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Andrew Summers Rowan (1857-1943) Papers and Memorabilia

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Collection Number: A&M.1780
Overview Burial flag, cord, pictures, and correspondence, 1963-1964, concerning disposition of these items. There is a resume of Rowan's life after 1922 and information on his military service, which included a mission in Cuba prior to the Spanish-American War, which was glorified in Elbert Hubbard's A Message to Garcia. There is a resume of Rowan's life, most notably his U.S. Army career, 1881-1909. An 1881 graduate of West Point, he served on the frontier against Indians and...

Doddridge Family Manuscript

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Collection Number: A&M.1787
Scope and Contents Letter from Cadwaller Doddridge to Horatio N. Bakewell, August 10, 1828. Written from West Point, N.Y., commenting on the course work, complaining about the food and the routine. Doddridge was the son of Philip Doddridge, and the nephew of Joseph Doddridge; he withdrew from West Point on January 15, 1829.

Dr. William H. Waddell, Veterinarian and Author, Records

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Collection Number: A&M.0300
Overview Correspondence, book reviews, certificates and pictures of Waddell, a pioneering black veterinarian and author. His books (People Are The Funniest Animals, The Black Man in Veterinary Medicine, Universal Veterinarianism, and Historical Facts of the Black Veterinarian) document the little known contributions of African-Americans from antebellum times to the present...

Earl Ray Zinn Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3040
Overview Correspondence, photos, postcards and memorabilia of a school teacher of White Days Creek and of his wife, Mary Corrothers Zinn. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and photos of Zinn's career in the U. S. Army during World War I. Zinn worked as a math school teacher and as a census taker in the Fetterman District of Taylor County. He spent the war in training at Camp Knox, West Point, KY in Battery E., 70th. Field Artillery Brigade, and he discusses in the letters the daily...

Henri Jean Mugler Diary and Memoir

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Collection Number: A&M.1335
Overview Diary and memoir of a Confederate soldier, railroad laborer, and shop owner from Grafton. The memoir begins with Mugler's birth in Alsace-Lorraine in 1838, and covers his immigration to the United States; enlistment in the United States Army in 1851; military duty in New York, Boston, Rhode Island, Texas, California, and the Washington Territory where he participated in the expedition against the Yakima Indians as a member of Company B, Third Regiment, United States Artillery, under Phil...

Henry Drury Hatfield (1875-1962) Papers and Correspondence

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Collection Number: A&M.1661
Scope and Contents Correspondence, farm records, legal and financial records, speeches, medical files, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Governor (1913-17) and United States Senator (1929-35) Henry D. Hatfield, who was also chief surgeon and founder of the Huntington Memorial Hospital.Subjects include West Virginia and national politics, 1928-35; 1944-57; National Republican Conventions of 1912, 1928, 1932, 1944, 1948, and 1952; criticism of the New Deal and the Fair Deal; the NRA; the West...

Hunter Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.3297
Overview Papers of Thomas Marshall Hunter documenting Thomas Marshall Hunter as well as the genealogy and history of the Hunter family, including descendants of John Hunter (1762-1845), a Scot-Irish immigrant and Morgan County resident who is the earliest American member of the family. There are scrapbooks regarding Thomas Hunters experiences at Shepherd College and in World War II. There is also material regarding the history of Berkeley Springs and Morgan County, and about David Hunter Strother....

James Bassel Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0327
Overview Mainly letters written to Bassel from U.S. Army officers from various forts and camps in several western states and territories. There are no copies of Bassel's correspondence in the collection, but his career in the army to about 1870, his subsequent military service in Egypt, and his employment in China and Japan, ca.1874-1875, as the representative of an American ship builder, are covered in the letters. There are a few letters from Thomas Handbury, a cadet at West Point in 1862; also...

James Monroe Ingalls (1837-1927) Service Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1903
Overview Selected documents from the service record of Col. James Monroe Ingalls, U.S. Army, who was professor of military science and tactics and professor of mathematics at West Virginia University, 1877-1878. The collection includes correspondence and memoranda, 1878-1884, concerning the retention of Ingalls at WVU or the assignment of another qualified officer, comments on the inadequacy of the law governing the apportionment of officers to land-grant colleges, and a catalog of the professional...

Julian G. Hearne, World War II Soldier, Records Regarding Japanese Surrender of Garrisons Aka Shima and Tokashiki Shima

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Collection Number: A&M.0709
Overview One of the copies of the surrender document of Japanese garrisons on Aka Shima and Tokashiki Shima to U.S. forces on Zamani Shima, all islands being a part of the Kerama Retto group near Okinawa. These were the first two Japanese garrisons to formally surrender after the Japanese imperial announcement of capitulation to the Allies in World War II. Their surrender was managed and accepted by the U.S. commander, a West Virginian, Julian G. Hearne, in command of the 24th Infantry Regiment, the...

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