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James E. Witt Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0477
The collection consists of one letter from New Market Cadet James E. Witt (Class of 1867), written from VMI HQ at the Alms House in Richmond, VA, dated 1865 February 8. Witt had just resigned his cadetship in order to join the Confederate Army during what turned out to be the last weeks of the war. The letter, addressed to "Dear Miss" [Fannie, last name unknown] is largely personal in nature, involving his relationship with the young woman. However, he does mention the resignation of large numbers of cadets, all trying to join the army.

Dates

  • 1865

Creator

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Extent

1 items

Biographical / Historical

James Etchison Witt, born 1845; Virginia Military Institute Class of 1867 & New Market Cadet; teacher; died 1936.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

Contact:
VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450
540-464-7516