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Withers A. Burress papers

Identifier: MS-0058
Bulk of papers document Burress' Army career for the period 1942-1954. Included are photos; subject file on the 100th Infantry Division; scrapbooks; miscellaneous correspondence; orders, memos. Other items include miscellaneous retirement correspondence (1957-1971).


  • 1942 - 1971


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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 (4 legal document boxes (3 - 5" width, 1 - 2.5" width); 5 oversize flat boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Withers A. Burress b. 1894, Richmond, Virginia; graduate Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1914; U.S. Army officer, 1916-1954; commanded 100th Infantry Division; Commanding General, First Army; d. 1977, Arlington, VA.

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