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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Dispatch, Gen. Robert E. Lee to Col. William Gilham, 1861-07-19

 Item
Scope and Contents Dispatch, July 19, 1861, ordering Gilham to muster troops and "oppose the progress of the enemy" in the vicinity of Staunton, Virginia.

Francis M. Boykin Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight Civil War papers, including two commission documents, extracts from orders, a letter from Governor John Letcher ordering Francis M. Boykin to proceed to Grafton, West Virginia and communicate with Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall), and one letter bearing the signature of General Robert E. Lee.

John E. Roller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0171
Scope and Contents The John E. Roller Papers consist of personal incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, including Civil War era letters from cadet friends concerning life at VMI; Civil War dispatches and telegrams (1864), dating from his service with the Confederate States Engineers, including one document signed by General Robert E. Lee; scrapbook, ca. 1910, containing clippings about Civil War battles, veterans, unit reunions, monument...

Letter from Robert E. Lee to Francis M. Boykin, 1861 April 29

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Richmond, Virginia. Letter orders Francis M. Boykin to muster into service volunteer companies and to take position near Grafton, West Virginia to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Letter from Robert E. Lee to Francis M. Boykin, 1861 April 29

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/886

Robert E. Lee General Order No. 1, 1861 April 23

 Item
Scope and Contents Order number 1 signed, by Maj. General Robert E. Lee, in which he assumes command of military forces in Virginia

Surrender of General Lee at Appomattox, C.H. Va. April 9th 1865 [lithograph], 1873

 Item
Scope and Contents Lithograph by Currier and Ives depicting the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.