Howard J. Merritt papers
Howard J. Merritt papers, consisting of 3 documents. Letter from VMI's Adjutant James H. Morrison to Cadet Merritt's father, enclosing two orders pertaining to his son's dismissal (Cadet Merritt was dismissed for deserting his post as sentinel & breaking into a storeroom to obtain bread) and subsequent reinstatement. The letter is dated Feb 25, 1865; the orders are dated Feb 15 & 23, 1865.
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Biographical / Historical
Howard Jeffries Merritt b. 1848 Lawrenceville, Brunswick Co., VA; VMI Class of 1868; farmer; d. 1929 Brunswick Co.