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  • VMI's Civil War Generals. Biographical Information from the VMI Archives.
    Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Archives Home Digital Collections Archives Online Catalog Quick Info FAQs Civil War New Market Battle of New Market Ghost Cadet Home Letters Diaries VMI s Civil War Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources Generals VMI s Civil War Generals Biographical sketches VMI Alumni and Faculty General Officers 1861 1865 Raleigh E Colston John Echols Birkett D Fry Samuel Garland William Young Conn Humes Stonewall Jackson Thomas J Jackson Alexander C Jones John R Jones James VMI s Civil War Generals VMI s Civil War Generals Biographical sketches VMI Alumni and Faculty General Officers 1861 1865

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  • Find Your VMI Ancestor. Genealogy and Historical Alumni Records in the VMI Archives.
    Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Genealogy Alumni Find Your VMI Ancestor Genealogy and Historical Alumni Records in the VMI Archives Includes Genealogical Resources Alumni Biographical Records Class Rosters Searching for a VMI Ancestor Our online historical rosters database is the best place to start your search Genealogy Alumni Home Genealogy Historical Alumni Researching Your VMI Ancestor Searching for a VMI Ancestor Our online historical rosters database is the best place to start your search The database includes the names of all students who were enrolled at VMI whether or not they graduated from opening day on November 11 1839 through the World War II era In addition you will find biographical and genealogical information including a summary of military service during the Civil War for many individuals who attended in the 19th century The database also includes some historical Faculty and Board of Visitors members as well as U S Army students sent to VMI for training during World Wars I and II The latter group were not VMI cadets If you locate a name in our database and would like more information copies of available documents please contact us Looking for your ancestor s photograph Search our Online Photographs Collections Important note to researchers we release historical student records only We do not release information about living alumni or other nonhistorical student records What s in Our 19th Early 20th Century Biographical files One of our most popular and valuable resources is our collection of 19th and early 20th century biographical files A file exists for every early alumnus both graduates and non graduates as well as for early faculty and staff members A typical cadet record consists of correspondence from parents regarding a

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  • Timeline: VMI in the Civil War. An Online Resource from the VMI Archives.
    s Ferry arsenal Cadets stood Timeline VMI in the Civil War VMI in the Civil War Timeline See our Civil War Popular Questions page for related information 1859 November A contingent of the Corps was dispatched to Charles Town following John Brown s raid on the Harper s Ferry arsenal Cadets stood guard at Brown s execution on December 2 1861 April The Corps was sent to Richmond where cadets drilled Confederate army recruits The commanding officer during this trip was Major Thomas J Stonewall Jackson who had joined VMI s faculty in 1851 as professor of natural and experimental philosophy and instructor of artillery Jackson accepted a commission and left for active duty soon after the Corps arrived in Richmond 1861 July 4 The Class of 1861 was graduated as of this date 1861 December 6 The Class of 1862 was graduated as of this date 1862 January 1 The Institute reopened in Lexington Cadets who would have been First Classmen had graduated early and were already serving in the military 1862 May The Corps was ordered to aid General Jackson s forces during the McDowell campaign The cadets commanded by Scott Shipp marched in pursuit of Federal troops but were not engaged in battle 1863 May General Stonewall Jackson died on May 10 from wounds received at the Battle of Chancellorsville and his body was returned to Lexington for burial 1863 August December The Corps was called into the field to defend against the raids of General William Averell but were not engaged in battle 1864 May 15 The Battle of New Market The Corps again under the command of Scott Shipp marched into battle along with General John C Breckinridge s forces against Federal troops led by General Franz Sigel Ten cadets were mortally wounded 1864 June

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  • VMI in the Civil Popular Questions. FAQ from the VMI Archives.
    Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources Popular Questions VMI in the Civil War VMI Civil War Timeline How many VMI Alumni fought in the Civil War The latest research indicates that of the 1 973 alumni who were living at the beginning of the Civil War 1 865 Popular Questions VMI in the Civil War Popular Questions VMI in the Civil War See also VMI Civil War Timeline and complete Civil War Resources An excellent secondary source on this topic is Virginia Military Institute Alumni in the Civil War by Richard M McMurry H E Howard 1999 How many VMI Alumni fought in the Civil War The latest research indicates that of the approximately 1 930 alumni who were living at the beginning of the Civil War 1 827 served in some capacity 94 7 Of those 240 died 171 killed or mortally wounded in action the rest from disease or other causes while in service Approximately 19 served in the Union Army some of whom are described in this article How old was the typical Civil War era cadet Although the ages ranged from 15 25 most cadets were between 17 and 21 that is very similar in age to today s college students How many cadets died at the Battle of New Market Ten cadets died in battle or as a result of their wounds For much more information see our Battle of New Market resources Where can I find out more

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Why VMI Matters
    education seeking not only to build the intellect of each cadet but also to shape the character and the spirit of them too The purpose was to prepare these young people for long lives of honorable service and principled leadership Today through its rigorous military system strong academics forthright honor system and a robust athletic program the Institute still holds to that purpose The challenges of the 21st century are complex Many of them are yet unknown But the core values that VMI stands for honor character and service will be vital to meeting those challenges And so will your support The campaign for VMI is comprehensive It offers you the opportunity to play a role in providing a world class education for leaders of the 21st century training young people in the ideal of the citizen soldier shaping character through the competition of intercollegiate athletics and preserving the Institute s rich historical legacy and famed alumni network It offers you the opportunity to step forward and participate in this most honorable of endeavors VMI matters because the world needs the citizen soldiers only VMI can produce Read more about the traits of the VMI cadet instilled through its uncommon

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  • Why Give - Giving Priorities
    develops first rate facilities and provides cadets with a strong grounding in leadership advancing and enhancing VMI s distinctive academic program Learn More Prepare Leaders Corps Life VMI s military system and citizen solider ethos produce honorable and able leaders Encouraging military service improving training facilities expanding athletic opportunities and supporting those who help cadets develop as leaders therefore are among the goals of this campaign Learn More Support the Team NCAA Athletics Support of VMI athletics is support for a proud competitive and diverse athletic program that builds physical fitness and imparts lifelong lessons in character discipline and teamwork Learn More Provide Opportunity Scholarship Aid Whether athletic or academic scholarships offer cadets the opportunity to embrace academic rigor coupled with a commitment to honor duty and professionalism Learn More Believe in the Mission Unrestricted Support As we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Institute annual and unrestricted endowment support allows the Institute to pursue initiatives to improve its extraordinary education and provide for its long term advancement Learn More Preserve our Legacy Battlefields Museums Increased funding will preserve the VMI heritage supporting the operation and maintenance of the Institute s historic buildings and the important work of VMI s

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Strengthen Academics
    of VMI s 14 majors he or she pursues each cadet receives an education characterized by a dedicated faculty excellent facilities and a small student faculty ratio as well as exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research international study and internships The Center for Leadership and Ethics prepares cadets for leadership in all walks of life and the Institute Honors program helps each high achieving cadet realize his or her full academic potential VMI can boast of career placement at greater than 90 percent within five months of graduation Support of VMI academics is an investment in success Merit Scholarships Merit scholarships help the Institute attract young people of demonstrated academic potential and intellectual curiosity and reward cadets who thrive in VMI s demanding academic environment Need Based Scholarships Need based scholarships ensure that the cost of a VMI education never prevents a deserving young person from reaping its benefits Faculty Development Providing VMI s accomplished faculty ample opportunities for professional development such as research and publishing will ensure that our professors continue their proud record of service to cadets Jackson Hope Fund The Jackson Hope Fund is a unique source of support for new academic initiatives and faculty development Since its creation in 2001 the fund has bolstered the Institute s academic programs and advanced VMI s reputation as a premier undergraduate college Academic Support VMI s academic support programs are dedicated to helping individual cadets achieve their academic and professional goals while providing funds for research travel and the Institute Honors Program Preston Library Preston Library is a center for academic inquiry cadet and faculty research and lifelong learning It also houses the VMI Archives the repository of the Institute s historic records which is in need of renovation Center for Leadership and Ethics The VMI Center for Leadership and

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  • Prepare Leaders
    Rogers 67 Austin Brockenbrough III Tom Slater 66 Walt Perrin II 62 Jimmy Rogers 67 Every Alumnus Should Give Back Read more Preparing Leaders Corps Life In 1839 VMI took up the challenge of training young people in the citizen soldier ideal embodying academic and leadership education in a system of military discipline In the 21st century that ideal means funds are needed to increase the number of ROTC and commissioning scholarships as well as tactical officers to guide the class and regimental systems and more support must be garnered for modern military and fitness training facilities and club and intramural sports programs Support of Corps life is an investment in graduates who serve and lead with honor and integrity on the battlefield or in the boardroom Club and Intramural Sports The concept Every cadet an athlete every athlete a cadet is reflected in VMI s strong program of club and intramural sports which allows cadets to experience the thrill of athletic competition learn the habits of lifelong fitness and nurture the traits of effective leadership Military Facilities First rate facilities are necessary to advance the Institute s strong military training program which builds cadets courage and confidence and helps them as leaders as well as to support VMI s esteemed ROTC program Fitness Facilities VMI is committed to offering top fitness training to the entire Corps Support will ensure that facilities are well equipped and well maintained ready for training instruction and personal fitness ROTC and Commissioning Scholarships These scholarships help the Institute attract retain and reward the young people who seek to serve the nation perpetuating VMI s proud citizen soldier tradition Corps Accountability A well staffed team of training advising and counseling TAC officers will help cadets develop integrity and self discipline and help them learn the

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