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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

J. O. Humphreys Civil War Diary

 Item
Identifier: MS-0517
Scope and Contents J. O. Humphreys served with the 1st Independent Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was mortally wounded at Petersburg.

John F. Hanna diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0317
Scope and Contents John F. Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington, Virginia during the Spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864. On May 10, the cadets were called to active duty at the request of General John C. Breckinridge and on May 15 participated in the Battle of New Market. The entries contain comments about VMI activities and people, Lexington social life, and discussion of personal concerns.This volume was picked up by a Union soldier,...

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

 Item
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.

Letter to Samuel V. Gatewood and Eugenia S. Gatewood (Massie), 1861 April 15

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter describes the "flag raising incident," a confrontation between Lexington secessionists (including cadets), and pro-Union citizens.

Letter to Samuel V. Gatewood and Eugenia S. Gatewood (Massie), 1861 April 15

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1864

Letter to Sarah Marlin, 1864 June 14

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Scope and Contents Letter from Sidney Marlin, a Union soldier (U. S. Army Signal Corps), to his wife Sallie [Sarah]. Dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during Hunter's Raid. Marlin describes the Institute, comments on the destruction of VMI and Governor Letcher's property.

Letter to Sarah Marlin, 1864 June 14

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1380

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...

Sara Henderson Smith collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0536
Scope and Contents The collection contains three manuscript notebooks containing verse letters, poetry, notes, and a few newspaper clippings, bulk 1861-1865. One of the volumes is titled "Order Book, 9th Regiment Va. Volunteers, Craney Island"; on the endsheets of this book are glued original manuscript signatures of VMI faculty and others , apparently clipped from letters. The pages of this volume contain Sara's writings. A folder that contains Sara's writings on loose pages within the "Order Book" is also part...

Sidney Marlin letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents Letter from Sidney Marlin, a Union soldier (U.S. Army Signal Corps), to his wife Sallie [Sarah]. The letter is dated June 14, 1864 from Lexington, Virginia, where Union forces were camped during Hunter's Raid. Marlin describes VMI, comments on the destruction of VMI, and Governor Letcher's property.