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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 ...

Robert Beverley notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two poetry notebooks compiled by VMI cadet Robert Beverley during the period of 1874 to 1875. The volumes contain original poetry composed by VMI cadets, as well as copied verses. Cadet authors include Smith Caruthers (Class of 1875), Samuel M. Cooper (Class of 1876), Selby Jones (Class of 1864), and Charles D. Walker (Class of 1869). The notebooks also contain poetry by faculty member Robert L. Madison. An index is located in front of volume one.

VMI Surgeon's report of losses following Hunter's Raid

 Item — Box: Institute Physician, Folder: Report, 1864
Identifier: RG-04-Physician-1864 Report
Scope and Contents Special report written by VMI Surgeon Robert L. Madison on July 1, 1864 after Hunter's Raid during the Civil War., "Estimating losses sustained by the hospital at the hands of Yankee thieves and incendiaries on June 11, 1864."