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Virginia Military Institute -- Cadet life -- 1860-1869

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

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 VMI 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 notebook (ca. 250 pages)...

James W. Breedlove papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0168
Scope and Contents Papers, 8 items, of James W. Breedlove. Includes two letters (October 13, 1859; March 11, 1861) from Cadet Breedlove to his grandfather in which he discusses his studies, expenses; two letters from Superintendent Francis H. Smith to Cadet Breedlove's grandfather, acknowledging receipt of money; three VMI quarterly grade reports; one account sheet detailing VMI expenses.

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1863 January 17

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards ice skating on the frozen river, attending church, academics, and demerits.

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1863 August 28

 Item
Scope and Contents Letter written from "Camp Jackson." Letter regards a trip to Staunton, Virginia, the Corps of Cadets leaving VMI to reinforce Stonewall Jackson, and family matters.

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1863 December 23

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards march to Camp Staunton, Virginia and family matters.

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1864 April 24

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards finances, potential for battle, and a request to resign and join the Army.

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1864 March 22

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter regards winter weather, cadet life, fortifications of VMI, and a desire to enter the Army.

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1863 August 28

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/925

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1863 December 23

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Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1361

Letter to Ellen B. Stanard (Taliaferro), 1863 January 17

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Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/945