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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
Academic and Military—1848-1861—Associates of General T. J. Jackson. Spokane falls. To the Editor of the Dispatch: Will you inform some friends of your paper who were the professors at the Virginia Military Institute in the years 1848, 1849 and 1850; also when Stonewall Jackson first entered the Institute as a professor, and what branches he taught? We have a lot of rusty Virginians out here who have lost their reckoning, several who were of the class of 1861, and left with Colonel Allan to join the Confederate army. A Subscriber from Idaho. At the July meeting of the Board of Visitors in 1851 Thomas J. Jackson was added to the Academic Board as professor of natural and experimental philosophy and instructor of artillery, with the rank of major. The other information asked for is as follows: 1848.—Board of Visitors: General Corbin Braxton, president of board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (exofficio); General P. C. Johnson, Philip St. George C<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Social life in Richmond during the war. [from the Cosmopolitan, December, 1891. (search)
ch spectacles were very common at our starvation parties. On one occasion I attended a starvation party at the residence of Mr. John Enders, an old and honored citizen of Richmond, and, of course, there was no supper. Among those present was Willie Allan, the second son of the gentleman, Mr. John Allan, who adopted Edgar Allan Poe, and gave him his middle name. About one o'clock in the morning he came to one other gentleman and myself, and asked us to go to his home just across the street, sawe eagerly accepted his invitation and accompanied him to his house. He brought out a half dozen cold mutton chops and some bread, and we had what was to us a royal supper. I spent the night at the Allan home, and slept in the same room with Willie Allan. The next morning there was a tap on the door, and I heard the mother's gentle voice calling: Willie, Willie. He answered, Yes, mother; what is it? And she replied: Did you eat the mutton chops last night? He answered, Yes, when she said: