Cadet Life, 1850's
Joseph H. Chenoweth Papers
Joseph Hart Chenoweth, born 1837, Randolph County [West] Virginia; graduate VMI Class of 1859; Asst. Professor, VMI; Professor of Math, Maryland Agricultural College; Major, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA; killed in battle at Port Republic on June 9, 1862.
Letters, 1855-1861, written by Joseph H. Chenoweth to his parents; cover period of his VMI cadetship, as well as his brief teaching career at VMI and Maryland. The letters provide a good portrait of pre-war cadet life.
Read the letters written from VMI