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Alexander S. Brown letters
Scope and Contents Two letters from Washington College student Alexander S. Brown to his sister, dated 1846 September 20 and 1848 September 7. The 1848 letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff. he second letter expresses his dissatisfaction with the College and a desire to transfer to another school.
Philip A. Fitzhugh papers
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, bulk dating from cadetship. Include six letters from Fitzhugh to his brother containing references to cadet life (graduation; hazing "plebes"; death of Henry C. Reid, Class of 1846; Washington College students, called "minks"); handwritten issue of a cadet newspaper called "The Royal Caroline", dated March 21, 1846; VMI letter of appointment and two grades reports; invitation to Society of Cadets meeting; medical school speech; letter to Fitzhugh from Henry T. Lee...
Richard C. Taylor letter
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.
William G. Williamson papers
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an original manuscript Civil War notebook, including reports (September 1862-May 1863) submitted to the Chief Engineer's Office, Army of Northern Virginia, in which Williamson discusses destroying bridges at Harper's Ferry, and reconnaissance and mapping trips in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont; poetry, notes about architecture and engineering, and Williamson family genealogy. The papers also include miscellaneous correspondence and documents (1868-1898) and...
- Subject: Washington College (Lexington, Va.) -- Students X
- 1 Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
- 1 Brown, Alexander Stuart
- 1 Christian, Charles B. (Charles Burks)
- 1 Fitzhugh, Philip A. (Philip Aylett), 1824-1908
- 1 Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
- 1 Powell, Daniel L. (Daniel Lee), 1826-1871
- 1 Taylor, Richard C., 1835-1917
- 1 Williamson family
- 1 Williamson, Thomas H. (Thomas Hoomes), 1813-1888
- 1 Williamson, William G. (William Garnett), 1840-1898