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Lexington (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary and notebook, 1862-1864

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Scope and Contents The diary and notebook provides insight into the life and concerns of a VMI cadet during the Civil War. It primarily contains poetry written by his classmates, as well as poetry by Sara Henderson Smith, the wife of VMI Superintendent, Francis H. Smith. The diary portion contains sparse entries for the period between March and May 1863. Included are occasional references to wartime cadet life, as well as a brief account of General Stonewall Jackson's wounding, death, and funeral in May 1863....

Letter, John T. L. Preston to Stonewall Jackson, 1863-04-28

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Scope and Contents Topics include financial transactions affecting Jackson, including purchase of Confederate bonds and proceeds from sale of tannery; religious matters, particularly the upcoming General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.