George M. Edgar letters
The collection consists of 2 letters. Letter to Edgar, dated May 17, 1864, commends him for the assistance rendered by his battalion at the Battle of New Market on May 15. The commendation was written at the direction of General Wharton. Letter from Edgar (1885) written while he was President of the Arkansas Industrial University, in which he replies to James E. Blankenship's (VMI Class of 1852) application for a job.
- 1864 - 1885
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Biographical / Historical
George Mathews Edgar, b. 1837, Monroe Co. West Virginia; graduate, VMI Class of 1856; Lt. Colonel, CSA; educator; d. 1913, Paris, Kentucky.