John G. James papers
The papers consist of 16 letters and one postcard written by John G. James to his friend Samuel Y. Ferguson of Witchita Falls, Texas. Of special interest is the letter of April 17, 1927, in which James describes his memories of witnessing the VMI Corps of Cadets arrival in Richmond, April 1861, under the command of Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. This same letter contains a brief recollection of James' participation in Jackson's funeral. Other letters contain James family information, political comments, and misc. personal news.
- 1927 - 1929
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Biographical / Historical
John Garland James, b. 1844, Fluvanna Co., VA; VMI Class of 1866 and New Market cadet; educator, d. 1930, Dallas TX.