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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

Letter of appointment to VMI for Simon Mason, 1863 December 29

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter of appointment to VMI for Simon B. Mason, Class of 1867 and New Market Cadet.

Morgan Family Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0356
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twelve items. Included are letters (8 items), 1862-1864, addressed to Cadet Patrick H. Morgan. Those from his father (James B. Morgan of Currituck,Co. NC) contain news of Civil War civilian & home life Currituck Co., North Carolina, 1863-1864. Specific topics include enemy raids for food and supplies, diptheria, an uncle's death in battle, and the hardships of war. Other letters are from family friends and cousin John B. Wiginton. Also included are Cadet Morgan's...

Murray F. Taylor cadet account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
Scope and Contents This collection contains an account book owned by Murray F. Taylor. This book contains a listing of school expenses incurred while Taylor was a cadet at VMI from 1860 to 1861.

Nalle Family Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0223
Scope and Contents One letter (January 15, 1865) written to Cadet G. B. Wallace Nalle by his father Philip Pendleton Nalle of Culpepper Co., Virginia; Mr. Nalle urges Cadet Nalle to remain at VMI rather than join the Confederate Army. Also one letter fragment from Cadet Nalle's mother, ca. 1865, in which Mrs. Nalle discusses the actions of Union troops in Culpepper Co. and other war news.

Richard B. Chaffin receipts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0095
Scope and Contents This collection consists of receipts (20 items) for Richard B. Chaffin's expenses at VMI, and for various family expenses during the Civil War. These receipts date from January through December, 1863.

Robert H. Rutherford collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0389
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 items: One letter (February 14th, 1862) from Cadet Robert H. Rutherford to his cousin Louisa Henderson Perkins, in which he describes life at VMI and mentions Valentine's Day; and Rutherford's prayer book.

Samuel F. Atwill papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0061
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters (1862) written by cadet Samuel F. Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI. Also included is one letter (July 1864) from Superintendent Francis H. Smith notifying the Atwill family of cadet Atwill's death and a fragment of Atwill's cadet account book.Atwill was thoughtful and religious, and his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor. The letters contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a...

Samuel G. Wingfield notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0137
Scope and Contents One manuscript notebook (6.5 x 8 inches, ca. 20 pages) covered in blue paper; the cover bears the notation "S. G. Wingfield-VMI-1864 & 65." The notebook contains brief farewell inscriptions written by Wingfield's classmates in 1865; at the end there is a short play or skit, probably original.

Shriver family letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0174
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.

Thomas A. Stevenson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0175
Scope and Contents Thomas A. Stevenson papers, 5 items. Including three letters (1860 Nov. 20; 1861 Feb. 23 and April 19) from Cadet Stevenson (known as Andrew) to his sister Maria, in which he discusses the possibility of war, the celebration of Washington's birthday, and war preparation activities at VMI following the announcement of Virginia's secession. The papers also include one Confederate War Department visitor's pass (1861 Nov. 11) allowing Maria Stevenson to travel to Norfolk; and one letter (27 March...