Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

John S. Bagnall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0219
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers, 7 items, of John S. Bagnall, who fought at the Battle of New Market. Included are two letters (1921) from Eliza Clinedinst Crim, the New Market resident who came to the assistance of wounded cadets after the Battle of New Market; the letter of April 20 mentions Cadet Moses Ezekiel caring for the mortally wounded Cadet Thomas Jefferson. Also includes a VMI grade report (1862); two receipts for payment of tuition and diploma; and an envelope containing 2 of Bagnall's...

Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0341
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war; the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the Union loyalty of...

Letter of appointment to VMI for Samuel J. F. Tebbs, 1862-01-01

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter appointing Samuel S. F. Tebbs as a cadet in the Virginia Military Institute. He was a member of the Class of 1865.

Letter of appointment to VMI for Simon Mason, 1863-12-29

 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 The Murray F. Taylor account book contains a listing of school expenses incurred while Taylor was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, 1860-1861.

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 Miscellaneous receipts (20 items) for Chaffin's expenses at VMI, and for various family expenses during the Civil War. Dated Jan.-Dec. 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 Papers consist of two letters (1862) written by Cadet Atwill to his parents, relating anecdotes about life at VMI; one letter (July 1864) from Supt. Francis H. Smith notifying family of Atwill's death; fragment of Atwill's cadet account book. Atwill was thoughtful and religious; his letters also reflect a wonderful sense of humor---they contain amusing anecdotes about wartime cadet life, including a colorful account of cadets stealing chickens from a local farmer in order to supplement the...