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Correspondence

 Subject
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Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew C. L. Gatewood papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The bulk of the papers consist of 28 letters written by Gatewood to his parents and other family members, 1860-1864.Early letters describe life at the Virginia Military Institute (hazing, daily routine, excitement about secession, cadets as drillmasters) and in Lexington, Virginia, just prior to and during early months of the Civil War. Subsequent letters date from his service with the 11th Virginia Cavalry Regiment,Company F, (Bath Squadron), including a letter written after the second Battle...

Andrew J. McCoy Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0393
Scope and Contents Civil War correspondence of Confederate soldier Andrew J. McCoy, consisting of 3 letters (1863 October 25; 1864 Jan 16 fragment; 1864 March 11) to his sister Martha written while he was serving with the 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The letters were written from camps in Culpepper County and Orange County, Virginia. They primarily concern family matters, camp hardships, and personal news, and provide insight into the life and thoughts of an ordinary soldier.

Andrew Langstaff Johnston Letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0236
Scope and Contents One letter, ca. 1871, written from VMI by Cadet Johnston, Class of 1872, to his mother. The bulk of the letter concerns family matters.

Correspondence and miscellaneous administrative records of the Board of Visitors, Historical

 Series
Identifier: RG-01-Correspondence-Historical
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous incoming and outgoing correspondence of the VMI Board of Visitors or related to BOV business. Includes correspondence files for some historical individual members of the Board

Daniel Lee Powell letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0076
Scope and Contents One letter (July 15, 1844) from Henry T. Lee (Class of 1845 & Powell's uncle) to Cadets Fitzhugh and Keeling, requesting that they treat Powell with kindness. One letter (August 22, 1846) from Cadet Powell to his mother, describing guard duty at "Camp Crozet"; purchase of clothing; family news.

Edmund Berkeley letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0154
Scope and Contents One letter from Edmund Berkeley to his mother, Mary Lawson Berkeley (Williams). Edmund Berkeley has been informed of his sister's death and offers consolation to his mother. He also gives VMI news and complains about the food (early reference to "growley" a VMI slang word used for mess hall food).

Edward M. Watson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0011
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter (September 17, 1868) written by Edward M. Watson to his father. Watson describes in detail the typical daily new cadet routine at VMI during the post-Civil War years. Topics include reveille, roll call, inspections, meals, study and recitation, drill and parade. The letter contains one of the earliest documented examples of term "rat" as a reference to a new cadet.

F. Lewis Marshall letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0165
Scope and Contents One letter (October 6, 1863) confirming and giving details of the death of James K. Marshall, VMI Class of 1860, who was killed in battle at Gettysburg. The letter was written to James' parents, Edward C. Marshall and Rebecca Peyton Marshall, by his cousin, F. Lewis Marshall. James Marshall was a Colonel in the 52nd North Carolina Infantry.

Jacob Kent Langhorne Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0361
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of 17 Civil War letters (Sept 1862-May 1863) from Jacob Kent Langhorne to various members of his family, written during his Virginia Military Institute cadetship and his service in the Confederate Army with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Topics include cadet life, family matters, camp life.

James B. Terrill Civil War letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0161
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one letter (April 5, 1861) from James B. Terrill to Virginia's Governor, John Letcher. Terrill offers to serve as an officer in the Virginia Volunteers and gives a brief account of his previous military experience. The letter also features an endorsement by John B. Baldwin.