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REGISTER 



OF THE 



OFFICERS AND CADETS 



OF THE 



VIRGlxMlA MILITARY INSTITUTE 



AT 



LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, 



1840. 



INSPECTOR, (ex officio,) 

Thomas Walker Gilmer, Governor of Virginia. 

BOARD OF VISITORS. 

General Bernard Peyton, Adjutant General of Virginia, (ex officio.) 

Colonel C. Crozet, Chief Engineer of Virginia. 

General William Ligon, Powhatan. 

General Peter C. Johnston, Washington. 

General Thomas H. Botts, Fredericksburg. 

General Charles P. Dorman, Lexington. 

Doctor Alfred Leyburn, Lexington. 

James M'Dowell, Esq., Lexington. 

Hugh Barclay, Esq., Lexington. 

John H. Lee, Esq., Harrison. 

ACADEMIC STAFF. 

Francis H. Smith, A. M., Principal, and Professor of Mathematics. 
John T. L. Preston, A. M. Professor of Modern Languages. 

MILITARY STAFF. 

Harry M. Estill, M. D., Surgeon. 

Jacob M. Ruff, Treasurer. 

Cadet W. D. Fair, Adjutant. 

Cadet T. J. B. Cramer, Quarter Master. 

STEWARD. 

Robert S. Campbell. 



CADETS 



ARRANGED IN 



ORDER OF MERIT IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASSES, 



AS DETERMINED AT THE 



GENERAL EXAMINATION 



IN 



JUNE 1840. 



MERIT ROLL 



OF THE 



CADETS OF THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, 

AS DETERMINED AT THE GENERAL EXAMINATION IN JUNE 1840. 



FIRST CLASS. 



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*1 


William D. Fair, 


Amherst, 


Nov. 11, 


17 


1 


1 


1 


Adjutant. 


*2 


Wm. H. Henderson, 


Loudoun, 


Do. 


36 


4 


1 


4 


Corporal. 


3 


Ed. Pendleton, 


Botetourt, 


Do. 


16 


3 


4 


13 


Corporal. 


4 


James H. Jameson, 


Culpeper, 


Do. 


19 


1 


12 


11 


Sergeant. 


5 


John B. Strange, 


Fluvanna, 


Do. 


16 


5 


15 


6 


Corporal. 


6 


Tho. J. B. Cramer, 


Frederick, 


Do. 


22 


6 


10 


1 


Qr. Master. 


7 


James H. Lawrence, 


Caroline, 


Do. 


17 


7 


5 


14 


Sergeant. 


8 


Hamilton L. Shields, 


Norfolk, 


Do. 


18 


14 


1 


7 


Sergeant. 


9 


W. M. Elliott, 


Buckingham, 


Do. 


16 


9 


16 


15 




10 


C. P. Deyerle, 


Montgomery, 


Do. 


19 


13 


12 


4 




11 


V. C. Saunders, 


Loudoun, 


Do. 


18 


11 


6 


19 


Corporal. 


12 


J. T. Smith, 


Norfolk, 


Do. 


16 


14 


7 


9 




13 


O. M. Knight, 


Nottoway, 


Do. 


16 


10 


21 


12 




14 


P. J. Winn, 


Fluvanna, 


Do. 


19 


14 


18 


6 


Corporal. 


15 


J. S. L. Logan, 


Rockbridge, 


Do. 


16 


18 


19 


3 


Sergeant. 


16 


J. Marshall, 


Warren, 


Do. 


16 


8 


10 


24 




17 


H. B. Sumpter, 


Campbell, 


Do. 


17 


19 


9 


18 


1st Sergeant. 


18 


Benj. Sharp, 


Lee, 


Do. 


20 


14 


8 


19 




19 


L. A. Garnett, 


King & Queen, 


Do. 


17 


21 


22 


10 


Sergeant. 


20 


W. Forbes, 


Richmond city, 


Do. 


16 


12 


17 


24 


21 


J. S. Swann, 


Powhatan, 


Do. 


17 


20 


24 


16 




22 


J. W. Bell, 


Augusta, 


Do. 


20 


22 


19 


23 




+23 


S. B. Pryor, 


Brunswick, 


Do. 


19 


26 


13 


17 




124 


James Kenney, 


Rockingham, 


Do. 


17 


24 


21 


26 




+25 


B. B. Tibbs, 


Monongalia, 


Do. 


18 


23 


26 


24 




126 


C. A. Crump, 


Powhatan, 


Do. 


17 


25 


25 


27 




127 


W. S. Beale, 


Shenandoah, 


Do. 


16 


23 


26 


29 




+28 


J. W. Jones, 


Shenandoah, 


Do. 


16 


30 


29 


20 




+29 


C. E. Carter, 


Albemarle, 


Do. 


18 


28 


29 


29 




1 30 


R. B. Washington, 


Fairfax, 


Ap'l '40 


17 


- 


- 


- 


Not examined, 



Note — Names marked thus *, are specially reported to the executive, conformably 
to a regulation for the government of the institute, requiring the names of the most 
distinguished cadets, not exceeding two in each class, to be reported for this purpose at 
each annual examination. 

Names marked thus +, were found deficient and turned back to recommence the 
studies of their respective classes. 



SECOND CLASS, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED. 



James L. Bacon, 
H. T. Barton, 
W. Bowen, 
James L. Bryan, 
N. H. Campbell, 
J. B. Dorman, 
Benjamin Estill, 
J. W. Echols, 
B. D. Fry, 
T. S. Garnett, 
A. J. Hamilton, 
S. A. Hart, 
W. C. Jeffress, 
J. M'G. Kent, 
G. N. Kinney, 
Alexander M'Corkle, 
J. G. Paxton, 
J. L. Peyton, 
J. T. Preston, 
R. C. W. Radford, 
V. H. Rodes, 
T. O. Rogers, 
W. H. Smith, 
Robert A. Terry, 
T. Thorp, 
Robert Twiford, 
J. T. Washington, 
J. W. Williams, 
J. C. Wills, 



of Mecklenburg. 

of Spottsylvania. 

of Fauquier. 

of Dinwiddie. 

of Bedford. 

of Rockbridge. 

of Augusta. 

of Rockbridge. 

of Kanawha. 

of Westmoreland. 

of Rockbridge. 

of Albemarle. 

of Nottoway. 

of Montgomery . 

of Augusta. 

of Rockbridge. 

of Rockbridge. 

of Augusta. 

of Washington. 

of Bedford. 

of Campbell. 

of Albemarle. 

of Richmond County. 

of Pittsylvania. 

of Greenesville. 

of Accomack. 

of Westmoreland. 

of Roanoke. 

of Isle of Wight. 



AMENDMENTS 

TO THE 

REGULATIONS OF THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE. 



Article 9. Applications are required to be made on or before the 
first day of July in each year. The board of visitors meets annually on 
the first day of July, or the day following when the first happens on 
Sunday. 

Art. 32. The uniform of the officers of the institute corresponds to 
that of similar grades in the United States corps of engineers. 

Art. 51. The annual examination commences on the first Monday 
in July. 

Art. 66. There is added to the second class of punishments that of 
suspension, until such times as a board of at least three members can be 
assembled to investigate the case. 

Art. 145. Repealed, so far as requires the cadets to wash their rooms. 



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