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Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863

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Found in 33 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...

Civil War memoirs, circa 1883

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Scope and Contents The memoirs, titled "My Service with Genl Thos. J. Jackson" regard Thomas H. Williamson's assignment to General Stonewall Jackson's command in the Spring of 1862.Note on the text by William Couper, VMI's "official historiographer" from 1934-1954: "This memorandum is written in the handwriting of General Thomas H. Williamson and is reproduced with the spelling, etc., unchanged. There is no date on the memorandum, but it was probably written after 1883 when Colonel Shipp began to...

Diary and notebook, 1862-1864

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Scope and Contents The diary and notebook provides insight into the life and concerns of a VMI cadet during the Civil War. It primarily contains poetry written by his classmates, as well as poetry by Sara Henderson Smith, the wife of VMI Superintendent, Francis H. Smith. The diary portion contains sparse entries for the period between March and May 1863. Included are occasional references to wartime cadet life, as well as a brief account of General Stonewall Jackson's wounding, death, and funeral in May 1863....

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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Scope and Contents

Battle of Chancellorsville; death of General Stonewall Jackson