Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1860
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents One letter (October 6, 1863) confirming and giving details of the death of James K. Marshall, VMI Class of 1860, who was killed in battle at Gettysburg. The letter was written to James' parents, Edward C. Marshall and Rebecca Peyton Marshall, by his cousin, F. Lewis Marshall. James Marshall was a Colonel in the 52nd North Carolina Infantry.
Scope and Contents Papers, approximately 90 items, of Marshall McDonald. The papers include primarily incoming and some outgoing correspondence, 1861-1892; notes; scientific reports; and miscellaneous documents. Among the correspondents are several VMI alumni and faculty members, including Scott Shipp, Francis H. Smith, Edward Cunningham, Wilfred E. Cutshaw, John W. Lyell, James H. Morrison, Mark B. Hardin, and Daniel W. Flowerree; and several Civil War officers including Gen. Dabney H. Maury and Hunter McGuire....
Scope and Contents 17 letters of recommendation written on behalf of Mason G. Ellzey, including 7 letters (1867) recommending him for a position at the University of Virginia; and 10 letters (1872-1873) recommending him for a position at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg (now Virginia Tech).
Scope and Contents A collection of letters [57 items] written by Cadet Thomas Boisseau Booth to his future wife, Agnes S. Lyon of Petersburg, Virginia. All of the letters were written from VMI, where Booth was a cadet from 1855-1858, and contain largely personal news; there are occasional references to VMI news. These are essentially letters documenting the courtship of Booth and Lyon.
Scope and Contents One letter from Lt. Col. Bentley to his mother, written while serving with the 24th Va. Infantry Regt., CSA. Dated June 13, 1862, from "camp near Richmond." Discusses his feelings about war; comfort given by his belief in God; life in camp.