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Derastus E. W. Myers letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0379
Scope and Contents Letter, dated 11 May 1863, from Confederate soldier D.E.W. Myers to his brother and sister. The letter was written from "Camp Near Hamilton's Crossing" after the Battle of Chancellorsville; topics include death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Myers served as a Sergeant with the 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment.

Dunlap Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0373
Scope and Contents 2 letters, 1864, regarding members of the Dunlap family of Jennings Gap, Augusta Co., Virginia. May 20th, 1864--Confederate soldier Robert B. Dunlap to his mother Margaret Dunlap, written from camp near Spotsylvania Courthouse; describes aftermath of battle, seeing battlefield covered with dead and wounded. July 13, 1864, Adam Dunlap, a Union loyalist, to his brother Robert, from Warnsburg, Missouri; discusses murder of their brother Jim (also a Union loyalist) by a member of his own unit;...

Edmund Berkeley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0154
Scope and Contents One letter (November 26, 1863) from Cadet Edmund Berkeley to his mother. Berkeley has been informed of his sister's death and offers consolation to his mother. He also gives VMI news and complains about the food (early reference to "growley" a VMI slang word used for mess hall food).

Edward M. Watson Letter

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Identifier: MS-0011
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one letter (September 17, 1868) written by Virginia Military Institute Cadet Edward M. Watson to his father. Watson describes in detail the typical daily new cadet routine at VMI during the post-Civil War years. Topics include reveille, roll call, inspections, meals, study and recitation, drill and parade. The letter contains one of the earliest documented examples of term "rat" as a reference to a new cadet.

F. Lewis Marshall letter

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Identifier: MS-0165
Scope and Contents One letter (October 6, 1863) confirming and giving details of the death of James K. Marshall, VMI Class of 1860, who was killed in battle at Gettysburg. The letter was written to James' parents, Edward C. Marshall and Rebecca Peyton Marshall, by his cousin, F. Lewis Marshall. James Marshall was a Colonel in the 52nd North Carolina Infantry.

Francis M. Boykin Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists Civil War papers (8 items, all dated 1861), including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Boykin to proceed to Grafton and communicate with Col. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), one letter bearing the signature of Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Fulkerson Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-0363
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence and other material relating to three members of the Fulkerson family: Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822-1862); his brother, Abram Fulkerson, Jr. (1834-1902); and Abram"s son, Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1863-1926). Significant items are Civil War letters (March-May 1862) written by Samuel V. Fulkerson; Samuel's reports of the Battle of McDowell and the Battle of Winchester, May and June 1862; 3 ...

George Koontz Civil War Letter.

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Identifier: MS-0102-Item 185
Scope and Contents Letter written by George Koontz of the Danville Artillery (Rice's Artillery Battery) at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Includes information about the wounding and death of Stonewall Jackson.

Henkel Family papers

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Identifier: MS-0374
Scope and Contents Four Civil War era letters concerning Henkel and Kagey families of New Market, Virginia. Jan.2, 1863, Confederate soldier David Henkel (Price's Light Artillery) to his brother; discusses wounding of Capt. George W. Wooding; winter quarters. June 19, 1863, David to brother; on march to Maryland; needs money. 1863 Nov. 7, Mary Kagey of New Market to her brother David Kagey, a student at the University of Virginia; discusses family news, domestic matters, news of soldiers capture. Jan. 15, 1864,...

Henry H. Dedrick papers

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Identifier: MS-0332
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Confederate soldier Henry H. Dedrick, a private in the 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. Bulk consists of letters to and from his wife, Mary E.A. Dedrick ("Lissa" or "Lizza"). Subjects include camp life, regimental activities, family and personal news, hardships endured by civilians. Letter of May 10-11, 1863 mentions wounding and death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson.

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1 Adams, Lottie P. (Lottie Putnam)
1 Adams, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1841-1896
1 Andrews, Garnett, 1837-1903
1 Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862
1 Baldwin, Briscoe G. (Briscoe Gerard), 1828-1898
1 Baldwin, John B.
1 Barrett, John Gilchrist
1 Bentley, William W. (William Weldon), 1839-1924
1 Berkeley, Edmund, 1847-1906
1 Booth, Thomas B., 1840-1923
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1 Boykin, Francis M. (Francis Marshall), 1837-1906
1 Brisbine, Napoleon B.
1 Brooke Family
1 Brooke, Samuel S. (Samuel Selden), 1841-1918
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1 Campbell, R. Henry (Robert Henry)
1 Carpenter, Joseph H. (Joseph Hannah), 1834-1863
1 Chenoweth, Joseph H. (Joseph Hart), 1837-1862
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1 Dunlap, Robert B. (Robert Bailey), 1843-1934
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1 Henkel, David H., 1839?-
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1 Irby, Richard L., 1918-2002
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1 Koontz, George W.
1 Langhorne, Jacob K. (Jacob Kent), 1845-1863
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2 Letcher, John, 1813-1884
1 Lightfoot, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1834-1878
1 Lyon, Agnes S.
1 MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
1 Madison, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1828-1878
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1 Marshall, Humphrey, 1812-1872
1 Marshall, James K. (James Keith), 1839-1863
1 Martin, R. Emmett
1 Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871
1 Massie, James W. (James Woods), 1826-1872
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1 Maury, Ann Herndon, 1811-1901
1 Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873
1 Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico, 1832-1867
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1 McKay, Philip B. (Philip Bond)
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1 Norton, John T.
1 Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945
1 Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
1 Powell, Daniel L. (Daniel Lee), 1826-1871
1 Preston, John Thomas Lewis, 1811-1890
1 Reid, James H. (James Henry), 1845-1921
1 Rinker, Michael F.
1 Rockenbach, Samuel D. (Samuel Dickerson), 1869-1952
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1 Rutledge, Oliver M. (Oliver Middleton), 1862-1928
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