Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1861-1865
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
John F. Hanna cadet diary
Scope and Contents Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington during the spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864. On May 10, the cadets were called to active duty at the request of Gen. John C. Breckinridge and on May 15 participated in the Battle of New Market. The entries contain comments about VMI activities and people, Lexington social life, and discussion of personal concerns. This volume was picked up by a Union soldier, probably when Union...
Shriver family letter
Contents Note One letter from VMI Board of Visitors member John Brannon to Jacob S. Shriver, appointing Jacob's son Samuel to VMI. The letter is dated 1861 December 23.