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John S. Illig scrapbook

Identifier: MS-0111
Scrapbook (fragment) compiled by musician John S. Illig, Ca 20 items, 1846-1903, documenting Illig's life, including passport and other items dating from his years in Germany; certificate of citzenship; U. S. Army discharge papers; and other biographical material.


  • 1846 - 1903


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Open to researchers.

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.10 cubic feet (ca. 20 items)

Biographical / Historical

John Stephens Illig.b. 1825, Germany; musician; immigrated to U.S. 1853; served in U.S. Army bands until outbreak of Civil War, when he became a member of the 1st Virginia Regiment band; member of the VMI band 1869-1899; died in Lexington, Virginia, 1903.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks; and Oversized case 2

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450