An Ideal Man

A few words of explanation seem necessary. I was a sophomore at Washington College during the session of 1860-61. On the breaking out of hostilities at Charleston in the spring, or, rather, when the secession of Virginia became inevitable, the college was converted into a military school and the students, with some of the professors, […]

Not an House but a Village

Large houses are always ugly, inconvenient, exposed to the accident of fire, and bad in cases of infection. A plain small house for the school & lodging of each professor is best. These connected by covered ways out of which the rooms of the students should open would be best. These may then be built […]

A Remarkable Body of Men

The Southern leaders occupied a commanding position. Those leaders constituted a remarkable body of men. Having before them the example of Jefferson, of Madison, of George Mason in Virginia, and of Nathaniel Macon in North Carolina, they gave deep study to the science of government. They were admirably trained as debaters, and they became highly […]

The School Bids Fair to Equal That of Any Military Academy in the South

University Military School. – The school lately established at the University of Virginia, for military instruction, has been started under most happy auspices, so far as the prospects of the school itself are concerned. – It is now in a very flourishing condition, about one hundred young gentlemen having already entered, and the applications daily received for admission being numerous. […]