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William N. Radford papers

Identifier: MS-0380
Two items. One telegram, dated May 16, 1864, sent by Cadet William N. Radford to his father after the Battle of New Market. Radford states that "I escaped unhurt in the fight yesterday.." One holograph note, May 15, 1864, from Cadet William M. Chalmers to his mother; states that he is unhurt after the battle. Chalmers later married Radford's sister.


  • 1864


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2 items

Biographical / Historical

William Norvell Radford, b. Lynchburg, Virginia 1846; VMI CLass of 1867 and New Market Cadet; farmer; died 1872, Bedford Co. William Murray Chalmers, b. 1845, Halifax Co., VA; VMI Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet; teacher; died 1895, Danville, VA.

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Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450