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Cadet drawings, class assignments and exercises

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0203
Scope and Contents A collection of 19th century cadet drawings (approximately 200 items) completed primarily as assignments for Professor Thomas H. Williamson's architecture, engineering, and drawing courses at the Virginia Military Institute. A few of the drawings were completed for a geometry course and other mathematics courses, or were not class assignments.Some of the geometry drawings are signed by the supervising professors, including e.g. Superintendent Francis H. Smith, who also...

George A. Goodman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0044-oversized
Scope and Contents This collection consists of eleven items related to George A. Goodman. Included are the following:
  • VMI Diploma and Cadet Dialectic Society certificates
  • Letters of recommendation (1859) from Francis H. Smith and Thomas H. Williamson
  • Miscellaneous Civil War documents including commissions, oaths of allegiance, and prison parole

James Henry Reid Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0222
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the Civil War correspondence (18 items) of James Henry Reid. Included are 13 letters from Reid to his parents written while he was a fourth classman at the Virginia Military Institute, August - November 1862. This correspondence contains many references to wartime cadet life, including use of the term "rat" as a name for new cadets, hazing, uniforms, food, guard duty and other aspects of life ...

John Hardy Shields letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0045
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters written by John H. Shields to his parents while he was a cadet at VMI. Items are dated March 24 and April 7, 1864, and undated letter fragment. In addition to routine matters, the letter of March 24 mentions faculty member Thomas H. Williamson going to Panther's Gap to "survey the land, and make arrangements for throwing up fortifications and breastworks," and discusses how cadets coped with the rationing of food.The collection also contains...

Thomas H. Williamson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0105
Scope and Contents The papers consist of Thomas H. Williamson's Civil War memoirs, in which he discusses the events that took place during his temporary assignment to the command of Major General Thomas J. (Stonewall) beginning in April 1862; lecture notes (1850's) used in teaching his engineering and architecture courses at the Virginia Military Institute; 2 copies of the textbook written by Williamson for use at VMI, An Elementary Course of Architecture and Civil Engineering;...

William G. Williamson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0205
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an original manuscript Civil War notebook, including reports (September 1862-May 1863) submitted to the Chief Engineer's Office, Army of Northern Virginia, in which Williamson discusses destroying bridges at Harper's Ferry, and reconnaissance and mapping trips in the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont; poetry, notes about architecture and engineering, and Williamson family genealogy. The papers also include miscellaneous correspondence and documents (1868-1898) and...

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1 Confederate States of America -- Army -- Corps of Engineers
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1 Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
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1 New Market Cadets
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3 Virginia Military Institute -- Academics -- History -- 19th century
1 Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet drawings
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2 Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1861-1865
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1 Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1864 Military Science
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1 Virginia Military Institute -- Faculty -- Anecdotes
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1 Virginia Military Institute -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
1 Virginia Military Institute -- Slang
1 Washington College (Lexington, Va.) -- Students
1 Washington and Lee University -- History
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