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Cadet George C. Scott, Jr. diary Edit


MS 0513


  • 1927 (Creation)


  • 1 items (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    Typescript diary written by Cadet George Scott, "The Strike, as it Actually Happened". Details the events of October 18-19, 1927. The cadets staged a walkout or "mutiny" to protest the dismissal of a classmate. Several mentions of the Honor Court role in event.

    As a result, Superintendent William Cocke sent a telegram to the parents of all cadets, stating "Your son and other cadets are taking part in a rebellion against authorities. Advise you to wire him to submit to authorities at once."

    The situation was resolved after the Corps heard speeches from several alumni and parents, and they voted to return to duty.

  • Biographical / Historical

    George C. Scott, Jr.; born 1909, died 1962 at Richmond, VA; VMI Class of 1930; World War II veteran, Pacific theater; businessman and social leader in Richmond.

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  • Preferred Citation

    Cadet George C. Scott, Jr. diary. Manuscript # 0513, Virginia Military Institute Archives