Rappahannock Academy was a military academy founded in 1813 in Virginia. Located on a hill near the Rappahannock River, the site was deemed well situated and brick buildings were constructed. The school's name was changed to Rappahannock Academy and Military Institute (RA&MI) in 1847.
William Mahone taught at RA&MI from January 1848 until July 1849. It was as large as Virginia Military Institute by 1860. Subjects taught at the school included military science and uniform requirements. The American Civil War (1861 - 1865) disrupted the school's program and drew most of its students into service.
The school and its property were sold off in 1873.
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