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New Market Cadets

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

James L. Merritt letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0337
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters from Cadet James L. Merritt to his father. The letter dated November 24, 1863 discusses school expenses, mentions the Corps being called to defend against Averell's raids, and reports dissatisfaction with VMI (complains of hunger, gets " beef, irish potatoes, milk" only).The letter dated May 16, 1864 was written on the day after the Battle of New Market and describes being wounded, action on battlefield, and mentions Cadets Norborne C. Lewis...

Letter to W. H. E Merritt, 1864 May 16

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from New Market, Virginia. Letter described the Battle of New Market, being wounded, action on battlefield, and mentions Cadets Norborne C. Lewis (Class of 1867) and John A. Crichton (Class of 1866).

Letter to W. H. E Merritt, 1864 May 16

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1126