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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

John L. Cochran papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0025
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a report card (1879) from the secondary school John L. Cochran attended before entering VMI, one letter (dated September 4, 1880) from Cochran to his mother, a diary with sketches (1881) that contains short and sporadic entries made while at VMI, and four volumes of class notes (1882-1885) taken while Cochran was a student at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia, with some examples of poetry and sketches interspersed.

John S. Bagnall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0219
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (seven items) of John S. Bagnall who fought at the Battle of New Market. Included are two letters (dated 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. The collection also includes an 1862 VMI grade report, two receipts for payment of tuition and diploma, and an envelope containing...

Letter, John T. L. Preston to Francis H. Smith, 1889 [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/3935

Letter to Anne M. Strange, 1840 June 23

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

Letter to Anne M. Strange, 1840 June 23

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1389

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

 Item
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 John W. C. Watson, 1868 September 17

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1564

Letter to Joseph M. Barton, 1855 September 28

 Item
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."

Letter to Joseph M. Barton, 1855 September 28

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1550