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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1859

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Clayton G. Coleman papers

Identifier: MS-0021
Scope and Contents The papers consist of three letters written to Coleman's sister Lucy during the Civil War, and an autograph album containing inscriptions written by his classmates at VMI, the University of Virginia, and the Medical College of Virginia, ca. 1858-61. The letter of September 17, 1862, from Winchester, Virginia, discusses the Battle of Antietam and caring for wounded; November 4, 1862, Winchester, Virginia, discusses hospitals and care of wounded, General George Steuart, movement of Longstreet's...

Craig W. McDonald document

Identifier: MS-0254
Scope and Contents A humorous document from VMI cadet life, dated January 23, 1856. The item is an excuse, in verse form, written by Cadet Craig McDonald after being late for reveille. It was addressed to the Commandant's office.

Edward S. Hutter diary

Identifier: MS-0013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the one volume diary of VMI cadet Edward S. Hutter, covering the period between January to December 1858. The earliest entries were written while Hutter was on sick leave and contain mostly family references. Later entries mention VMI faculty members, friends, the Society of Cadets (a student debating club), room occupants, infractions noted while on Guard Duty, and other aspects of cadet life.

Joseph Hart Chenoweth Cadet Letters, 1855-1859. Transcriptions. [Digital]

 Digital Collection

Joseph Hart Chenoweth Papers

Identifier: MS-0107
Scope and Contents Ca. 32 items. Letters, 1855-1861, written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents. Letters dating from his cadetship cover topics such as exams, trips, demerits, and provide a good portrait of pre-war cadet life. Letters dated 1860-1861 were written while he was a Professor at Maryland Agricultural College and at VMI; topics include the election of 1860, John T. L. Preston, religion. The collection also contains two VMI grade reports for 1856. Transcriptions of the cadet letters are available on...

Josiah Ryland autograph album

Identifier: MS-0022
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one VMI autograph album owned by cadet Josiah Ryland, VMI Class of 1859. The album contains inscriptions by his classmates, including Scott Shipp.

Letter to Lucy Coleman, 1862 September 27

Scope and Contents Written from Winchester, Virginia. Letter discusses the Battle of Antietam and caring for the wounded.

Letter to Lucy Coleman, 1863 February 25

Scope and Contents Written from Jerdone Castle, Louisa County, Virginia. Letter discusses their mother's death.