Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1852
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Papers consist of eleven items. Included are Goodman's VMI Diploma and Cadet Dialectic Society certificates; letters of recommendation (1859) from Francis H. Smith and Thomas H. Williamson; miscellaneous Civil War documents including commissions, oaths of allegiance, and prison parole.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the letters and diary of Cadet John F. Early (b. 1830 in Lynchburg, Va.; d. 1894), who attended VMI 1848-1850. The one volume diary-notebook contains short and sporadic entries; daily routines and special events are noted; one of the earliest references to Superintendent Francis H. Smith as "Spex" (April 30, 1850); lists of cadets; room occupants; poetry of Sara Henderson Smith ("The Old Gray Coat) and others. The five letters were written to...
Scope and Contents A collection of 35 miscellaneous documents, 1855-1924, relating to various members of the Patton family. Primary subjects are the three individuals named George S. Patton--father, son, and grandson--all of whom attended VMI. The papers include letters, biographical information, bank drafts, commissions, and miscellaneous Civil War manuscripts. Also included one of the maps used by General George Patton at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. An inventory is available.
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers of Thomas T. Munford, including three personal letters from Munford: 1861 April 18 to Charles Ellis, discussing the outbreak of war; 1864 May 9 to George P. Tayloe, his father-in-law, discussing the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House; May 21 1865 to Sallie Munford, his niece, expressing sadness caused by the South's defeat. Other papers include a photostat of Munford's Special Orders No. 6 dated 1865 April 25; the architecture textbook used by Munford during his cadetship...
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence (1821-1849) to and from various members of the William M. Waller family of Amherst County, Virginia. The 1820's letters are largely from William M. Waller to his wife, Sarah. They were the parents of Cadet William M. Waller, VMI Class of 1852. Later correspondence includes letters to Cadet Waller at VMI. The bulk of the correspondence pertains to family and business matters. Also included is Cadet Waller's appointment to VMI (1848).
Scope and Contents Fragment, approximately 25 pages, of a journal kept by Cadet William O. Yager. The bulk concerns a dispute between his classmates John A. Thompson and William M. Gordon that led to a court of inquiry/court martial. The journal also contains lists of roommates and poetry.