Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers
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About the Collection
The papers consist of 17 letters (Sept 1862-May 1863) from Jacob Kent Langhorne to various members of his family, written during his cadetship and his service with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life. Jacob Kent Langhorne ("Kent") was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on March 1, 1845. He matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute in August 1862 as a member of the Class of 1866, but left VMI in February 1863 to enlist in Company C, 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Langhorne was killed at Brandy Station on June 9, 1863 and is buried in Crockett-Kent graveyard near Shawsville, Virginia.