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A. Meyer Civil War letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0442
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter from Confederate cavalry soldier A. (possibly Andrew) Meyer, dated October 17, 1863, written from Headquarters, Department of East Tennessee, Abingdon, Virginia. The letter is addressed to Mrs. Mary Taylor Fulton, the widow of the Reverend Creed Fulton and the Mother of VMI New Market Cadet Charles M. Fulton (VMI Class of 1867). Mrs. Fulton was living at Rich Valley, Smythe County, Virginia. The letter concerns Meyer's request to leave his horse on the...

Alexander S. ( Sandie ) Pendleton Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0412
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Pendleton's miscellaneous Civil War papers, including military orders and dispatches directed to Gen. Richard S. Ewell and others; a note from Pendleton to his father concerning the death of General Stonewall Jackson in May 1863; a request for a leave of absence, and other documents.

Alfred D. Barksdale Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0465
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 9 items documenting the World War I U. S. Army career of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale (VMI Class of 1911). A member of Company L, First Virginia Infantry, National Guard, Barksdale was called to active duty during the World War I. Barksdale served in France with M Company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division, from 1917-1919. Included is a letter from Barksdale to his sister, dated August 20, 1918, written shortly after his arrival in France. He comments on the visit of Gen. John...

Andrew C.L. Gatewood Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864.Early letters describe life at the Virginia Military Institute (hazing, daily routine, excitement about secession, cadets as drillmasters) and in Lexington, Virginia, just prior to and during early months of the Civil War. Subsequent letters date from his service with the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment,Company F, (Bath Squadron), including a letter written after the second Battle...

Andrew J. McCoy Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0393
Scope and Contents Civil War correspondence of Confederate soldier Andrew J. McCoy, consisting of 3 letters (1863 October 25; 1864 Jan 16 fragment; 1864 March 11) to his sister Martha written while he was serving with the 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The letters were written from camps in Culpepper County and Orange County, Virginia. They primarily concern family matters, camp hardships, and personal news, and provide insight into the life and thoughts of an ordinary soldier.

Isaac Norval Baker Civil War Memoirs

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Identifier: MS-0357
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an original manuscript fragment (ca. 12 pages) and typewritten transcription (21 pages) describing Isaac Norval Baker's Civil War service as a Private in the Confederate Army's 18th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Baker's language is descriptive and lively, and the account includes many vignettes that provide insight into the lives of both soldiers and civilians. The narrative covers the period June 1863-April 1865; topics include camp life, wartime hardships, battles...

Campbell and Varner family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0282
Scope and Contents A collection (1845-1928; bulk dated 1860-1865) of correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous documents of R. Henry Campbell and members of the Varner family of Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Includes Civil War letters of soldiers R. Henry Campbell (1861 April-July) and Charles V. Varner (1864, 1865). The letters were written while they were serving with the Rockbridge Rifles (part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at various dates during the war). Significant...

Charles C. Phillips Civil War Papers

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Identifier: MS-0327
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the message book and diary (in one volume) kept by Phillips during the period April 24, 1864 - July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15.In addition, the papers include 10 miscellaneous documents dated 1864 - 1865, including...

Charles E. Lightfoot Civil War Letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0448
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a one page Civil War letter, dated 1865 March 17, from Headquarters, Artillery Defenses, Richmond, Virginia. The letter was written by Confederate officer Lt. Col. Charles E. Lightfoot to Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, brother and staff officer to General Richard S. Ewell. Lightfoot asks for a clarification of command responsibility for Richmond's artillery defenses, stating that the present command situation places him in conflict with Lt. Col. Carter M. Braxton. General...

Charles W. Turner Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-0182
Scope and Contents One letter (1865 March 28) from Charles W. Turner to Major Garnett Andrews, commander of the 2nd Foreign Battalion. Turner discussions his commission, other soldiers, and asks to be appointed 1st Lieutenant in Andrews' unit.

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1 Andrews, Garnett, 1837-1903
1 Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862
1 Baker, I. Norval (Isaac Norval), 1844-1924
1 Baldwin, Briscoe G. (Briscoe Gerard), 1828-1898
1 Baldwin, John B.
1 Barksdale, Alfred D. (Alfred Dickinson), 1892-1972
1 Beall, Edward T. (Edward Thomas), b. 1847
1 Bentley, William W. (William Weldon), 1839-1924
1 Black, William Johnson, 1845-1935
1 Botts, Lawson, 1825-1862
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1 Boyd, Robert A. (Robert Alexander), 1842-1909
1 Boykin, Francis M. (Francis Marshall), 1837-1906
1 Brooke Family
1 Brooke, Samuel S. (Samuel Selden), 1841-1918
1 Campbell family
1 Campbell, R. Henry (Robert Henry)
1 Carpenter, Joseph H. (Joseph Hannah), 1834-1863
1 Coleman, Clayton G. (Clayton Glanville), 1840-1908
1 Cosby, George B. (George Blake, 1831-1909)
1 Craun, Samuel H., 1821-
1 Dedrick, Henry H., 1836?-1921
1 Dedrick, Mary E. A.
1 Dunlap Family
1 Dunlap, Adam B.
1 Dunlap, Robert B. (Robert Bailey), 1843-1934
1 Echols, John, 1823-1896
1 Edmondson, James K., 1832-1898
1 Ervine, John H. (John Hamilton), 1831-1917
1 Ewell, Benjamin S.
1 Ewell, Richard Stoddert, 1817-1872
1 Fulkerson, Abram, 1834-1902
1 Fulkerson, Samuel V. (Samuel Vance), 1822-1862
1 Fulkerson, Samuel V. (Samuel Vance), 1863-1926
1 Fulton Family
1 Fulton, Charles M.
1 Garibaldi, John, 1831-1914
1 Garland, Samuel, 1830-1862
1 Gatewood, Andrew C. L. (Andrew Cameron Lewis), 1843-1919
1 Harden, James A. (James Abel), 1841-1927
1 Hardy, William T. (William Thomas), 1834-1911
1 Harris, Sutton I.
1 Hawks, Wells J.
1 Henkel Family
1 Henkel, David H., 1839?-
1 Holman, William H., 1841-
6 Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
1 Jameson, James H. (James Henry), 1820-1864
1 Kagey, David F., 1834?-
1 Karnes, Benjamin
1 Langhorne, Jacob K. (Jacob Kent), 1845-1863
1 Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
3 Letcher, John, 1813-1884
1 Lightfoot, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1834-1878
1 Madison, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1828-1878
1 Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872
1 Martin, R. Emmett
1 Massie, James W. (James Woods), 1826-1872
1 Massie, Sophonisba Breckinridge
1 McCoy, Andrew J.
1 Meyer, A.
1 Myers, Derastus E. W.
1 Pendleton, Alexander Swift, 1840-1864
1 Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
1 Phillips, Charles C. (Charles Coatsworth)
1 Phillips, Samuel T. (Samuel Travers)
1 Reid, James H. (James Henry), 1845-1921
1 Rinker, Michael F.
1 Shoemaker, John J.
1 Slaughter, Philip P. (Philip Peyton), 1834-1893
1 Steuart, George H. (George Hume), 1828-1903
1 Stuart, William D. (William Dabney), 1830-1863
1 Terrill, James B. (James Barbour), 1838-1864
1 Turner, Charles W. (Charles William), 1846-1907
1 Varner family
1 Varner, Andrew W. (Andrew Wallace), 1831-1910
1 Varner, Charles V. (Charles Van Buren), 1838-1907
2 Williamson family
2 Williamson, Thomas H. (Thomas Hoomes), 1813-1888
1 Williamson, William G. (William Garnett), 1840-1898
1 Williamson, [I]. D.
1 Wilson Family
1 Wilson, Nathaniel C., 1839-1863
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