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Alfred D. Barksdale World War I Papers

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 Detail from Barksdale letterAlfred Barksdale, the son of Judge William Randolph Barksdale and Hallie Craddock, was born at Halifax, Virginia in 1892. Following his graduation from VMI in 1911, he received a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1915. He practiced law in Lynchburg, Virginia and in 1938 was appointed Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. In 1940 he became Judge of the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, retiring in 1957. Judge Barksdale died in Lynchburg in 1971.

A member of Company L, First Virginia Infantry, National Guard, Barksdale was called to active duty during the World War I.  These papers date from his service in France with the 116th Infantry, M Company.