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New Market Cadets

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

James L. Merritt letters

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, 1863 November 24

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

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