Papers, 1862-1864.


Papers, 1862-1864.

Business correspondence; papers concerning proceedings of the city council during the occupation by Federal forces; copies of many letters addressed to the U.S. commander at Fredericksburg; a few letters from Slaughter's son, William, a student at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington; and a letter book (1862).

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Slaughter, Montgomery. (person)

Speculator in wheat, flour manufacturer, Whig politician, and mayor of Fredericksburg, Va., during the Civil War. From the description of Papers, 1862-1864. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41150165 In 1861-1868, Montgomery Slaughter, a Fredericksburg, Va. merchant was the city's Mayor. He was removed from the office by the United States military authorities in Apr. 1868, and afterwards served as Judge of the Corporation Court of Fredericksburg. Fro...

Virginia Military Institute (corporateBody)

On March 29, 1839 the General Aslsembly passed the final version of the act establishing a military school at the Lexington arsenal, where the students would protect the arms while pursuing educational courses. The School was named the Virginia Military Institute and is the nation's oldest state supported military college. The governor appointed nine members to the Board of Visitors to oversee the new school and they elected Claudius Crozet as president of the board and named Franci...