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Andrew C. L. Gatewood Letters [Digital]

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Andrew C. L. Gatewood Letters [Digital]
Andrew C. L. Gatewood Letters [Digital]


  • 1860 - 1864



Digital version of the Andrew C. L. Gatewood correspondence; 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864. 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)