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Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854

 Person

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Abram Fulkerson Cadet Letters, 1853-1854

 File
Scope and Contents Two letters written while a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute; to his mother and sister. Also one letter fragment from same period. Letter of April 14, 1854 mentions trial of Charles Christian for murder of Cadet Thomas Blackburn.

Barton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of three members of the Barton family who attended VMI during the mid-19th century. Papers relating to Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) include a letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Other Charles Barton material is found in a notebook (ca. 250 pages)...

Cadet drawings, class assignments and exercises

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0203
Scope and Contents A collection of 19th century cadet drawings (approximately 200 items) completed primarily as assignments for Professor Thomas H. Williamson's architecture, engineering, and drawing courses at the Virginia Military Institute. A few of the drawings were completed for a geometry course and other mathematics courses, or were not class assignments.Some of the geometry drawings are signed by the supervising professors, including e.g. Superintendent Francis H. Smith, who also...

Letter to Mary Gunn, 1854 February 1

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Lexington, Virginia. Topics include the murder of VMI cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles B. Christian, a local law student.

Letter to Mary Gunn, 1854 February 1

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1149

Richard C. Taylor letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Contents One letter from Cadet Richard C. Taylor to his father, dated January 15, 1854. He describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the murder of his classmate Cadet Thomas Blackburn by Charles B. Christian, a Washington College law student.

Thomas F. Barksdale papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0062
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two items. The first is a letter dated January 25, 1855 from a Prussian official, denying Thomas F. Barksdale and his roommates permission to enter the Prussian Army. The second item is a notebook that contains: Class notes, including notes taken in Stonewall Jackson's class section in Natural Philsophy (a course that would today be most similar to Physics) and notes taken in Analytical Geometry class taught by Francis H. SmithA resolution issued by...