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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...

Eli B. Springs Scrapbook

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Identifier: MS-0131
Scope and Contents VMI scrapbook compiled by Cadet Eli B. Springs. Includes clippings, programs, invitations, and other memorabilia from the academic years 1911-1912 and 1912-1913.

Also one scrapbook page (fragment) dating from Springs's service in France during World War I. Includes an armed forces "newspaper" called The Route Step (vol. 1 no. 1), dated July 15, 1918, "somewhere in France"; ticket stubs for military travel, and clippings.

Frederick S. Greene papers

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Identifier: MS-0208
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (approximately 20 items) of Frederick Stuart Greene. Included are scripts of four plays, ("The Law of the Tribe," 1914; "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," 1929; "Christophine," 1930; "We Want Burke," 1934; manuscript of a short story, "Pick Up;" correspondence concerning "We Want Burke" (play); detail study (from New Market painting) of the face of a New Market cadet by artist Benjamin West Clinedinst, inscribed to F.S. Greene; 3 photographs; 6 World War I maps...

George S. Patton compositions

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Identifier: MS-0253
Scope and Contents The collection contains one essay and three poems by George S. Patton. The essay (2 pages), ca. 1903, discusses the significance of the VMI Corps' participation in the Battle of New Market (May 1864) and the New Market ceremony; it was probably written during the year Patton attended VMI or shortly thereafter. The typescript original poems are entitled "A Dream" (written in France, 1917, "God of Battles", and "Fear"; the latter two are signed by Patton.

John C. Nelson Papers

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Identifier: MS-0502
Scope and Contents Papers of John C. Nelson. Includes VMI scrapbook and related items. Also miscellaneous papers and photographs dating from his service as First Lieutenant, 119th Infantry, 30th Division, A.E.F.

John W. Downer collection

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Identifier: MS-0430
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a cased scrapbook presented to him on his 85th birthday in November 1966, containing biographical information, documents and photographs detailing his military career, including his service during World War I in France; one mounted photograph of Col. Downer; and Downer's presentation copy of the book "Report of the American Olympic Committee, Seventh Olympic Games, Antwerp, Belgium, 1920."

Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: MS-0006
Scope and Contents The Lemuel C. Shepherd Papers consist primarily of unpublished memoirs and accompanying documents; photograph albums and scrapbooks dating from Shepherd's years as a VMI cadet, as Commandant of the Marine Corps, and from his service as President of the Inter-American Defense Board; an interview with General Shepherd conducted by the archivist of the MacArthur Library regarding Shepherd's role during the Korean War - assault at Inchon; miscellaneous correspondence; clippings; and printed...

Mennis L. Gibson Papers

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Identifier: MS-0347
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 documents concerning Gibson's enlistment in and discharge from the Army Air Corps during World War I: War department document in reference to a physical examination, Nov. 1918; and discharge notice, Dec. 1918.

Military Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS-0510
Scope and Contents The oral history collection spans the World War II era through recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. One interview (Frank Buckles) covers World War I service. The majority of the interviews were conducted by VMI cadets taking courses in military history. The interview files and recordings are housed in the VMI Archives.

Randolph T. Pendleton papers

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Identifier: MS-0531
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous photographs and documents relating to Gen. Pendleton's military service in World War I and World War II.The World War I items include a German propanda flyer dropped from airplances over France shortly before the Armistice, "The German People Offer Peace", 1918; circular letter from King George V thanking U.S. soldiers - "...the people of the British Isles welcome you on your way to take your stand beside the Armies of many Nations...." (April 1918); GO 28-A, February...