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Walter H. Rankins Interview Details April 22, 1959
Summary of Topics Covered:
Rankins discusses William Champe Marshall and the family home in Augusta, Kentucky. He talks about the Civil War Battle of Augusta and the fact that George Marshall, General Marshall’s father, had been briefly detained by Confederate forces. He talks about periods George C. Marshall spent in Augusta prior to enrollment at theVirginia Military Institute.
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