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Slavery

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast (Faceted Application Of Subject Terminology)

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

James M. Drake Civil War letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0402
Scope and Contents One letter addressed to James M. Drake's father (August 26, 1862) and written from Alexandria, Virginia, where the Regiment was encamped. Drake presents his views on slavery, discusses the beauty of the city, mentions inaccuracy of northern war news, and discusses Union officers' view of Stonewall Jackson.

John B. Snodgrass Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents Eight letters and one letter fragment from Cadet Snodgrass to his sister Katherine (Kate) Snodgrass-Boyd. All letters are dated 1862 and written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. The primary topic is the Civil War and its effect on the Snodgrass family, with occasional references to VMI. Multiple letters (see April 19, May 1, May 18) mention that Corps of Cadets has been ordered to aid General Stonewall Jackson because he is "anxious to get a shot at the enemy."

Letter from Samuel Stancell to Mary Stancell (Derby), 1852 January 9

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Northampton County, North Carolina. Letter regards problems on his [family's?] plantation, illness among slaves, contract for railroad sills (Raleigh and Gaston Railroad), and family matters.

Letter to Eugenia S. Gatewood (Massie) and Samuel V. Gatewood, 1861 February 1

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter discusses the family's runaway slave, Jesse, and mentions willingness of cadets to fight to "save Virginia."

Letter to Eugenia S. Gatewood (Massie) and Samuel V. Gatewood, 1861 February 1

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1856

Letter to father, 1862 August 26

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Alexandria, Virginia. Letter regards James M. Drake's views on slavery, discusses the beauty of the city, mentions inaccuracy of northern war news, and discusses Union officers' view of Stonewall Jackson.

Letter to father, 1862 August 26

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3668

Letter to Mary Gunn, 1851 January 6

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Lexington, Virginia. Letter includes a description of the town's response to rumors of a slave insurrection.

Letter to Mary Gunn, 1851 January 6

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1145

Mammy Keziah

 Item
Scope and Contents Drawing of Mammy Keziah, an Ezekiel family slave.