Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1861-1865
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
James Henry Reid letters transcriptions [digital]
Found in: Virginia Military Institute Archives
James Henry Reid Papers
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 ...