Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
Speeches in this collection were given at Citadel commencement ceremonies and literary society events by Citadel affiliates and invited guests.
The Citadel Archives & Museum
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Typewritten version of the address given by Hon. S.W. Trotti to the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the South Carolina Military Academy in 1847. Much emphasis is on state supported education and the importance of the free school system.Click…
Speech for the Citadel Alumni Association, "Military Strength of Nations" by Johnson Hagood, November 24, 1853
Typewritten version of the address entitled "Military Strength of Nations" given to the class of 1853 by Johnson Hagood, The Citadel class of 1847. Subjects include military and political strategies as well as agriculture.Click here to view this item…
Speech for the Calliopean and Polytechnic Literary Societies, "State Pride" by William D. Porter, April 5, 1860
This is a typewritten version of the oration entitled "State Pride" delivered by William D. Porter to the Calliopean and Polytechnic Societies of the State Military School in 1860. State government and its relation to federal government is…
Speech for the public commemoration of the re-establishment of The South Carolina Military College by John P. Thomas, February 22, 1883
This speech was given to commemorate the re-establishment of The Citadel after having closed in 1865 and reopened in 1882. Thomas describes the efforts of Citadel alumni to reopen the institution, discusses its history, and describes the character of…
This speech was given at the first graduation since the reopening of The Citadel in 1882.
Typewritten version of the address given by Hon. Samuel Dibble at the 1888 commencement of the South Carolina Military Academy. It is preceded by a brief address delivered by Rev. S.B. Jones. Dibble stresses the need for a viable public education…
This is a typewritten version of Dr. James A. B. Scherer's address entitled "The Voice of Charleston" delivered before the 1902 graduating class of Citadel Academy.Click here to view this item on the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Typewritten version of the address entitled "Problems of Old and New South" delivered by Prof. William E. Mikell, class of 1890, to the 1908 graduating class of the South Carolina Military Academy. Mikell describes problems that have come with…
Typewritten version of the address given by William Cain, former Citadel professor, entitled "Economic Reconstruction after the Confederate War." Cain discusses the economic and social condition of the state toward the end of World War I.Click here…
Speech given by Charles P. Summerall at the opening of the Cadet Chapel on April 12, 1952.