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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet compositions -- Poetry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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)...

Edward C. Shepherd collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0019
Scope and Contents This collection contains three notebooks, two miscellaneous documents, and an annotated analytical geometry text that belonged to VMI cadet Edward C. Shepherd during his years as a VMI student (1851-1855).The first notebook contains approximately 50 pen and ink, hand-tinted drawings by Shepherd that were completed as assignments for VMI courses. Some drawings bear the signature of Superintendent Francis H. Smith (" Examined correct, F.H. Smith"). This notebook also includes a pencil...

Thomas F. Barksdale papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0062
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two items. The first is a letter dated January 25, 1855 from a Prussian official, denying Thomas F. Barksdale and his roommates permission to enter the Prussian Army. The second item is a notebook that contains: Class notes, including notes taken in Stonewall Jackson's class section in Natural Philsophy (a course that would today be most similar to Physics) and notes taken in Analytical Geometry class taught by Francis H. SmithA resolution issued by...