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Virginia Military Institute -- Academics -- History -- 19th century

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Bolling W. Barton papers, 1863-1864

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Scope and Contents Includes four class exercises and one note indicating math and French marks. Also includes two items of correspondence.

Charles M. Barton papers, 1855-1870

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Scope and Contents Includes one letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles M. Barton to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Also included is a notebook (ca. 250 pages) containing poetry copied by Cadet Barton, including "The Faculty of the VMI" which describes Francis H. Smith, John T.L. Preston and other early faculty members; class notes from lectures given by Francis...

Composition "Life", circa 1863

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Scope and Contents Composition for an assignment at VMI that discusses thoughts on life.

Composition "War", circa 1863

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Scope and Contents Composition for an assignment at VMI that discusses thoughts on war.

French exercise fragment, October 24

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Scope and Contents French exercise submitted to Lieutenant Miller.

Geometry exercise, 1863 February 24

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Scope and Contents Geometry class exercise submitted to Lieutenant T. B. Robinson.

Letter to Anne M. Strange, 1840 June 23

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Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards cadet life.

Letter to John W. C. Watson, 1868 September 17

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Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Edward M. Watson describes in detail the typical daily new cadet routine at VMI during the post-Civil War years. Topics include reveille, roll call, inspections, meals, study and recitation, drill and parade. The letter contains one of the earliest documented examples of term "rat" as a reference to a new cadet.

Letter to Joseph M. Barton, 1855 September 28

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Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. In the letter, Charles M. Barton complains about VMI life and about his instructor Stonewall Jackson, who he describes as a "hell of a fool."