University of Nashville Collegiate Department Western Military Academy
The Western Military Institute was an integral component of the University of Nashville from 1855 to 1862 and again, after the Civil War, from 1870 to 1873, when a cholera epidemic forced its closure. This catalog from the school’s second year was required reading for all students, as it outlined the rigid expectations of the military academy. Students’ days were filled with regular drilling, coursework modeled on West Point’s curriculum, and study time, with little opportunity for social life. The catalog also gives readers information about other aspects of the Western Military Academy, including the school’s leadership, professors, expenses, courses, and uniform requirements.