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Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (May-August)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

James L. Merritt letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0337
Scope and Contents Two letters from Cadet Merritt to his father. 1863 Nov. 24, discusses school expenses, mentions the Corps being called to defend against Averell's raids; reports dissatisfaction with VMI (complains of hunger, gets " beef, irish potatoes, milk" only). May 16, 1864 written on the day after the Battle of New Market describes being wounded, action on battlefield, mentions cadets Norborne C. Lewis (Class of 1867) and John A. Crichton (Class of 1866). Letter was possibly written from the Bushong...

Letter, John D. Imboden to Abram Fulkerson, 1889-06-21

 Item
Scope and Contents Concerning Imboden's donation to VMI of the field glasses belonging to Union officer W. S. Lincoln of the 34th Massachusetts Infantry. Imboden recounts the events at the Battle of New Market that lead to the capture of Lincoln and the acquisition of the field glasses. Page 6 contains a note by VMI Superintendent Francis H. Smith pointing out an inaccuracy.

Report of Lt. Col. Scott Shipp after the Battle of New Market, Virginia. Transcription. [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll14/id/1066

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]. 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.

VMI Surgeon's report of losses following Hunter's Raid

 Item — Box Institute Physician, Folder: Report, 1864
Identifier: RG-04-Physician-1864 Report
Scope and Contents Special report written by VMI Surgeon Robert L. Madison on July 1, 1864 after Hunter's Raid during the Civil War., "Estimating losses sustained by the hospital at the hands of Yankee thieves and incendiaries on June 11, 1864."

William G. Watson Civil War Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0037
Scope and Contents Two versions of the Civil War memoirs of a Union soldier who served during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864. Unbound manuscript consists of 77 pages, probably written soon after the end of the war.This detailed account of his service includes information about the burning of the Virginia Military Institute by General David Hunter in June 1864; the advance on Lynchburg, Virginia; and his unit's retreat after the Battle of Lynchburg to Charleston and Parkersburg, West...