Virginia Military Institute
HomeDigital Collections

Raleigh E. Colston papers Edit


MS 0386


  • 1866 – 1878 (Creation)


  • 2 items (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    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, 1878-1876.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Raleigh Edward Colston, b. 1825, Paris, France; Virginia Military Institute Class of 1846; VMI Faculty (Professor of French), 1846-1861; Brigadier General, CSA; Col. Egyptian army, 1873-1879; War Dept. clerk, 1882-1894; died 1896, at Soldiers' Home, Richmond, VA; buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

  • Preferred Citation

    Raleigh E. Colston papers. Manuscript # 0386. Virginia Military Institute Archives


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator