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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.

George S. Plants collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0029
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four items relating primarily to VMI cadetship of George Sands Plants (1904-1906). Included are the following: Cadet account book, listing VMI expenses from 1904 to 1906 A notebook containing popular VMI football yells (circa 1905) One letter (dated May 14, 1905) from Plants to his parents concerning the mess hall fire and mentioning the upcoming New Market Day ceremony One letter from Plants's classmate Jesse P. Jarvis, dated July...

John L. Tunstall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0181
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous personal papers (5 items) of Cadet John L. Tunstall. Includes one letter from Cadet Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the cermonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of 5 of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite; 2 notebooks containing VMI Class notes (Engineering); one photograph album containing ca. 33 images of...

Stamps and covers collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0286
Contents Note A collection, approximately 50 items, of stamps and envelopes donated to VMI by various individuals. Includes examples of Civil War covers and postage stamps; also a variety of commemorative issues, many of which relate to VMI is some way (George C. Marshall; New Market); a collection of World War II era envelopes with stamps sent by various General Officers.