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Shipp, Scott, 1839-1917


Brigadier General Scott Shipp (b. 1839 d. 1917) graduated from VMI in 1859 and was the first VMI alumnus to serve as Superintendent. He served on the VMI faculty from 1859-1889, at various times teaching Mathematics, Latin, and Tactics. He also served as the Commandant of Cadets from 1862-1889 and was in command of the Corps at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. He took office as the Institute's second Superintendent on January 1, 1890 and retired on June 30, 1907. He died at age 78 on December 4, 1917.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Report of Lt. Col. Scott Shipp after the Battle of New Market, Virginia. Transcription. [Digital]

 Digital Collection

Richard T. Goodwyn collection

Identifier: MS-0210
Scope and Contents The collection contains 18 pencil and ink drawings by VMI Cadet Richard T. Goodwyn; and one letter (1896 March 28) from VMI Superintendent Scott Shipp to Goodwyn.

Scott Shipp

Scope and Contents Drawing of Scott Shipp, VMI Class of 1859, who served as commandant and later as VMI's second superintendent. He was commandant during Moses Ezekiel's cadetship and was in command at the Battle of New Market.

Scott Shipp. Biographical File, 1859 - [ongoing]

Scope and Contents Scott Shipp individual biographical file, compiled over decades. Contains biographical and genealogical information. Shipp served as VMI's second Superintendent, from 1890-1907

Scott Shipp. Official Correspondence Files, 1890 - 1907

Scope and Contents Correspondence, incoming and outgoing, of VMI's 2nd Superintendent, Scott Shipp. Incoming and outgoing letters were maintained separately. Outgoing letters are in bound letterbook volumes. Incoming letters are in box/folder sequence

Scott Shipp Personal Papers, 1861 - 1917

Scope and Contents Correspondence, certificates, financial records, photographs, and printed material that Scott Shipp maintained in his personal files during his time at the Virginia Military Institute and his retirement.