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

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander S. Brown letters

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. he 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

Cadet Thomas Moncure Letter, 1849

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

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...

Charles Derby, Virginia Military Institute cadet correspondence

Scope and Contents

All letters were written by Charles Derby unless noted otherwise.

Charles Derby, Virginia Military Institute cadet correspondence. [digital]

 Digital Collection