James D. Saunders letter
One letter (November 24, 1842) from Cadet James Saunders to his cousin John Mitchell. Saunders describes hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks, and mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844. One of the earliest extant cadet personal letters.
- Saunders, James D., 1824-1851 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
James D. Saunders, Jr., b. 1824 Lynchburg, VA; VMI Class of 1845; merchant; died in duel in Lynchburg, 1851.
- Carrington, Edward C., Jr. (Edward Codrington)
- Lexington (Va.) -- History
- Virginia Military Institute -- Anniversaries, etc
- Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1840-1849
- Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1845
- Virginia Military Institute -- Founders Day
- Virginia Military Institute -- History -- 19th century