Virginia Military Institute Archives: Civil War Resources

In order for students to get a better understanding of the southern experience of General Hunter's raids, the lesson used two primary documents from this archive's Civil War collection. The first was a letter written by Fannie Wilson (16 yrs. old) to her father describing in detail her experience of Hunter's raid on Lexington. The second was a letter a Union soldier, Sidney Marlin, wrote to his wife regarding the burning of Virginia Military Institute.

Referenced in:
To Be or Not to Be: A Marriage of Civil War Descendants

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