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Smith, Francis H. (Francis Henney), 1812-1890



  • Existence: 1812 - 1890

Biographical Note

Francis Henney Smith was the first Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute. He served there from 1839 to 1889. In the Civil War, Smith was a Colonel in Companies F and S of the 9th Virginia Infantry. Smith was also the President of the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors. No information could be found on Captain M. F. Maury.

Sources: “VMI Archives,” Trask, Benjamin H. 9th Virginia Infantry. 1984. Print.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Edmundson Letters

Identifier: Ms-2010-085

The Henry Edmundson Letters contain nine letters, eight of which were written to Edmundson and one, the earliest of the letters, written by Edmundson in 1814 to General John Preston. The senders include William Ballard Preston; Francis H. Smith, superintendent of Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.); Bernard Peyton; Isaac White; and Joseph Robert Woods.

Dates: 1814 - 1847

F.H. Smith Letter

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1964-002_Smithletter

F.H. Smith Letter, 1867 (Ms1964-002)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1964-002

F. H. Smith Letter

Identifier: Ms-1964-002

This collection contains a carbon copy of a 1867 letter written to Captain M. F. Maury from Francis Henney Smith at Virginia Military Institute, describing his time in Richmond and discussing a state agricultural and mechanical arts school.

Dates: 1867

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University History 3
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South 1
Montgomery County (Va.) 1