Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1852

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Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1852

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Official minutes of the governing body of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.

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The Citadel Board of Visitor Meeting Minutes

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English

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Charleston (S.C.)

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Ex: Off Columbia SC
April 24 1852

The Board met this day

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
Governor Means
W. J. Hanna
Genl Cantey

Resolved that Cadet Winsmith having been suspended and restored – but not having returned to the Citadel Academy, his name be dropped from the Register.

A communication from Mr. Winsmith to the Chairman of the Board of Visitors was taken up & read to the members of the Board present.

The question then of increasing the salaries of the following officers of the institutions being taken up, It was Resolved that the following salaries be fixed to take place for 1st January last –

Superintendent Arsenal Academy $2000 per annum Professor Mathematics (or 1st Professor) $1000 per annum
(Brisbane) Professor of Belles Lettres, Charleston $1700 per annum
(Leland) Professor of Mathematics & Astronomy, Charleston $1700 per annum
(Hume) Professor of Experimental Science, Charleston $1700 per annum

The Board adjourned sine die.

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Resolved

That hereafter it shall be the duty of the officer in charge for the day to attend at all military drills, and inspections of the Corps during his term of service.

(passed April 29, 1852 after last Resolution – on next page)

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Ex Office Columbia
April 29 1852

The Board met this day

Present

Ja. Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
John H. Means
W. J. Hanna
J. W. Cantey

Resolved, that the Governor be & he is hereby requested to direct the Bursar to submit his acct of the expenditure of the state funds, accompanied by the proper vouchers to the Chairman of the Board of Visitors immediately after the termination of the fiscal year.

Resolved, that the Secretary of this Board do furnish his Excellency the Governor with a copy of the above resolution.

Resolved, that the report of the Superintendent in relation to the discharge of Cadets Whitemore, Abbott, Richter & [Illegible] be confirmed, & that they be discharged.

Resolved that Mr. Gauthier’s salary be increased to six hundred dollars per annum.

Resolved that the Board of Visitors will proceed to elect at Charleston on the first day of June next an additional Professor to be placed at the Citadel Academy until the 1st January next: & afterwards at the Arsenal Academy – Salary $800

The Board adjourned to meet in Charleston on 1st June next.

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Charleston 1st June 1852

The Board met this day to elect a Professor in the Arsenal Academy

Present

James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jameson
Governor J. H. Means
W. J. Hanna
J. W. Cantey

On motion,

It was resolved that Mr. J. B. White be elected Professor in the Arsenal Academy with the military rank of Lieutenant to take rank next after Lieut Stevens – and that Mr. White be ordered to report for duty at the Citadel Academy for the remainder of this year: & afterwards to take his appropriate position at the Arsenal.

The Board adjourned sine die.

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Citadel Academy Charleston
Nov. 14 1852

The Board met this day.

Present

Genl J. Jones Chairman
D. F. Jamison
His Excellency Gov. Means
Genl. J. W. Cantey

The annual examination of the several classes commenced this day: & was continued until Thursday 18th inst – when the Board adjourned to meet at the Arsenal Academy in Columbia on Sunday 23rd inst.

Arsenal Academy
23rd Nov 1852

The Board met in pursuance of adjournment.

Present

Gen. J. Jones Chairman
Gen. D. F. Jamison
Gen. J. W. Cantey

when the annual examination commenced and closed on 25th inst.

Board adjourned to meet at Executive Office on Friday 26th Nov. 1852

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At the annual meeting of the Board of Visitors held at the Executive Office on Friday 26th Nov. 1852

Present

Genl. J. Jones
Genl. Jamison
Genl. J. H. Means (Governor)
Genl. J. W. Cantey (Adj & Insp Gen)

The Report of the Superintendent of the Arsenal Academy was taken up & read when

It was resolved, that the suspension of Cadet Watt (Fairfield Dis) and Cadet Godfrey (Laurens Dis) for desertion, be confirmed: & that they be expelled.

Resolved that the suspension of Cadet Blythe (Union Dis) for overstaying his leave of absence be confirmed, and that he be expelled.

Resolved that Cadet Cantey be honorably discharged.

Resolved that Cadet Gilbert (Fairfield Dis) and Cadet Bessant (Williamsburg Horry Dis) be discharged for habitual want of application.

Resolved that Cadet Bell (Fairfield Dis) and Cadet Whitehead (Williamsburg Dis) be allowed to remain in the 4th class another year.

Resolved that Cadet Patrick (Barnwell Dis) be transferred to the Beneficiary List.

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Resolved that the salary of the attending physician at the Arsenal Academy be thirty dollars per month from 1st January next.

Resolved that the words “for misconduct” be struck out of 40 par of the Regulations.

The Report of the Superintendent of the Citadel Academy was taken up and read when

It was Resolved that diplomas should be granted to the following cadets

1 A. H. Little
2 D. T. Williams
3 W. S. Brewster
4 G. W. Earle
5 C. S. Gadsden
6 W. T. McCammon
7 W. H. Dial
8 T. W. Fitzgerald
9 J. W. Murray
10 S. C. Depass
11 R. A. Palmer
12 H. P. Houseal
13 W. H. Seabrook
14 C. S. Hennegan
15 J. W. Daniels
16 G. E. Gamble
17 J. C. Rich
18 P. A. Raysor
19 S. M. J. Prothro

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Resolved that permission shall not be granted by the Superintendent to any Cadet, to be absent at any time from the Academy, unless at the personal solicitation of a near relation: or by the written request of such relation, which shall be filed in the Superintendents office – except on Saturday, the Superintendent may at his discretion grant permission not to extend beyond retreat.

Resolved that a diploma be granted to Cadet G. G. Gamble of the Citadel Academy.

Resolved that pay Cadet L. White (Sumter Dist) be honorably discharged.

Board adjourned to meet tomorrow at this place at 10 O’ clock.

Executive Office Columbia
27 Nov. 1852

Board met in pursuance of adjournment

Present

Genl Jones, Chairman
Genl Jamison
Genl Hanna
Genl Means (Governor)
Genl J. W. Cantey adj & Insp Gen

Resolved

That the suspension of Cadet J Williams be confirmed – and that he be expelled.

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Ordered that the following Resolution be transmitted to the Superintendent of the Citadel Academy: & be published in order.

The Board of Visitors, in permitting such Cadets of the Citadel Academy, who deserted their posts, upon the appearance of the yellow fever in Charleston during the past summer, to return to their duties, do so in the hope, that they will not be called upon, again, to [illegible] upon conduct, which strikes at the root of all discipline; and gives ground for apprehension, that they who prefer safety to duty, are not the best guardians of the public property.

The Board are willing to believe that the disreputable panic which led to the desertion of the 1st of September, was not so much the result of a willful abandonment of duty on the part of the Cadets, as of an improper interference and unwise counsels on the part of others: and they trust that upon the occurrence of a similar event, the Cadets of the Military Academy will not place their security in flight, but in the hands of those who regard themselves responsible for their safety, and the well being of the institution of which they form a part.

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Resolved that the suspension of Cadet Strohecker be confirmed and that he be dismissed.

Resolved that the suspensions of the following Cadets be confirmed & that they be dismissed viz.

Holmes
Curtis
DeHay
Minott
Pope
Chesnut
Whittmore
Abbott
Richter

Resolved that the suspension of the following Cadets viz

Richardson
Singletary
Charles
B. S. Lucas
Besselieu
Guignard
Brown
Grimke
J. Evans
Brailsford
Wilson
McNair
Brownfield
Barry
Bell
J. Lee
J. P. Gibbs
Connor
DuPre
Frederick
Witsell
Wardlaw
Martin
Davant
Lafitte
Moore
Cohen

be confirmed & that they be dismissed.

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Resolved that Cadets Wilson & Lafitte be refunded $50 each which they deposited with the Superintendent before their suspension.

Resolved that the following Cadets be transferred from the Arsenal Academy to the Citadel Academy to enter 3rd class viz

1 F. R. Calhoun P – Abbeville
2 B. F. Reynolds P – Abbeville
3 W. Crawley – Barnwell
4 A. M. Ervin P – Barnwell
5 J. B. Patrick – Barnwell
6 J. Chandler – Charleston
7 W. T. C. Long – Chesterfield
8 J. Rugg – Darlington
9 B. W. Glover – Edgefield
10 L. S. Hill – Edgefield
11 J. M. Phinney – Fairfield
12 H. C. Dozier – Georgetown
13 J. Boatwright P – Richland
14 C. S. Legg – Union
15 R. C. Carlisle P – Union

Resolved that in consideration of the suspension of one of the classes of the Citadel Academy the following beneficiary Cadets be admitted into the Citadel Academy as a section of 4th class to report 1st January 1853

1 John B. W. Phillips – Charleston
2 Jacob Morse – Charleston
3 Jn. Lanneau – Charleston
4 E. B. White – Charleston
5 Thos. M. Hasell – Colleton
6 W. E. McNulty – Georgetown
7 E. C. Ellis – Horry
8 Thos. D. Villard – Lexington
9 S. E. Gregg – Marion
10 W. H. Zeigler – Orangeburg
11 Jn. R. Ballard – Sumter
12 J. J. Exum – Sumter

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Resolved that the following persons be ordered to report at the Citadel Academy on 1st January next - & if found proficient be admitted in 3rd class as pay pupils viz.

1 Thos. P. Gary – Abbeville
2 P. H. Sloan – Anderson
3 B. F. Sloan – Anderson
4 R. Horton – Charleston
5 R. G. Dwight – Colleton
6 R. B. Nettles – Darlington
7 J. E. Nettles – Darlington
8 E. Y. Fleming – Richland
9 W. L. Dennis – Sumter
10 R. E. Dennis – Sumter
11 L. F. Dozier – Williamsburg

Resolved that the following named persons be appointed be beneficiary probationary pupils at the Arsenal Academy & that they report on 1st January next

1 A. McAllister – Abbeville
2 W. L. Wilson – Abbeville
3 A. Burt – Anderson
4 H. D. Capers – Anderson
5 L. Strait – Chesterfield
6 P. D. Boles – Edgefield
7 J. A. Finch – Fairfield
8 Thos. J. Calhoun – Greenville
9 A. Johnson – Kershaw
10 D. Hellums – Laurens
11 Jn. D. Mahon – Laurens
12 Robt. Taylor – Marlboro
13 Robt. Seybt – Newberry
14 V. E. Manget – Richland
15 – Mueller – Richland
16 J. E. Hoey – Union
17 Geo. S. Ross – York
18 T. J. Tomlinson – York

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Resolved that the following named persons be appointed probationary pay pupils at the Arsenal Academy to report on 1st Jan next

1 Jn. W. Cochran – Abbeville
2 R. A. Harris – Anderson
3 R. C. Roberts – Barnwell
4 W. Bailey – Barnwell
5 R. Daunnerly – Barnwell
6 S. J. Brabhan – Barnwell
7 J. Dickinson – Barnwell
8 W. R. Erwin – Barnwell
9 A. Patterson Jr. – Barnwell
10 B. Johnson – Barnwell
11 W. A. Willingham – Beaufort
12 Jn. S. Palmer – Charleston
13 Geo. Eggleston – Charleston
14 W. G. Holmes – Charleston
15 B. Randell – Chesterfield
16 T. J. H. Douglass – Chesterfield
17 G. L. S. Douglass – Chesterfield
18 Henry Bailey – Colleton
19 B. M. Walpole – Colleton
20 E. M. Law – Darlington
21 J. L. Coker – Darlington
22 Ed. Croft – Edgefield
23 J. P. Christie – Edgefield
24 E. L. Mims – Edgefield
25 S. Watson – Edgefield
26 J. W. Walker – Edgefield
27 P. Coleman – Fairfield
28 Rob. M. Sims – Lancaster
29 Wm. Williams – Laurens
30 J. D. Wolfe – Lexington
31 T. E. Dudley – Marlboro

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32 J. D. Nance – Newberry
33 J. F. Hunt – Newberry
34 Jn. D. McKellar – Newberry
35 J. A. Houser – Orangeburg
36 D. Rowe – Orangeburg
37 E. Boatwright – Richland
38 Thos. P. McQueen – Sumter
39 Thos. D. Singleton – Sumter
40 C. W. Mayrant – Sumter
41 R. R. King – Sumter
42 Ed. Hodge – Sumter
43 M. A. Bronson – Sumter
44 Rob. N. Dunlap – Union
45 Henry A. Rice – Union
46 Henry Rice – Union
47 L. Peake – Union
48 John L. Peter – Union
49 Jn. S. Perry – York

The Board adjourned to meet at this place on Monday 29 Nov. 1852 at 10 O’ clock AM

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Ex. Office Columbia
29 Nov 1852

The Board met by adjournment

Present

Genl Ja. Jones, Chairman
Genl Jamison
His Excellency Gov. Means
Genl Hanna
Genl J. W. Cantey

Resolved that when the Board do adjourn, they adjourn to meet at the Ex: Office in Columbia on Saturday the 11 Dec 1852.

Resolved, that the resignation of Major R. W. Colcock Superintendent of the Citadel Academy; and of Professor J. A. Leland of the Citadel Academy, be accepted to take place on 1st January next: and that the resignations of Professor Hume & Mons. Gauthier be not accepted.

Resolved that the clerk of the Board advertise that the Board of Visitors will elect, at Columbia, on Saturday the 11th Dec next, one Superintendent, and one Professor of Mathematics at the Citadel Academy.

The Board adjourned

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Ex: Office Columbia
11 Dec 1852

The Board met by adjournment

Present

Jas. Jones Chairman
D. F. Jamison
W. J. Hanna
J. H. Means Gov.
J. W. Cantey

The following Resolutions were passed, viz.

That Donnelly (Barnwell) lately appointed as pay Cadet to the Arsenal Academy, be transferred to the pay list of the Citadel Academy.

That,

Ben. F. Backstom – Chester
H. L. Addison – Edgefield
J. R. [Illegible] – Edgefield

be appointed probationary pay pupils at Arsenal Academy to report on 1st January next.

That, Geo. A. Ross (York) admitted as a beneficiary at the Arsenal Academy be transferred to pay list.

That, T. L. Gardner, York, be admitted into the Arsenal Academy as a Beneficiary Cadet to report on 1st January next.

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Resolved, that

E. R. [Illegible] – Abbeville
A. Y. Lee – Kershaw

be appointed probationary pay pupils at Citadel Academy to report on 1st January next.

That, Cadet Jas. Young (Citadel Academy) be honorably discharged.

Ordered that the following Resolution be published in orders: viz.

Resolved that all demerit marks (up to the time of the yellow fever) be struck out against the following Cadets: viz.

1 Bryce
2 DuBose
3 Lee
4 Munnerlyn
5 Prior
6Snowden
7 Venning
8 Wylie
9 R. Young

in consideration of the high estimate the Board put upon their conduct for remaining at their post until furlough.

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For causes deemed good & sufficient by the Board, It was resolved that Professor Brisbane be removed from the office and professorship which he now holds in the Citadel Academy.

The question being upon concurring in the above resolution, the following members of the Board voted in the affirmative, viz.

1 James Jones Chairman
2 D. F. Jamison
3 W. J. Hanna
4 J. H. Means – Governor
5 J. W. Cantey

In the negative, None.

Board adjourned.

After a short recess, the Board again met, (composed of the above members) & went into an election of officers at the Citadel Academy occasioned by the resignations of Major Colcock & Professor Leland – and removal of Professor Brisbane, which resulted in the unanimous choice of

F. W. Capers – Superintendent & rank of Major
C. C. Tew – Professor Bel. Let. & rank of Captain
P. F. Stevens – Professor of Mathematics & rank of 1st Lieutenant

Resolved that the above officers report for duty at Citadel Academy on 1st January next.

Adjourned to meet on Monday next 13th Dec. at 3 O’ clock PM.

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Ex. Off.
Dec 13 1852

Board met pursuance of adjournment

Present

His Excellency Governor J. L. Manning
James Jones, Chairman
D. F. Jamison
W. J. Hanna
J. H. Means
J. W. Cantey

Resolved unanimously that Lieut J. B. White be promoted to second in command at the Arsenal Academy with rank of 1st Lieut.

Resolved unanimously that Mr. J. P. Thomas be elected Professor at the Arsenal Academy with rank of 2nd Lieut.

Resolved that the following youths be appointed probationary pay pupils at the Arsenal Academy to report 1st January next. Viz

W. H. D. Garden – Sumter
W. Owens – Colleton

Board adjourned sine die.

Citation

Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, “Minutes of the Board of Visitors of The Citadel, 1852,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 21, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/367.