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John R. Waddy letter

Identifier: MS-0091
One letter of recommendation (dated October 27, 1856) written on behalf of John R. Waddy by Superintendent Francis H. Smith. Smith recommends him for a commission in the U.S. Army.


  • 1856 October 27


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Biographical / Historical

John Robinson Waddy was born in 1834 and graduated VMI in 1853. Prior to 1861 he was an officer in the U.S. Army and then was an officer in the Confederate States of America. Waddy was also a farmer, businessman, and postmaster. He died in 1903 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450