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James W. Massie papers

Identifier: MS-0142
Personal papers (40 items) of James W. Massie. The papers include incoming correspondence (1855-1857); Civil War papers, primarily incoming letters, orders and commissions, 1861-1863; post-war papers, including letters written by Massie's wife, Sophie, and documents relating to their son, James McDowell Massie; misc., other documents, Confederate bonds, and envelopes.


  • 1855 - 1879


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40 items (1 half manuscript box)

Biographical / Historical

James Woods Massie, b. 1826, Augusta Co., Virginia; VMI Class of 1849; lawyer; VMI Faculty (Mathematics), 1849-1872 with time away for military service during Civil War; Lt. Col., 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment; d. 1872, Lexington, VA.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450