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Josiah Ryland Autograph Album

Identifier: MS-0022
One item; VMI autograph album owned by Cadet Josiah Ryland, VMI Class of 1859. Contains inscriptions by his classmates, including Scott Shipp.


  • 1859


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Biographical / Historical

Josiah Ryland was born at Stevensville, King and Queen County, Virginia, on July 28, 1838. He was the son of Joseph and Priscilla Bagby Ryland. After graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1859, Ryland taught school at Stevensville until the beginning of the Civil War. In the Spring of 1861 he helped to organize the King and Queen Artillery and subsequently served in the 9th Virginia Cavalry.

Ryland married Lucy Olivia White, daughter of Oliver White of Fleetwood Academy, VA, on February 25, 1865. The couple had three sons and three daughters. His post-war careers included farming and teaching in King and Queen County, and service in Virginia state government in the Auditor's office. He died on October 15, 1900 at his home in Barton Heights, Henrico County, Virginia.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450