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William Nalle letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents One letter (October 16, 1870) from Cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. Contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington; standing guard over Lee's body with four other cadets; funeral procession. Letter also mentions flood in Rockbridge County that destroyed canal locks, bridges and other property.

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  • Names: Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 X
  • Subject: Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1872 X