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Francis M. Boykin Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight Civil War papers, including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Francis M. Boykin to proceed to Grafton, West Virginia and communicate with Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), and one letter bearing the signature of General Robert E. Lee.

James B. Terrill Civil War letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0161
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter (April 5, 1861) from James B. Terrill to Virginia's Governor, John Letcher. Terrill offers to serve as an officer in the Virginia Volunteers and gives a brief account of his previous military experience. The letter also features an endorsement by John B. Baldwin.

James Henry Waddell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0130
Scope and Contents 4 items, including a letter (1855) from Cadet Waddell to his sister, that contains a detailed description and pencil drawing of his room (#14) in Barracks and of his roomates (Barksdale, Penn, Magruder, Shepherd, Wilson); a second drawing of a barracks room & roommates (similar to a sketch found in the Shepherd Collection, MS#0019); pencil map, 8 inches x 10 inches, labeled "Plan of Battle of Bethel Church, June 10, 1861." Letter of recommendation, 1879, written by VMI's Superintendent...

Maurice Langhorne letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0375
Scope and Contents Letter (June 19, 1861) from Maurice Langhorne of Lynchburg to Gov. John Letcher, requesting that William R. Musser be released from military duty in order to conduct essential war service in Lynchburg. Langhorne states that Musser is active in supplying the troops and is also a skilled mechanic. The document is endorsed on the verso by several officers, including General Robert E. Lee. Lee declined the request.

Samuel Garland Civil War Commission Document

 Item
Identifier: MS-0118
Scope and Contents Commission document, dated May 9, 1861, appointing Samuel Garland, Jr. Colonel in the Virginia Volunteer Forces. Signed by Governor John Letcher. Endorsement on verso by Lewis B. Butler, Justice of the Peace for Prince William County, certifying that Garland took various prescribed oaths.

Sidney Marlin letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents Letter from Sidney Marlin, a Union soldier (U.S. Army Signal Corps), to his wife Sallie [Sarah]. The letter is dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during Hunter's Raid. Marlin describes VMI, comments on the destruction of VMI, and Governor Letcher's property.

Thomas J. Nottingham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0017
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the diary (1883-1885) written by VMI cadet Thomas J. Nottingham. It contains a consistent record of the daily cadet routine as it existed during the mid- 1880s and is an excellent source for information about student life during that era. Included are specific references to the following: Recitations Fights Dress parade The Dialectic Society (a student debating society) YMCA Girls Baseball and football...

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