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Virginia Military Institute -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Francis H. Smith to Samuel B. Atwill, 1864 July 28-29

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lextingon, Virginia. Superintendent Francis H. Smith wrote this letter to notify the Atwill family of Samuel F. Atwill's death.

Letter from Francis H. Smith to Samuel B. Atwill, 1864 July 28-29

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1073

Samuel F. Atwill papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0061
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters (1862) written by cadet Samuel F. Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI. Also included is one letter (July 1864) from Superintendent Francis H. Smith notifying the Atwill family of cadet Atwill's death and a fragment of Atwill's cadet account book.Atwill was thoughtful and religious, and his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor. The letters contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a...