Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1850-1859
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:
Address, Delivered Before the Bible Society of the Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute May 1, 1850 by Rev. Cornelius Walker, 1850-05-01
Address, Delivered Before the Two Literary Societies of the Virginia Military Institute, July 4, 1856 by Hon. Lawrence M. Keitt, of South Carolina., 1856-07-04
An Address Delivered Before the Literary Societies of the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, on the 4th of July, 1854 by B.J. Barbour of Orange County, Virginia., 1854-07-04
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the miscellaneous papers of three members of the Barton family who attended the Virginia Military Institute during the mid-19th century. Papers relating to Cadet Charles M. Barton (VMI Class of 1856) include a letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool"). Other Charles Barton material is found in a...
Scope and Contents A collection of miscellaneous documents from various eras in VMI's history, reflecting the humourous side of cadet life. Includes 3 small (3.5 x 5") watercolor sketches, depicting firecracker prank & results, ca. 1920; a list entitled "Graduated scale of beauty in Lexington" 1856; notice about the VPI football game posted on a barracks room, 1937.
Scope and Contents Letter dated September 28, 1855 from Charles to his cousin Joseph M. Barton, in which he complains about VMI life and about his instructor Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Jackson is described as a "hell of a fool").
Found in: Virginia Military Institute Archives
Scope and Contents The papers consist of three letters written to Coleman's sister Lucy during the Civil War, and an autograph album containing inscriptions written by his classmates at VMI, the University of Virginia, and the Medical College of Virginia, ca. 1858-61. The letter of September 17, 1862, from Winchester, Virginia, discusses the Battle of Antietam and caring for wounded; November 4, 1862, Winchester, Virginia, discusses hospitals and care of wounded, General George Steuart, movement of Longstreet's...