Finding aid to the (Old) Lynchburg College Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
(OLD) LYNCHBURG COLLEGE PAPERS
The collection includes newspaper clippings about the history of Old Lynchburg
College and information of the commencements of 1856-1860 from newspaper clippings.
There are also the following: Leonard A. Slater's 1856 Valedictory Address, 1856
Commencement Program, a letter from William S. Reid to John C. Reid (1851), and
genealogical information about Leonard A. Slater.

LEONARD AGUSTUS SLATER (1835-1897)
Leonard Agustus Slater was born in Barhamsville, in New Kent County,
Virginia, on 15 October 1835. He was the son of John and Fluvannah P. Slater. His wife
was the former Ellen Harris Williams, whom he married on 31 May 1866, at
Barhamsville, VA.
Slater was a student at (Old) Lynchburg College and graduated as valedictorian
on 25 June 1856. He enlisted in Co. F of the 3rd VA Cavalry on 25 June 1861, where he
served with his brothers, John Saunders and Seldon Coles Slater. He was detailed as a
hospital steward until March of 1862, when he was appointed as assistant surgeon and
transferred to the 15th VA Cavalry. In October of 1862, he was appointed surgeon. He
was captured while home on leave in 1864, but he was released and returned to City
Point on 8 February 1864.
In December of 1864, Slater was reassigned to Hospital No.10 in Salisbury, NC,
where he served until he was paroled on 2 May 1865.
Leonard Agustus Slater died in Slatersville, VA, on 12 August 1897.
[John Fortier, 15th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, 1993); Thomas P. Nanzig, 3rd
Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, 1989); "Slater Family Genealogical Notes," (Old)
Lynchburg College Papers, Mss., MS1088, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va.]

MS1088

Dublin Core

Title

Finding aid to the (Old) Lynchburg College Papers

Subject

Finding aids
Education
Universities & colleges
Lynchburg College

Description

Finding aid to the (Old) Lynchburg College Papers held at Jones Memorial Library

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Format

PDF file

Language

English

Identifier

MS1088FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Virginia), “Finding aid to the (Old) Lynchburg College Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/110.