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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE DIPLOMA Fine D.S., 1p. folio parchment, [n.d., ca. 1850], issued by Virginia Military Institute's "Societe de Cadets" to William O. Yager (d. 1904), Commander of the 1st Texas Cavalry, C.S.A, 1p. folio parchment, [Lexington, n.d. ca. 1852]. The diploma bears a beautiful engraving of the school at top, and is signed at bottom by 24 members, including: THOMAS T. MUNFORD (b. 1831) Confederate brigadier general who succeeded Turner Ashby under Jackson, and was engaged in many of the decisive battles of the war, GEORGE SMITH PATTON (1833-1864) Colonel of the 22nd Va. and grandfather of Gen. George Patton, S.B. GIBBONS Colonel of the 10th Va., JAMES A. WALKER (1832-1901) brigadier general assigned command of the Stonewall Brigade in May 1863, leading it at Gettysburg where his regiment participated in the attacks on Culp's Hill; JOSEPH MAYO, JR. Colonel, 8th Va., GEORGE A. GOODMAN Lt. Col., 13th Va., and others unidentified by us. Signatures just a tad light, else very good.
Estimate $ 500-700

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