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The Virginia Military Institute. The report of General Smith, Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, to the Board of Visitors gives a graphic account of the destruction of the beautiful buildings erected by the liberality of the State for her favored military school. This act was performed, as our readers are aware, on the morning of Sunday, the 12th of June, by the order of General D. Hunter, commanding the United States army of Western Virginia, the buildings having been first sacked by his lawless and rapacious soldiery. Every species of public property was removed or wantonly destroyed; and among the most serious losses are to be named the valuable library, the accumulated care of twenty-five years, and the philosophical apparatus, so long used by the late distinguished Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Lieutenant-General Thomas J. Jackson. The hospital was rifled of its most valuable medical stores and then burnt, as were, also, the quarters o