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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...

Sara Henderson Smith collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0536
Scope and Contents The collection contains three manuscript notebooks containing verse letters, poetry, notes, and a few newspaper clippings, bulk 1861-1865. One of the volumes is titled "Order Book, 9th Regiment Va. Volunteers, Craney Island"; on the endsheets of this book are glued original manuscript signatures of VMI faculty and others , apparently clipped from letters. The pages of this volume contain Sara's writings. A folder that contains Sara's writings on loose pages within the "Order Book" is also part...

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
Scope and Contents This collection documents a portion of the life and career of William Couper, a man notable for his research and publications about the history of VMI, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia history and genealogy, Stonewall Jackson, and Claudius Crozet.A significant portion of the papers consist of publication manuscripts, notes, and other material related to Couper's major historical research projects (many of which were published). These include the...

William G. Watson Civil War memoirs

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Identifier: MS-0037
Scope and Contents Two versions of the Civil War memoirs of William G. Watson, 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 Watson's service includes information about the burning of VMI 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 Virginia....

William Nalle letter

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Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one letter (dated October 16, 1870) from cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. The letter 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, and the funeral procession. The letter also mentions a flood in Rockbridge County, Virginia that destroyed canal locks, bridges, and other...

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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