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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1860

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

F. Lewis Marshall letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0165
Scope and Contents One letter (October 6, 1863) confirming and giving details of the death of James K. Marshall, VMI Class of 1860, who was killed in battle at Gettysburg. The letter was written to James' parents, Edward C. Marshall and Rebecca Peyton Marshall, by his cousin, F. Lewis Marshall. James Marshall was a Colonel in the 52nd North Carolina Infantry.

Marshall McDonald papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0169
Scope and Contents Papers, approximately 90 items, of Marshall McDonald. The papers include primarily incoming and some outgoing correspondence, 1861-1892; notes; scientific reports; and miscellaneous documents. Among the correspondents are several VMI alumni and faculty members, including Scott Shipp, Francis H. Smith, Edward Cunningham, Wilfred E. Cutshaw, John W. Lyell, James H. Morrison, Mark B. Hardin, and Daniel W. Flowerree; and several Civil War officers including Gen. Dabney H. Maury and Hunter McGuire....

Mason G. Ellzey collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0164
Scope and Contents 17 letters of recommendation written on behalf of Mason G. Ellzey, including 7 letters (1867) recommending him for a position at the University of Virginia; and 10 letters (1872-1873) recommending him for a position at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg (now Virginia Tech).

Thomas B. Booth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0496
Scope and Contents A collection of letters [57 items] written by Cadet Thomas Boisseau Booth to his future wife, Agnes S. Lyon of Petersburg, Virginia. All of the letters were written from VMI, where Booth was a cadet from 1855-1858, and contain largely personal news; there are occasional references to VMI news. These are essentially letters documenting the courtship of Booth and Lyon.

William W. Bentley letter

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Identifier: MS-0117
Scope and Contents One letter from Lt. Col. Bentley to his mother, written while serving with the 24th Va. Infantry Regt., CSA. Dated June 13, 1862, from "camp near Richmond." Discusses his feelings about war; comfort given by his belief in God; life in camp.