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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Diary and account book, 1862-1865

 Item
Scope and Contents One volume diary of Confederate soldier William J. Black. The diary entries date from October 1864 to January 1865, written while Black was serving in Captain John J. Shoemaker's Company, Virginia Horse Artillery. Included are brief accounts of various skirmishes and the Battle of Cedar Creek, and campsites and positions that are recorded daily. Following the diary entries are copies of two of Shoemaker's reports detailing Battery activities, dated September 1, 1864 (covering the period May...

Diary and account book, 1862-1865

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/386

Diary and notebook, 1862-1864

 Item
Scope and Contents The diary and notebook 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 life, as well as a brief account of General Stonewall Jackson's wounding, death, and funeral in May 1863....

Diary and notebook, 1862-1864

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/563

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.

Howard J. Merritt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0184
Scope and Contents Howard J. Merritt papers, consisting of 3 documents. Letter from VMI's Adjutant James H. Morrison to Cadet Merritt's father, enclosing two orders pertaining to his son's dismissal (Cadet Merritt was dismissed for deserting his post as sentinel & breaking into a storeroom to obtain bread) and subsequent reinstatement. The letter is dated Feb 25, 1865; the orders are dated Feb 15 & 23, 1865.

Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0361
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of 17 Civil War letters (Sept 1862-May 1863) from Jacob Kent Langhorne to various members of his family, written during his Virginia Military Institute cadetship and his service in the Confederate Army with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life.

Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers. Full Text Transcriptions. [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2020

James A. Harden papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0476
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by James A. Harden to his sister, covering wartime events experienced by his unit as well as his time at Ft. Delaware, Delaware. Also included is one letter written from VMI in June 1861 and miscellaneous items.