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[274] 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.

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1848.—Board of Visitors: General Corbin Braxton, president of board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (exofficio); General P. C. Johnson, Philip St. George Cocke, Esq., General P. H. Steenbergen, Colonel George W. Munford, Charles J. Faulkner, Esq., Colonel George W. Thompson, William H. Terrill, Esq., General E. P. Scott.

Academic Staff: Colonel Francis H. Smith, Superintendent and Professor of Mathematics; Major John T. L. Preston, A. M., Professor of Languages and English Literature; Captain Thomas H. Williamson, Professor of Engineering, Architecture and Drawing; Major William Gilham, Professor of Physical Sciences, Instructor of Tactics and Commandant of Cadets; Lieutenant R. E. Colston, Assistant Professor of French; Lieutenant J. Q. Marr, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Military Staff: H. M. Estell, M. D., surgeon; T. H. Williamson, treasurer; J. Q. Marr, adjutant; W. S. Eskridge, steward.

1849.—Board of Visitors: General Corbin Braxton, president of Board; General William H. Richardson, adjutant-general (ex-officio); Philip St. George Cocke, Esq., General P. H. Steenbergen, Charles J. Faulkner, Esq., General E. P. Scott, Hon. John S. Barbour, Sr., William W. Crump, Esq., Colonel D. B. Layne, and Colonel Harvey George.

Academic Staff: Colonel Francis H. Smith, Superintendent and Professor of Mathematics; Major John T. L. Preston, A. M., Professor of Languages and English Literature; Captain Thomas H. Williamson, Professor of Engineering and Architecture and Drawing; Major William Gilham, Professor of Physical Sciences, Instructor of

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