Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers
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.
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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.
- Confederate States of America -- Army -- Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 2nd
- Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Correspondence
- Soldiers -- Virginia
- Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Virginia -- Militia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1860-1869
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1861-1865
- Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1866
- A Guide to the Jacob Kent Langhorne Papers, 1862-1863
- Diane B. Jacob
- © 2002 Virginia Military Institute Archives
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