staff as an ordnance officer --- Jackson had known Pendleton from their days together in Lexington, where Jackson was a Professor at the Virginia Military Institute. Pendleton subsequently served as Jackson's Assistant Adjutant General (Second Corps), and the relationship between Pendleton and Jackson was a close one-- it was said that Jackson "loved him like a son." Following Jackson's death at Chancellorsville in May 1863, Pendleton remained as AAG under General Richard S. Ewell and would later serve under Gen. Jubal A. Early. Pendleton married Kate Corbin in December 1863, and the newlyweds were expecting their first child when he was mortally wounded at Fisher's Hill on September 22, 1864. He died on September 23, and in October his body was returned to Lexington for burial. Kate Corbin Pendleton gave birth to a son, Sandie, in November 1864. The child contracted diphtheria and died in September 1865.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/19/2012 9:22:29 AM8/14/2007 12:58:40 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSandie Pendleton Civil War Papers1235A10330False06/19/2012 09:22:29 AM8/14/2007 12:58:40 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00412Pendleton/Sandie_Pendleton_Civil_War_Papers/8163106Sandie Pendleton Photo/assets/0/430/438/1235/4beadc0e-0eb1-4680-9dc8-79bb5fd72378.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/14/2007 12:51:39 PM8/14/2007 12:50:53 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSandie Pendleton Photo1235A10334BEADC0E-0EB1-4680-9DC8-79BB5FD72378http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1235/4BEADC0E-0EB1-4680-9DC8-79BB5FD72378.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse019183b7a5d884e4b94e055b4c7f57c1d2.jpg8/14/2007 12:51:39 PM8/14/2007 12:50:53 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1235/4BEADC0E-0EB1-4680-9DC8-79BB5FD72378.jpg14581LibraryItemSaunders Letter. View original document/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00071Saunders/Saunders_view_original.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 1:47:18 PM9/18/2007 1:47:18 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSaunders Letter. View original document1565A10330False09/18/2007 01:47:18 PM9/18/2007 01:47:18 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00071Saunders/Saunders_view_original.pdf31675ContentScrapbooks Overview & Exhibit/Archives/Manuscripts/Scrapbooks_Overview___Exhibit/Cadet Life Scrapbooks Collection Overview and Online Exhibit The VMI Archives collection include many examples of cadet scrapbooksm popular from about 1910 through 1940 and reaching their heyday during the 1920's.  They provide a wonderful snapshot of cadet life andCadet Life: ScrapbooksCollection Overview and Online ExhibitVMI History & Cadet Life Manuscripts Top LevelThe VMI Archives collection includes many examples of cadet scrapbooks.  We have examples from 1910 through the 1950's; they reached the height of popularity in the 1920's.  A typical scrapbook contains snapshots; memorabilia such as dance, athletic, and play programs; clippings from magazines and newspapers, and other items that reflect daily cadet life and the wider popular culture.  View Online Exhibit. Cadet Leopold von Schilling Scrapbook, 1922-1925 Scrapbooks in Our Collection: 1910-1919 Austin, Samuel L., Scrapbook (MS #0427)Cadet scrapbook of Samuel L. Austin, VMI Class of 1921, covering the period 1916-1919. The scrapbook contains over 100 snapshots, as well as dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia.Beeton, Francis E., scrapbook. (MS#0133)Biographical note: Francis Emerson Beeton, b. 1890, Lexington, VA; VMI Class of 1912; post office supervisor; died 1981, Falls Church, VA. Descriptive note: Scrapbook compiled by Francis E. Beeton, VMI Class of 1912. Contents include photographs taken in 1909 during his VMI cadetship.Bolling, Robert W., scrapbook. (MS#0459)Scrapbook, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1920.  Included are snapshots,  dance programs, clippings, and other VMI memorabilia.  Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.Bundy, Richard J., scrapbook. (MS#0493)Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Robert W. Bolling , Virginia Military Institute Class of 1922.  Included are snapshots,  dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia.  Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.Carter,J. Prescott, Scrapbook (MS #0488)James Prescott Carter graduated from VMI in 1919 and spent his career as a banking executive and economic consultant. This scrapbook, circa 1919, contains only a few VMI-related pages; it consists primarily of postcards collected during a European trip.Hammond, Gordon. Scrapbook (MS #0434)Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Gordon Hammond, VMI Class of 1919, covering the academic year 1915-1916. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia.Jackson, Montgomery C., scrapbook. (MS #0124)Biographical note: Montgomery C. Jackson, b. 1900, Petersburg, VA; VMI Class of 1920; U.S. Army officer; d. 1972, Carmel, CA; buried Petersburg. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook, 1916-1920, compiled by Cadet Montgomery C. Jackson. Includes photographs of cadet life (classmates, dances, athletic events) and buildings; clippings and other memorabilia.Lowry, Sumter D., scrapbook (MS #0260)Biographical note: Sumter deLeon Lowry, b. 1893; VMI Class of 1914; Lt. Gen., United States Army; d. 1985, Tampa FL. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Sumter Lowry. Includes photographs of camp; clippings; miscellaneous documents concerning cadet life, 1910-1914.Milton, William H., scrapbook (MS #0200)Biographical note: William Hammond Milton, Jr., b. 1900, Roanoke, VA; VMI Class of 1920; executive, General Electric Company; VMI Superintendent, 1952-1960; d. 1984, Schenectady, NY. Descriptive note: Scrapbook compiled by VMI Cadet William H. Milton, Jr. Includes photographs and other mementos collected during his cadetship, 1916-1920.Morton, Theodore F., scrapbooks (MS #0207)Biographical note: Theodore Feild Morton b. 1899 Ft. Worth, TX; VMI Class of 1919; attorney; d. 1978 Ft. Worth.Descriptive note: The collection consists of three VMI scrapbooks compiled by Cadet Theodore Morton during the period 1916-1919. Included are photographs, dance programs, & other VMI memorabilia.Munce, Marshall G., scrapbook (MS #0204)Biographical note: Marshall Gilliam Munce, b. 1896 Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1917; World War I veteran; businessman; d. 1977, York PA. Descriptive note: Scrapbook compiled by VMI cadet Marshall G. Munce, during the period 1913-1917.Nelson, Nathan H., scrapbook. (MS #0140)Biographical note: Nathan Henry Nelson, b. 1902, Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1922; 1st Lt., Coast Artillery Corps, 1942-1944; businessman; d. 1972, Long Island, NY. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook, 1918-1922, compiled by Cadet Nathan H. Nelson. Contains photographs, clippings, & other mementos. Subjects include buildings, athletics, social events, classmates. Also contains a few annotations by Nelson.Smith, Philip. Scrapbook. (MS#0132)Biographical note: Philip Smith, b. 1893, Cameron MO; VMI Class of 1914; construction supervisor and landscape designer; d. 1948, Norfolk, VA. Descriptive note:VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Philip Smith. Includes photographs (individual cadets, cadet life, buildings, Lexington, Goshen), invitations, programs, and other VMI memorabilia.Springs, Eli B., scrapbook. (MS#0131)Biographical note: Eli Baxter Springs, b. 1894, Ft. Mill, SC; VMI Class of 1915; 2nd Lt., Army Air Service, 1917-1919; businessman and stockbroker in Charlotte, NC; d. 1977, Charlotte, NC. Descriptive note: VMI Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Eli B. Springs. Includes clippings, programs, invitations, and other memorabilia from the academic years 1911-1912 and 1912-1913.Tangi Meli Scrapbook. (MS #054)Tangi Meli was a cadet social club organized ca. 1912, one of several such "semi-secret" societies that appeared in the years after fraternities were outlawed at VMI. Scrapbook (1912-1916) contains material about club and VMI activities.1920's Bell, James N., Scrapbook (MS#0481)VMI scrapbook, 1922-1926, compiled by Cadet James N. Bell, Class of 1926.  Includes photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings; newspaper clippings (documenting athletic and other events) and memorabilia such as dance programs.Dewey, Franklin H., Scrapbook. (MS #0463)VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Franklin H. Dewey, Class of 1929, covering the period 1926-1929.  It contains candid photographs of cadet life in the 1920's, classmates, buildings, athletics; and memorabilia such as programs, clippings, and misc. documents.Doty, Mark H., Scrapbook. (MS #099)Biographical note: Mark Hanahan Doty, b. 1902 Winnsboro, South Carolina; graduate VMI Class of 1924; businessman; d. 1968, Winnsboro. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Doty, 1921-1924. Contains photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings, athletics. Memorabilia (programs, clippings) also included.East, J. Frank, scrapbook (MS #0196)Biographical note: John Franklin East, Jr., b. 1901 Norfolk, VA; VMI Class of 1924; shipping business; d. 1979 Norfolk, VA. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet J. Frank East, documenting his cadetship (1920-1924). Includes photographs of buildings, people, and the ROTC Cavalry unit; dance programs, sports souvenirs, other memorabilia.Guthrie, James, scrapbook (MS #0489)VMI scrapbook, covering the 1928-1929 school year, compiled by Cadet James B. Guthrie (b. 1907 d. 1984) of Birmingham, Alabama.Hanger, George D., scrapbook (MS #0264)Biographical note: George DeLancey Hanger, b. 1907, Portsmouth, VA; World War II veteran; businessman; d. 1992, Norfolk VA. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet George D. Hanger during his cadetship, 1924-1928. Includes photographs, programs, and other VMI mementos.Hannah, Andrew L., scrapbook (MS #0261)Biographical note: Andrew Lee Hannah, Jr., b. 1903, Portsmouth, VA ; VMI Class of 1924; United States Air Force officer; d. 1982. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook, 1920-1924, compiled by Cadet Andrew Hannah. Includes photographs depicting cadet life; programs, and other VMI mementos.Hopkins, William A., scrapbook (MS #0259)Biographical note: William Addison Hopkins, Jr., b. 1903 Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1925; businessman; d. 1971 Newport News, VA. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet William A. Hopkins during the years 1921-1925. Contains autographs and nicknames of classmates; items concerning athletic events; photographs; dance programs and other VMI mementos.Meyers, Bennet A., scrapbook (MS #0312)Scrapbook (1925-1929) compiled by VMI Cadet Bennet A. Meyers, Class of 1929. Includes photographs, autographs of cadets, memorabilia (dance programs, printed material).Moss, Clement M., scrapbook (MS #0458)Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Clement M. Moss , Virginia Military Institute Class of 1921, covering the period 1919-1921.  Included are snapshots,  dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia.Payne, John B., Scrapbook (MS#0483)VMI scrapbook, 1917-1921, compiled by Cadet John B. Payne, Class of 1921. Includes photographs of cadet life, athletics, classmates, buildings; newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.Rice, Hugh B., Scrapbook (MS#0139)VMI scrapbook, 1919-1923, compiled by Cadet Hugh B. Rice. Contains photographs (including ROTC cavalry unit), programs, playbills, and other VMI memorabilia.Schmidt, Alfred C., Scrapbook (MS #055) Schmidt (1901-1976; graduate VMI Class of 1923) compiled this scrapbook during his cadetship, 1919-1923. Includes photographs, clippings, dance and finals programs, misc. class notes/exercises.  Von Schilling, Leopold M., Scrapbook (MS #0433) Von Schilling (Class of 1926) compiled this scrapbook during his cadetship, 1922-1925. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, drawings, and other VMI memorabilia.Wallace, Robert L., collection (MS #0388)The collection consists of the VMI account book of Cadet Robert L. Wallace (VMI Class of 1924, of Chase City, Virginia), containing entries for cadet expenses, 1920-1924; and a scrapbook fragment (ca. 21 pages), containing photographs of cadets and cadet life, clippings, and other VMI mementos.Watson, William H., scrapbook (MS #0201)Biographical note: William Henry Watson, Jr., b. 1907, Marianna, FL; VMI Class of 1927; Officer, United States Navy; d. 1974 Newport, RI. Descriptive note: Scrapbook compiled by VMI Cadet William H. Watson. Includes photographs and other VMI memorabilia, 1923-1925.Woodward, Richard R., Scrapbook (MS #0199)Biographical note: Richard Rawles Woodward, b. 1905 Suffolk, VA; VMI Class of 1926; Marine Corps officer during World War II; businessman; d. 1982 Suffolk, VA. Descriptive note: Scrapbook compiled by VMI Cadet Richard R. Woodward. Contains photographs of cadet life and other VMI memorabilia, 1922-1926.1930's Bagby, Pleasant H., scrapbook (MS #0202)Biographical note: Pleasant Harwood Bagby, b. 1910 Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1932; LTC United States Army during World War II; businessman. Descriptive note: Scrapbook compiled by VMI Cadet Pleasant H. Bagby. Included are photographs, dance programs, and other VMI memorabilia, 1928-1932.Beverly, Alexander C., scrapbook (MS #0500). Class of 1936.Garbutt, William H., scrapbook (MS #0482)VMI scrapbook, 1929-1930, compiled by Cadet William A. Garbutt, Class of 1933. Garbutt attended for one year.  Includes photographs of cadet life, classmates, buildings; newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.Jones, Reverdy H., Jr. Scrapbook (MS #0491)Scrapbook compiled by Jones (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1934) during his cadetship, 1930-1934. Includes photographs of cadet life, buildings, events; newspaper clippings; dance and other programs; misc. VMI memorabilia. Meriwether, Willis J., Jr. Scrapbook (MS #0498)Scrapbook compiled by Jones (Virginia Military Institute Class of 1933) during his cadetship, 1929-1933. Includes photographs of cadet life, buildings, events; newspaper clippings; dance and other programs; misc. VMI memorabilia. Nunnamaker, Harold., Scrapbook (MS #0258)Biographical note: Harold Nunnamaker, b. 1910 Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1933; businessman; d. 1976, Richmond. Descriptive note: Fragment (ca. 1931-1932) of a VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Harold Nunnamaker. Includes photos of camp, buildings, cadet life; misc. clippings; one item concerning the Yorktown sesquicentennial celebration in 1931.Torrington, Francis. Scrapbook (MS #0311)Scrapbook fragment, 1939-1940, compiled by Cadet Francis R. Torrington, VMI Class of 1940. Includes VMI memorabilia and snapshots.Vivian, William R., scrapbook. (MS#0494)Scrapbook, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1932.  Included are snapshots,  dance programs, clippings, and other VMI memorabilia.  Topics of the photographs include his classmates and friends, cadet life, athletics, and VMI buildings.Walshe, William B. (MS #0500). Class of 1932 White, Wyndham K. (MS #0500).  Class of 1931 1940's Dobyns, Samuel W., scrapbook. (MS #0146)  A scrapbook documenting VMI's first Air Force ROTC Training Camp, held at Langley Air Force Base in 1948. The scrapbook was compiled by Samuel W. Dobyns, VMI Class of 1941 & Professor of Civil Engineering.Moyer, Frederick M., scrapbook. (MS #0138)  Scrapbook, 1942-1948, compiled by Cadet Frederick M. Moyer, containing clippings, photographs, letters and other mementos, most concerning his VMI wrestling career.Smith, Robert N., Class of 1947, scrapbook. (MS #501). Cadet life, ca. 1947-1950.1950's Gwathmey, Lomax, Jr., scrapbook (MS #0224)  Scrapbook compiled by VMI Cadet Lomax Gwathmey, documenting his cadetship. Includes photographs of the Class of 1958 Ring Figure; President Dwight D. Eisenhower greeting VMI Glee Club members; scenes from everyday cadet life; programs, clippings, and other memorabilia. Also includes 2 photographs dating from Gwathmey's tour of duty in Vietnam.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/2/2012 9:40:57 AM11/19/2008 10:43:05 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobScrapbooks Overview & Exhibit438A10330False08/2/2012 09:40:57 AM11/19/2008 10:43:05 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/Scrapbooks_Overview___Exhibit/4294971743LibraryItemSelected Photographs. Wallace S. Douglas Collection./uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00492Douglas/MS00492_Douglas.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/13/2010 2:50:09 PM9/13/2010 2:50:09 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSelected Photographs. Wallace S. Douglas Collection.4294970513A10330False09/13/2010 02:50:09 PM9/13/2010 02:50:09 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00492Douglas/MS00492_Douglas.pdf4294973018106smallcover/assets/0/430/438/825/7f62ae57-f49c-4357-87c7-37fd1b36de28.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/8/2011 1:30:43 PM2/8/2011 1:30:40 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobsmallcover825A10337f62ae57-f49c-4357-87c7-37fd1b36de28http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/825/7f62ae57-f49c-4357-87c7-37fd1b36de28.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse06a33aa5846e84aadbbbdc0731a72ceb91.jpg2/8/2011 01:30:43 PM2/8/2011 01:30:40 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/825/7f62ae57-f49c-4357-87c7-37fd1b36de28.jpg6763ContentStevenson Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00175Stevenson/Stevenson_Civil_War_Papers/Thomas Andrew Stevenson Papers, 1860 1862 A Civil War Collection from the VMI Archives Manuscript #00175 Full text online Civil War Manuscripts top level About this CollectionThomas Andrew Stevenson (known as Andrew), was born inAndrew Stevenson Papers, 1860-1862A Civil War CollectionManuscript #00175 Civil War Manuscripts top level About this Collection Thomas Andrew Stevenson (known as Andrew), was born in 1841 in Richmond, Virginia, the only son of Thomas Peter Stevenson and Mary Elizabeth Powell. He had three sisters: Mary Ann (b. January 1839), Maria Cullen (b. May 1840), and Elizabeth Duncan (b. 1850). Andrew entered the Virginia Military Institute in September 1860 and was a cadet eyewitness to the events at VMI just prior to and after the beginning of the Civil War. In April 1861, he was assigned as a cadet drillmaster in Richmond, Virginia, helping to prepare the new recruits for service in the Confederate Army; he subsequently joined the 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Following the war, he was a teacher and then a lawyer, finally settling in Missouri during the 1870's. He married twice. His date of death is unknown.The papers consist of three letters (1860-1861) written by Cadet Stevenson to his older sister Maria, in which he discusses the approach of war and the activity at VMI following secession. Two other Civil War documents are a visitor's pass issued by the Confederate government (1861), and a letter (1862) introducing Stevenson to Major R. C. Taylor. Letter, 1860 November 20,from Cadet Stevenson to his sister Maria.He discusses his views about civil war and the role he hopes to play should war be declared.Letter, February 23, 1861,from Cadet Stevenson to his sister Maria. Mentions Christmas (1860); discusses VMI's celebration of Washington's birthday; family news; raising of "disunion" flag over barracksLetter, April 19, 1861,from Cadet Stevenson to his sister Maria. Reports on the "great excitement" at VMI after Virginia secedes from the Union.Visitor's Pass, November 11, 1861, issued by the Confederate States War Department to Miss Maria Stevenson.Letter, March 27, 1862, introducing Andrew Stevenson to Major R. C. Taylor1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:21:41 AM8/7/2007 1:26:46 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStevenson Civil War Papers953A10330False06/13/2012 10:21:41 AM8/7/2007 01:26:46 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00175Stevenson/Stevenson_Civil_War_Papers/6127106Stevenson Papers detail/assets/0/430/438/953/2cdd831c-c033-4862-a6b8-d40ea88927b5.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/7/2007 1:27:54 PM8/2/2007 1:21:14 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStevenson Papers detail953A10332CDD831C-C033-4862-A6B8-D40EA88927B5http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/953/2CDD831C-C033-4862-A6B8-D40EA88927B5.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse01e78c109ebd04e92adf7077d962606e62.jpg8/7/2007 01:27:54 PM8/2/2007 01:21:14 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/953/2CDD831C-C033-4862-A6B8-D40EA88927B5.jpg14783LibraryItemStonewall Jackson Letter, 1862 September 2/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00363Fulkerson/1862_09_02.pdfLetter regarding the death of Col. 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View original document/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00153Strange/Strange_vieworiginal.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:07:10 PM9/18/2007 3:07:10 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStrange Letter. View original document873A10330False09/18/2007 03:07:10 PM9/18/2007 03:07:10 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00153Strange/Strange_vieworiginal.pdf14599LibraryItemStuart Letters Full Text, 1850's/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Stuart_1850s_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:35:59 PM9/18/2007 2:35:59 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStuart Letters Full Text, 1850's1509A10330False09/18/2007 02:35:59 PM9/18/2007 02:35:59 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Stuart_1850s_fulltext.pdf14601LibraryItemStuart Letters Full Text, 1861/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Stuart_1861_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:36:15 PM9/18/2007 2:36:15 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStuart Letters Full Text, 18611509A10330False09/18/2007 02:36:15 PM9/18/2007 02:36:15 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Stuart_1861_fulltext.pdf14603LibraryItemStuart Letters Full Text, 1862-1863/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Stuart_1862_1863_fulltext.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:36:34 PM9/18/2007 2:36:34 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStuart Letters Full Text, 1862-18631509A10330False09/18/2007 02:36:34 PM9/18/2007 02:36:34 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00108Stuart/Stuart_1862_1863_fulltext.pdf10409106Stuart Papers Detail/assets/0/430/438/1509/a9ae3c3d-1f9d-4316-aa7c-b0a9aa50f6b7.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/20/2007 2:44:29 PM8/20/2007 10:30:25 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStuart Papers Detail1509A1033A9AE3C3D-1F9D-4316-AA7C-B0A9AA50F6B7http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1509/A9AE3C3D-1F9D-4316-AA7C-B0A9AA50F6B7.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0197546aedd5e4c83898c4f61d31fa6812.jpg8/20/2007 02:44:29 PM8/20/2007 10:30:25 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1509/A9AE3C3D-1F9D-4316-AA7C-B0A9AA50F6B7.jpg10411106Stuart papers Morning Report/assets/0/430/438/1509/49b6fd27-5e57-43b2-91d0-58ef4b786f17.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/20/2007 2:50:09 PM8/20/2007 10:34:25 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobStuart papers Morning Report1509A103349B6FD27-5E57-43B2-91D0-58EF4B786F17http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1509/49B6FD27-5E57-43B2-91D0-58EF4B786F17.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse04d9c1a4c4d504615aa883ee79d6867282.jpg8/20/2007 02:50:09 PM8/20/2007 10:34:25 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1509/49B6FD27-5E57-43B2-91D0-58EF4B786F17.jpg16719106Superintendent's Residence/assets/0/430/438/969/3ffbb01a-0389-42da-af7b-18342a3307f3.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/10/2007 4:11:31 PM10/10/2007 4:09:39 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSuperintendent's Residence969A10333FFBB01A-0389-42DA-AF7B-18342A3307F3http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/969/3FFBB01A-0389-42DA-AF7B-18342A3307F3.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse05ca3f4167196414fb38243a15519b4e32.jpg10/10/2007 04:11:31 PM10/10/2007 04:09:39 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/969/3FFBB01A-0389-42DA-AF7B-18342A3307F3.jpg14653LibraryItemSydney B. Williamson Papers Guide/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00206WilliamsonSB/MS00206_guide.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 9:41:50 AM9/19/2007 9:41:50 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSydney B. Williamson Papers Guide961A10330False09/19/2007 09:41:50 AM9/19/2007 09:41:50 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00206WilliamsonSB/MS00206_guide.pdf14125ContentSydney B. Williamson Papers Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00206WilliamsonSB/Sydney_B__Williamson_Papers_Home/Sydney Bacon Williamson Papers Panama Canal Engineer Collection Guide & Online Exhibit Sydney Bacon Williamson was born on April 15, 1865 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of VMI Professor Thomas H. Williamson. He was graduated from the Virginia Military InstituteSydney Bacon Williamson PapersPanama Canal EngineerOnline Exhibit & Collection GuideView the Online Exhibit: Panama Canal Historical PhotosDetailed guide to this collectionSydney Bacon Williamson was born on April 15, 1865 in Lexington, Virginia, the son of VMI Professor Thomas H. Williamson. He was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1884 and shortly thereafter began a distinguished career in Civil Engineering. Most notably, he served as Division Engineer of the Pacific Division of Panama Canal from 1907-1914. Williamson was responsible for wet and dry excavation of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks; he also helped design and oversaw construction of the Pacific Terminal docks; and the water supply, sewers, roads and streets for the towns of the division including the city of Panama.The bulk of the collection documents Williamson's engineering assignments in Panama, South America, and the United States, and his service on the Interoceanic Canal Board. The collection consists of the following series: Biographical and historical materials; Correspondence; Project and Planning Files; Engineering Drawings and Specifications; Reports, Papers and Speeches; Photographs; Printed Materials and Miscellaneous. The sizable group of material relating to the construction of the Panama Canal is of particular importance. Included are numerous photographs recording in detail the massive task of constructing the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks, as well as images of President William H. Taft's inspection visits. Many of these photographs are unpublished.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:23:58 AM9/10/2007 2:19:32 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobSydney B. Williamson Papers Home961A10330False06/13/2012 10:23:58 AM9/10/2007 02:19:32 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00206WilliamsonSB/Sydney_B__Williamson_Papers_Home/25135ContentT. Randolph Perkinson Papers. World War I/Archives/Manuscripts/00473Perkinson/T__Randolph_Perkinson_Papers___World_War_I/T. Randolph Perkinson World War I Papers Manuscript # 0473   View selected documents   Thomas Randolph Perkinson (b. 1895 d. 1973) graduated from VMI in 1918, served as a First Lieutenant during World War I, and was a well-known businessman in Danville, Virginia.   The bulk of the papers consistsT. Randolph Perkinson World War I PapersManuscript # 0473  View selected documents  Thomas Randolph Perkinson (b. 1895 d. 1973) graduated from VMI in 1918, served as a First Lieutenant during World War I, and was a well-known businessman in Danville, Virginia.   The bulk of the papers consists of miscellaneous items dating from Perkinson's the World War I service with HQ, 30th Division, as an aide-de-camp to General S. L. Faison. Documents include letters of recommendation, a special order, a battlefield map, and a leave of absence.  Also included are documents and photos dating from his cadetship and later life. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/20/2012 8:47:17 AM9/1/2008 3:55:38 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobT. Randolph Perkinson Papers. World War I2679A10330False06/20/2012 08:47:17 AM9/1/2008 03:55:38 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00473Perkinson/T__Randolph_Perkinson_Papers___World_War_I/14613LibraryItemTerrill Letter, View Original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00161Terrill/Terrill_Letter_view_original.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 3:19:21 PM9/18/2007 3:19:21 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobTerrill Letter, View Original893A10330False09/18/2007 03:19:21 PM9/18/2007 03:19:21 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00161Terrill/Terrill_Letter_view_original.pdf14591LibraryItemThomas H. Williamson Biography/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00105Williamson/Williamson_Biography.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:19:04 PM9/18/2007 2:19:04 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobThomas H. Williamson Biography939A10330False09/18/2007 02:19:04 PM9/18/2007 02:19:04 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00105Williamson/Williamson_Biography.pdf14595LibraryItemThomas H. Williamson Civil War memoirs transcription/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00105Williamson/Williamson_transcription.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 2:19:45 PM9/18/2007 2:19:45 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobThomas H. Williamson Civil War memoirs transcription939A10330False09/18/2007 02:19:45 PM9/18/2007 02:19:45 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00105Williamson/Williamson_transcription.pdf6537ContentThomas H. Williamson Memoirs/Archives/Manuscripts/00105Williamson/Thomas_H__Williamson_Memoirs/My Service with General Thomas J. Jackson" Civil War Memoirs by Thomas H. Williamson Manuscript #00105 Thomas Hoomes Williamson (1813 1888) served as Professor of Engineering and Drawing at VMI for 47 years. In April of 1862, Maj. Gen. Stonewall My Service with Stonewall JacksonCivil War Memoirs by Thomas H. WilliamsonManuscript #00105Civil War Manuscripts top level Thomas Hoomes Williamson (1813-1888) served as Professor of Engineering and Drawing at VMI for 47 years. In April of 1862, Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson requested that Williamson be temporarily released from his duties at the Institute and assigned to Jackson's command. Many years after the war (ca. 1883), Williamson wrote this account of his time with Jackson.  Biography  My Service with Genl. Thos. J. Jackson Read the full text transcription. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:04:54 AM8/6/2007 12:15:41 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobThomas H. Williamson Memoirs939A10330False06/13/2012 09:04:54 AM8/6/2007 12:15:41 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00105Williamson/Thomas_H__Williamson_Memoirs/20773ContentThomas Wade Civil War Papers/Archives/Manuscripts/00474Wade/Thomas_Wade_Civil_War_Papers/Thomas M. Wade Civil War Letters 1st Rockbridge Artillery, 1862-1863 Thomas Morrell Wade, Jr. was born in Lexington, Virginia in 1842, the son of Thomas M. Wade and Mary Bear. In March 1862 he enlisted in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery Regiment, serving until the end of the war.  In subsequent years he held a numThomas M. Wade Civil War Letters1st Rockbridge Artillery, 1862-1863  Thomas Morrell Wade, Jr. was born in Lexington, Virginia in 1842, the son of Thomas M. Wade and Mary Bear. In March 1862 he enlisted in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery Regiment, serving until the end of the war.  In subsequent years he held a number of positions, among them Treasurer at the Virginia Military Institute (1872-1882) and Commissioner of the Revenue for the city; he also owned a farm.  Wade married Minnie Lee O'Rork in March 1901 and the couple had two children - Thomas and Louise. He died in April 1928 and is buried in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington. Read the Full-text Civil War Letters & View the Original Documents View a photograph of Thomas Wade1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/10/2013 2:50:57 PM2/26/2008 10:43:41 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobThomas Wade Civil War Papers2267A10330False06/10/2013 02:50:57 PM2/26/2008 10:43:41 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00474Wade/Thomas_Wade_Civil_War_Papers/6535106Thomas Williamson photo/assets/0/430/438/939/ad09ef97-7f82-4e80-9c86-73d4e8038c8f.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/6/2007 12:04:29 PM8/6/2007 12:03:51 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobThomas Williamson photo939A1033AD09EF97-7F82-4E80-9C86-73D4E8038C8Fhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/939/AD09EF97-7F82-4E80-9C86-73D4E8038C8F.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse00f58f31ff7164fef88557d93315406222.jpg8/6/2007 12:04:29 PM8/6/2007 12:03:51 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/939/AD09EF97-7F82-4E80-9C86-73D4E8038C8F.jpg42043ContentU. S. Forces Occupation of Lexington, July 1865/Archives/Manuscripts/00282Campbell-Varner/U__S__Forces_Occupation_of_Lexington,_July_1865/Civil War Broadside. U. S. Forces Occupation of Lexington, Virginia, July 1865 Following the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865, towns throughout the Shenandoah Valley were temporarily occupied by U. S. Army Forces tasked with maintaining order.  This broadside wasCivil War Broadside.U. S. Army Occupation of Lexington, Virginia, July 1865Following the surrender of the Confederacy at Appomattox in April 1865, towns throughout the Shenandoah Valley were temporarily occupied by U. S. Army Forces tasked with solidifying federal control and maintaining order.  This broadside was posted throughout the town of Lexington, Virginia -- home to the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University (then called Washington College). The original document is located in the Campbell-Varner Papers (Manuscript # 0282).Click on the thumbnail to view the broadside. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:31:19 AM7/29/2009 2:55:07 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobU. S. Forces Occupation of Lexington, July 18651101A10330False06/13/2012 10:31:19 AM7/29/2009 02:55:07 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00282Campbell-Varner/U__S__Forces_Occupation_of_Lexington,_July_1865/11569ContentUndated Letter from Henry/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/Undated_Letter_from_Henry/Henry H. Dedrick Civil War Papers Letter, undated Dedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wife Date undated fragment Place unknown Dear Lissa You said in your letter that the little boy weighed 28 lbs.Henry H. Dedrick Civil War PapersLetter, undatedDedrick Papers Top Level          Civil War Letters & Diaries Home Dedrick to his wifeDate: undated fragmentPlace: unknown Dear Lissa-You said in your letter that the little boy weighed 28 lbs. I don't think he has gained much. I want you to kiss him for me as I don't have no chance to kiss him myself and when you kiss him think of me. I weighed some three weeks ago and I only weighed one hundred and seventy eight and William Offlighter weighed 177. There was but one pound between us. Well I must bring my. William Offlighter sends his love to you all also Hiram Coyner. Give my love to all. I heard that they had sent for Gerard and David Gray. I thank god that they have not had the chance to send for me. I thank the lord for his kindness towards me that he has give me good health. If I don't meet you on earth I hope to meet you in heaven above where parting will be no more. I must close for this time. Please excuse me for this time. Write soon. So nothing more but remain your affectionate husband until death.Henry H. Dedrick To his devoted wife. Here is a ring for you that I made for you. It is the first...1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/18/2012 11:00:04 AM8/22/2007 3:56:20 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobUndated Letter from Henry835A10330False06/18/2012 11:00:04 AM8/22/2007 03:56:20 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00332Dedrick/Undated_Letter_from_Henry/10737421631106Upshur1930/assets/0/430/438/10737421156/0c16eccf-b59a-443c-bd3c-b0d956a6e07a.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 11:35:17 AM6/12/2012 11:35:09 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobUpshur193010737421156A10330c16eccf-b59a-443c-bd3c-b0d956a6e07ahttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/10737421156/0c16eccf-b59a-443c-bd3c-b0d956a6e07a.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse079144df848494b53a6c88792658d51901.jpg6/12/2012 11:35:17 AM6/12/2012 11:35:09 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/10737421156/0c16eccf-b59a-443c-bd3c-b0d956a6e07a.jpg12261ContentValentine Saunders Letter, 1839/Archives/Manuscripts/00071Saunders/Valentine_Saunders_Letter,_1839/Early VMI History & Cadet Life Valentine Cook Saunders letter November 30, 1839 Manuscript #071 Full text online VMI History Diaries & Letters Home Biographical information Valentine Cook Saunders was born on November 15, 1820, at Leesburg, Virginia, the sonEarly VMI History & Cadet LifeValentine Saunders Letter, 1839Manuscript #071VMI History Diaries & Letters top level View the Original DocumentBiographical information:Valentine Cook Saunders was born on November 15, 1820, at Leesburg, Virginia, the son of Everitt Saunders and Susan Bashaw. He entered VMI on November 11, 1839 & graduated July 4, 1842, standing 12th of 16 graduates. After graduation he began a career as a teacher, which he continued until his death on December 21, 1894, at Leesburg, VA. He was an excellent linguist, fluent in five languages. He never married.About this letter:This letter from Cadet Saunders to his parents is the oldest extant letter written by a VMI cadet. Dated November 30, 1839, shortly after the first students arrived in Lexington, the letter provides a cadet's view of the newly established Institute. Saunders describes the arsenal; the method of instruction; course of studies; gives his opinion (favorable) of Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Read Full Text Transcription Spelling has not been corrected. Punctuation added when necessary to convey meaning of sentence. Saunders often omitted periods, commas, and other punctuation marks Virginia Military InstituteNov. 30, 1839Dear Father and MotherI received your letter of the 21st yesterday, being the first I have got since I left home, and you may be sure it gave me much pleasure. I have just returned from exploring the dusky halls of the old Arsenal. There are deposited in this arsenal at which we are stationed fifty six thousand stand of arms including a vast number of old rifles, muskets, pistols, and dragoon swords. The value of the whole is estimated at about seven hundred thousand dollars so you see we have great responsibility resting upon us for this property is confided to our immediate care.The method of instruction pursued in this Institute is the best and most efficient that could be possibly adopted. The leisure hours are from breakfast till 9 oclock, from twelve till two, from 4 till supper. There are 4 assigned to each room to pursue their respective studies to themselves; at a particular hour we are marched in squads at the beat of the drum to the recitation room where we are examined individually by Major Smith in the presence of the whole corps to see what progress we have made in our studies. If he finds us deficient in the least we get a mark of demerit besides requiring us to recite the same lesson next morning; his course of instruction is conducted on the [Peohloggian] system, by interrogating us on the particular branch we have been studying and requiring us to demonstrate it on the blackboard put up in the recitation room for that purpose.Major Smith the principal Professor is a man of the nicest discrimination and shrewdness I ever knew. I will defy anyone to fool or dupe him, for one can't get along here otherwise than doing his duty. He is very polite and kind to the cadets but keeps them at a respective distance as is necessary in such a place this.I have been particularly fortunate since I have been here. The third night after I came here I was appointed seargeant of the Guard and of course have not acted as sentinel one night since I entered upon duty. My service is to visit the sentinel at stated times in the night to see that he does his duty and don't sleep on post, to make off my report in the morning and present it to the Major for inspection.I am among an excellent set of fellows. There appears to exist in the breast of every Virginian a homogeneous feeling that prompts them to treat each other like brothers and adapts them to each others company. I never saw so much kind feelings, sociability as are here among these cadets. No ill feeling or discord has occurred among them since we have been together.I was introduced to Gen. Bernard B. Peyton the other day who told me he had known many of the family, particularly cousin James with whom he had served during the late war. He spoke in the highest terms of him as an officer and made very particular inquiries about his family.The Corps of Cadets is increased to fifty by an accession from Washington College, each one in full uniform. We are drilled every day by the Major who is making every exertion to qualify us for a display on the 22d of February being Washington's Birthday. Our present course of instruction includes Algebra and French. Algebra is the most important part of Mathematics as it facilitates the acquisition and operations of all the succeeding branches of the Mathematics. In this department we have made great proficiency under the superior guidance and management of our able Professor Francis H. Smith. We also progress rapidly in the study of French under the instruction of Mr. Preston, Professor of Languages. He is an accomplished scholar and gentleman, treats us with the utmost politeness and kindness and is well qualified to discharge the duties in the department which he has the honor to fill.Our service here is very hard especially those that do not act in the capacity of Sergeant and Corporals for their duty is nothing in comparison to the sentinel. There is appointed a guard every night by the officer of the day, one seargeant, one corporal, 3 privates constitute the guard for the night. It is mounted a 6 oclock P.M. and continued throughout the night in rotation, 2 hours allotted to each sentinel till the revilee proclaims the dawn of day. They are then discharged. No weather will excuse the sentinel from performing his duty.I was sorry to hear that [brother] was returned again to Florida after suffering so much during his campaign last winter in that detestable county, but it was an office of his own seeking therefore he must submit to all the privations and dangers incidental to the life of a soldier. I wish him all the success in the world and a happy escape from the fatigues and dangers attendant upon a Florida campaign. Let me know about him when you write again (and send the chronicle). Your letter contained very unexpected news of the death of Mr. Peck. When I saw him last he was walking the streets of Leesburg in apparent health, but such is the uncertainty of life no situation or circumstance can exempt us from death. Let it be what it may we must go the way of all the earth sooner or later. I truly pity his large and helpless family left behind.Tell mother I wish her to look in the Book case and get my Spanish Grammar and lock it up in her side board drawer for me. I shall want it if I ever get home. We can't see home under two years. If I can possibly get home before that time I will. Don't forget the chronicle. I never hear any Florida news at this place. Mother must write to me soon. Tell Uncle Raney I received a short letter from him this morning and will answer it as soon as I can. I have but little time to spare at this place but will write as often as I can. Tell me of John Wildman--what is he doing in Leesburg--now I wish he was here. Give my love to all at home and except the same yourselves.Yours affectionately, V.C. Saunders.Mr. Everitt Saunders, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.postmarked Lexington, Va. December 1st. 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:51:26 PM8/24/2007 8:54:17 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobValentine Saunders Letter, 18391565A10330False06/12/2012 02:51:26 PM8/24/2007 08:54:17 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00071Saunders/Valentine_Saunders_Letter,_1839/22667LibraryItemView Original Documents, 1861. James Harden Papers/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00476Harden/Hardenletters1861.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/2/2008 1:58:45 PM6/2/2008 1:58:45 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobView Original Documents, 1861. James Harden Papers2473A10330False06/2/2008 01:58:45 PM6/2/2008 01:58:45 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00476Harden/Hardenletters1861.pdf25139LibraryItemView Original Documents. T. 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Randolph Perkinson World War I Papers2679A10330False09/1/2008 04:03:52 PM9/1/2008 04:03:52 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00473Perkinson/PerkinsonPapers.pdf36983106vmail/assets/0/430/438/3253/5693f260-ed10-42c7-a9b8-5ec311b4d4c6.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM3/9/2009 2:45:35 PM3/9/2009 2:45:33 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobvmail3253A10335693F260-ED10-42C7-A9B8-5EC311B4D4C6http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/3253/5693F260-ED10-42C7-A9B8-5EC311B4D4C6.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0f8ab6226c94e418eb9e2f2284bbe7bfa1.jpg3/9/2009 02:45:35 PM3/9/2009 02:45:33 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/3253/5693F260-ED10-42C7-A9B8-5EC311B4D4C6.jpg3943ContentVMI History & Cadet Life/Archives/Manuscripts/VMI_History___Cadet_Life/Institute History and Cadet Life Go to Institute History & Cadet Life for | 1839 1851 | | 1851 1860 |  | 1861 1865 | | 1866 1869 | | 1870's | | 1880's | | 1890's | | 1900 1919 |  | 1920's | | 1930's | | 1940's | | 1950's | | 1960's to date | | Collections common to all eras | Other sectionsLetters, Diaries, & ManuscriptsVMI History and Cadet LifeOther Topics: Letters, Diaries, & Manuscripts HomeJump to:1851-18601861-18651866-18691870's1880's1890's1900-19191920's1930's1940's1950's1960's to dateAll erasCadet Life, 1839-1851Brown, Alexander S.,  letters (MS #0217)Two letters from Washington College student Alexander S. Brown to his sister, dated 1846 September 20 & 1848 September 7. The 1846 letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff.Bowyer, John P., letter of recommendation (MS #162)Biographical note: John Preston Bowyer, b. ca. 1829; VMI Class of 1849; served with U.S. Volunteers in Mexican War; d. 1849, at sea, while in route to California. Descriptive note: One letter (September 18, 1847) from VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith to Gen. E.C. Carrington, recommending an army commission for John P. Bowyer. Bowyer had volunteered for service in the Mexican War, in which he subsequently served.Campbell, Nathaniel H., letter (MS #0191)Biographical note: Nathaniel Henry Campbell, b. 1824 Bedford Co., VA; VMI Class of 1843; lawyer and banker; d. 1867 Bedford, VA. Descriptive note: One letter (1841 May 27) from VMI Cadet Nathaniel H. Campbell to Congressman William L. Goggin. Campbell requests Goggin's assistance in obtaining a position in the army.Cary, John M., papers (MS#156) Biographical note: John Mathews Cary, b. 1829 Lewisburg, West Virginia; VMI Class of 1848; teacher and engineer; d. 1853, Lewisburg. Descriptive note: Papers, 3 items, of John M. Cary, consisting of appointment to a state cadetship at VMI (July 1845); Cary's letter of acceptance (July 8, 1845); and one letter of recommendation by Board of Visitors member William H. Terrill, dated Sept. 19, 1849. Cary had served as a tutor for Terrill's children.Derby, Charles A., Papers (MS#030) Collection summary: Correspondence and other papers (ca. 60 items) of Charles A. Derby (VMI Class of 1848) of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. In 1848, Derby began a career in education which included teaching positions at various schools in Virginia and Alabama. In 1854 entered Episcopal ministry; took charge of St. Peter's Church, Lowndes County, Alabama. Joined 44th Alabama Infantry Regiment in 1862; killed September 17, 1862 at Battle of Antietam (Md.)Bulk of papers consist of Derby family correspondence (42 letters), including 25 letters written by Charles Derby. Six letters were written from VMI (1846-1847); others date from his career as a teacher & clergyman in Alabama and from his CSA service. Also drawings and misc. other items.Dorman, Charles P., Papers (MS#066) Biographical note: Gen. Charles P. Dorman, b. 1794, Lexington, VA.; lawyer; member, Virginia legislature; instrumental in gaining passage of bill creating VMI; VMI Board of Visitors, 1839-1848; Brig. Gen. Virginia Militia; d. 1849 near Lexington. Descriptive note: Papers (approx 60 items) consist of letters to Dorman in his capacity as attorney; documents regarding the settlement of his estate by executor William C. Lewis; contemporary copy of the legislative bill establishing VMI.Early, John F.,  Papers. (MS #012) Full textFive letters and a one volume diary-notebook kept by Cadet Early (b. 1830 d. 1894) during the two years he attended VMI, 1848-1850.  Documents late 1840's cadet life.Fitzhugh, Philip A., Papers. (MS #067) Biographical note: Philip A. Fitzhugh, b. 1824, Middlesex Co., VA.; graduate, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1846; physician; CSA veteran; d. 1908 Northampton, Co., VA. Descriptive note: Misc. papers, most dating from cadetship. Include 6 letters from Fitzhugh to his brother, containing many references to cadet life (graduation; hazing "plebes"; death of Henry C. Reid, Class of 1846; Washington College students, called "minks"); handwritten issue of a cadet newspaper called "The Royal Caroline," dated March 21, 1846; VMI letter of appointment and 2 grade reports; invitation to Society of Cadets meeting; medical school speech; letter to Fitzhugh from Henry T. Lee regarding Daniel Lee Powell, VMI Class of 1844.Gatewood, Robert,  notebook-diary. (MS#300) Biographical note: Robert Gatewood, b 1829; VMI Class of 1849; educator, Episcopal clergyman, Principal of Norfolk (VA) Academy; d. 1909. Descriptive note: Manuscript notebook-diary (1849-1853) of Robert Gatewood. Entries include original and copied poetry dating from his last year at VMI; essays; diary entries dating from period 1851-1853, written while Gatewood was teaching at the College of William and Mary. Diary entries and notes frequently have a religious theme.Gibbons, Simeon., Notebook. (MS #0046) One volume commonplace book which belonged to Cadet Gibbons (Class of 1852), containing notes, poetry, lists and misc. other writing, 1849-1852.Gibbs, Philip C., notebook (MS #106). Biographical note: Philip Cromwell Gibbs, b. 1831; graduate VMI Class of 1851; teacher and merchant; died 1859, Booneville, Missouri. Descriptive note: Notebook (ca. 145 pages) reflecting cadet life 1848-1851. Includes accounts of Corps trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs; cadet poetry and essays; addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a cadet debating society); discussion of exams (1851) in English and Natural Philosophy; an account of "An Oyster Supper---A Frolic After Taps"; and an account of "our last bible recitation," in which Gibbs describes the last session of his cadetship with Superintendent Francis H. Smith.Green, William J., letter. (MS #0155)Biographical note: William James Green, b. 1825 Falmouth, Virginia; VMI Class of 1846; farmer and merchant; Lt. Col., 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; killed in action at Cold Harbor, 1862. Descriptive note: One letter (September 10, 1843) from Cadet Green to his father. Green describes, in detail, the Corps' march to Rockbridge Alum, Warm, Hot, and White Sulphur Springs.Moncure, Thomas J., letter. (MS #0468) Full TextSept. 1849 letter from Cadet Thomas J. Moncure (VMI Class of 1853) to his father, William A. Moncure, written while he was a fourth classman ("rat") at VMI.  This item is part of the Moncure Family Misc. papers.Pitzer, Eliza L., letter. (MS #0114) Biographical note: Eliza Lewis Pitzer (dates unknown), of Roanoke Co., VA, daughter of Andrew Lewis and Jane McClanahan; mother of Andrew Lewis Pitzer, b. 1827 Roanoke Co., VA; VMI Class of 1848; Maj. 2nd Virginia Cavalry, CSA; farmer; married Martha Walton, 1849; d. 1896 Roanoke VA.Descriptive note: One letter from Eliza L. Pitzer to her son, VMI Cadet Andrew L. Pitzer, dated November 25, 1845. She discusses news from home, family and personal matters.Powell, Daniel Lee. Letters. (MS #076) Biographical note: b. 1826, Winchester, Virginia; graduate VMI Class of 1847; teacher; died 1871, Winchester. Descriptive note: One letter (July 15, 1844) from Henry T. Lee (Class of 1845 & Powell's uncle) to Cadets Fitzhugh and Keeling, requesting that they treat Powell with kindness. One letter (August 22, 1846) from Cadet Powell to his mother, describing guard duty at "Camp Crozet"; purchase of clothing; family news. PhotographSaunders, James D., letter. (MS #0247) Biographical note: James D. Saunders, Jr., b. 1824 Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1845; merchant; died in duel in Lynchburg, 1851. Descriptive note: One letter (November 24, 1842) from Cadet James Saunders to his cousin John Mitchell. Saunders describes hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks, and mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844. One of the earliest extant cadet personal letters.Saunders, Valentine Cook. Letter. (MS #071) Full textBiographical note: b. 1820 Leesburg, Virginia; graduate and valedictorian, VMI Class of 1842; teacher; d. 1894, Leesburg. Descriptive note: Letter from Cadet Saunders to his parents is the oldest extant letter written by a VMI cadet. Dated November 30, 1839, shortly after the first cadets arrived in Lexington, the letter provides a cadet's view of the newly established Institute.Steenbergen, John W., Papers. (MS #0471)Steenbergen graduated from VMI in 1849 and spent his life as a farmer in Mason County, West Virginia.  The papers consist of four items dating from his cadetship: A one volume notebook containing copied poetry and miscellaneous notes; two essays; and his VMI account book documenting school expenses, 1846-1849Strange, John B., letter. (MS #0153)Full textBiographical note: b. 1823, Fluvanna Co., VA; d. 1862 Sept 14, in battle (South Mountain, MD); graduate, VMI Class of 1842; Col., 19th Virginia Infantry; educator. Descriptive note: One letter written by Cadet Strange to his sister Anne. Dated June 23, 1840. Discusses final exams, new buildings at VMI, roommates, personal/family matters.Tyler, James E., letter. (MS #074) Biographical note: born ca. 1826; non graduate, VMI Class of 1845; from Richmond, Virginia. No post-VMI information.Descriptive note: One letter (May 14, 1846) from VMI alumnus James E. Tyler to President James K. Polk, requesting a commission in the Army or Marine Corps. Tyler mentions recommendations from Francis H.. Smith and John T. L. Preston, and states that he was an "inmate" of VMI for two years.Waller Family Papers (MS #0484) Additional Information & GuideThe collection contains correspondence (1821-1849) to and from various members of the William M. Waller family of Amherst County, Virginia. Includes VMI Appointment document (1848) for William M. Waller (Class of 1852).Yager, William O., Journal. (MS#0188)  Biographical note: William Overall Yager, b. 1833, Luray, VA; VMI Class of 1852; Col., 1st Texas Cavalry CSA; School Superintendent and banker; d. 1904, Luray. Descriptive note:Fragment , approximately 25 pages, of a journal kept by Cadet William O. Yager, 1849-1852. The bulk concerns a dispute between his classmates John A. Thompson and William M. Gordon that led to a court of inquiry/court martial. The journal also contains lists of roommates and poetry.Founders Day Cadet Speech. (MS#0466)  A four page holograph manuscript containing the text of a speech given by an unidentified cadet on the Institute's first Founders Day anniversary, November 11, 1843.  "…with you in a great degree it rests to sustain the name of the Institution which herafter you will be proud to acknowledge as your Alma Mater…the brightest hopes and fondest dreams of our Common State…."1851-1860Arnold, William E., notebook. (MS #018)  Poetry notebook compiled by William E. Arnold (VMI Class of 1853), during the period 1849-1864. Such notebooks were popular among cadets of the mid-19th century. Contains ca. 50 poems by Arnold, other cadets, various 19th century poets, and anonymous authors. Cadet poetry includes "The Regulations" by Charles Denby, Class of 1850; and "The Six Plebes on leaving for Richmond" by Thomas O. Benton, Class of 1850. A few poems were composed by Arnold during the Civil War. Notebook also includes miscellany such as clippings, puzzles, and riddles.Barksdale, Thomas F., papers. (MS #062)  Biographical note: b. 1833, Halifax County, VA; graduate VMI, Class of 1855; Confederate veteran; lawyer, judge, teacher; d. 1902, Roanoke, VA. Descriptive note: 2 items. Letter dated January 25, 1855 from a Prussian official, denying Barksdale and his roommates permission to enter the Prussian army. Notebook contains class notes, including notes taken in Stonewall Jackson's class section; resolution issued by Cadets following murder of Cadet Thomas Blackburn, Class of 1854; poetry; autographs of the Class of 1855; list of roommates and room numbers.Barton Family Papers. (MS#020) Full text letterDescriptive note. 10 items. The collection consists of miscellaneous papers of three Barton brothers who attended VMI. Includes letter of September 28, 1855 from Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Also contains miscellaneous notes from legal practice of Randolph Barton (Class of 1864) and expenses, 1868-1869, for Bolling W. Barton (Class of 1866, New Market Cadet).Booth, Thomas B., Cadet Letters. (MS #496)  Letters, 1855-1858 (57 items) from Booth to his future wife Agnes Lyon of Petersburg, VA. Topics are primarily personal/courtship; occasional VMI references.Breedlove, James W., papers. (MS#0168)  Biographical note: James Winchester Breedlove, b. 1843, New Orleans, LA; VMI Class of 1863; served with CSA Engineers during Civil War; Civil Engineer; d. 1889 Houston, Texas. Descriptive note: Papers, 8 items, of James W. Breedlove. Includes two letters (October 13, 1859; March 11, 1861) from Cadet Breedlove to his grandfather in which he discusses his studies, expenses; two letters from Superintendent Francis H. Smith to Cadet Breedlove's grandfather, acknowledging receipt of money; three VMI quarterly grade reports; one account sheet detailing VMI expenses.Carpenter, Joseph H., papers. (MS#0333)   Biographical note: Joseph H. Carpenter of Covington, Virginia; born 1834; graduated Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1856; served as Captain, Co. A, 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment (later converted to artillery company known as Carpenter's Battery); wounded at Cedar Mountain, 1862; died from effects of the wound, February 5, 1863. Descriptive note: Papers consist of 1. Manuscript notebook compiled by Carpenter during his cadetship, 1852-1856, containing poetry, class notes, autographs of classmates, detailed account of Corps trip to Petersburg and Richmond, October 1855. 2. Miscellaneous correspondence (4 items) 1862 & 1864, including letter of June 16, 1862 describing fighting near Port Republic, Virginia. 3. Commission documents, 1861 (2 items) .Chenoweth, Joseph H., papers. (MS#0107) Selected full text.Biographical note: Joseph Hart Chenoweth, born 1837, Randolph County [West] Virginia; graduate VMI Class of 1859; Asst. Professor, VMI; Professor of Math, Maryland Agricultural College; Major, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; killed in battle on June 9, 1862, near Shields, Virginia. Descriptive note: Ca. 32 items. Letters, 1855-1861, written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents. Letters dating from his cadetship cover topics such as exams, trips, demerits, and provide a good portrait of pre-war cadet life. Letters dated 1860-1861 were written while he was a Professor at Maryland Agricultural College and at VMI; topics include the election of 1860, John T. L. Preston, religion. The collection also contains two VMI grade reports for 1856.Davis, Alexander Jackson. Architectural drawings (MS #0276) View online exhibit27 ink and wash drawings by 19th century American architect Alexander J. Davis, who designed the VMI Barracks and several of the other original structures at the Institute. The collection includes plans for the Superintendent's residence, faculty residences, and other drawings.Downing, Samuel. Papers. (MS#0167) Full text Biographical note: Samuel Downing Jr., b. 1842 Lancaster, VA; VMI Class of 1862; 55th Virginia Infantry, CSA; farmer and tobacco merchant; d. 1885, Baltimore MD. Descriptive note: The papers consist of 3 items. One letter (November 17, 1859) from Cadet Downing to his father, in which he describes in detail the cadets' trip to Norfolk, VA, including an interesting account of an uncomfortable canal boat journey; one list of demerits (April - June 1860); one quarterly grade report (July 1860).Fauntleroy, Archibald M., papers. (MS #065) Biographical note: Archibald M. Fauntleroy, b. 1836, Warrenton, VA; graduate Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1857; physician; surgeon and medical director, CSA; d. 1886, Staunton, VA. Descriptive note: One testimonial letter written by Superintendent Francis H. Smith on behalf of Fauntleroy, dated Sept. 2, 1857. One drawing by Cadet Fauntleroy, done as a class assignment at VMI.Fife, William E., document (MS #0345) Biographical note: William Estill Fife, b.1834 Charleston, WV; VMI Class of 1855; Lt. Col., 36th Virginia Infantry; farmer; d. 1891, Putnam Co., WV in railroad accident. Descriptive note: VMI quarterly grade report for Cadet William E. Fife, dated April 1, 1852. The document was completed and signed by Superintendent Francis H. Smith.Hardy, William T., collection. (MS#084) Biographical note: b. 1834, Norfolk, Virginia; VMI Class of 1855; during Civil War was Captain, Quartermaster, Confederate States Army; farmer; d. 1911. Descriptive note: The collection consists of drawing exercises (bound notebook and unbound drawings) completed while Hardy was a VMI cadet; and one wartime letter (May 12, 1864) to his wife, in which he briefly discusses battle at Spotsylvania Court House.Hunter, Robert M. T., manuscript. (MS#0116) Biographical note: Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, b. 1809; lawyer and politician; United States Senator; CSA Secretary of State; d. 1887. Descriptive note: 41 page manuscript of speech given at VMI by Senator Robert M. T. Hunter on July 3, 1857 as part of the celebrations marking the end of the academic year. The speech was subsequently printed by McFarlane & Fergusson, Richmond VA, and that published version is also available in the archives.Hutter, Edward S., Diary. (MS #013)  Selected textDiary of Cadet Hutter (b. 1839; d. 1904; VMI Class of 1859), covering period Jan.-April 1858.Lynch, Jacob. Letter (MS #0195)  Biographical note: Jacob Lynch, father of VMI Cadet David Campbell Lynch. David b. 1841 Abingdon, VA; VMI Class of 1862; d. 1863 of disease contracted while serving in the Confederate Army. Descriptive note: 1 letter (1859 March 22) from Jacob Lynch to his son, VMI Cadet David C. Lynch. Mr. Lynch reprimands David for excessive demerits and for acquiring debts that have not been paid. The collection also includes 1 Presbyterian hymnal used by Cadet Lynch.McDonald, Craig W., document (MS #0254)  Biographical note: Craig Woodrow McDonald, b. 1837 Romney WV; VMI Class of 1859; teacher and law student; staff officer CSA; killed in battle at Gaines Mill, 1862. Descriptive note: A humorous document from VMI cadet life, dated January 23, 1856. The item is an excuse, in verse form, written by Cadet Craig McDonald after being late for reveille. It was addressed to the Commandant's office.Phillips, James J., documents. (MS #0497) Five items, including VMI diploma, drawing, and Confederate Army commission.Rumbough, George P. C., manuscript. (MS #0249)  Biographical note: George Philip Cowles Rumbough, b. 1834, Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1856; staff officer, CSA; Civil Engineer and State Engineer of Arkansas; d. 1916, Little Rock, AR. Descriptive note: Manuscript, 10 pages, of the commencement speech delivered by VMI Cadet George Rumbough on July 4, 1856.Ryland, Josiah. Collection. (MS #022) Autograph album (1 item) owned by Cadet Ryland, Class of 1859. Contains inscriptions by his classmates, including Scott Shipp, later Commandant and Superintendent.Shepherd, Edward C., Papers, (MS#019) Collection of 3 vols. and misc. documents that belonged to Cadet Shepherd (b. 1835 d. 1907), Class of 1855. Vol 1: Notebook contains ca. 50 drawings by Shepherd, completed as assignments for VMI courses; also includes pencil sketch of Barracks room, depicting roommate playing cards. Vol. 2; notebook containing VMI class notes for surveying, mathematics and physics; poetry, roommate lists and misc. notes. Vol. 3: cadet account book, listing VMI expenses, 1851-1855. Misc. documents include letter of appointment and guard report.Smith family letter. (MS#0163)  Biographical note: John Jaquelin Smith- b. 1837, Alexandria, VA; VMI Class of 1857; staff officer, CSA; businessman in New York City after the war; d. 1895, Morrisstown, NJ. Descriptive note: One letter (March 1, 1856) from VMI's Superintendent Francis H. Smith to the mother of Cadet John J. Smith, in which he discusses Cadet Smith's religious awakening.Taylor, Richard C., letter. (MS#159) Biographical note: Richard C. Taylor, b. 1835 Norfolk, VA; VMI Class of 1854; Major, Artillery, CSA; railroad official and teacher; died 1917, Norfolk, VA. Descriptive note: One letter from Cadet Richard C. Taylor to his father, dated January 15, 1854. He describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the murder of his classmate Cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles B. Christian, a Washington College law student.Waddell, James H., papers. (MS#130) Biographical note: James Henry Waddell, b. 1833, Waynesboro, VA; VMI Class of 1855; 26th Va. Infantry, CSA; while on VMI Faculty from 1869-1870 worked as Matthew F. Maury's assistant on Physical Survey of Virginia project and drew the maps that were published as part of the survey; Civil Engineer; d. 1884, Montgomery, Alabama. Descriptive note: 4 items, including a letter (1855) from Cadet Waddell to his sister, that contains a detailed description and pencil drawing of his room (#14) in Barracks and of his roommates (Barksdale, Penn, Magruder, Shepherd, Wilson); a second drawing of a barracks room & roommates (similar to a sketch found in the Shepherd Collection, MS#0019); pencil map, 8 inches x 10 inches, labeled "Plan of Battle of Bethel Church, June 10, 1861." Letter of recommendation, 1879, written by VMI's Superintendent Francis H. Smith and endorsed by Board of Visitors President John Letcher.Williams, Walter W., diary-notebook. (MS#136)  Biographical note: Walter Wheeler Williams, b. 1834, Norfolk, VA; graduate, VMI Class of 1853; graduate University of Virginia and Theological Seminary in Virginia (Alexandria); Episcopal clergyman in Leesburg and Halifax VA, Washington DC, New York City, & Baltimore; d. 1891, Sudbrook Park, MD. Descriptive note: Diary-notebook, 1852-1860, kept by Walter W. Williams; ca. 100 pages. Diary entries are from VMI (1852); University of Virginia (1855-1856); Theological Seminary of Virginia (1857-1858); and Leesburg, VA (1859-1860). VMI entries include information about cadet life; many entries focus on Williams' religious beliefs. The volume also contains notes on Greek history & other academic subjects.1861-1865For this period, see Civil War Manuscripts and Civil War Resources top level1866-1869Beverley, John H. C., letter. (MS # 093) Biographical note: John Hill Carter Beverley, b. 1853, Fauquier Co., Virginia; graduate, VMI Class of 1873; farmer, banker; d. 1934, The Plains, VA. Descriptive note: One letter from Cadet Beverley (October 23, 1869) to his friend John, describing life at VMI. Mentions guard duty, difficulty of studies, demerit system.Coleman, George T., letter. (MS #073) Biographical note: b. 1850, Danville, Virginia; non-graduate, VMI Class of 1870; traveling salesman; d. 1912, Charleston, SC. Descriptive note: One letter from Cadet Coleman (Class of 1870) to his brother William D. Coleman (Class of 1857), dated Feb 11, 1868. Primary subject is Cadet Coleman's reinstatement at VMI.Cooper, James W., letter. (MS #0185) Biographical note: James Washington Cooper, b. 1842, Bedford Co., Tennessee; officer CSA; VMI Class of 1870; d. 1918 Arkansas. Descriptive note: One letter (March 26, 1869) from Cadet James W. Cooper to Commandant Scott Shipp, tendering his resignation as Sergeant of "D" Company. Endorsement on verso by Cadet Captain James L. Ford, Class of 1869.Dinwiddie, Hardaway H., papers. (MS #0177) Biographical note: Hardaway Hunt Dinwiddie b. 1844 Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet; educator; d. 1887 Texas. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers (6 items) of Hardaway H. Dinwiddie, including manuscript of VMI valedictory speech, 1867; "phrenological analysis," 1858; calling card; poem about the New Market Cadets; certificate of withdrawal from Lexington's Masonic Lodge, 1868; and 1867 VMI commencement program.Forbes, Thomas., Letter. (MS #075)  Biographical note: Thomas Forbes, Jr., b. 1852, New Orleans; VMI Class of 1872; cotton exporter; d. 1926, Sherman Texas. Descriptive note: One letter to Cadet Forbes from his father, dated August 6, 1869. Mentions sending money so that Thomas can travel to the Springs with other members of the Corps.Jerdone, William M., papers (MS #0231)Biographical note: William Macon Jerdone, b. 1848, Charles City Co., VA; VMI Class of 1871; lawyer and Texas state legislator; d. 1900, Galveston, TX. Descriptive note: Papers consist of Jerdone's handwritten mathematics examination essay (64 pages) submitted to Professor James W. Massie; the topic is "Analysis of Analytical Geometry," dated 1868 Dec 28. Also 25 drawings completed as class assignments at VMI.Letcher, Samuel H., manuscript. (MS#0148) Biographical note: Samuel Houston Letcher, b. 1848 Lexington, VA; VMI Class of 1869 and New Market cadet; lawyer and judge; d. 1914 Lexington, VA. Descriptive note: Manuscript (holograph, 19 pages) of VMI valedictory address of Cadet Samuel H. Letcher. The speech was delivered at VMI Finals in July 1869. Annotations by John T. L. Preston.Sims, John. Papers. (MS #0475)14 letters written by VMI Cadet John Sims (Class of 1871), to members of his family.  Dated 1868-1871, the correspondence provides rich details of cadet life during that era, as well as containing personal newsWatson, Edward M., Letter. (MS #011)   Full textLetter (September 17, 1868) from Cadet Watson, Class of 1871, to his father. Detailed account of daily cadet routine during the post-Civil War years.1870'sBeverley, Robert. Notebooks. (MS #024) Two poetry notebooks owned by Cadet Robert Beverley, VMI Class of 1876. Contains original poetry composed by cadets as well as copied verses. Cadet authors include Smith Caruthers, Class of 1875; Samuel M. Cooper, Class of 1876; Selby Jones, Class of 1864; Charles D. Walker, Class of 1869. Also contains poetry by faculty member Robert L. Madison. Index located in front of vol. 1.Boney, Richard K., collection (MS #0325) Biographical note: Richard Kinsey Boney, b. 1858, Madison Parish, Louisiana; VMI Class of 1878; lawyer; d. 1937, Tallulah, LA. Descriptive note: The collection consists of a 3 volume diary dating from the VMI cadetship of Richard K. Boney, Class of 1878. Daily brief entries, 1874-1878, note weather and significant events. The collection also contains a poetry notebook, 1874-1878, including standard VMI poetry and copied quotations; and one scrapbook fragment, 1874-1878, with clippings about VMI events such as commencement, and miscellaneous programs and invitations.Clark, Francis B., collection (MS #0270)  Biographical note: Francis Barnard Clark, Jr., b. 1850 Augusta GA; VMI Class of 1870; lawyer and author; d. 1896 Mobile, AL. Descriptive note: Notebook containing original poetry by Cadet Francis B. Clark, Jr. , including "Natural Bridge", "To the Lee Family", and "Washington and Lee." The collection also contains one privately printed poem, "The Irish Emigrant."Dudley, William H., Papers. (MS #007) Two documents reflecting 1870's cadet life. Letter of October 5, 1872 from Cadet Dudley (Class of 1874) to his mother; grade report (1873 Oct) with comments by Superintendent Francis H. Smith.Exall, Alexander D., papers (MS #0354)  Biographical note: Alexander Duval Exall, b. 1853, Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1876; Civil Engineer; d. 1928, Chesterfield Co., VA. Descriptive note: Papers from the VMI cadetship of Alexander D. Exall, Class of 1876. The collection includes a cadet scrapbook containing clippings and poetry; an autograph album containing inscriptions from his classmates; 3 photographs of Cadet Exall; and the French/English dictionary he used at VMI.Forsythe, James A., collection (MS #0307)  Biographical note: James Adger Forsythe, b. 1853 Charleston, SC; VMI Class of 1875; businessman and lawyer, d. 1925. Descriptive note: The collection includes the notebook (1871-1875) compiled by Cadet James A. Forsythe, containing, copied poetry and company rosters; and the graduation bible presented to Cadet Forsythe. The notebook shows evidence of extensive water damage. Forsythe's photograph album is also available in the VMI Archives.Hall, Julien., Notebook (MS #0495)  Contains VMI-related poetry and misc. other poetry and notes, ca. 1875.Keitt, Thomas.,  Drawing. (MS #056)  Watercolor drawing (12" x 16") of Washington Arch facade of Barracks by Cadet Keitt (b. 1859; graduate VMI Class of 1878; d. 1922, Newberry, SC). Details include clock; Virginia and U.S. flags flying from towers. Dated May 15, 1876.Mercer, William N., Papers. (MS #90)  Biographical note: Dr. William Newton Mercer; resided New Orleans; no other information. Mercer was a benefactor of VMI during the 19th century. Descriptive note: Legal documents (1874-1875) regarding Mercer's bequest of 1,000 books to the VMI Library; Invoice (1874) for medical services submitted to executor of Mercer estate; also document transferring pew in Christ Church, New Orleans, to Dr. Mercer (1845).Mosby, John B., papers. (MS #0128)  Biographical note: John Burks Mosby, b. 1853, Washington Co., Mississippi; VMI Class of 1875; planter; d. 1876, Loughborough plantation, Washington Co. MS. Descriptive note: Six letters from John B. Mosby to family members. Those dated 1870-1871 concern family matters; the letters written in 1873 from VMI contain references to faculty, academics, and cadet life (ice skating on river). The collection also includes a grade report from for April 1872.Nalle, William. Letter. (MS #042)  Full textOne letter, dated 16 October 1870, from Cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. Contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington; standing guard over Lee's body with four other cadets; funeral procession. Letter also mentions flood in Rockbridge County that destroyed canal locks, bridges and other property.Neill, William. Collection (MS #0301) The collection consists of the notebook (ca. 165 pages) of VMI Cadet William Neill, containing copied and possibly original poetry; and one watercolor sketch (10" x 7.5") of barracks room number 38, drawn by Neill and dated October 1877. Neill was from Hagerstown, MD; a member of the VMI Class of 1880; and later was a physician in West Virginia.Osburn, Howard. Notebook (MS #0251)  Biographical note: Howard Osburn, b. 1853, Jefferson Co., WV; VMI Class of 1875; physician; d. 1931 Rippon, WV.Descriptive note: Notebook (ca. 1870-1872) compiled by VMI Cadet Howard Osburn, containing copied poetry, miscellaneous orders, anecdote concerning Benjamin Ficklin, Class of 1849. 125 pages; binding not intact.Paine, Robert A., notebook (MS #0455)  Notebook compiled by VMI Cadet Robert A. Paine in 1879. The book contains lyrics of songs popular during the 1870’s.Tams, William P., notebook. (MS # 023)  One notebook that belonged to Cadet Tams, Class of 1873. Includes class notes for courses in Mineralogy, Civil and Military Engineering, and Chemistry; a copy of a lecture by Superintendent Francis H. Smith ("Lecture to the 1st Class on Moral Sense, November 5, 1872"); grade reports in various subjects.Wiegand, William E., notebook (MS #0250)  Biographical note: William Edward Wiegand, b. 1853 Baltimore, MD; VMI Class of 1874; physician; d. 1928, Baltimore.Descriptive note: Poetry notebook compiled by Cadet William E. Wiegand, containing original and copied poetry. This item is in very poor condition.1880'sAmiss, Frederick T., letter (MS #0479) One letter from Cadet Frederick T. Amiss (Class of 1886) to his father, dated December 14, 1884.  Sims describes in detail the confrontation between cadets and Commandant Scott Shipp regarding an investigation into an explosion of the VMI magazine.Baker, Harry B., account book. (MS#0290)  VMI account book of Cadet Harry B. Baker, VMI Class of 1889. Contains entries for VMI expenses, 1886-1889.Balmer, Charles. Document (MS #0220)  Biographical note: Charles Balmer, Jr., b. 1865 St. Louis, MO; VMI Class of 1886; composer and musician; d. 1941 St. Louis. Descriptive note: One document, listing laundry for VMI Cadet Charles Balmer for the period May-August 1882.Best, Carl M., papers (MS #0209)  Biographical note: Carl Mead Best, b. 1861 Clarke Co., VA.; VMI Class of 1886; educator; d. 1922, Pennsylvania.Descriptive note: One letter, 1884, appointing Carl M. Best a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute; and one letter of recommendation, 1886, written for Best by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith.Cochran, John L., Papers. (MS #025)  Cochran attended VMI from 1879-1881 as a member of the Class of 1883 and subsequently attended Swarthmore College and the University of Virginia. Papers consist of four volumes of class notes (1882-1885) taken while Cochran was a student at Swarthmore and UVA, with some examples of VMI poetry and sketches interspersed; diary, with sketches (1881), containing short and sporadic entries made while at VMI concerning various aspects of cadet life; letter (September 4, 1880) from Cadet Cochran to his mother; and report card (1879) from the secondary school Cochran attended before entering VMI.Gilliat Company documents (MS #0306)  The firm of John K. Gilliat & Co. (London) advanced money to VMI in 1863 to purchase books & cadet clothing. The firm later forgave the interest on the loan & was commemorated in the Gilliat Scholarship. The collection contains two Gilliat-related documents-- one letter from John L. Gilliat to Lewis D. Crenshaw, (dated Bank of England, Feb. 7, 1884), discussing status of VMI's debt to the company; and one bank draft (Canadian Bank of Commerce), payable to John K. Gilliat & Co., Feb. 23, 1876.Goodwyn, Richard T., collection (MS # 0210)  Biographical note: Richard Tuggle Goodwyn b. 1866, Nottoway VA; VMI Class of 1887; educator and real estate broker; d. 1952. Descriptive note: The collection contains 18 pencil and ink drawings by VMI Cadet Richard T. Goodwyn; and one letter (1896 March 28) from VMI Superintendent Scott Shipp to Goodwyn.Irvine, William A., notebook (MS #0269)  Biographical note: William Alexander Irvine, b. 1866, Rockbridge Co., VA; VMI Class of 1889; businessman; d. 1923, Petersburg, VA. Descriptive note: Notebook compiled by VMI Cadet William A. Irvine, 1888-1889. Contains poetry (copied and original), sketches, programs from the Lexington Minstrel Club and the VMI Minstrel Club.Lybrook, Philip H., document (MS #0218)  Biographical note: Philip Hardin Lybrook, b. 1868 Patrick Co., VA; VMI Class of 1889; tobacco business & postmaster; d. 1901 Winston-Salem, NC. Descriptive note: One document, ca. 1886, listing clothing for VMI Cadet Philip H. Lybrook. The letterhead on the document is "A.M. Lybrook, Attorney at Law."Moncure, William A., collection. (MS#170)  Biographical note: William Augustus Moncure, b. 1863, Bowling Green, VA; VMI Class of 1884; lawyer and judge; died 1947, Richmond, VA. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers of William A. Moncure, including 8 drawings completed as class exercises while he was a VMI cadet; the bible presented to him upon his graduation from VMI by Superintendent Francis H. Smith; a map of Caroline Co., Virginia (oversized).Nottingham, Thomas J., Diary. (MS #017)  Diary (1883-1885) written by Cadet Nottingham, Class of 1886. Consistent record of daily cadet routine as it existed during the mid-1880's. Specific references to recitations, fights, dress parade, athletic events, cadet organizations, Washington College.Rutledge, Oliver M., Papers. (MS #009)  Incoming and outgoing correspondence of Cadet Oliver M. Rutledge of Charleston, South Carolina (b. 1862 d. 1928), a member of the Class of 1882. Papers consist primarily of letters received at VMI from parents, siblings and friends. A few letters written by Rutledge contain references to cadet life in the 1880's; letter of May 14, 1882 to his mother describes the mineral springs resort at Dagger's Springs, VA. ca. 75 items.Stewart, Robert E. B., collection (MS #0263)  Biographical note: Robert Edward Bruce Stewart, b. 1863 Norfolk Co., VA; VMI Class of 1886; state legislator; Clerk to Capt. of Norfolk Navy Yard; d. 1930, Portsmouth VA. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers, approximately 30 items, of Robert E. B. Stewart. The collection includes a notebook containing orations delivered before VMI cadet debating societies; drawings completed as class assignments at VMI; and a few clippings concerning his life after he left the InstituteTerry, Thornton. Collection (MS #0213)  Biographical note: Thornton Terry, b. 1868 Henry Co., VA; VMI Class of 1887; educator and Commandant, Staunton Military Academy; d. 1894. Descriptive note: The collection consists of a four page handwritten and illustrated VMI cadet newspaper called "The Sunday Pie," published on April 18, 1887 by the occupants of Barracks Room 32. Thornton Terry was one of the editors of the paper; this is the only extant issue.Vance family letter (MS #0215)  Biographical note: Paul Otey Vance, b. 1869 Clarksville, TN; VMI Class of 1890; businessman; d. 1913 Chicago IL.Descriptive note: One letter (1887 May 30) to Cadet Paul O. Vance from his father. The father is replying to a request for money.Varner, Charles R. K., collection (MS #0445)  The collection contains miscellaneous items pertaining to Charles R. K. Varner, VMI Class of 1884. Included are three quarterly grade reports (1881, 1884) and one letter of recommendation (1889) written by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith.Vest, William W., letter. (MS #097)  Biographical note: William Waller Vest, b. 1871 Williamsburg, Virginia; VMI Class of 1892; physician, Clarksville, Virginia; d. 1918, Clarksville. Descriptive note: One letter, August 26, 1887, from Cadet Vest to his cousin. Topics include treatment of new cadets; routines such as drill and inspection; restrictions.1890'sCarter, Spencer L., Collection. (MS#0036)  Notebook (binding missing) concerning VMI football and baseball, compiled by Spencer L. Carter, Class of 1893. Includes lists of teams, game scores, plays. Also annotated copy of "The VMI Scrapbook," a collection of cadet poetry and prose published in 1891. Contains notes concerning the Class of 1893, cadet officers, Kappa Alpha Fraternity members.Cocke, Henry T., papers. (MS#0113)  Biographical note: Henry Teller Cocke, b. 1876, City Point, VA; graduate VMI Class of 1895; Episcopal clergyman; d. 1944, Washington, DC. Descriptive note: Letter (3 pages; Feb 20, 1894) from Cadet Cocke to his mother. Topics include snowstorm, debating society orations, raiding local hen houses for "rooster fighting" in Barracks. The collection also include his cadet account book, containing a list of VMI expenses for 1891-1895.Cocke, John T. B., papers. (MS#0469)Student notebook owned by VMI Cadet John T. B. Cocke, VMI Class of 1890. The volume contains copied poetry, civil engineering class notes, and list of roommate in Room 18 of Barracks, 1889-1890.Hinton, Erasmus G., letters. (MS #0193)  Biographical note: Erasmus Gill Hinton b. 1876, Reelsville, Indiana; VMI Class of 1896; businessman in Richmond, VA; d. 1946. Descriptive note: 8 letters, 1894-1895, from Cadet Erasmus G. Hinton to his father. Cadet Harley R. Hinton, the writer's twin brother, is frequently mentioned. Other topics include grades, requests for money, personal matters; little focus on VMI activities.Howard, Conway. Scrapbooks (MS #0121)  Biographical note: Conway Robinson Howard, b. 1881, Richmond, Virginia; VMI Class of 1900; Civil Engineer; on active duty in France during World War I with 17th Engineers; died 1936, Richmond, VA.Descriptive note: Two scrapbooks, 1896-1900, compiled by Cadet Conway Howard. Contents include VMI memorabilia, clippings, photographs illustrating cadet life, programs and other items pertaining to athletic events. The scrapbooks provide excellent documentation of cadet life for the period.Humphreys, William L., letter. (MS #080).  Biographical note: b. 1876 ( Greenville, South Carolina?); VMI Class of 1897; d. 1923.Descriptive note: One letter (November 14, 1893) from Cadet Humphreys to his father, written from Staunton after he ran away from VMI. For related collection see George W. Rouss letters (MS 077).Janney, John. Account Book (MS #0336)  VMI and personal account book of John Janney (VMI Class of 1896), of Leesburg, Virginia. Contains entries for cadet expenses, 1893-1896; personal expenses, 1896-1898.Naylor, John C., letter. (MS # 086).  Biographical note: no birth or death dates; from Baltimore, MD; VMI cadet for one year (1890-1891) as a member of the Class of 1894. Descriptive note: One letter (December 5, 1890) from Cadet Naylor to his father, in which he complains about the character of his roommates and asks to be moved to a different room.Orr, John. Papers. (MS #008)  Letters (ca. 25 items) from Cadet John Orr, Class of 1894, to his parents. The correspondence contains details about cadet life during the early 1890's, including references to daily routines, Lexington, faculty.Perry, Sidney R., Collection. (MS #0456)  Diary and photographs dating from the cadetship of Sidney Perry, Class of 1892. (8 items).Portner, Robert F., letter. (MS #063)  Biographical note: Robert F. Portner b. 1874, Alexandria, VA; VMI Class of 1895, non-graduate; d. 1900 Washington DC. Descriptive note: Letter fragment from Cadet Portner to "Eddie," written from VMI on October 20, 1892. Discusses experiment using telephone receiver; first part of letter is in German.Rouss, George. Collection. (MS #077)  Biographical note: b. 1876 near Kabletown, West Virginia; VMI Class of 1897; farmer; d. 1922, buried Winchester, Virginia. Descriptive note: Three letters (November 14-15, 1893) pertaining to Cadet Rouss's decision to run away from VMI. Included is a letter from Rouss to his father (Milton Rouss, Class of 1863) in which he explains his actions.Weddell, William S., letter. (MS #0192)  Biographical note: William Sparrow Weddell b. 1874, Harrisonburg, VA; VMI Class of 1894; salesman; d. 1944, Richmond, VA. Descriptive note: One letter, dated September 25, 1890, from Cadet William S. Weddell to his mother. He describes the day on which his classmate Cadet Warner T. Taliaferro died following a fight with a fellow cadet, Frank W. McConnico.1900-1919  See Also ScrapbooksBaldinger, Ora M., papers. (MS #0125).  Biographical note: Ora M. Baldinger, b. 1886, Marion, Ohio; VMI Class of 1910; U.S. Army officer; d. 1978, Carson City, NV. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers (ca. 40 items) dating from the cadetship of Ora M. Baldinger, VMI Class of 1910. Included are his cadet account book, grade reports, receipts, and class notes from Engineering and Physics.Bond, Robert N., collection (MS #0435)  Scrapbook compiled by Cadet Robert Bond, VMI Class of 1919, covering the academic year 1915-1916. Included are snapshots, dance programs, clippings, and other VMI memorabilia. The collection also contains two letters, one of which contains detailed description of the life of a new cadet, including hazing practices.Dillard, William E., letter (MS #0274)  Biographical note: William Evans Dillard b. 1893 Amherst, VA; VMI Class of 1913; banker and businessman; d. 1944, Lynchburg, VA. Descriptive note: A 14 page letter from VMI Cadet William E. Dillard to his mother, dated 1910 May 16. Dillard describes in detail the Corps' march to Staunton, VA, including events in camp and in Fairfield and Staunton.Fickes, Frank E., drawing (MS #0214)  Biographical note: Frank Akin Fickes, b. 1888 Steubenville, OH; VMI Class of 1908; chemist; d. 1952, East St. Louis, IL.Descriptive note: One original charcoal sketch (ca. 1908) by Frank A. Fickes, published in the 1911 VMI yearbook. The sketch features a skull, snakes, and ghost , symbols of "TKL," a cadet secret society.Fry, Henry P., collection (MS #0266)  Biographical note: Henry Peck Fry, b. 1881 Atlanta, GA; VMI Class of 1901; writer and journalist; d. 1956, Alexandria, VA. Descriptive note: Four volume typescript, "Memories of the Old VMI," written by Henry P. Fry ca. 1950. Fry describes his life as a cadet from January 1898 - June 1901. Particular emphasis is placed on the Class of 1901 and Fry's classmate Cadet George C. Marshall.Parker, John C., notebook (MS #0272)  Biographical note: John Crump Parker, b. 1895, Franklin, VA; VMI Class of 1914; lawyer; d. 1986 Franklin, VA.Descriptive note: One chemistry laboratory notebook that belonged to VMI Cadet John C. Parker, containing experiments conducted during the academic year 1912-1913.Plants, George S., Collection. (MS#029). Collection Summary Collection (3 items) consists of cadet account book, listing VMI expenses 1904-1906; notebook containing popular VMI football yells, ca. 1905; and one letter from Plants' classmate Jesse P. Jarvis, dated July 1909. Plants, from Seymour, Texas, was a member of the Class of 1908.Scott, Thomas B., collection (MS #0314)  Thomas B. Scott, Jr. was a member of the VMI Class of 1917. The collection consists of approximately 20 items, 1915-1919, including Scott's cadet scrapbook containing snapshots of Superintendent Edward W. Nichols, cadets, cadet activities, dance programs, and other VMI memorabilia; miscellaneous other items, including World War I postcards (15 items) and VMI postcards (4 items).Tardy, Thomas H., collection (MS #0291)  Biographical note: Thomas Howard Tardy, b. 1889, Rockbridge Co., Virginia; VMI Class of 1914; World War I veteran; electrical engineer; d. 1960, Lexington, VA. Descriptive note: The collection (3 items) consists of the VMI account book (1910-1914) of Cadet William H. Tardy; a signed loan agreement, September 1913, between Tardy and VMI; and his writing exercise book.Virginia Military Institute Civil War Claims documents (MS #0241)  2 documents concerning VMI's claim against the United States government for "damages and destruction of library, scientific apparatus and the quarters of professors in June 1864," while Union troops occupied Lexington, Virginia. VMI was awarded $100,000 in 1915.Wills, Waller H., Jr. misc. papers (MS#0450)Waller G. Wills, Jr. was a member of the VMI Class of 1919. He spent his career as a businessman in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he died in 1961. The papers consist of miscellaneous papers, 1916-1956. Included is a notebook containing unfinished memoirs , "Reminiscences of Cadet Days," in which he discusses many aspects of cadet life during the his rat year, 1915-1916Wilson, Samuel B., Jr., letters. (MS#0437)  Notebook containing typescript copies of the letters of Cadet Samuel Burton Wilson, Jr., VMI Class of 1921. The letters, dated September 1917 - June 1921, provide a detailed account of cadet life during that period. The notebook also contains copies of relevant family photographs and genealogical information. The letters were transcribed and donated by Wilson's daughter.1920's  See Also Scrapbooks Berry, M. Keith, papers (MS #0447)  Marshall Keith Berry (b. 1899 d. 1985) was a member of the Class of 1921. While at VMI he served as editor of the 1921 yearbook. He spent his career as a bank president and community leader in Vernon Texas, where he died in 1985. The collection consists primarily of Berry's incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1917-1921, bulk 1920.Hankins, James D., papers. (MS#0144)  James DeWitt Hankins, b. Clover Lick, WVA, 1902; VMI Class of 1923; teacher; d. Richmond, VA, 1978.Descriptive note: Six letters, 1920-1921, written by Cadet James D. Hankins to his cousin Florence. He describes many features of cadet life during the early 1920's, including a New Year's Eve celebration, a feud between the first and third classes, throwing "bombs" in Barracks courtyard, final exams, and a ghost haunting barracks.Houston, Levin J., drawings (MS #0279)  Biographical note: Levin James Houston b. 1905, Baltimore, MD; VMI Class of 1925; college professor; d. 1990, Fredericksburg, VA. Descriptive note: A collection of 17 watercolor and pen/ink drawings by Cadet Levin J. Houston. Several of the drawings were featured in the cadet magazine known as "The Sniper," published during the 1920's.Hubbard, Mont. Collection (MS #0444)  The collection contains three items that document Virginia Military Institute cadet life, 1928-1929. Included are a letter from Cadet Mont Hubbard, VMI Class of 1932, to his friend Nina Pruett, in which he mentions various events at VMI; a VMI postcard, "line saver for overworked keydets;" and a VMI Easter card.Kyle, John H., collection (MS #0262)  Biographical note: John Holmes Kyle, b. 1901, Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1923; World War II veteran; businessman; d. 1984, Lynchburg. Descriptive note: The collection consists primarily of ca. 20 items from John H. Kyle's VMI cadetship (1919-1923), including a scrapbook, grade reports, sketchbook with pencil drawings of cadets and cartoons depicting VMI life, and photographs. Also miscellaneous documents from 1923-1937, including a letter from Frank McCarthy, Class of 1933.Langford, Lee E., Diary (MS #0470)Diary, approximately 100 pages, kept by Cadet Langford during the period January-June 1927. Short daily entries document the typical routine and events of cadet life during the late 1920's.Montague, Ludwell L., letters (Transcriptions) (MS#0446)  Ludwell Lee Montague (b. 1907- d. 1972) graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1928. The bulk of the letters date from his student years at VMI, and they provide a detailed view of cadet life during the 1920s.Wallace, Robert L., collection (MS #0388)  The collection consists of the VMI account book of Cadet Robert L. Wallace (VMI Class of 1924, of Chase City, Virginia), containing entries for cadet expenses, 1920-1924; and a scrapbook fragment (ca. 21 pages), containing photographs of cadets and cadet life, clippings, and other VMI mementos.1930's  See Also ScrapbooksCooper, George L. H., Papers (MS #0197)  Biographical note: George Lawrence Hawkins Cooper, b. 1911 Hattiesburg, MS; VMI class of 1932. LTC United States Marine Corps; educator; d. 1984, Biloxi, MS; buried Hawaii. Descriptive note: VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet George Cooper. Included are photographs, athletic and dance programs, clippings, and other mementos collected by Cooper during his cadetship, 1928-1932.Couper, John L., papers (MS #0486)  The papers include Couper's (Class of 1937) cadet photograph album.Coxe, Simeon O., Jr., letters (MS #0033)  One volume typewritten transcriptions of letters written by Cadet Simeon O. Coxe, Jr. (VMI Class of 1933) to his parents in Richmond, Virginia. The letters cover Coxes's entire cadetship (1929-1933) and contain detailed record of cadet life during early 1930's.Davis, Albert D., papers (MS #0198)  Biographical note: Albert Daniel Davis, b. 1913 Stamford, CT; VMI Class of 1935; United States Army Ordnance Corps officer during World War II and Korean War; consultant; d. 1992, Orange, VA. Descriptive note: Papers, 12 items, of Albert D. Davis, including diary, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous correspondence. The diary (1930-1934, 2 volumes), correspondence (1930, 6 items), and one scrapbook (1930-1935) date from his VMI cadetship; the scrapbook includes photographs, dance programs, and other VMI mementos. 3 other scrapbooks date from his tour of duty in Korea, 1951-1952, and contain clippings, military documents, and photographs.Dew, Joseph D., letters. (MS#0147)  Biographical note: Joseph DeJarnette Dew, b. 1912, Spotsylvania Co., VA; VMI Class of 1934; Captain, U.S. Army, WWII; investment broker; d. 1968 Charlottesville, VA. Descriptive note: In Feb. 1931 Joseph D. Dew and William F. Ransom (VMI Class of 1932), secured jobs as deck hands on a freighter and worked their way to Europe. The collection consists of letters, Feb.-April 1931, from Dew to his parents, written on board ship and while touring Europe.Keith, James. Collection (MS #0245)  Biographical note: James Keith, b. 1911; VMI Class of 1932; lawyer and judge. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous papers (1931-1932) dating from the cadetship of James Keith, including a scrapbook fragment; 3 essays written for English & History classes; snapshots (ca. 17 items) and a furlough request.Neikirk, Joseph D., collection (MS #0308)  Miscellaneous papers of Joseph Neikirk, VMI Class of 1932, who served as Executive Vice President of the VMI Foundation from 1954 until his retirement in 1978. Includes cadet scrapbook, cadet account book.Smith, Otis D., papers. (MS#0150)  Biographical note: Otis David Smith, b. 1913, Richmond VA; VMI Class of 1933; U.S. Army officer during World War II; businessman; d. 1992, Richmond, VA. Descriptive note: Miscellaneous personal papers (10 items) from the cadetship of Otis D. Smith, Class of 1933. Includes Smith's letter of appointment to VMI (1929); 1 letter to Cadet Smith from the Lexington Postmaster explaining why VMI does not have a branch post office; correspondence concerning the purchase of a radio & radio contest; Finals program, 1933; 2 photographs (cadet group with Frank McCarthy, Smith & others; Smith on stoops); postcard (1929) sent by Superintendent John A. Lejeune to parents of new cadets.Stewart, Henry M., collection (MS #0349)Miscellaneous papers, 1929-1935, of VMI alumnus Henry M. Stewart, Class of 1935. The collection includes memorabilia from Stewart's high school years at the Staunton Military Academy and his cadetship at VMI. The VMI material includes a scrapbook, dance and athletic programs, drawings, photographs, information about the Class of 1935 ring design, and other mementos of Stewart's cadetship.1940's  See Also ScrapbooksAtkison, George V., notebook (MS #0321)  One 3-ring binder containing Organic Chemistry class notes kept by Cadet George V. Atkison, VMI Class of 1940.Boehm, Frank L., collection (MS #0294)  The collection consists of one ring binder scrapbook containing clippings, correspondence, and programs related to the establishment of the first varsity lacrosse team at VMI, 1948-1950; and 9 photographs of the team and team members. The items were donated by team member Francis (Frank) L. Boehm, VMI Class of 1950B. The collection also contains miscellaneous related correspondence [5 items] donated by Walter L. Richards, VMI Class of 1941.Eickelberg, William T., papers (MS #0353)  William T. Eickelberg is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of 4 items, including a "three year testimonial" that was presented to each member of the Class of 1944, in lieu of a diploma, when the class members were called to active duty in May 1943. Also includes 3 class schedule cards for cadet Eickelberg.Morrison, James L, Jr.,  manuscript. (MS#0134).  One typescript, "Reminiscences of a Keydet Cavalryman," by Col. James L. Morrison, Jr., VMI Class of 1945. Morrison gives a detailed account his years as a cadet participating in ROTC cavalry unit, 1941-1943 and 1945-1947. Subjects include the operation of the unit at VMI; cadet riding activities, including polo; and individuals involved in the programs.Niess, Richard C., collection (MS #0324)  Richard C. Niess is a member of the VMI Class of 1944. The collection consists of a typescript reminiscence, written in 1986, of life at VMI during World War II: "Recollections of a VMI Cadet; The Early War Years- 7 December 1941-Jan 1944." Also order and other miscellaneous items, 1943-1944, concerning Niess's cadetship.Phillips, H. Franklin., Document (MS #0316)  One certificate presented to VMI Cadet H. Franklin Phillips in May 1943. This "three year testimonial" was presented to each member of the Class of 1944, in lieu of a diploma, when the class members were called to active duty in May 1943. It states that Phillips successfully completed three years at VMI and was signed by VMI Superintendent Charles E. Kilbourne and others.1950's  See Also ScrapbooksHansrote, Charles J., Jr., notebooks. (MS# 0419)  Class notebooks (Chemistry) belonging to Cadet Charles J. Hansrote, Jr. (VMI Class of 1952).Mardi Gras Collection. (MS#087)  Collection (ca. 160 items) concerning "Mardi Gras," a 1958 film from 20th Century Fox featuring VMI. Largely BW photographs of production and cast on location at VMI (Lexington, Virginia); scripts.Thompson, Paul S., papers (MS #0257)  Biographical note: Paul Singer Thompson, b. 1940, West Point, NY; VMI Class of 1961; PhD University of Virginia (History); Professor of History at the University of Natal, South Africa. Descriptive note: Personal papers, 1956-1988, of Paul S. Thompson, currently a member of the History faculty at the University of Natal, South Africa. The collection includes extensive correspondence, dating from his VMI cadetship (1957-1961), his years in graduate school at the University of Virginia (1961-1965), and his life in South Africa with his family. The papers also include journals containing accounts of his visits to the United States; his dissertation; photographs; correspondence from his wife Earline to her parents; and a scrapbook concerning Thompson's cadetship.1960's to dateCincinnatus Monument scrapbooks (MS #0243)  2 scrapbooks documenting the history and dedication of VMI's Cincinnatus Monument. The monument was unveiled and dedicated on November 11, 1983. The scrapbooks were compiled by Monument Committee member Percy M. "Pete" Lincoln, Jr., VMI Class of 1957.Conner, Albert Z., drawings (MS #0293)  The collection consists of drawings by Cadet Albert Z. Conner, Virginia Military Institute Class of 1966., including 21 sketches of various VMI scenes and one sketchbook containing illustrations used in the 1966 publication "The VMI Coloring Book"Yorktown Bicentennial collection (MS #0310)  Collection of materials (1 linear foot) concerning the participation of the VMI Corps of Cadets in the Yorktown Bicentennial celebration, October 1981. Includes scrapbook compiled by Percy M. "Pete" Lincoln (Class of 1957); descriptions of the trip by VMI ROTC tactical officers & cadets; misc. other items.All erasDiplomasCadet Literary Society Certificates (1842-1874)ScrapbooksCadet Autograph Albums (MS #0313)Includes album of Edward H. Smith (Class of 1867 & New Market Cadet) containing inscriptions from 19 fellow New Market Cadets; Farmer D. Cochran Album (Class of 1889); Thomas G. Tate Album (Class of 1877); 1874 album (owner unknown); Class of 1902 (one page). Cadet Account books  Ledger books issued to cadets listing expenses/items purchased during their cadetships. Cadets for whom we have these books are Stanton Forman Blain (Class of 1923); William Nelson Brown (Class of 1893); Camillus Christian, Jr. (Class of 1914); William Henry Green (Class of 1874); Charles B. Hundley (Class of 1867); Edward C. Laird (Class of 1875); William H. Mitchell (Class of 1871); Thomas R. Nicholls (Class of 1929); Robert G. O'Hara (Class of 1935); Cadet George S. Patton (Class of 1877); Murray Forbes Taylor (Class of 1864); John M. Willis (Class of 1936).Letters of Appointment. (MS #078)  This collection consists of notices of appointment sent to new cadets at the Virginia Military Institute. The documents date from the 1840's into the 1900's. The Cadets and non-alumni (appointed but did not enroll) for whom we have these documents are Hamilton B. Caskie (Class of 1909); Simon B. Mason (Class of 1867); Russell Pancake (non-alumnus; did not enroll). Richard Pollard (Class of 1849); Isaac H. Saunders (Class of 1884); Samuel J. Tebbs (Class of 1865);Cadet Quarterly Report documents. (MS #081)  A collection of 19th century quarterly report documents (1849-1897) issued to parents of VMI cadets. The reports include class standing, treasurer's account information, comments by the Superintendent regarding academics and conduct. Cadets for whom we have these documents are Warren S. Ficklin (Class of 1872); Oswald Flint (Class of 1891); Abram Fulkerson (Class of 1857); Samuel H. Letcher (Class of 1869); Richard C. Marshall (Class of 1898); Richard Pollard (Class of 1849); Wallace C. Varner (Class of 1893); William M. Waller (Class of 1852); William G. Watson (Class of 1935).Cadet drawing exercises (MS #0203) A collection of 19th century cadet drawings (approximately 200 items) completed primarily as assignments for Professor Thomas H. Williamson's architecture, engineering, and drawing courses at the Virginia Military Institute. A few of the drawings were completed for a geometry course or were not class assignments.VMI Music collection (MS #0246)  A collection, approximately 15 items (1857-1930) of published music written for or about the Virginia Military Institute during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The earliest is "The VMI March" (1857) by C. M. Stephani. The collection also includes the "VMI Spirit," "The VMI Alma Mater," "The VMI Cadet Waltz" and others.Cadet Life collection (MS #0255)  A collection of miscellaneous documents from various eras in VMI's history, reflecting the humorous side of cadet life. Includes 3 small (3.5 x 5") watercolor sketches, depicting firecracker prank & results, ca. 1920; a list entitled "Graduated scale of beauty in Lexington," 1856; notice about the VPI football game posted on a barracks room, 1937.McCormack, Rodney. Collection. (MS #503)McCormack (Class of 1957) was a collector who acquired VMI ephemera, misc. documents etc. This collection contains items from multiple eras.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM5/13/2014 1:10:39 PM7/16/2007 11:51:32 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobVMI History & Cadet Life438A10330False05/13/2014 01:10:39 PM7/16/2007 11:51:32 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/VMI_History___Cadet_Life/20779106WadeLetterDetail/assets/0/430/438/2267/1b83d964-1e8c-4bc8-b5f9-3565dd2c4abe.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/26/2008 11:12:29 AM2/26/2008 11:12:01 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWadeLetterDetail2267I10331B83D964-1E8C-4BC8-B5F9-3565DD2C4ABEhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/2267/1B83D964-1E8C-4BC8-B5F9-3565DD2C4ABE.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse09209567a97c14384bb50d49fba08568e1.jpg2/26/2008 11:12:29 AM2/26/2008 11:12:01 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/2267/1B83D964-1E8C-4BC8-B5F9-3565DD2C4ABE.jpg4294971748ContentWallace S. Douglas Collection/Archives/Manuscripts/00492Douglas/Wallace_S__Douglas_Collection/Wallace S. Douglas Collection.World War II Medical Corps Physician.  Dr. Wallace S. Douglas (b. 1901, d. 1982) received his undergraduate education at the Virginia Military Institute and his medical degree from Northwestern University.  He was a physician in Lewiston, IdahoWallace S. Douglas Collection.World War II Medical Corps Physician. About this Collection (Manuscript #00492)Dr. Wallace S. Douglas (b. 1901, d. 1982) received his undergraduate education at the Virginia Military Institute and his medical degree from Northwestern University.  He was a physician in Lewiston, Idaho for much of his career.  During World War II he served from 1941-1946 in the U. S. Army Medical Corps, overseeing the administration of hospitals in New Zealand and New Caledonia. The collection consists of autobiographical material, documents, and photographs (photocopies and copied images) dating from his wartime service.   View selected photographs from this collection 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/20/2012 8:53:00 AM9/13/2010 3:45:28 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWallace S. Douglas Collection4294970513A10330False06/20/2012 08:53:00 AM9/13/2010 03:45:28 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00492Douglas/Wallace_S__Douglas_Collection/37343ContentWaller Family Papers Summary & Guide/Archives/Manuscripts/00484Waller/Waller_Family_Papers_Summary___Guide/Waller Family Papers (Manuscript # 0484) Amherst Co., Virginia 1820's 1840's. The collection contains correspondence (1821 1849) to and from various members of the William M. Waller family of Amherst County, Virginia.  The 1820's letters are largely from William M. WallerWaller Family Papers (Manuscript # 0484)Amherst Co., Virginia 1820's-1840's.  The collection contains correspondence (1821-1849) to and from various members of the William M. Waller family of Amherst County, Virginia.  The 1820's letters are largely from William M. Waller to his wife, Sarah Garland Waller.  They were the parents of Cadet William M. Waller, VMI Class of 1852.  Later correspondence includes letters to Cadet Waller at VMI.  The bulk of the correspondence pertains to family and business matters. Also included is Cadet Waller's appointment to VMI (1848).Detailed Guide1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/26/2012 10:58:14 AM3/24/2009 9:19:25 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWaller Family Papers Summary & Guide3951A10330False06/26/2012 10:58:14 AM3/24/2009 09:19:25 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00484Waller/Waller_Family_Papers_Summary___Guide/37243106WallerPapers/assets/0/430/438/3951/40be8a1f-ed11-42e5-bf92-db4b26415e7f.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM3/19/2009 3:36:51 PM3/19/2009 3:36:49 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWallerPapers3951A103340BE8A1F-ED11-42E5-BF92-DB4B26415E7Fhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/3951/40BE8A1F-ED11-42E5-BF92-DB4B26415E7F.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse04c0986711bad41fca098da9904ea84a81.jpg3/19/2009 03:36:51 PM3/19/2009 03:36:49 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/3951/40BE8A1F-ED11-42E5-BF92-DB4B26415E7F.jpg4799106Watson Memoirs detail/assets/0/430/438/815/7b229f52-40a7-47eb-b6aa-7987e178154a.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/24/2007 9:03:53 AM7/24/2007 1:46:57 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWatson Memoirs detail815A10337B229F52-40A7-47EB-B6AA-7987E178154Ahttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/815/7B229F52-40A7-47EB-B6AA-7987E178154A.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse053f13048119d4e63a550a41dae05a40f2.jpg8/24/2007 09:03:53 AM7/24/2007 01:46:57 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/815/7B229F52-40A7-47EB-B6AA-7987E178154A.jpg14559LibraryItemWatson_transcription/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00037Watson/WatsonText.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/18/2007 10:50:53 AM9/18/2007 10:50:53 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWatson_transcription815A10330False09/18/2007 10:50:53 AM9/18/2007 10:50:53 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00037Watson/WatsonText.pdf14699LibraryItemWeisiger full text & original/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00285Weisiger/Weisiger_fulltext_original.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM9/19/2007 2:47:15 PM9/19/2007 2:47:15 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWeisiger full text & original1537A10330False09/19/2007 02:47:15 PM9/19/2007 02:47:15 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00285Weisiger/Weisiger_fulltext_original.pdf11521ContentWeisiger Letter Home/Archives/Manuscripts/00285Weisiger/Weisiger_Letter_Home/The Evacuation and Burning of Richmond, Virginia Oscar F. Weisiger Civil War Letter May 29, 1865, relating events of April 1865 (Manuscript #00285) Topic This detailed letter provides an eyewitness account of the last days of the Civil War inThe Evacuation and Burning of Richmond, VirginiaOscar F. Weisiger Civil War LetterMay 29, 1865, relating events of April 1865(Manuscript #00285)Topic:This detailed letter provides an eyewitness account of the last days of the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. Oscar Weisiger, a long-time city resident and businessman, describes the evacuation of the city, the extensive fires, the occupation of the city by federal troops and the troops' treatment of former slaves, the problems he faces in attempting to reestablish his mercantile business, and a discussion of his relationship with northern creditors. The letter is written to Mr. Q. M. Ward, a business partner in Big Lick (now Roanoke), Virginia.Read Transcription and View Original Document1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 10:39:48 AM8/22/2007 11:46:25 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWeisiger Letter Home1537A10330False06/13/2012 10:39:48 AM8/22/2007 11:46:25 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00285Weisiger/Weisiger_Letter_Home/11531ContentWilliam Bentley Civil War Letter, 1862/Archives/Manuscripts/00117Bentley/William_Bentley_Civil_War_Letter,_1862/Civil War, 24th Virginia Infantry. William W. Bentley letter, 1862 June 13 Peninsular Campaign (Virginia) VMI Archives Manuscript# 117 Civil War Letters & Diaries Home  Biographical note William Weldon Bentley was born in 1839 in Montgomery County, Virginia.  He graduated from VMIWilliam W. Bentley Civil War LetterManuscript# 117Civil War Letters & Diaries top level About this LetterThis Civil War letter is dated June 13, 1862 and was written during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia. The writer, William Weldon Bentley, was born in 1839 in Montgomery County, Virginia. He graduated from VMI in 1860 and served as a Lt. Col., 24th Virginia Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War. Following the war he was farmer and stock breeder. Bentley died July 23, 1924 in Richmond, VA and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. Full Text TranscriptionCamp near RichmondJune the 13th 1862My Dear MotherYour affectionate letter of the 7th inst was received on the 9th (last Monday) whilst I was at Mr. Robertson's. I had written to Lucie the day before or I should have answered your dear letter sooner. I came out to camp day before yesterday (Wednesday the 11th). I never fared better from home anywhere than I did at Mr. Robertson's. He & Mrs. Robertson were very kind & attentive & they both protested very much against my coming out so soon. I am in some better health than I was sometime before I got unable to attend to duty but I am still unable to stand much fatigue which is incident to our hard life.Oh that God would in His infinite goodness bring about a speedy peace. My prayers are earnest & oft repeated to Him who ruleth for support & deliverance in these troublous & turbulent times. The clouds seem to thicken & grow darker & friends & comrades in arms are going to their long homes. May God make me thankful that I am still spared when so many have fallen. Oh! My Dear Mother you do not know how my heart aches & how sad I feel when I think that I may never see you all again on earth, & that my body may not rest under the sod of my own dear home but may be left to moulder on the field probably with the bodies of the wicked invaders.The mortality in this division has been very great in the late engagements, particularly among the officers. Everything is managed so badly when going into battle. At the battle of Williamsburg poor Willie Radford & myself stemmed the torrent of missiles with not more than eight or ten of our company & some time we were not supported by any company in the Regt. I will endeavor to do my duty & may it be the will of Almighty God to spare me to see the independence of my country achieved. I derive great comfort from the precious promises of Our Lord & Savior. May God give me faith to sustain me under every trial & to feel full assurance of His Favor in this life & in the world to come.I feel very anxious to hear from Dear Kent. I sincerely hope he is at home by this time. I wrote a long letter to Grandpa a few days ago. You said in your letter that [he] had started Dr. Otey down here. I have not seen or heard any thing of him--suppose he did not come. Kent did not tell you, from what you said in your last letter, that those handkerchiefs were for you & sisters. I did not want them & got them for you. When I left home last you asked me to get some & send them back from Richmond which I could not do at that time with safety. I have as many clothes as I can take care of & as many as I need. I gave Kent two hundred & fifty dollars when he was down here. I would be very glad to hear that he was at home & that his substitute had been received.Genl Jackson has been very successful in the valley in spite of the Yankee combinations to catch him. He is the Christian Patriot. In all his official dispatches the attributes his success to the blessing of God.The weather for the last day or two has been exceedingly warm. We are now encamped three or four miles from the city with our bivouac nearly in the bogs & swamps. We are held in a constant state of readiness to meet or attack the invader. The men have orders to sleep on their arms. Provisions are very scarce and very indifferent. I get a little coffee by paying two dollars a pound & sixty five cents a pound for bacon. I fared well (after I got so that I could eat something) at Mr. Robertson's. I never drank better coffee anywhere. Mr. Christian advised me to not even offer him pay--that it might offend him. He made me promise to come back if I got sick again & said I must come to see him whenever I could get out of camp.I must close hoping that I can write you often until I can return in peace to my dear home. God grant that it may be so. Give much love to my dear sisters & my dear brother whom I trust is with you. Remember me kindly to Miss Vic. Do not allow yourself to feel too much anxiety for me my Dear Mother. I have committed myself to the keeping of my God &I pray earnestly that I may be held up under all circumstances by His omnipotent arm. May the blessing of God rest upon us all & bring us together in health is the daily & earnest prayer of you devoted & affectionate son,Wm. W. Bentley 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/13/2012 9:11:47 AM8/22/2007 12:24:31 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliam Bentley Civil War Letter, 18621541A10330False06/13/2012 09:11:47 AM8/22/2007 12:24:31 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00117Bentley/William_Bentley_Civil_War_Letter,_1862/7207106William Galt/assets/0/430/438/1127/b475e22b-dac1-4011-9537-aabd3a7555af.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 2:24:08 PM8/8/2007 2:23:35 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliam Galt1127A1033B475E22B-DAC1-4011-9537-AABD3A7555AFhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1127/B475E22B-DAC1-4011-9537-AABD3A7555AF.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse08132f63666b54b5bb4fd667fcd45791f2.jpg8/8/2007 02:24:08 PM8/8/2007 02:23:35 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1127/B475E22B-DAC1-4011-9537-AABD3A7555AF.jpg7217LibraryItemWilliam Galt(1)/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00362Galt/b475e22b-dac1-4011-9537-aabd3a7555af(1).jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/8/2007 2:38:24 PM8/8/2007 2:38:24 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliam Galt(1)1127A10330False08/8/2007 02:38:24 PM8/8/2007 02:38:24 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00362Galt/b475e22b-dac1-4011-9537-aabd3a7555af(1).jpg4791ContentWilliam Watson Civil War Memoirs/Archives/Manuscripts/00037Watson/William_Watson_Civil_War_Memoirs/A Civil War CollectionWilliam G. Watson Memoirs Ohio Infantry A Union soldier in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864. VMI Archives Manuscript #037 Civil War Resources top level Description William G. Watson ( 1837-1922 ) was a Union soldier from Ohio who served with his unit in West Virginia and the ShenandoWilliam G. Watson Civil War MemoirsManuscript #037Civil War Letters & Diaries top level Read the Full Text TranscriptionCollection DescriptionWilliam G. Watson was a Union soldier who served as a Sergeant in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry; during the summer of 1864 his unit fought in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This detailed account of his service includes information about the burning of the Virginia Military Institute by General David Hunter in June 1864; the advance on Lynchburg, Virginia; and his unit's retreat after the Battle of Lynchburg to Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia.1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/5/2012 11:38:31 AM7/24/2007 1:20:53 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliam Watson Civil War Memoirs815A10330False06/5/2012 11:38:31 AM7/24/2007 01:20:53 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00037Watson/William_Watson_Civil_War_Memoirs/12265LibraryItemWilliam Watson Memoirs/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00037Watson/7b229f52-40a7-47eb-b6aa-7987e178154a(1).jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/24/2007 9:05:53 AM8/24/2007 9:05:53 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliam Watson Memoirs815A10330False08/24/2007 09:05:53 AM8/24/2007 09:05:53 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedImages/Archives/Manuscripts/00037Watson/7b229f52-40a7-47eb-b6aa-7987e178154a(1).jpg10389106Williamson Journal Detail/assets/0/430/438/1507/010aa5cd-aa6b-4673-b09d-3ec493b5f06f.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM8/20/2007 9:31:01 AM8/20/2007 9:30:35 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliamson Journal Detail1507A1033010AA5CD-AA6B-4673-B09D-3EC493B5F06Fhttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1507/010AA5CD-AA6B-4673-B09D-3EC493B5F06F.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse0e84b2f4e93374c3f9e5e2641ca377f4c2.jpg8/20/2007 09:31:01 AM8/20/2007 09:30:35 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1507/010AA5CD-AA6B-4673-B09D-3EC493B5F06F.jpg14651LibraryItemWilliamson Journal Text/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00205Williamson/Williamson_journal_text.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/10/2011 1:24:04 PM9/19/2007 9:38:31 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliamson Journal Text1507A10330False02/10/2011 01:24:04 PM9/19/2007 09:38:31 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00205Williamson/Williamson_journal_text.pdf4294973035106WilliamsonWG/assets/0/430/438/1507/024e436b-8d07-4c9b-bf37-347a6fbb1446.jpg1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/10/2011 10:44:01 AM2/10/2011 10:43:58 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilliamsonWG1507A1033024e436b-8d07-4c9b-bf37-347a6fbb1446http://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1507/024e436b-8d07-4c9b-bf37-347a6fbb1446.jpgjpghttp://www.vmi.edu/assetmanagement/images/Image.png0image/jpegFalse078da9c411ece4b55a38d2ec25e6af83d1.jpg2/10/2011 10:44:01 AM2/10/2011 10:43:58 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.pnghttp://www.vmi.edu/assets/0/430/438/1507/024e436b-8d07-4c9b-bf37-347a6fbb1446.jpg4294968381LibraryItemWilson Diary Transcription/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00490Wilson/WilsonDiaryTranscription.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/21/2009 10:07:33 AM10/21/2009 10:07:33 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilson Diary Transcription4294967801A10330False010/21/2009 10:07:33 AM10/21/2009 10:07:33 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00490Wilson/WilsonDiaryTranscription.pdf4294968380LibraryItemWilson Original Diary Pages/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00490Wilson/MS490DiaryOriginal.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM10/21/2009 10:07:13 AM10/21/2009 10:07:13 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWilson Original Diary Pages4294967801A10330False010/21/2009 10:07:13 AM10/21/2009 10:07:13 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00490Wilson/MS490DiaryOriginal.pdf36091LibraryItemWorld War II Papers- View originals/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00467Tompkins/Tompkins World War II Papers.pdf1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM2/23/2009 2:56:09 PM2/23/2009 2:56:09 PM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWorld War II Papers- View originals3815A10330False02/23/2009 02:56:09 PM2/23/2009 02:56:09 PMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/uploadedFiles/Archives/Manuscripts/00467Tompkins/Tompkins World War II Papers.pdf10737421625ContentWorld War II. Gen. William P. Upshur Inspection Trips./Archives/Manuscripts/00082Upshur/World_War_II___Gen__William_P__Upshur_Inspection_Trips_/World War II inspection trips taken by Marine Corps General William P. Upshur to Pacific Islands, 1942-1943  World War II Pacific Islands Inspection ReportsGen. William P. UpshurAbout Major General UpshurWilliam P. Upshur war born on October 28, 1881 in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1902.  He commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 1904 and went on to have a distinguished career.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicous gallantry displayed in the capture of Fort Dipite, Haiti, in 1915.  He died in a plane crash on July 21, 1943, near Sitka, Alaska, while on a tour of his command. View the DocumentsThe collection consists of  two inspection trip scrapbooks, May 1942 and 1943  ("The Cruise of the Flying Cow"; "The Coconut Circuit"), documenting General Upshur's visits to Marine Corps posts on various Pacific islands. Destinations included Midway, Palmyra Island,  Ewa, and Johnston Island.  View "Cruise of the Flying Cow," 1942View "The Coconut Circuit," 19431/1/0001 12:00:00 AM6/12/2012 2:53:15 PM6/12/2012 11:12:00 AM12/31/9999 11:59:59 PMDianeJacobWorld War II. Gen. William P. Upshur Inspection Trips.10737421156A10330False06/12/2012 02:53:15 PM6/12/2012 11:12:00 AMArchive_Expire/WorkArea/images/application/spacer.gif/WorkArea/images/application/thumb_spacer.png/Archives/Manuscripts/00082Upshur/World_War_II___Gen__William_P__Upshur_Inspection_Trips_/