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Andrew C. L. Gatewood papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864.Early letters describe life at the Virginia Military Institute (hazing, daily routine, excitement about secession, cadets as drillmasters) and in Lexington, Virginia, just prior to and during early months of the Civil War. Subsequent letters date from his service with the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment,Company F, (Bath Squadron), including a letter written after the second Battle...

Andrew Pizzini Civil War parole document

 Collection
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.

Barton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of three members of the Barton family who attended VMI during the mid-19th century. Papers relating to Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) include a letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Other Charles Barton material is found in a notebook (ca. 250 pages)...

Charles T. Haigh papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0016
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a one volume diary and notebook kept by VMI cadet Charles T. Haigh between 1862 and 1864. The volume provides insight into the life and concerns of a VMI cadet during the Civil War. It primarily contains poetry written by his classmates, as well as poetry by Sara Henderson Smith, the wife of VMI Superintendent, Francis H. Smith. The diary portion contains sparse entries for the period between March and May 1863. Included are occasional references to wartime cadet...

Edmund Berkeley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0154
Scope and Contents One letter from Edmund Berkeley to his mother, Mary Lawson Berkeley (Williams). Edmund Berkeley has been informed of his sister's death and offers consolation to his mother. He also gives VMI news and complains about the food (early reference to "growley" a VMI slang word used for mess hall food).

Edward M. Watson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0011
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter (September 17, 1868) written by Edward M. Watson to his father. Watson describes in detail the typical daily new cadet routine at VMI during the post-Civil War years. Topics include reveille, roll call, inspections, meals, study and recitation, drill and parade. The letter contains one of the earliest documented examples of term "rat" as a reference to a new cadet.

Francis B. Clark collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0270
Scope and Contents Notebook containing original poetry by Cadet Francis B. Clark, Jr., including "Natural Bridge","To the Lee Family", and "Washington and Lee". The collection also contains one privately printed poem "The Irish Emigrant."

Francis S. Johnson letter of recommendation

 Item
Identifier: MS-0216
Scope and Contents One letter from Thomas B. Robinson (VMI Class of 1856 and faculty member) recommending Cadet Francis S. Johnson for service in the Confederate Army. The letter is dated March 20, 1865.

George T. Coleman letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0073
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters from cadet George T. Coleman (Class of 1870) to his brother William D. Coleman (Class of 1857, later editor of the Richmond Enquirer), dated February 11 and 18, 1868. The primary subject of February 11 letter is cadet Coleman's reinstatement at VMI. The letter of February 18 encloses a Letter to the Editor in which he defends the Corps of Cadets against accusations that they had been harassing black citizens of Lexington, Virginia. Includes envelopes.

Hardaway H. Dinwiddie papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (6 items) of Hardaway H. Dinwiddie, including manuscript of VMI valedictory speech, 1867; "phrenological analysis" 1858; calling card; poems about the New Market Cadets; certificate of withdrawal from Lexington's Masonic Lodge, 1868; and 1867 VMI commencement program.

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1 Arnold, Laura Ann Jackson, 1826-1911
1 Atwill, Samuel F. (Samuel Francis), 1846-1864
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 Beverley, John H. C. (John Hill Carter), 1853-1934
1 Black, William Johnson, 1845-1935
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1 Breedlove, James W. (James Winchester), 1843-1889
1 Chaffin, Richard B. (Richard Booker), 1844-1902
1 Clark, Francis B. (Francis Barnard), 1850-1896
1 Coleman, George T. (George Thompson), 1850-1912
1 Cooper, James W. (James Washington), 1842-1918
1 Crichton, John A. (John Ashton), 1845-1880
1 Damron, Christopher
1 Davis, Thomas B. (Thomas Bowker), 1842-1864
1 Davis, Thomas D. (Thomas Dixon), 1843-1925
1 Dinwiddie, Hardaway H. (Hardaway Hunt), 1844-1887
1 Downing, Samuel, 1842-1885
1 Flannagan, William W. (William Walker), 1843-1923
1 Forbes, Thomas, 1852-1926
1 Ford, James L. (James Leven), 1849-1932
1 Galt, William, 1841-1864
1 Gatewood, Andrew C. L. (Andrew Cameron Lewis), 1843-1919
1 Gilham, William, 1818-1872
1 Haigh, Charles Thomas, 1845-1864
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1 Harden, James A. (James Abel), 1841-1927
1 Harris, Willis O. (Willis Overton), 1847-1911
1 Hubard, William J. (William James), 1845-1917
4 Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
1 Jerdone, William M. (William Macon), 1848-1900
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1 Johnson, Mortimer H. (Mortimer Howell), 1815-1889
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1 Langhorne, Jacob K. (Jacob Kent), 1845-1863
3 Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
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1 Morgan, Joseph B.
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1 Nalle, G. B. Wallace (Gustavus Brown Wallace), 1846-1926
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1 Overton, Archibald W. (Archibald Waller), 1845-1920
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1 Pizzini, Andrew, 1846-1913
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1 Prince, Joseph B. (Joseph Brown), 1844-1903
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1 Rutherford, Robert H. (Robert Henderson), 1844-1863
1 Shields, John H. (John Hardy), 1846-1875
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1 Shriver, Samuel S. (Samuel Sprigg), 1843-1881
1 Sims, John, 1843-1889
1 Smith, Edward H. (Edward Harvie), 1845-1912
2 Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890
2 Smith, Sara Henderson, 1812-1884
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1 Snodgrass, John B. (John Breathed), 1843-1908
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1 Stevenson, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrew), 1841-?
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 Tunstall, John L. (John Liggat), 1845-1877
1 Veitch, Wilberforce, 1846-1921
1 Walker, Samuel T., 1830-1863
1 Watson, Edward Minor, 1851-1887
1 Wiginton, John B.
2 Williamson, Thomas H. (Thomas Hoomes), 1813-1888
1 Witt, James E. (James Etchison), 1845-1936
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