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George M. Edgar letters

Identifier: MS-0094
This collection consists of two letters. The first letter (dated May 17, 1864) is to George M. Edgar and commends him for the assistance rendered by his battalion at the Battle of New Market on May 15 of that year. The commendation was written at the direction of General Wharton. The second letter (dated 1885) is from Edgar and was written while he was President of the Arkansas Industrial University. In this letter, Edgar 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 was born in 1837 in Monroe County, West Virginia. He graduated VMI in 1856. He went on to become a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate States of America. After the War, Edgar was an educator. He died in 1913 in Paris, Kentucky.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450