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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1872

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Nalle letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0042
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one letter (dated October 16, 1870) from cadet William Nalle to his mother, Mrs. Thomas Botts Nalle. The letter contains a detailed account of the death and funeral of General Robert E. Lee. Nalle describes mourning activities at VMI, Washington College, and Lexington, standing guard over Lee's body with four other cadets, and the funeral procession. The letter also mentions a flood in Rockbridge County, Virginia that destroyed canal locks, bridges, and other...