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John B. Snodgrass Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Eight letters and one letter fragment from Cadet Snodgrass to his sister Katherine (Kate) Snodgrass-Boyd. All letters are dated 1862 and written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. The primary topic is the Civil War and its effect on the Snodgrass family, with occasional references to VMI. Multiple letters (see April 19, May 1, May 18) mention that Corps of Cadets has been ordered to aid General Stonewall Jackson because he is "anxious to get a shot at the enemy."

Dates

  • 1862

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

Extent

1 Folder

Biographical / Historical

John B. Snodgrass was born in 1843 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Snodgrass is a non-graduate, VMI class of 1864 who later became a physician. Snodgrass died in 1908 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516