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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel L. Powell letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0076
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters. One letter (dated July 15, 1844) from Henry T. Lee (Class of 1845 and Daniel Powell's uncle) to cadets Fitzhugh and Keeling, requesting that they treat Powell with kindness. The other letter (dated August 22, 1846) is from cadet Powell to his mother, describing guard duty at "Camp Crozet," the purchase of clothing, and family news.

Philip A. Fitzhugh papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0067
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers relating to Philip A. Fitzhugh with a bulk dating from cadetship. The collection includes: Six letters from Fitzhugh to his brother containing references to cadet life (graduation; hazing "plebes"; death of Henry C. Reid, Class of 1846; Washington College students, called "minks") Handwritten issue of a cadet newspaper called "The Royal Caroline", dated March 21, 1846 VMI letter of...