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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1840-1849

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander S. Brown letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0217
Scope and Contents Two letters from Washington College student Alexander S. Brown to his sister, dated 1846 September 20 and 1848 September 7. The 1848 letter mentions the Cincinnati military class, in which Washington College students participated in military training conducted by VMI staff. The second letter expresses his dissatisfaction with the College and a desire to transfer to another school.

Cadet John B. Strange letter, 1840 [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1389

Cadet Thomas Moncure Letter, 1849

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter, 1849 September 19, from Cadet Thomas J. Moncure (VMI Class of 1853) to his father, William A. Moncure, written while he was a fourth classman ("rat") at VMI.

Cadet Thomas Moncure Letter [Digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: MS0468. Digital

Charles A. Derby papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0030
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Derby family correspondence. Approximately twenty-eight letters were written by Charles Derby. The Charles Derby letters, 1844-1862, cover the period from late boyhood up to his death in battle in 1862. Included are letters (1846-1847) written while he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, as well as correspondence dating from his careers as teacher and Episcopal clergyman. Two items were written during his brief service in the Confederate...

Daniel Lee Powell letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0076
Scope and Contents One letter (July 15, 1844) from Henry T. Lee (Class of 1845 & Powell's uncle) to Cadets Fitzhugh and Keeling, requesting that they treat Powell with kindness. One letter (August 22, 1846) from Cadet Powell to his mother, describing guard duty at "Camp Crozet"; purchase of clothing; family news.