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Martin Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0157
Scope and Contents Martin Family papers, 2 items. Letter from 14 year old Hattie to her mother Susan, of Winchester, VA, written while Hattie was visiting relatives in Lexington, Virginia (undated, ca. 1851); she sends general news of visit. Also letter (November 5,1851) to Rev. John Martin from his father-in-law John Ruff, relating Lexington news; topics include street improvements.

Preservation Master Plan, Virginia Military Institute, 2007

 Item
Identifier: RG-04-Preservation reports
Scope and Contents In 2005, VMI was awarded a Campus Heritage Grant from the Getty Foundation in order to review and provide a strategy for protecting and preserving the historical architectural and landscape resources on Post. This is the final report of John Milner Associates, Inc., who worked with VMI to devise this plan.

Richard C. Taylor letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Contents One letter from Cadet Richard C. Taylor to his father, dated January 15, 1854. He describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the murder of his classmate Cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles B. Christian, a Washington College law student.

Samuel F. Atwill papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0061
Scope and Contents Papers consist of two letters (1862) written by Cadet Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI; one letter (July 1864) from Supt. Francis H. Smith notifying family of Atwill's death; fragment of Atwill's cadet account book. Atwill was thoughtful and religious; his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor---they contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a colorful account of cadets stealing chickens from a local farmer in order to supplement the...

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]. Dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during Hunter's Raid. Marlin describes the Institute, comments on the destruction of VMI and Governor Letcher's property.

Uri B. Scofield Diary

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Identifier: MS-0429
Scope and Contents Three volume Civil War era diary of Union soldier Uri (possibly Uriah) B. Scofield, who served with the 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The diary entries are not detailed, although some information about regimental activities is provided. Volume I (1864) includes the unit's march through the Shenandoah Valley and mentions the burning of the Virginia Military Institute in June 1864.

William Couper Papers

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Identifier: MS-0053
Overview The papers consist largely of manuscripts (drafts, galleys, proofs), notes, and other research material relating to Couper's interest in the history of Lexington and Rockbridge County (Virginia), the Virginia Military Institute, and the Shenandoah Valley. Other topics include the construction of Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 1917, and General Stonewall Jackson.

William G. Watson Civil War Memoirs

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Identifier: MS-0037
Scope and Contents Two versions of the Civil War memoirs of a Union soldier who served during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864. Unbound manuscript consists of 77 pages, probably written soon after the end of the war.This detailed account of his service includes information about the burning of the Virginia Military Institute by General David Hunter in June 1864; the advance on Lynchburg, Virginia; and his unit's retreat after the Battle of Lynchburg to Charleston and Parkersburg, West...

William Nalle letter

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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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1 Atwill, Samuel F. (Samuel Francis), 1846-1864
1 Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
1 Brown, Alexander Stuart
1 Campbell family
1 Campbell, R. Henry (Robert Henry)
1 Carrington, Edward C., Jr. (Edward Codrington)
1 Chenoweth, Joseph H. (Joseph Hart), 1837-1862
1 Christian, Charles B. (Charles Burks)
1 Couper, Wm. (William), b. 1884
1 Crozet, Claudius, 1790-1864