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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1857

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Abram Fulkerson Cadet Letters, 1853-1854

 File
Scope and Contents Two letters written while a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute; to his mother and sister. Also one letter fragment from same period. Letter of April 14, 1854 mentions trial of Charles Christian for murder of Cadet Thomas Blackburn.

Abram Fulkerson cadet letters, 1853-1854

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2083

Archibald M. Fauntleroy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0065
Scope and Contents One testimonial letter written by Superintendent Francis H. Smith on behalf of Fauntleroy, dated Sept. 2, 1857. One drawing by Cadet Fauntleroy, done as a class assignment at VMI.

Fulkerson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0363
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence and other material relating to three members of the Fulkerson family: Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822-1862); his brother, Abram Fulkerson, Jr. (1834-1902); and Abram"s son, Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1863-1926). Significant items are Civil War letters (March-May 1862) written by Samuel V. Fulkerson; Samuel's reports of the Battle of McDowell and the Battle of Winchester, May and June 1862; 3 ...

James B. Terrill Civil War letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0161
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter (April 5, 1861) from James B. Terrill to Virginia's Governor, John Letcher. Terrill offers to serve as an officer in the Virginia Volunteers and gives a brief account of his previous military experience. The letter also features an endorsement by John B. Baldwin.

Letter to John Letcher, 1861 April 5

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter written to Virginia's Governor, John Letcher. James B. Terrill offers to serve as an officer in the Virginia Volunteers and gives a brief account of his previous military experience. The letter also features an endorsement by John B. Baldwin.

Letter to John Letcher, 1861 April 5

 Digital Image
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1757

Robert M. T. Hunter manuscript

 Item
Identifier: MS-0116
Scope and Contents 41 page manuscript of speech given at VMI by Senator Robert M. T. Hunter on July 3, 1857 as part of the celebrations marking the end of the academic year. The speech was subsequently printed by McFarlane & Fergusson, Richmond VA, and that published version is also available in the archives.

Smith Family letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0163
Scope and Contents One letter (March 1, 1856) from VMI's Superintendent Francis H. Smith to the mother of Cadet John J. Smith, in which he discusses Cadet Smith's religious awakening.