A Guide to the Jacob Kent Langhorne Papers, 1862-1863 Langhorne, Joseph Kent, Papers mss 00361

A Guide to the Jacob Kent Langhorne Papers, 1862-1863

A Collection in
Virginia Military Institute Archives
Collection Number mss 00361


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Collection number
mss 00361
Jacob Kent Langhorne Papers 1862-1863
Physical Characteristics
The collection contains 17 items.

Administrative Information


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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Jacob Kent Langhorne Papers, mss 00361, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, Virginia.

Alternative Form

The Langhorne Papers are available in full-text format on the VMI Archives website at: http://www.vmi.edu/archives/manuscripts/ms361.html

Biographical/Historical Information

Jacob Kent Langhorne ("Kent") was born in Montgomery County, Virginia, on March 1, 1845. He matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute in August 1862 and left VMI in February 1863 to join the Confederate Army. Langhorne enlisted in Company C, 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment and was killed in battle at Brandy Station on June 9, 1863. He is buried in the Crockett-Kent graveyard near Shawsville, Virginia.

Scope and Content Information

The papers consist of 17 Civil War letters (Sept 1862-May 1863) from Jacob Kent Langhorne to various members of his family, written during his Virginia Military Institute cadetship and his service in the Confederate Army with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Contents List

Virginia Military Institute Correspondence 1862

This series contains 10 letters written by Langhorne to his family while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. Topics include cadets life and family matters.

  • 1862 September 1
  • 1862 September 13
  • 1862 September 28
  • 1862 October 5
  • 1862 October 20
  • 1862 November 2
  • 1862 November 10
  • 1862 November 16
  • 1862 November 23
  • 1862 December 20
Civil War Service Correspondence 1863

This series contains 7 letters written by Langhorne while he was servicing with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Topics include camp life, family news.

  • 1863 January 2
  • 1863 May 4
  • 1863 May 8
  • 1863 May 11
  • 1863 May 18
  • 1863 May 19, with enclosure
  • 1863 June 1