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New Market Cadets

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:

John F. Hanna diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0317
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. On May 10, the cadets were called to active duty at the request of General John C. Breckinridge and on May 15 participated in the Battle of New Market. The entries contain comments about VMI activities and people, Lexington social life, and discussion of personal concerns.This volume was picked up by a Union soldier,...

John Hardy Shields letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0045
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters written by John H. Shields to his parents while he was a cadet at VMI. Items are dated March 24 and April 7, 1864, and undated letter fragment. In addition to routine matters, the letter of March 24 mentions faculty member Thomas H. Williamson going to Panther's Gap to "survey the land, and make arrangements for throwing up fortifications and breastworks," and discusses how cadets coped with the rationing of food.The collection also contains...

John L. Tunstall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0181
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the personal papers (five items) of John L. Tunstall, including: One letter from Tunstall to his mother, in which he describes the cermonies marking the second anniversary of the Battle of New Market (including the reinterment of five of the cadets killed at New Market), recalls the horror of the war, and mentions visit of Robert E. Lee to Stonewall Jackson's gravesite Two notebooks containing VMI engineering class notes One photograph...

John R. Triplett letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0367
Scope and Contents One letter from Cadet Triplett to his cousin, dated October 11, 1863. Discusses difficulty of having new shoes made because of the scarcity of leather.

John S. Bagnall papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0219
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (seven items) of John S. Bagnall who fought at the Battle of New Market. Included are two letters (dated 1921) from Eliza Clinedinst Crim, the New Market resident who came to the assistance of wounded cadets after the Battle of New Market. The letter of April 20 mentions cadet Moses Ezekiel caring for the mortally wounded cadet Thomas Jefferson. The collection also includes an 1862 VMI grade report, two receipts for payment of tuition and diploma, and an envelope containing...

Johnson Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0341
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Howell Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson Family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war, the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the...

Lawrence Royster Civil War parole document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0069
Scope and Contents One Civil War parole document granted to Lawrence Royster after surrender of the Confederacy, dated May 16, 1865, Charlottesville, Virginia. The document gives him "permission to go to his home in Richmond, Virginia."

Letter fragment to Louis C. Wise, 1864 July 28

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from Orange County, Virginia by one of Jaqueline Beverly Stanard's sisters. Letter regards the death of her brother.

Letter fragment to Louis C. Wise, 1864 July 28

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1086