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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.

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