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Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Charles M. Barton papers, 1855-1870

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Scope and Contents Includes one letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles M. Barton 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 included is a notebook (ca. 250 pages) containing poetry copied by Cadet Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members; class notes from lectures given by Francis...

Frederick Volck Document, July 13, 1870

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Scope and Contents Three page memorandum of agreement (July 13, 1870) between sculptor Frederick Volck and VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Volck was to complete a bronze equestrian statue of Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, but the project was never finished. (See the book "One Hundred Years at VMI" by William Couper, vol 3, p. 212, for an account of Volck's relationship with VMI).

General Robert E. Lee visits the grave of Stonewall Jackson [lithograph], 1870

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Scope and Contents Currier and Ives black and white lithograph depicting visit of General Robert E. Lee at the grave of General Stonewall Jackson in Lexington, Virginia. This view is alleedly based on a soldier's sketch.

Letter, 1863 May 11

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Battle of Chancellorsville; death of General Stonewall Jackson

Letter fragment to Eliza Johnson, 1862

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Scope and Contents Letter regards family friends who have been wounded, refugee families, and a problem with currency.