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New Market Cadets

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Pizzini Civil War parole document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0109
Scope and Contents Civil War parole document dated April 18, 1865, signed by Andrew Pizzini, Jr. This document is a typical example of the document signed by Confederate prisoners at the end of the Civil War.

Barton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of three members of the Barton family who attended VMI during the mid-19th century. Papers relating to Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) include a letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Other Charles Barton material is found in a notebook (ca. 250 pages)...

Cadet Autograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0313
Scope and Contents Keepsake albums, popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Five items, including autograph album compiled by VMI New Market Cadet Edward Harvie Smith, Jr. It contains signed inscriptions by 19 fellow New Market Cadets. Other items: Farmer D. Cochran (Class of 1889); Thomas G. Tate (Class of 1877); 1874 Class members (original owner unknown); Class of 1902 autograph page.

Charles B. Hundley account book

 Item
Identifier: MS-0110
Scope and Contents Account book fragment (3 pages) of Cadet Charles B. Hundley, Class of 1867. Contains entries for VMI expenses, 1864-1865.

Charles C. Phillips Civil War papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0327
Scope and Contents The papers consist of the message book and diary (in one volume) kept by Charles C. Phillips during the period between April 24, 1864 and July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15. The message book and diary has been transcribed and many individuals are identified...

Charles W. Turner Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0182
Scope and Contents One letter from Charles W. Turner to Major Garnett Andrews, commander of the 2nd Foreign Battalion. In the letter, Charles W. Turner discussions his commission, other soldiers, and asks to be appointed 1st Lieutenant in Andrews' unit.

Edmund Berkeley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0154
Scope and Contents One letter from Edmund Berkeley to his mother, Mary Lawson Berkeley (Williams). Edmund Berkeley has been informed of his sister's death and offers consolation to his mother. He also gives VMI news and complains about the food (early reference to "growley" a VMI slang word used for mess hall food).

Eliza Clinedinst Crim correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0234
Scope and Contents Correspondence and postcards (approximately 12 items) of Eliza Clinedinst Crim "Mother of the New Market Corps." Mrs. Crim writes to Charles M. Wesson, James B. Baylor, and others; the letters contain reminiscences about the Battle of New Market and various VMI alumni. Also miscellaneous other items.

Erskine Mayo Ross papers

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Identifier: MS-0334-Oversized
Scope and Contents Papers consist of three oversized items. 1. Certificate (13.5" x 11.5"), 1875 April 14, granting Ross permission to practice law in California. 2. Certificate (22" x 18"), 1887 Jan. 13, judicial appointment to U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. 3. Certificate (23" x 17.5"), 1895 Feb. 22, judicial appointment for U.S. Circuit Court, 9th District.

Francis Lee Smith Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0180
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (5 items) of the family of Francis Lee Smith, a prominent lawyer in antebellum Alexandria, VA. Items relating to his son Francis L. Smith, Jr. (VMI Class of 1867/New Market cadet) include oath of allegiance verification, dated May 22, 1865, Amelia Court House, VA; letter with enclosure, 1867, from VMI Treasurer Robert H. Campbell concerning collection of a bill; telegram to Gov. Fitzhugh Lee, 1887. An account book contains a list of cash receipts, for F. L. Smith, Sr.,...