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Sidney Marlin letter

Identifier: MS-0070
Letter from Sidney Marlin, a Union soldier (U.S. Army Signal Corps), to his wife Sallie [Sarah]. The letter is dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during Hunter's Raid. Marlin describes VMI, comments on the destruction of VMI, and Governor Letcher's property.


  • 1864 June 14


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Biographical / Historical

Sidney Marlin was born on January 27, 1834, in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and then enlisted as a Union soldier (U.S. Army Signal Corps) on February 3, 1864. Marlin died on August 19, 1911, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Physical Location

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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450