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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1850-1859

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 44 Collections and/or Records:

Archibald M. Fauntleroy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0065
Scope and Contents One testimonial letter written by Superintendent Francis H. Smith on behalf of Fauntleroy, dated Sept. 2, 1857. One drawing by Cadet Fauntleroy, done as a class assignment at VMI.

Barton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0020
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...

Cadet life collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0255
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.

Charles Barton Letter, 1855-09-28

 Item
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").

Charles Barton Letter, 1855 [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15821coll11/id/1550

Clayton G. Coleman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0021
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...