Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
This monograph will present to its reader a biographical study of a man who is little known--John Letcher, Civil War Governor of Virginia. The Civil War is, to date, the most important episode in the history of these United States. From tis internal upheaval evolved a great and compact nation. From the opening volley at Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox, Virginia was in a position of importance. It was the main objective of the Federal Government, since the Capitol of the Confederacy was at Richmond. Throughout this turmoil there was a leader and a statesman in the governor's chair. Letcher was a loyal son of Virginia who had made his mark through hard work and industriousness. His career is worthy indeed of recognition. Herein is the justification of this manuscript.
Wells, J. Monroe Jr., "John Letcher" (1940). Honors Theses. 723.