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Andrew Pizzini Civil War Parole Document

 Item
Identifier: MS-0109
Scope and Contents Civil War parole document dated April 18, 1865, signed by Andrew Pizzini, Jr. This document is a typical example of the document signed by Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War.

Cadet Autograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0313
Scope and Contents Keepsake albums, popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Five items, including autograph album compiled by VMI New Market Cadet Edward Harvie Smith, Jr. It contains signed inscriptions by 19 fellow New Market Cadets. Other items: Farmer D. Cochran (Class of 1889); Thomas G. Tate (Class of 1877); 1874 Class members (original owner unknown); Class of 1902 autograph page.

Erskine Mayo Ross papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0334-Oversized
Scope and Contents Papers consist of three oversized items. 1. Certificate (13.5" x 11.5"), 1875 April 14, granting Ross permission to practice law in California. 2. Certificate (22" x 18"), 1887 Jan. 13, judicial appointment to U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. 3. Certificate (23" x 17.5"), 1895 Feb. 22, judicial appointment for U.S. Circuit Court, 9th District.

Harris W. Garrow letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0151
Scope and Contents Correspondence (2 items) of Harris W. Garrow. Letter, June 9, 1904, from Rose Pendleton to Garrow, in which Pendleton thanks Garrow for his contribution to the hospital fund. Letter, Dec. 2, 1916, from Garrow to A. B. Thorburn of Liverpool, England, in which Garrow mentions the New Market Medal.

John S. Bagnall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0219
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, 7 items, of John S. Bagnall, who fought at the Battle of New Market. Included are two letters (1921) from Eliza Clinedinst Crim, the New Market resident who came to the assistance of wounded cadets after the Battle of New Market; the letter of April 20 mentions Cadet Moses Ezekiel caring for the mortally wounded Cadet Thomas Jefferson. Also includes a VMI grade report (1862); two receipts for payment of tuition and diploma; and an envelope containing 2 of Bagnall's...

New Market Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0002
Scope and Contents The New Market Collection consists primarily of reminiscences of the Battle of New Market Virginia (May 15, 1864) written by participants and other witnesses between 1894-1915. Written in response to specific inquiries and questionnaires, these memoirs were collected by various groups and individuals, including the VMI Alumni Association, author/historian Edward R. Turner, Henry A. Wise (VMI Class of 1862 and battle veteran) and Benjamin A. Colonna (VMI Class of 1864 and battle veteran). In...

Robert H. Rutherford collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0389
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 items: One letter (February 14th, 1862) from Cadet Robert H. Rutherford to his cousin Louisa Henderson Perkins, in which he describes life at VMI and mentions Valentine's Day; and Rutherford's prayer book.

Thomas Tredway letter

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Identifier: MS-0176
Scope and Contents One letter (1862 February 17) from Cadet Thomas B. Tredway to his father, William Marshall Tredway of Chatham, VA. Thomas discusses VMI's daily academic routine, the food served to cadets (beef, molasses, bread and butter), regulations, and mentions that the cadets have offered their services to Governor John Letcher.

William J. Hubard notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0014
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a one volume notebook compiled in 1862 by Virginia Military Institute Cadet William James Hubard. The bulk of the volume contains poetry and mementos; there are also two diary entries. The poetry includes The Six Plebes and The Old Gray Coat by Sara Henderson Smith, and several poems attributed to Cadets Edward A. Rhodes, John F. Hanna, and Benjamin F. Bishop. Subjects of the verses are VMI life and regulations, including many references to faculty members (Francis H....