John L. Tunstall papers
Miscellaneous personal papers (5 items) of Cadet John L. Tunstall. Includes one letter from Cadet Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the cermonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of 5 of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite; 2 notebooks containing VMI Class notes (Engineering); one photograph album containing ca. 33 images of classmates, family and others; and one book from his personal library "The Sociable Story Teller."
- 1866 - 1867
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Biographical / Historical
John Liggat Tunstall, b. 1845, Lynchburg, Virginia. VMI Class of 1867 & New Market cadet; farmer in Nelson, Co., VA; d. 1877.
- Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- New Market (Va.), Battle of, 1864
- New Market (Va.), Battle of, 1864 -- Anniversaries, etc
- New Market Cadets
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1860-1869
- Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1867
- Virginia Military Institute -- Curricula