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Record of Service



IN THE



WORLD WAR



OF



V. M. I. ALUMNI



AND THEIR



ALMA MATER



COMPILED BY THE HISTORIOGRAPHER

OF THE

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
1920



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"In Pace Decus — In Bella Praesidium'



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CONTENTS



COMPILER'S NOTE 3

THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN THE
WORLD WAR 5

SERVICE ROSTER:

COMMISSIONED PERSONNEL
United States Army

Brigadier Generals 13

Colonels 13

Lieutenant Colonels 15

Majors 18

Captains _. . . 23

^ First Lieutenants 33

li- Second Lieutenants 42

U. S. Marine Corps

r Majors 50

Captains 50

First Lieutenants 51

Second Lieutenants 52

United States Navy

Captains (Medical Directors) 53

Captain (Line) 53

^ Commanders 53

• ^ Lieutenant Commanders 53

N^ Lieutenants 53

Ensigns 54

U. S. Naval Reserve Force

Lieutenant Commanders 55

Lieutenants 55

Lieutenants (J. G.) 55

Ensigns 55

British and French Armies

Lieutenant Colonel 56

Captains 56

First Lieutenants 56

Second Lieutenants ' 56

Officers in Chinese Army 5



ii Contents

SERVICE ROSTER— Continued

ENLISTED PERSONNEL

United States Army 58

Marine Corps 62

Navy 63

Allied Armies 64

CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION:

Camp Taylor 66

Camp Pike 67

Camp Lee 67

Fort Monroe •. . . . 67

Washington, D. C 67

Gettysburg, Pa 68

Plattsburg, N. Y 68

Camp Hancock 68

Fort Sheridan 68

Camp Kearny 68

Camp Joseph E. Johnston 68

Camp Fremont 68

Camp Gordon 68

Camp Grant 68

Unknown Camps 68

STUDENTS ARMY TRAINING CORPS 69

DECORATIONS 72

CITATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 75

CASUALTIES:

Killed in Action, or Died in the Service 85

Wounded, or Seriously Gassed, in Action 89

Prisoners of War 99

SOME ALUMNI IN CIVIL SERVICE DURING

THE WORLD WAR lOo

V. M. I. TRAINING CAMPS 108

SOME OF THE SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED
ALUMNI IN THE WORLD WAR:

Adams, F.W 195 Almond, E. M * 175

Adams, Walker H 147 Aloe, Alfred 133

Alexander, G. H: 275 Amerine, W. M 275

Alexander, G. M 172 Amory, T. D 247

Allison, W.R 345 Anderson, J. Aylor 140



Contents



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SOME OF THE SPECIALLY DISTINGULSHED ALUMNI— Continued



Anderson, S. W 233

Angle, J. M 296

Arms, T. S 181

Baldinger, O. M 161

Baldwin, J. F 346

Barksdale, A. D 190

Baugham, W. E 287

Beckner, W. H 166

Beirne, R. F 180

Bell, Alden 308

Benners, A. W 339

Bertschey, S. L 208

Biscoe, Earl 132

Blackford, CM 135

Blackford, G.-T 290

Blackmore, P. G 181

Blake, E.M 128

Blow, G. A 182

Blundon, M 263

Bonnycastle, H. C 130

Booker, P. W 133

Bosiey, J. R 127

Bowe, Jr., W. F 234

Bowering, B 211

Bradbury, Eugene ^ 182

Brander, W. W 181

Brett, G.H 155

Brooke, G.M 125

Brooke, Richard 183

Brooks, R.R 303

Brown, A. D 208

Brown, E.C 274

Brown, F. M 239

Brown, Jr., F. V 246

Brown, J. McK 344

Browne, B. B 151

Bryan, Jr., L. R 159

Burress, J. W 288

Burress, W. A 203

Cammer, C. R 246

Cann, W. G 262

Cann, S. A 262

Campbell, A. G 146

Carroll, J. W 175

Carson, C.H 177

Carter, C.S 293

Carter, F.W 263



Chambliss, Hardee 136

Chambliss, T. M 177

Charlton, S. A 236

Childs, J. R 279

Christian, Jr., C 221

Clarke, C.K 232

Clarke, Jr., F. W 319

Clarkson, B. B 181

Clement, J. T 173

Clemmer, R. H 236

Cocke, John 140

Cocke, W.H 181

Cochran, W.B 116

ColdweU, Philip 181

Cole, Jr., J. E 202

ColUns, C. C 121

Collins, C.J 160

Conquest, E.P 226

Conrad, R.Y 197

Converse, A. J 360

Cootes, H.N 127

Corey, J. L 338

Couper, William 135

Coupland, R. C 237

Creswell, H. I. T 165

Crittenden, J. D 299

Crockett, G. K 289

Crowder, R.T 261

Gumming, S.C 319

Currier, W. P 151

Cushman, J. R 302

Cutchins, Frank 301

Cutler, Stuart 220

Dalton, J. N 208

Dance, P. R 339

Dashiell, G.F 205

Dashiell, H. G 206

Dashiell, R.M 174

Davant, E. T 193

Davenport, R.M 238

DeButts, H. A 333

De Graff, De L. A 298

Denham, J. L 318

Derbyshire, G. A 300

De Vahn, C. M 341

Dillard, A.W 180

Dockery, A. B 144

Dodson, R. S 151



IV



Contents



SOME OF THE SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI— Coxtinued



Downer, J. W 134

Downing, F.B - 133

Drake, Jr., J. H 350

Drayton, C.H 211

Drew, O. C 181

Dunbar, R.B 162

Earle, L. H 212

Eastham, K.G 174

Edwards, M.F 376

Edwards, R.O 144

Effinger, W. L 259

Eglin, H. W. T 175

Ellison, A. H 210

Ellison, L.H 210

Etheridge, C. A 313

Ewing, J. D 218

FaUigant, L. A 157

Fauntleroy, J. D 183

Fochheimer, J. H 291

Fenner, G.C 181

Figgins, B. W 344

Fraser, A. H 286

Fugate, Jr., J. H 315

Garland, H. G 294

Garnett, Jr., J. H 299

Garvey, W. A 224

Geiger, H. J 242

Gerow, L. S 167

Gerow, L. T 142

Gerson, G. R 237

Getzen, T. H 298

Gignilliat, L. R 127

Gill, H. F 214

Gill, W. H 154

Glazebrook, Jr., L. W 21 9

Glazebrook, O. A 370

Gleaves, S. R 119

Goddard, W. S 303

Goodfellow, J. C 128

Goodwin, Jr., Walton 140

Gould, Jr., W. T 259

Graves, S. P 262

Gray, Jr.,H. P 239

Gregory, J. C 129

Greene^ F. S 167

Griffin, F.W 133



Gwathmey, J. T; 181

Hagan, J. A 314

Hagenbuch, J. S 235

Hager, R.B 295

Handy, T.T 159

Harris, H.W 285

Harrison, G. M 238

Harrison, J. S 172

Harrison, W. Burr 183

Hart, Jacks 328

Hartz, R. S 138

Hastie, Jr., Jack 174

Harrington, F. C 120

Hathaway, E.T 288

Hawes, Jr., G. P 131

Hawks, A. W 377

Heflin, S. M ! 175

Henderson, Jr., E 203

Hickman, E. A 132

Hock, Conrad 260

Holmes, Jr., H. B 177

Holtzman, Jr., C. T 239

Hordern, H.R 356

Howard, C.R 233

Howard, R. J 357

Howard, S.L 310

Hull, R.M 259

Humphreys, W. H 200

Hutton, Jr., F. B 236

Hyatt, J. W 157

Ives, E. L 375

James, Jules 342

Jamison, S. C 176

Johnson, E. H 163

Johnson, William R 261

Johnston, Jr., A. L 343

Johnston, Charles 223

Jordan, H.L 149

Karow, Gustav 331

Keezell, R. P 237

Kelly, Russell A 365

Kilbourne, C. E 115

Kimberly, Allen 151

Kimberly, C. O 292

Kingman, M.H 308

King, O. D 335



Contents
SOME OF THE SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI— Continued



Knight, R. R 235

KoUock, C. W 160

Kraft, W. R 234

Lange, L. G 338

Langhorne, C. D 341

Langhorne, G. T 129

Langstaff, J. D 209

Lansing, C.C 130

LaRue, B. V. M 189

Lee, Fitzhugh 133

Letcher, G.D 191

Lincoln, A. T 194

Lloyd, O.C 161

Locke, M.E 119

Lockhart, G. B 317

Lohmeyer, Jr., W 199

Loughridge, S. A 354

Lowry, S. De L 187

Lyerly, Ballard 133

Lyerly, Jr., C. A 183

Lyne, R. G 158

Magruder, John 150

Marshall, Jr., G. C 117

Marshall, Jr., R. C - 115

MarshaU, R. J 204

Marshall, Samuel 186

Martin, C. A 209

Mason, H. M 344

Massie, H. W 269

Massie, N. H 317

Maxwell, E.G 296

Meem, J. G 230

Michaux, E. R 240

Michie, R. E. L 114

Miller, J. A 280

Miller, Jr., J. C 251

Minton, C. A 247

Mills, Jr., M. R 318

Milton, M.M 180

Minnigerode, Karl 286

Money, W.T 361

Moore, A. W 235

Moore, B.S 235

Moore, C.E 184

Moreno, Aristides 123

Morison, R. A 208

Morrissett, D. G 163



Mort, J. E 150

Munce, G. G 309

Murphy, D.E 181

Murphy, R.W 335

McAnerney, IL, J 299

McClellan, J. M 334

McChntock, Alex 361

McCoy, W.S 289

McGiffert, S. Y 300

McKee, J. L 240

McKinney, S. A 286

McLeod, Hugh 183

McMiUen, D.R 155

McMiUin, D. N 207

McMillin, E. W 207

McRae, D. M 143

Nash, C. P 325

Nash, John 162

Nash, Lloyd N 297

Nelms, J. A 324

Nelly, H.M 131

Nelson, Jr., J. C 253

Nichols, E.W 183

Nichols, Jr., J. A 205

Nichols, Maury 133

Nichols, W.R 149

Noland, C. P 182

Nowlin, Jr., J. C... 259

Outten, E. C 241

Owen, W. O. (Col.) 133

Owen, W. O. (1st Lt.) 263

Owens. B.B 363

Owens, W.I 273

Owsley, A. M 138

Owsley, Clark 139

Parker, Jr., J. C 297

Parks, Jr., Victor 152

Parsons, H.H 171

Patterson, A. S 303

Patterson, M. G 182

Patton, Jr., George S 120

Paul, John 231

Peek, G. M 143

Peek, W. H 128

Pendleton, R. T 167

Perkins, K. S 151

Parkinson, A. C 310



VI



Contents



SOME OF THE SPECIALLY DLSTIN

Perry, J.N 183

Peyton, J. W 180

Peyton, P. B 126

Pickett, in., G. E 301

Pigue, J. A 283

Pitts, Jr., J. L 182

Pitts, Lindsay 182

Poag>ie, H. G 182

Polack, R. W 281

Polk, G. W 238

Polk, Harding 171

Potts, Jr., P. M 261

Powell, Llewellyn 182

Purdie, K. S 156

Randolph, R.I 171

Rapkin, E. L 307

Read, Jr., O. M 342

Reed, Washington 274

Rhett, R. B 349

Rich, A. H 298

Richards, J. N. C 191

Richards, W. A 266

Robinson, F.S 328

Rockenbach, S. D 115

Rockwell, Kif fin Y 358

Ruffner, D. L 213

Schmidt, H. C 176

Schoen, AUen McG 374

Schwabe, H.A 133

Schwartz, B.W 305

Scott, Jr., W. D 174

Seaman, E. C 176

Seay, Joseph 182

Shepherd, Jr., L. C 322

Sheppard, W. W 182

Shipp, A. M 129

Sitwell, H. C. F 285

Smiley, W. V 214

Smith, Alan McC 260

Smith, Jr., H. L 187

Smith, Estil V 153

Smith, T. Chilton 298

Smith, W.C 166

Snidow, R. C 233

Somers, V. L 336

Speer, Jr., G. A 345

Spessard, R. H 154



GUISHED ALUMNI— Continued

Spihnan, R. S 182

Spragins, W. E 183

Stark, J. Vincil 284

Staton, Adolphus 342

Steger, J. O T 131

Stude, A. J 217

SuUivan, M.E 338

Taber. W. A 173

Talbot-t, S. G 149

TaUaferro, Jr., E. H 183

Taylor, James 215

Taylor, James D 123

Templeton, Hamilton 148

Thompson, Ernest O 145

Thompson, G. Otho 259

Throckmorton, R.J 234

Tobin, R. G 343

Tomhnson, J. B 216

Townes, Jr., J. E 143

Trinkle, L. L 235

Tyree, H. B 202

Upshur, A. P 147

VanSant, J. A 278

Venable, H. M 304

Waddey, D. M 238

WaddiU, E. C 121

Wall, W. G 137

Walton, J. S 239

Walker, W.H 138

Waring, J. M.S 137

Weaver, W. R 182

Welborne, H. B 307

WeUs, E. L 227

Welton, Jr., R. F 260

Whiting, Edgar M 165

Whiting, G. W. C 134

Whiting, T.S 326

Whittle, W.M 232

Wilbourn, A. E 145

Williams, F.J 178

WllUams, J. S 148

Williamson, S. B 125

Wilmer,T. W 291

Wilson, C.R 182

Wilson, L.C 295



Contents vii

SOME OF THE SPECIALLY DISTINGUISHED ALITMNI— CoNTiNrEo

Wilson, R. M 222 Woolford, A. W 282

WiLson, Scott 261 Wood, F. T 206

Wiltshire, T. H 175 Wood, W. S 128

Wiltshire, G. D 175

Winn, CD 134 Yancey, J. P 181

Wise, H.D 133 Yancey, W. B 286

Wise, J. C 141 Yost, H. McC 182

Witt, T. F 182 YoueU, R. M 152

Wolfe, W. McI 183

"LAST WORDS" OF SOME OF V. M. I.'S MAR-
TYRED SONS 378

CONCLUSION 379



GENERAL PERSHING'S ESTIMATE OF V. M. I. 38i

APPENDIX 383

INDEX 405



COMPILER'S NOTE.



This RECORD is not complete, but its publication can-
not be longer delayed. It is believed many more names will
be added to the Service Roster when all the returns are
in hand.

The Compiler laboured earnestly for many months to
make the Roster complete, but his eiforts have been only
partly successful. Whetlier it be because of modesty, or due
to a disinclination to recall the awful scenes through which
many of them passed, our Service Men have been loath to tell
about themselves. In all cases it has been difficult to get them
to speak in detail of their personal experiences, and, in many
instances, a single word could not be drawn from them. It
will thus be seen what difficulties have beset the Compiler.
He has called to his aid every known source of information
in the endeavour to make the Record absolutely correct, as to
persoimel, and as aiCcurate as possible, in regard to the other
facts wanted ; but his hopes have not been fulfilled.

Especially difficult has it been to secure definitely the
Rank, Command and Station, in many cases. These have
been given only when there seemed to be no doubt of their
correctness ; therefore, many omissions, and, doubtless, some
errors, will be found in that connection.

The Casualty List is also believed to be far from com-
plete. It is thought that others of our Brotherhood made the
Supreme Sacrifice, and it is quite certain that many were
wounded, or gassed, whose names are not given lierein.

As far as possible, credit has been given for Decorations
Awarded and Citations Published; but here, too, the record
is probably incomplete. But, with all its defects, this work is
full of interest, as showing how these brave men volunteered
for their Country's defense, at tlie first call to arms, and how
gallantly they served. It has ever been so. In every War
our Country has waged since tlie birth of our Alma Mater,



4 Compiler's Note

her sons have borne a glorious part, and on every battlefield
their blood has been freely poured out.

This publication must not be considered as final, for it is
believed the Record will yet be perfected. To that end, let all
who read these pages endeavour to supply the omissions
and correct the errors discovered in tlie Service Roster. If
this be faithfully done, then, and not till then, shall we be
able to tell tlie whole story of V. M. I.'s Sons in the WORLD
WAR.



December 15, 1920.



THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE IN THE
WORLD WAR.

The V. M. I. in all previous Wars waged by the United
States since 1839 had borne a glorious part. It was, there-
fore, not strange tliat Virginia and the Country at large looked
to her for valuable service when this greatest War came.
Did she fulfill the expectations of the World?

The triumphant answer to this question, it is confidently
believed, will be f omid in the following pages.

The Story! Who can do it justice? Certainly not this
writer whose pen falters as he essays the task assigned him.

Perhaps no fitter preface for tliis publication can be given
than is found in a recent issue of The Confederate
Veteran, in the article, under the above heading, written
in February, 1919, by Colonel W. M. Hunley, the accomplished
Professor of Economics and Political Science at the V. M. I.,
who performed such splendid service himself as the Execu-
tive Secretary of Virginia's first Council of Defense.

He wrote :

'* 'The past is but prelude.' Shakespeare gives this
doctrine as a m'axim of optimism.

''Three Wars before the World War had our Country
waged since the birth of the V. M. I. In those wars — the
Mexican, that between the States, and the Spanish- American —
the Institute did what was expected of her and added fame
to fame. Those wars now, liowever, appear like preliminary
skirmishes when compared to the World War, and the In-
stitute's prelude to the heroic part she gave herself to do,
with Western Europe for a stage.

" 'True to tradition' — that must be the final word. And
there is none other that those who know her and love her can
wish to have added.

"In the fall of 1914, long before many people believed
that this Country would enter the conflict, sons of the V. M. L,
restless under the injunction of neutrality, and burning with
zeal to help avenge a mighty wrong, sought service under
foreign flags. They fought nobly and won renown. Some



6 Virginia Military Institute — World War Record

of them have since joined their own colors, a few remain in
the service of Great Britain and France, and others sleep
'in Flanders' Field.'

"As the clouds grew blacker and it was seen that we
should begin to mobilize along every line, the Governor of
Virginia, wishing to put the State in a condition of prepared-
ness and to lay the foundation for whatever of effort might be
required, organized a Council of Defense, with headquarters
at Richmond. It was composed of fourteen of the State's
leading citizens, men of finance, business, agriculture, and the
professions. The Governor selected the Superintendent of
the Institute to be Chairman of the Council and a member of
our Faculty as Executive Secretary. The work of tliis body
has been highly commended as helping to make it possible
for Virginia to play so effectively the part she did in the War.

''The next step marking the V. M. I.'s war contributions
consisted in an arrangement, made at the request of the au-
thorities of Washington and Lee University, whereby forty
members of the Corps spent four afternoons a week, during
the Spring of 1917, drilling the student-body of the Univer-
sity. In the same Spring and Summer, and the Summer of
1918, as well, a 'Rookie' Training Camp was conducted at
the Institute, officered by members of our Tactical Staff*. The
attendance at these Camps was large and representative. The
records show tliat, Avith hardly an exception, graduates of the
Camps won commissions soon after entering the Service.

"Perhaps the most striking recognition of the V. M. I.
from the War Department came in the Fall of 1918 with the
organization of miits of the Student Amiy Training Corps.
The Institute was the only College in the Country, Military or
Non-Military, which had a sufficient number of her officers
commissioned in the Regular Army, They were assigned to
duty at the Institute, without interruption of their routine
work. This unusual designation was amply justified by the
admirable way in which the S. A. T. C. units here Avere con-
ducted. Large groups of men were called away to Officers'
Camps at frequent intervals, and the demands for admission
to take their places increased from week to week, up to the
time of demobilization of the units.

"Very soon after this took place the War Department
announced that Cavaln', Artillery, Infantry, and Engineer-
ing Units of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps would be
established at tlie V. M. I. [These Units were established



The V. M. I. in the World War (Continued) 7

and have been successfully conducted under distinguished
Army Officers to the present time. — Historiographer.]

'•And now of the men who fought in France, of those who
did their best to go, of those who worked mth devotion in
Camps here and abi'oad, what shall we say of them? One i?,
in fact, embarrassed by wealth of material in attempting to
write a short account of tlie V. M. T, in the World War.

"Wliere to begin and what to sav that needs be said!
Our records are not complete, and as these lines are written
(late in February, 1919,) news comes of heretofore unrecorded
casualties and honours won by our men in France.

''The Historiogrnpher of the Institute is making a com
plete record of V. M. I. Men in the War. The material he
has already collected is an imposing tribute to the valour of
Institute Men. Space does not permit, and this is not the
place to attempt, a statement of the War Roster, as of this
date : but we should like to quote a few sentences from a letter
from the Historiographer, Colonel Joseph R. Anderson, Class
of 1870, as sho^ving the sort of material he is collecting for
the V. M. I. War History. Colonel Anderson wrote: 'I feel
sure that we have had more than two thousand Alumni, Gradu-
ates and Non-Graduates, in the Service. A great many of
our boys have been decorated by France, England, and our
own Countrj^ for dauntless courage and the most conspicuous
gallantry. I could tell of the heroic conduct of Lieutenant
Amory, of Delaware, 'the bravest and most beloved man in
his battalion,' as his commanding officer wrote. Wliile still
incapacitated for active duty on account of previous wounds,
and when he was believed to be in the Hospital, Amory led
his Company far in advance of the Battalion in the assault
and capture of a stronghold. He died in the action. I could
tell of Captain Glazebrook who, when suffering from serious
wounds, jumped out of the mndow of the Hospital, when the
nurse was absent, and joined in the battle then in progress,
for which 'military crime' he was severely reprimanded and
then promoted. leould tell of the hero, J. Favre Baldv/in, of
Texas, calmly writing his last letter to his 'saintly mother
and revered father,' the night before he was killed in actio-n,
a letter which will stand as a classic, breathing, as it does,
the most sublime courage, patriotism, filial affection, and
religious faith. '

"Thus, we could even now set forth a recital of death of
our men that would make one of the brightest pages in the
historv of America's heroic part in the War. But, as has



S Virginia Military Institute — World War Record

been said, this is not the place and this is not the time for
that, especially in view of the fact that jnst now any recital
of the sort would be quite incomplete. The real story will
be eloquently told at the proper time and in a manner worthy
of the theme.

''To indicate the nature of that story is our purpose here.

''In closing this brief index to the V. M. I.'s part in the
War, we should like to quote from an address delivered before
the Corps of Cadets by Major J. C. Hemphill, of South Caro-
lina, one of the South 's most distinguished journalists and
publicists. Major Hemphill emphasized the duty of us who
face the new world and the Greater V. M. I. in the spirit of
the poet who said: 'It's the torch the people follow, whoever
the bearer be.' In this connection, he said:

" 'There was never a time in the history of the world
when the opportunity of Service was so great, when the call
for educated, thoroughly trained men was so insistent and
imperative — men of ideas, forward-looking men — for the
world has to be built over, and you must be among the builders.
Think of what youi- predecessors who should be emulated by
you in your day and generation accomplished for their coun-
try in war and peace, and under far less propitious circum-
stances than confront you. Their work should cheer you on
to high endeavour and noble achievement. Almost without ex-
ception, these elder brothers of yours have proved themselves
worthy of the best traditions of this School of Soldiers — sol-
diers holding themselves, according to the American ideal, al-
ways subject to the civil powers, but ready, upon every pa-
•triotic call, with bodies and souls both responsive to the call
of duty, to say to the State, in the words of the ancient prophet
as set down in his divine vision: 'Here am I; send me.'

" 'In every war in which tliis Country has been engaged,
since the founding of this institution, the men of the V. M. I.
have added lustre to American Arms. Valiant in war, the3/
have been effective in the pursuits of peace. The full stor}'
of your glory in War and Peace has not been fully told and
\vill not be until your accomplished Historian, Joseph Tv.
Anderson, has finished his monumental work; but, incomplete
as it is, his would be a sorry soul indeed that did not thrill
at the thought of the deathless deeds of those who were taught
here that all that a man hath will he give for his country.' "



The V. M. I. in the World War (Continued) 9

It will not be amiss, in connection with reference to
Colonel Hunley's fine article, to quote from the Chronicles
of the day.

On July 15, 1917, information was received by the au-
thorities that the Virginia Military Institute had been desig-
nated by the War Department^ as a " Jmiior Training Camp."
This designation was made on account of the excellent service
already voluntarily performed by the Institute in the train-
ing of men, prior to the establishment of the Government
Training Schools. The full text of the communication from
tlie War Department is here given. The Assistant to the
Adjutant-General wrote :

*'I am directed by the Commanding General to write you,
as follows:

''1. It appears that from April 3, 1917 to July 3, 1917,
you established at your justly celebrated Institution of Learn-
ing a Camp for Intensive Military Training in conjunction
with your regular work, using the members of the senior
Classes as Instructors. That 139 members were enrolled in
said Camp at the moderate cost of $100 for the three months.

''2. That from April 9, 1917 until June 6, 1917, the 400
students of Washington and Lee University, a neiglibouring
institution, Avere given military instruction by the members
of the Senior Class, a member of your Faculty being detailed
as Commandant of Cadets, there being no charge absolutely
by the Virginia Military Institute aiuthorities for this instnic-
tion.

''3. It still further appears that under date of June 20,
1917, you established a second Camp for Intensive Military^
Training, which it is proposed to conduct until August 20,
1917, your enrollment to the present date being thirty-eight
members, necessitating special provision for subsisting and
quartering of the members, the regular session of your in-
stitution ha\dng ended on June 15th.

^'4. Finally, you haA^e just apphed for and have received
authority from tliese Headquarters to establish a Junior
Training Camp, under conditions laid down by the War De-
partment.

''5. This record of your efforts in the interest of patriotic



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