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

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Henry Reid letters transcriptions [digital]

 Digital Collection
Identifier: http://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/2010

James Henry Reid Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0222
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the Civil War correspondence (18 items) of James Henry Reid. Included are 13 letters from Reid to his parents written while he was a fourth classman at the Virginia Military Institute, August - November 1862. This correspondence contains many references to wartime cadet life, including use of the term "rat" as a name for new cadets, hazing, uniforms, food, guard duty and other aspects of life ...