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New Market (Va.), Battle of, 1864 -- Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Battle of New Market. Porter Johnson Memoir., 1909

 Item — Box 1, Folder: Johnson
Scope and Contents Account of the Battle of New Market written in 1909 by Porter Johnson. As a VMI Cadet, Johnson participated in the battle as a Private, Company B. Corps of Cadets.

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...

John A. Saum account books and diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0383
Scope and Contents 3 notebooks, 1864-1880, containing financial accounts (business and personal), notes, and a few diary entries written by John A. Saum and his brother Joseph. The most notable diary entries are dated May-June 1864, including a very brief account of the Battle of New Market.

Letter, Moses J. Ezekiel to Joseph R. Anderson, Jr., 1904 [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2399

New Market Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0002
Scope and Contents The New Market Collection consists primarily of reminiscences of the Battle of New Market Virginia (May 15, 1864) written by participants and other witnesses between 1894-1915. Written in response to specific inquiries and questionnaires, these memoirs were collected by various groups and individuals, including the VMI Alumni Association, author/historian Edward R. Turner, Henry A. Wise (VMI Class of 1862 and battle veteran) and Benjamin A. Colonna (VMI Class of 1864 and battle veteran). In...