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Scope and Contents A collection of miscellaneous documents and printed material dating from World Wars I and II, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf War (1991). Most items were donated by VMI alumni. They represent the types of items retained by returning soldiers.
Scope and Contents Civil War letter written by Union soldier W. W. Hawkins to his father. The letter is dated November 20, 1862 from "Camp at Fairmount, Near Fredericksburg, VA." The letter contains comments about military life (marching, lack of rations, talking with Confederate soldiers encamped across the river, cavalry foraging for food).