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College of Avranches scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0322
Scope and Contents Scrapbook presented to the Virginia Military Institute by the students of the College of Avranches (France)" as a token of their gratitude to General Patton, the Liberator of Avranches." Contains drawings, photographs, postcards and maps detailing the history of the town from its founding through the end of World War II.

George S. Patton compositions

 Item
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.

Patton Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0360
Scope and Contents A collection of 35 miscellaneous documents, 1855-1924, relating to various members of the Patton family. Primary subjects are the three individuals named George S. Patton--father, son, and grandson--all of whom attended VMI. The papers include letters, biographical information, bank drafts, commissions, and miscellaneous Civil War manuscripts. Also included one of the maps used by General George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. An inventory is available.

Samuel D. Rockenbach papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0001
Overview Papers (1889-1945) of United States Army officer Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach, notable for his role in the establishment of the U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I and his postwar work in the development of tank warfare.