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John Hardy Shields letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0045
Scope and Contents Letters (3 items) written by Cadet 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, 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. Miscellaneous unrelated document: field...

John R. Triplett letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0367
Scope and Contents One letter from Cadet Triplett to his cousin, dated October 11, 1863. Discusses difficulty of having new shoes made because of the scarcity of leather.

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...

Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0341
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war; the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the Union loyalty of...

Morgan Family Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0356
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twelve items. Included are letters (8 items), 1862-1864, addressed to Cadet Patrick H. Morgan. Those from his father (James B. Morgan of Currituck,Co. NC) contain news of Civil War civilian & home life Currituck Co., North Carolina, 1863-1864. Specific topics include enemy raids for food and supplies, diptheria, an uncle's death in battle, and the hardships of war. Other letters are from family friends and cousin John B. Wiginton. Also included are Cadet Morgan's...

Murray F. Taylor cadet account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
Scope and Contents The Murray F. Taylor account book contains a listing of school expenses incurred while Taylor was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, 1860-1861.

Nalle Family Civil War letters

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Identifier: MS-0223
Scope and Contents One letter (January 15, 1865) written to Cadet G. B. Wallace Nalle by his father Philip Pendleton Nalle of Culpepper Co., Virginia; Mr. Nalle urges Cadet Nalle to remain at VMI rather than join the Confederate Army. Also one letter fragment from Cadet Nalle's mother, ca. 1865, in which Mrs. Nalle discusses the actions of Union troops in Culpepper Co. and other war news.

Richard B. Chaffin receipts

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Identifier: MS-0095
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous receipts (20 items) for Chaffin's expenses at VMI, and for various family expenses during the Civil War. Dated Jan.-Dec. 1863.

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.

Samuel F. Atwill papers

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Identifier: MS-0061
Scope and Contents Papers consist of two letters (1862) written by Cadet Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI; one letter (July 1864) from Supt. Francis H. Smith notifying family of Atwill's death; fragment of Atwill's cadet account book. Atwill was thoughtful and religious; his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor---they contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a colorful account of cadets stealing chickens from a local farmer in order to supplement the...

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1 Arnold, Laura Ann Jackson, 1826-1911
1 Atwill, Samuel F. (Samuel Francis), 1846-1864
1 Bagnall, John S. (John Seldon), 1844-1922
1 Barton Family
1 Barton, Bolling W. (Bolling Walter), 1845-1924
1 Barton, Charles M. (Charles Marshall), 1836-1862
1 Barton, Randolph, 1844-1921
1 Berkeley, Edmund, 1847-1906
1 Black, William Johnson, 1845-1935
1 Blackburn, Tom, 1834-1854
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1 Brannon, John, 1822-1901
1 Breedlove, James W. (James Winchester), 1843-1889
1 Chaffin, Richard B. (Richard Booker), 1844-1902
1 Chalmers, William M. (William Murray), 1845-1895
1 Cochran, Farmer D.
1 Crichton, John A. (John Ashton), 1845-1880
1 Crim, Eliza Clinedinst, 1838-1931
1 Damron, Christopher
1 Davis, Thomas B. (Thomas Bowker), 1842-1864
1 Davis, Thomas D. (Thomas Dixon), 1843-1925
1 Ezekiel, Moses Jacob, 1844-1917
1 Flannagan, William W. (William Walker), 1843-1923
1 Galt, William, 1841-1864
1 Gatewood, Andrew C. L. (Andrew Cameron Lewis), 1843-1919
1 Gibbons, Alfred Ringgold
1 Gilham, William, 1818-1872
1 Haigh, Charles Thomas, 1845-1864
1 Hanna, John F. (John Francis), 1843-1885
1 Harden, James A. (James Abel), 1841-1927
1 Harris, Willis O. (Willis Overton), 1847-1911
1 Hubard, William J. (William James), 1845-1917
1 Hundley, Charles B. (Charles Buckler), 1846-1908
4 Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
1 Jefferson, Thomas G. (Thomas Garland)
1 Johnson Family
1 Johnson, Francis S. (Francis Smith), 1847-1902
1 Johnson, Mortimer H. (Mortimer Howell), 1815-1889
1 Johnson, Porter, 1845-1917
1 Langhorne, Jacob K. (Jacob Kent), 1845-1863
1 Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
1 Lewis, Norborne C. (Norborne Clark), 1846-1905
1 Madison, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1828-1878
1 Merritt, James L. (James Love), 1845-1911
1 Morgan family
1 Morgan, Joseph B.
1 Morgan, Patrick H. (Patrick Henry), 1844-1917
1 Nalle, G. B. Wallace (Gustavus Brown Wallace), 1846-1926
1 Nalle, Philip Pendleton
1 Overton, Archibald W. (Archibald Waller), 1845-1920
1 Perkins, Louisa Henderson
1 Pizzini, Andrew, 1846-1913
1 Prince, Joseph B. (Joseph Brown), 1844-1903
1 Radford, William N. (William Norvell), 1846-1872
1 Randolph, Norwood B. (Norwood Beverley), 1849-1874
1 Reid, James H. (James Henry), 1845-1921
1 Robinson, Thomas B. (Thomas Beverly), 1836-1895
1 Roller Family
1 Roller, John E. (John Edwin), 1844-1917
1 Royster, Lawrence, 1841-1914
1 Rutherford Family
1 Rutherford, Robert H. (Robert Henderson), 1844-1863
1 Shields, John H. (John Hardy), 1846-1875
1 Shoemaker, John J.
1 Shriver Family
2 Shriver, Samuel S. (Samuel Sprigg), 1843-1881
2 Smith, Edward H. (Edward Harvie), 1845-1912
2 Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890
2 Smith, Sara Henderson, 1812-1884
1 Snodgrass family
1 Snodgrass, John B. (John Breathed), 1843-1908
1 Stanard, Jaqueline Beverly, 1845-1864
1 Stevenson, Maria C.
1 Stevenson, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), 1841-?
1 Tate, Thomas G.
1 Taylor, Murray F. (Murray Forbes), 1843-1909
1 Tredway, Thomas B. (Thomas Booker), 1844-1863
1 Triplett, John R. (John Richards), 1845-1882
1 Veitch, Wilberforce, 1846-1921
1 Walker, Samuel T., 1830-1863
1 Wiginton, John B.
2 Williamson, Thomas H. (Thomas Hoomes), 1813-1888
1 Witt, James E. (James Etchison), 1845-1936
1 Yarbrough, William T. (William Tilton), 1846-1895
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