Joseph Hart Chenoweth Papers
Ca. 32 items. Letters, 1855-1861, written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents. Letters dating from his cadetship cover topics such as exams, trips, demerits, and provide a good portrait of pre-war cadet life. Letters dated 1860-1861 were written while he was a Professor at Maryland Agricultural College and at VMI; topics include the election of 1860, John T. L. Preston, religion. The collection also contains two VMI grade reports for 1856. Transcriptions of the cadet letters are available on the VMI Archives website.
- 1855 - 1861
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0.25 Linear Feet (ca. 32 items)
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Hart Chenoweth, born 1837, Randolph County [West] Virginia; graduate VMI, Class of 1859; Asst. Professor, VMI; Professor of Math, Maryland Agricultural College; Major, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; killed in battle on June 9, 1862, near Shields, Virginia.
- Lexington (Va.) -- History
- Maryland Agricultural College
- Preston family
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet debating societies
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1850-1859
- Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1859
- Virginia Military Institute -- Curricula
- Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century