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Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers

Identifier: MS-0361

The papers consist of 17 Civil War letters (Sept 1862-May 1863) from Jacob Kent Langhorne to various members of his family, written during his Virginia Military Institute cadetship and his service in the Confederate Army with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life.


  • 1862-1863


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Biographical / Historical

Jacob Kent Langhorne ("Kent") was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, on March 1, 1845. He matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute in August 1862 and left VMI in February 1863 to join the Confederate Army. Langhorne enlisted in Company C, 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment and was killed in battle at Brandy Station on June 9, 1863. He is buried in the Crockett-Kent graveyard near Shawsville, Virginia.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks
A Guide to the Jacob Kent Langhorne Papers, 1862-1863
Diane B. Jacob
© 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives
Language of description
Description is in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450