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New Market Cadets

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 102 Collections and/or Records:

Composition "War", circa 1863

 Item
Scope and Contents Composition for an assignment at VMI that discusses thoughts on war.

Composition "War", circa 1863

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/906

Diary, 1862-1868

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Scope and Contents John F. Hanna's diary contains a colorful account of life at VMI and in Lexington, Virginia during the Spring of 1864. Entries begin April 17, 1864 and end May 9, 1864.

The diary was used by Septimus Knight of 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry from August 1862 (apparently copied from an earlier diary or notes) through June 1868. Most entries relate the movements and activities of the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Diary, 1862-1868

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/37

Edmund Berkeley letter

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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

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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

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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.,...

Francis S. Johnson letter of recommendation

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Identifier: MS-0216
Scope and Contents One letter from Thomas B. Robinson (VMI Class of 1856 and faculty member) recommending Cadet Francis S. Johnson for service in the Confederate Army. The letter is dated March 20, 1865.

Hardaway H. Dinwiddie papers

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Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (6 items) of Hardaway H. Dinwiddie, including manuscript of VMI valedictory speech, 1867; "phrenological analysis" 1858; calling card; poems about the New Market Cadets; certificate of withdrawal from Lexington's Masonic Lodge, 1868; and 1867 VMI commencement program.