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New Market (Va.), Battle of, 1864

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Eliza Clinedinst Crim correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0234
Scope and Contents Correspondence and postcards (approximately 12 items) of Eliza Clinedinst Crim "Mother of the New Market Corps." Mrs. Crim writes to Charles M. Wesson, James B. Baylor, and others; the letters contain reminiscences about the Battle of New Market and various VMI alumni. Also miscellaneous other items.

George M. Edgar letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0094
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters. The first letter (dated May 17, 1864) is to George M. Edgar and commends him for the assistance rendered by his battalion at the Battle of New Market on May 15 of that year. The commendation was written at the direction of General Wharton. The second letter (dated 1885) is from Edgar and was written while he was President of the Arkansas Industrial University. In this letter, Edgar replies to James E. Blankenship's (VMI Class of 1852) application for a...

John L. Tunstall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0181
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous personal papers (5 items) of Cadet John L. Tunstall. Includes one letter from Cadet Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the cermonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of 5 of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite; 2 notebooks containing VMI Class notes (Engineering); one photograph album containing ca. 33 images of...

Robert K. Turner collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0003
Scope and Contents Annotated typescripts, galley and page proofs, and other pre-publication materials relating to "Letters of a New Market Cadet" (University of North Carolina Press, 1961) edited by Robert K. Turner and John G. Barrett. Most of the original documents that appear in the book are located in the Jaqueline Beverly Stanard Papers, VMI Archives.

Samuel F. Atwill papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0061
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters (1862) written by cadet Samuel F. Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI. Also included is one letter (July 1864) from Superintendent Francis H. Smith notifying the Atwill family of cadet Atwill's death and a fragment of Atwill's cadet account book.Atwill was thoughtful and religious, and his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor. The letters contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a...

William Couper papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0053
Scope and Contents This collection documents a portion of the life and career of William Couper, a man notable for his research and publications about the history of VMI, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia history and genealogy, Stonewall Jackson, and Claudius Crozet.A significant portion of the papers consist of publication manuscripts, notes, and other material related to Couper's major historical research projects (many of which were published). These include the...