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Letter to "Molly" (Mary Gunn). Murder of Cadet Thomas Blackburn, 1854 February 1

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Written at Lexington, Virginia. Topics include the murder of Virginia Military Cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles Christian, a local law student.
"You see how nice a sense of honor the southerners have. In law here if one man calls another a liar and he beats him almost to death for it the law does nothing with him for it is considered sufficient provocation."

Dates

  • 1854 February 1

Extent

From the Collection: 5 items

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

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