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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 188 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to W. H. E Merritt, 1863 November 24

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1124

Letter to W. H. E Merritt, 1864 May 16

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1126

Letter to William B. Gatewood, 1860 December 22

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Letter mentions examinations and the secession of South Carolina.

Letter to William B. Gatewood, 1860 December 22

 Digital Image
Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1852

Morgan Family Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0356
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twelve items. Included are letters (8 items), 1862-1864, addressed to Cadet Patrick H. Morgan. Those from his father (James B. Morgan of Currituck,Co. NC) contain news of Civil War civilian & home life Currituck Co., North Carolina, 1863-1864. Specific topics include enemy raids for food and supplies, diptheria, an uncle's death in battle, and the hardships of war. Other letters are from family friends and cousin John B. Wiginton. Also included are Cadet Morgan's...

Murray F. Taylor cadet account book

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0034
Scope and Contents This collection contains an account book owned by Murray F. Taylor. This book contains a listing of school expenses incurred while Taylor was a cadet at VMI from 1860 to 1861.

Nalle Family Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0223
Scope and Contents One letter (January 15, 1865) written to Cadet G. B. Wallace Nalle by his father Philip Pendleton Nalle of Culpepper Co., Virginia; Mr. Nalle urges Cadet Nalle to remain at VMI rather than join the Confederate Army. Also one letter fragment from Cadet Nalle's mother, ca. 1865, in which Mrs. Nalle discusses the actions of Union troops in Culpepper Co. and other war news.

Note, 1863

 Item
Scope and Contents Written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. Note requests that cadet Crawford be granted a leave of absence to "attend to very important business."

Richard B. Chaffin receipts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0095
Scope and Contents This collection consists of receipts (20 items) for Richard B. Chaffin's expenses at VMI, and for various family expenses during the Civil War. These receipts date from January through December, 1863.

Robert H. Rutherford collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0389
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 2 items: One letter (February 14th, 1862) from Cadet Robert H. Rutherford to his cousin Louisa Henderson Perkins, in which he describes life at VMI and mentions Valentine's Day; and Rutherford's prayer book.