Monday, April 11, 2011

Civil War Scrapbooking

Did you know that the Governor’s Academy’s archival collection holds many military-related items? One of them is the Civil War-era scrapbook of Captain William White Dorr. Born in 1837, Dorr entered the army at age 25 and served in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and at Spottsylvania Court House. His scrapbook holds a number of letters from the battlefield, journal entries, newspaper clippings, sketches, pressed flowers, and memorabilia from the Civil War era.
Read more at The Governor's Academy Archives blog.

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