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Charles P. Deyerle Papers Edit


MS 0191


  • 1842 – 1855 (Creation)


  • 12 items (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    The papers contain 12 items from the career of Charles P. Deyerle. Included are documents dating from his medical studies and his service in the United States Army. Also included are miscellaneous clippings.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Charles Peter Deyerle was born on November 8, 1820 in Roanoke County, Virginia, the son of Joseph Deyerle and Anne Crawford. Deyerle was a member of the first graduating class of the Virginia Military Institute, receiving his diploma in July 1842. He subsequently studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and received a commission in the United States Army. As an army surgeon, he served in the Mexican War and was afterwards assigned to Benicia Barracks in California. He died in California on October 30, 1853; in 1855 his body was returned to Salem, Virginia and is buried in East Hill Cemetery.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.

  • Preferred Citation

    Charles P. Deyerle Papers, MS 0191, Virginia Military Institute Archives, Lexington, Virginia.

  • Separated Materials

    A daguerreotype of Charles P. Deyerle has been catalogued separately and is located in the VMI Archives Photograph Collection.


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    MS 0191
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    Link to Record
    Cadet Charles Deyerle Drawing of VMI in 1842 [digital]
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    Mixed Materials
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    Oversized Case
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