Mills; Pre-Civil War; Industrial History; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
This is a view of Fleets Hill in 1883, as seen from Petersburg across the Appomattox River. This picture shows some of the many mills operating from water power along the Appomattox in Ettrick and Petersburg from the mid-1840s through the 1890s.
College Seal; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
This original seal first appeared in 1885; but was never officially adopted as the school seal. However, elements of this unofficial seal were incorporated into the seal that was officially adopted and used from 1914 to 1991.
Black Militia; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
When the cornerstone for the main building was laid in July of 1883, there was a program which included a parade to the campus by different organizations. Included in this parade were several of the black militia units. The unit shown here was...
Confederate General; Battle of the Crater; Readjuster Party; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
William Mahone was a railroad engineer, a Confederate General, and a hero in the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864. After the Civil War he was one of the people who helped establish the Readjuster Party. The Party's support of the public...
Politician, Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
William Nash Stevens was a member of the group of African American Legislators who presented a number of bills in February of 1882. The honorable William Nash Stevens presented the bill to move the "COLORED" insane asylum to Dinwiddie.