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Withers A. Burress papers

Identifier: MS-0058
This collection consists of papers that document Withers A. Burress' Army career for the period 1942 to 1954. Included are photos, a subject file on the 100th Infantry Division, scrapbooks, correspondence, orders, and memos. Other items include retirement correspondence (1957-1971).


  • 1942-1971


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is made available for educational and research use and may be used for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution. The VMI Archives must be cited as the source of the content in publication. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.


5.13 cubic feet (Four legal document boxes and five oversize flat boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Withers Alexander Burress was born in 1894 in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated VMI in 1914. Burress went on to be U.S. Army officer from 1916 to 1954. He commanded the 100th Infantry Division and was the Commanding General, First Army. He died in 1977 in Arlignton, Virginia.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks; and stacks oversized shelf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of estate of Gen. Withers A. Burress, 1977.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450