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Alfred Gibbons letter

Identifier: MS-0119
Letter from Cadet Alfred R. Gibbons to his father, dated December 22, 1863. Discusses Corps being called out on a march in response to Union Army troop movements; misc. aspects of cadet life.


  • December 22, 1863


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Biographical / Historical

Born 1846; non-graduate, VMI Class of 1867 (at VMI 21 August 1863-29 January 1864); Enlisted in 1st GA Cavalry March 1864. Living in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1910; died Shelbina, Missouri 1932. See rare book collection for his The Recollections of An Old Confederate Soldier (1913). Two brothers, Simeon and William, also attended VMI.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rodney McCormack Estate via Mrs. McCormack, 2012

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450