George S. Patton compositions
The collection contains one essay and three poems by George S. Patton. The essay (2 pages), ca. 1903, discusses the significance of the VMI Corps' participation in the Battle of New Market (May 1864) and the New Market ceremony; it was probably written during the year Patton attended VMI or shortly thereafter. The typescript original poems are entitled "A Dream" (written in France, 1917, "God of Battles", and "Fear"; the latter two are signed by Patton.
- 1904 - 1945
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Biographical / Historical
George Smith Patton, b. 1885 San Gabriel, CA; VMI Class of 1907 (attended for one year, 1903-1904, before transferring to West Point); General U.S. Army; d. 1945 Heidelberg, Germany.