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Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1866

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James H. Reid papers

Identifier: MS-0222
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the Civil War correspondence (18 items) of James H. Reid. Included are 14 letters from Reid to his parents written while he was a fourth classman at VMI, August - November 1862. This correspondence contains many references to wartime cadet life, including use of the term "rat" as a name for new cadets, hazing, uniforms, food, guard duty and other aspects of life at VMI during the Civil War.The papers contain one letter (dated March 7 1864) written while...