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Board of Visitors petition to the Congress of the Confederate States, 1863-09-03


Petition from the VMI Board of Visitors requesting the Congress to allow cadets who turned eighteen while enrolled at VMI to complete their studies and thus be exempt from conscription law.

Excerpt: "It is proer t state that the Board of Visitors are careful to guard as far as possible against the admission of any whose aim is only to escape from Military Service in the field."


  • 1863-09-03


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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450