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398 AntiAircraft AW Battalion – Picture #2

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The Election of 1860 and Slave Prices

Alexandria Gazette, November 2, 1860 [Four Days before Lincoln’s election] The Valley Star, a Democratic paper, say: “Virginia is already having a foretaste of what is to come. We understood from reliable authority that No. 1 negroes have already fallen … Continue reading

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Virginia on Secession

[From the Richmond Enquirer of December 10, 1806] “On Thursday last the Electors of Virginia dined together at the Swan Tavern, in this city. The Madison Corresponding Committee and the Governor of Virginia were their guests. These gentlemen, coming from … Continue reading

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Military Ardor

Alexandria Gazette, November 2, 1860 [Four days before Lincoln’s election] For the last three or four days there has been manifested an evident increase in the military ardor of our Volunteer companies. The armories are open nightly, the drills are … Continue reading

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Obituary of Raleigh Travers Daniel, Jr.

Daniel, Raleigh Travers (1853) – Raleigh Travers Daniel, Jr., Class of 1853: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1833. Father- Raleigh Travers Daniel; Mother- unknown. Grandparents- unknown. Marriage and Children- no info. Matriculated from Richmond, VA. At VMI 1 year, 9 months. Military … Continue reading

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