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VMI Ruin0001.jpg

This photograph is an ambrotype.

Newspaper article of Virginia Governor John Letcher's response to the U. S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron's request for part of the Virginia militia to be sent to Washington, D.C. to serve in the Union army. In this reply, Governor Letcher refuses…

Frontispiece_Bible defense of slavery -1851.jpg
This scan is an image of the book's title page and previous page, which contains an engraving entitled The Four Representations of Mankind thatdepicts Europeans, Asians, Africans, and Native Americans.


George Crook.jpg


This photograph is of Jump Mountain, which is located near Brownsburg, Virginia.

General Order Number 9 - Lee.jpg
In General Order Number 9, General Robert E. Lee announces to the Army of Northern Virginia that the American Civil War has ended and that they are free to return home. This is the original document written in General Lee's hand.

Robert McChesney#1.jpg
This photograph is of Lieutenant Robert McChesney, a Brownsburg resident, who served in Co. H., 14th Virginia Calvary.

RHS Photo Bellvue.jpg

NEw  Providence Church.jpg

James Morrison.jpg


Brownsburg Female Academy Reportcard.jpg
Brownsburg Female Academy report card for student Alice Johnston dated June 19, 1863.

1861 2nd Dragoons.jpg

1861 14 Cav LG.jpg

Cobb's Legion LG.jpg

Cobb's Legion Thank You LG.jpg

Dragoon Graphic LG.jpg
This newspaper graphic is intended to call the Second Rockbridge Dragoons to action. This company become Co. H., 14th Virginia Cavalry.

Photograph of General John McCausland

Hunter's Raid Wheat Crop LG.jpg
This clipping describes a successful wheat harvest, which was not damaged during the recent raid by General David Hunter 's troops. It also shared other news related to the invasion, including that the VMI cadets have been temporarily furloughed and…

Hunter full standing_cropped.jpg

Henry boswell Jones Diary Excerpt june 1864.jpg

1861 B'Burg Seminary LG.jpg

Ephesians 6 -9.jpg

Slave ad 1860 LG.jpg
Newspaper advertisement placed by Brownsburg resident William Taylor seeking to purchase 500 slaves of each gender for sale in the southern market.

withrow slave add.jpg

Flag advertising for the U. S. presidential campaign of John Bell

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