Geometry class exercise completed by VMI Cadet Philip Slaughter (Class of 1857). The drawing is marked "examined correction, F. H. Smith Prof., Ap. 16, 1855". Smith was VMI's first Superintendent and also taught mathematics.
Geometry class exercise completed by Cadet Giles B. Cooke (Class of 1859). "Tangent plan to a sphere through a line by means of two cones". Marked "Examined correct, 3.1, S. Crutchfield, Asst. Prof. math, V. M. I., 1857.