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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1845

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel L. Powell letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0076
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters. One letter (dated July 15, 1844) from Henry T. Lee (Class of 1845 and Daniel Powell's uncle) to cadets Fitzhugh and Keeling, requesting that they treat Powell with kindness. The other letter (dated August 22, 1846) is from cadet Powell to his mother, describing guard duty at "Camp Crozet," the purchase of clothing, and family news.

James D. Saunders letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0247
Scope and Contents One letter (November 24, 1842) from Cadet James Saunders to his cousin John Mitchell. Saunders describes hardships of cadet life, the dullness of Lexington, VMI's 3rd anniversary (Founders Day) celebration, a storm damaging the north wall of Barracks, and mentions Edward C. Carrington, Class of 1844. One of the earliest extant cadet personal letters.

James E. Tyler letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0074
Scope and Contents One letter (dated May 14, 1846) from VMI alumnus James E. Tyler to President James K. Polk, requesting a commission in the Army or Marine Corps. Tyler mentions recommendations from Francis H. Smith and John T.L. Preston, and states that he was an "inmate" of VMI for two years.