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Raleigh E. Colston papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0386
The collection consists of two items. One letter of recommendation (ALS, July 7, 1866) written by General Robert E. Lee on behalf of General Colston. One volume, ca. 100 pages"Report on the Northern and Central Kordofan" (Cairo: printing Office of the General Staff, 1878); attached to this book are photographs of Colston wearing his Egyptian Army uniform, ca. 1878, and of Major H. G. Prout, Col. Egyptian Army; and miscellaneous other reports, 1878-1876.

Dates

  • 1866 - 1878

Creator

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Extent

2 items

Biographical / Historical

Raleigh Edward Colston, b. 1825, Paris, France; Virginia Military Institute Class of 1846; VMI Faculty (Professor of French), 1846-1861; Brigadier General, CSA; Col. Egyptian army, 1873-1879; War Dept. clerk, 1882-1894; died 1896, at Soldiers' Home, Richmond, VA; buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
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