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Letter from Willie to Mary

Identifier: MS-0378
Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter is written by a cadet named "Willie" to his cousin Mary and largely concerns their relationship. The letter also mentions room inspection and guard duty.


  • 1860 December 30

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Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Custodial History

The writer of this letter has not been verified. The letter was once attributed to Cadet William H. Cabell, who was killed at the Battle of New Market. However, this item appears to be clearly dated 1860, and Cabell did not enroll at VMI until December 1861.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450