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Charles E. Lightfoot Civil War letter

 Collection
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...

Lane family collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0304
Scope and Contents Collection a report consists of a school report card for Lottie Lane, daughter of Gen. James H. Lane (VMI Class of 1854). The item is dated 1892, Auburn (Alabama) School District and signed by J.H. Lane; and a drawing of a railroad engine, signed "James H. Lane, 1899."

Richard C. Taylor letter

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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.

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1 Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
1 Christian, Charles B. (Charles Burks)
1 Ewell, Benjamin S.
1 Lane family
1 Lane, James H. (James Henry), 1833-1907
1 Lightfoot, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1834-1878
1 Taylor, Richard C., 1835-1917