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Andrew C. L. Gatewood papers

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Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864.Early letters describe life at the Virginia Military Institute (hazing, daily routine, excitement about secession, cadets as drillmasters) and in Lexington, Virginia, just prior to and during early months of the Civil War. Subsequent letters date from his service with the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment,Company F, (Bath Squadron), including a letter written after the second Battle...

Benjamin Holliday Civil War parole document

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Identifier: MS-0233
Scope and Contents One parole document releasing Confederate soldier Benjamin Holliday from Point Lookout (MD) prison. On reverse is oath of allegiance to the United States signed by Holliday.

Charles E. Lightfoot Civil War letter

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Identifier: MS-0448
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a one page Civil War letter, dated 1865 March 17, from Headquarters, Artillery Defenses, Richmond, Virginia. The letter was written by Confederate officer Lt. Col. Charles E. Lightfoot to Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, brother and staff officer to General Richard S. Ewell. Lightfoot asks for a clarification of command responsibility for Richmond's artillery defenses, stating that the present command situation places him in conflict with Lt. Col. Carter M. Braxton. General...

Charles W. Turner Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-0182
Scope and Contents One letter from Charles W. Turner to Major Garnett Andrews, commander of the 2nd Foreign Battalion. In the letter, Charles W. Turner discussions his commission, other soldiers, and asks to be appointed 1st Lieutenant in Andrews' unit.

Francis M. Boykin Civil War papers

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Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight Civil War papers, including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Francis M. Boykin to proceed to Grafton, West Virginia and communicate with Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), and one letter bearing the signature of General 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 ...

Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers

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Identifier: MS-0361
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of 17 Civil War letters (Sept 1862-May 1863) from Jacob Kent Langhorne to various members of his family, written during his Virginia Military Institute cadetship and his service in the Confederate Army with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life.

James A. Harden papers

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Identifier: MS-0476
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by James A. Harden to his sister, covering wartime events experienced by his unit as well as his time at Ft. Delaware, Delaware. Also included is one letter written from VMI in June 1861 and miscellaneous items.

James B. Terrill Civil War letter

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Identifier: MS-0161
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter (April 5, 1861) from James B. Terrill to Virginia's Governor, John Letcher. Terrill offers to serve as an officer in the Virginia Volunteers and gives a brief account of his previous military experience. The letter also features an endorsement by John B. Baldwin.

James H. Jameson Civil War letters

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Identifier: MS-0252
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two letters written in August 1864 by James H. Jameson to his daughter, Hallie. Both letters were composed while he was a Confederate prisoner of war at Point Lookout Prison, Maryland. Jameson discusses his failing health and his need for food.

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1 Andrews, Garnett, 1837-1903
1 Ashby, Turner, 1828-1862
1 Baldwin, Briscoe G. (Briscoe Gerard), 1828-1898
1 Baldwin, John B.
1 Bentley, William W. (William Weldon), 1839-1924
1 Boykin, Francis M. (Francis Marshall), 1837-1906
1 Brooke Family
1 Brooke, Samuel S. (Samuel Selden), 1841-1918
1 Cosby, George B. (George Blake, 1831-1909)
1 Ewell, Benjamin S.