James W. Thomson papers
13 letters, dated 1860, written by the family and friends of James W. Thomson. The letters were received by Thomson while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute and contain family and personal news. Correspondents include Thomson's mother, grandmother, brother, sister and cousin. One letter, dated September 10, 1861, is from Col. John Pelham who discusses an army appointment for Thomson.
- 1860 - 1861
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Biographical / Historical
James Walton Thomson b. 1843, Summit Point, WV; VMI Class of 1864; Major, Horse Artillery, CSA; killed in battle near High Bridge, VA, 1865 April.