Philip C. Gibbs notebook
Notebook (ca. 145 pages) reflecting cadet life 1848-1851. Includes accounts of Corps trips to Richmond, Petersburg, Norfolk and Rockbridge Alum Springs; cadet poetry and essays; poetry by Sara Henderson Smith; addresses delivered before the Cadet Dialectic Society (a literary and debating society); discussion of exams (1851) in English and Natural Philosophy; an account of "An Oyster Supper---A Frolic After Taps", and an account of "our last bible recitation" in which Gibbs describes the last session of his cadetship with Superintendent Francis H. Smith.
- 1849 - 1851
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Philip Cromwell Gibbs, b. 1831, Martinsburg WVA; graduate VMI Class of 1851; teacher and merchant; died 1859, Booneville, Missouri.
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- Rockbridge Alum Springs (Va.)
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