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Gilham, William, 1818-1872


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Faculty applications, 19th century, 1839-1860; 1884

Scope and Contents Faculty applications, historical. Letters of application and supporting letters of recommendation submitted for several faculty and staff positions. Includes positions of Professor of Modern Languages, Physical Sciences, Steward, Quartermaster. This file only relates to a few specific positions. 1839-1860; 1884.

John F. Hanna cadet diary

Identifier: MS-0317
Scope and Contents Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington during the spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864. On May 10, the cadets were called to active duty at the request of Gen. John C. Breckinridge and on May 15 participated in the Battle of New Market. The entries contain comments about VMI activities and people, Lexington social life, and discussion of personal concerns. This volume was picked up by a Union soldier, probably when Union...

Letter, from William Gilham regarding William D. Stuart, 1861 May 23

Scope and Contents

Unofficial, from Col. William Gilham to unidentified Col., regarding placement of Stuart and other officers. Written from the Camp of Instruction, Richmond.

Letter to Perry L. Derby, 1846 October 24

Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards the arrival of new faculty member William Gilham, disciplinary action against cadets, and health.

William Gilham papers

Identifier: MS-0267
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of 19th century VMI faculty member William Gilham, including: VMI weekly class report, ca. 1860; dispatch signed Gen. Robert E. Lee; letter from Moses Ezekiel; photographs (subjects are Gen. Lee; Gilham and his wife; Libby Prison; Richmond during the Civil War); misc. incoming correspondence; invitations to social events in Lexington, Virginia from the McDowell family; Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, June 1841.