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Download The Corps Forward in PDF Full Online by William Couper and published by Mariner Companies, Inc.. This book was released on 2005 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biographical sketches of the 257 Virginia Military Institure (VMI) Cadets who fought in the Civil War Battle of New Market, VA May 15, 1864 with new foward by Col. Keith E. Gibson
Download Virginia Military Institute and the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864 in PDF Full Online by William Couper and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virginia Military Institute and the Battle of New Market by William Couper, first published in 1900, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.
Download Contemporary Southern Identity in PDF Full Online by Rebecca Bridges Watts and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2007 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Contemporary Southern Identity Rebecca Bridges Watts explores the implications of four public controversies about Southern identity-debates about the Confederate flag in South Carolina, the gender integration of the Virginia Military Institute, the display of public art in Richmond, and Trent Lott\'s controversial comments regarding Strom Thurmond\'s 1948 segregationist presidential bid. While such debates may serve as evidence of the South\'s \battle over the past, \ they can alternatively be seen as harbin-gers of a changing South. These controversies highlight the di-versity of voices in the conver-sation of what it means to be a Southerner. The participants in these conflicts may disagree about what Southern identity should be, but they all agree that such discussions are a cru-cial part of being Southern. Recent debates as to the place of Old South symbols and institutions in the South of the new millennium are evidence of a changing order. But a changing South is no less distinctive. If Southerners can find unity and distinctiveness in their identification, they may even be able to serve as a model for the increasingly divided United States. The very debates portrayed in the mass media as evidence of an \unfinished Civil War\ can instead be interpreted as proof that the South has progressed and is having a common dialogue as to what its diverse members want it to be. Rebecca Bridges Watts is visiting assistant professor of communication studies at Stetson University
Download Side by Side in Eternity in PDF Full Online by James Robert McNeal and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2023-02-27 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Every gravestone in every graveyard can frame a story far more complex than the dates engraved upon it. It's common for spouses to be memorialized together as a final affirmation of the commitments made in life, or for bereaved parents to be buried with children who tragically preceded them in death. Close proximity burials of seemingly unrelated figures can similarly reveal the tales of people who otherwise walked together in life, by choice or by chance. For example, the Confederate burial of Union Col. Robert Gould Shaw was certainly meant as a dishonor as Shaw was buried in an unmarked, low-lying coastal trench alongside the fallen African American members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment he had commanded at Fort Wagner. After the war, however, the men's remains were recovered and reinterred--meaningfully, still together--at the newly commissioned Beaufort National Cemetery. This book explores a dozen unique examples of such side-by-side burials over the course of U.S. history. It begins by describing each of the protagonists' final chapters, before spooling out the tales and significance of their actual journeys to such interwoven endpoints. The evolution of funerary practices and observances in the United States is interspersed throughout, with a special focus on military honors and burials.
Download Field of Lost Shoes in PDF Full Online by Kennedy David and published by . This book was released on 2014-10-17 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the Battle of New Market, seven VMI friends went into battle together, only four returned. Based on the true story of friendship, courage, and sacrifice. After Abraham Lincoln appoints Ulysses S. Grant as General in Chief of Union Forces, Grant targets Virginia's pristine Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the South. The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington volunteers to send the Corps of Cadets to help protect the valley. Two hundred seventy-four Cadets march north toward the strategic valley chokepoint at New Market. When Union forces blow a gaping hole in the Southern line, the students are ordered forward. On a rainsoaked field, with mud so thick it pulls the shoes right off their feet, the boys answer the grim call to arms. This is their story.
Download Call out the Cadets in PDF Full Online by Sarah Kay Bierle and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2019-06-18 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “May God forgive me for the order,” Confederate Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge remarked as he ordered young cadets from Virginia Military Institute into the battle lines at New Market, just days after calling them from their academic studies to assist in a crucial defense. Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley had seen years of fighting. In the spring of 1864, Union Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel prepared to lead a new invasion force into the Valley, operating on the far right flank of Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign. Breckinridge scrambled to organize the Confederate defense. When the opposing divisions clashed near the small crossroads town of New Market on May 15, 1864, new legends of courage were born. Local civilians witnessed the combat unfold in their streets, churchyards, and fields and aided the fallen. The young cadets rushed into the battle when ordered—an opportunity for an hour of glory and tragedy. A Union soldier saved the national colors and a comrade, later receiving a Medal of Honor. The battle of New Market, though a smaller conflict in the grand scheme of that blood-soaked summer, came at a crucial moment in the Union’s offensive movements that spring and also became the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley. The results in the muddy fields reverberated across the North and South, altering campaign plans—as well as the lives of those who witnessed or fought. Some never left the fields alive; others retreated with excuses or shame. Some survived, haunted or glorified by their deeds. In Call Out the Cadets, Sarah Kay Bierle traces the history of this important, yet smaller battle. While covering the military aspects of the battle, the book also follows the history of individuals whose lives or military careers were changed because of the fight. New Market shined for its accounts of youth in battle, immigrant generals, and a desperate, muddy fight. Youth and veterans, generals and privates, farmers and teachers—all were called into the conflict or its aftermath of the battle, an event that changed a community, a military institute, and the very fate of the Shenandoah Valley.
Download Persistence through Peril in PDF Full Online by R. Eric Platt and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Christian K. Anderson, Marcia Bennett, Lauren Yarnell Bradshaw, Holly A. Foster, Tiffany Greer, Don Holmes, Donavan L. Johnson, Lauren Lassabe, Sarah Mangrum, R. Eric Platt, Courtney L. Robinson, David E. Taylor, Zachary A. Turner, Michael M. Wallace, and Rhonda Kemp Webb To date, most texts regarding higher education in the Civil War South focus on the widespread closure of academies. In contrast, Persistence through Peril: Episodes of College Life and Academic Endurance in the Civil War South brings to life several case histories of Southern colleges and universities that persisted through the perilous war years. Contributors tell these stories via the lived experiences of students, community members, professors, and administrators as they strove to keep their institutions going. Despite the large-scale cessation of many Southern academies due to student military enlistment, resource depletion, and campus destruction, some institutions remained open for the majority or entirety of the war. These institutions—"The Citadel" South Carolina Military Academy, Mercer University, Mississippi College, the University of North Carolina, Spring Hill College, Trinity College of Duke University, Tuskegee Female College, the University of Virginia, the Virginia Military Institute, Wesleyan Female College, and Wofford College—continued to operate despite low student numbers, encumbered resources, and faculty ranks stripped bare by conscription or voluntary enlistment. This volume considers academic and organizational perseverance via chapter “episodes” that highlight the daily operations, struggles, and successes of select Southern institutions. Through detailed archival research, the essays illustrate how some Southern colleges and universities endured the deadliest internal conflict in US history.
Download Seed Corn of the Confederacy in PDF Full Online by James Gindlesperger and published by White Mane Pub. This book was released on 1997 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The battle was similar to many others, with one notable exception: The corps of cadets from the Virginia Military Institute was among the regiments on the field that fateful day. Confederate President Jefferson Davis affectionately referred to those boys, as young as 15, as the "Seed Corn of the Confederacy". With only a few individual exceptions they had never been in battle. By day's end they had stepped into the pages of history. Their gallantry gained the respect of veteran soldiers on both sides. Their day culminated with the capture of a Union battery. The victory had a price, however. Ten of their number would die a New Market; more than fifty others would be wounded. This is the first known account of the Battle of New Market written from the perspective of the cadets from Virginia Military Institute. They had never seen battle before, but by day's end they had earned the admiration of both sides for their valor in action.
Download The Big Book of Virginia Ghost Stories in PDF Full Online by L. B. Taylor Jr. and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-07-17 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Old Dominion State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author L. B. Tayloy shines a light in the dark corners of Virginia and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From poltergeists that make trouble at Blue Ridge Pottery, to a phantom light on Holston Mountain, to specters haunting the battlefield of Cedar Creek, there’s no shortage of bone-chilling tales to keep you up at night. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.
Download An Afternoon in May in PDF Full Online by George Tomezsko and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2007-01-26 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Afternoon in May is the true story of four companies of heroes. In May of 1864 the Corps of Cadets, mostly teenagers, from the Virginia Military Institute helped turn the tide of battle at an obscure Virginia town called New Market. Though little-known outside the South, their story is arguably one of the most compelling military stories in American history. This book should, therefore, capture the attention of not only historians but of anyone with an interest in the War Between the States. But it should also command the attention of a wider audience. It is a must-read for anyone seeking examples of inspiration. NOTE: this book is available in ebook format!
Download Battle of New Market, Virginia: in PDF Full Online by John Wise and published by . This book was released on 2015-09-27 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is based on a speech by John Sergeant Wise, a veteran of the Battle of New Market, Virginia, in which he took part as a Virginia Military Institute Cadet. In this address, made at VMI May 13, 1882, Wise describes the battle in first person, which is subjective, poignant, and even humorous in part. By reading the personal narrative, one can indeed feel oneself on the field of combat as an untried soldier determined to win the day. The address has been supplemented by the editor with footnotes, annotations, and illustrations. Brief biographies of the combatants, John C. Breckinridge and Franz Sigel are given as well as commentary on Sigel's involvement in the radical European Revolutions of 1848. A list of the VMI cadets in the Battle of New Market is given along with information concerning what happened to them after the war.
Download The Young Lions in PDF Full Online by James Lee Conrad and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-02-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the South’s four major military colleges—the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), the South Carolina Military Academy (later The Citadel), the Georgia Military Institute, and the University of Alabama—The Young Lions is the story of young Confederate military cadets at war. From the opening of VMI in 1839 through the struggles of all the schools to remain open during the war, the death of Stonewall Jackson (a VMI professor), and the Pyrrhic victory of the Battle of New Market to the burning of the University of Alabama in 1865, this book reveals the everyday dramatic actions of cadets on battlefield and beyond.
Download Mountain View Cemetery in PDF Full Online by Dennis Evanosky and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Ghosthunting Virginia in PDF Full Online by Michael J. Varhola and published by Clerisy Press. This book was released on 2011-02-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Virginia and the District of Columbia are fertile ground for serious and casual ghosthunters alike and have no shortage of venues for paranormal investigation -- if visitors know where to look. Author Michael J. Varhola has spared no efforts to make Ghosthunting Virginia as useful a resource as possible for those interested in visiting haunted sites as he leads readers on a guided tour of the most haunted sites in the Old Dominion and the nation's capital. A great many of these sites have some connection to the Colonial era or to the Civil War, two defining elements in the history of the region. Battlefields, cemeteries, tunnels, caves, bridges, haunted highways, inns and taverns, lighthouses, theatres, haunted cities like historic Winchester, Colonial Williamsburg, and Washington, D.C, and all manner of other eerie locales can be found in this novel and informative travel guide! It's also perfect late-night reading for anyone who loves a good ghost story.
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Download Confederate Exceptionalism in PDF Full Online by Nicole Maurantonio and published by University Press of Kansas. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Along with Confederate flags, the men and women who recently gathered before the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts carried signs proclaiming “Heritage Not Hate.” Theirs, they said, was an “open and visible protest against those who attacked us, ours flags, our ancestors, or our Heritage.” How, Nicole Maurantonio wondered, did “not hate” square with a “heritage” grounded in slavery? How do so-called neo-Confederates distance themselves from the actions and beliefs of white supremacists while clinging to the very symbols and narratives that tether the Confederacy to the history of racism and oppression in America? The answer, Maurantonio discovers, is bound up in the myth of Confederate exceptionalism—a myth whose components, proponents, and meaning this timely and provocative book explores. The narrative of Confederate exceptionalism, in this analysis, updates two uniquely American mythologies—the Lost Cause and American exceptionalism—blending their elements with discourses of racial neoliberalism to create a seeming separation between the Confederacy and racist systems. Incorporating several methods and drawing from a range of sources—including ethnographic observations, interviews, and archival documents—Maurantonio examines the various people, objects, and rituals that contribute to this cultural balancing act. Her investigation takes in “official” modes of remembering the Confederacy, such as the monuments and building names that drive the discussion today, but it also pays attention to the more mundane and often subtle ways in which the Confederacy is recalled. Linking the different modes of commemoration, her work bridges the distance that believers in Confederate exceptionalism maintain; while situated in history from the Civil War through the civil rights era, the book brings much-needed clarity to the constitution, persistence, and significance of this divisive myth in the context of our time.
Download Valley Thunder in PDF Full Online by Charles R. Knight and published by Savas Beatie. This book was released on 2010-05-10 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An “exciting and informative” account of the Civil War battle that opened the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, with illustrations included (Lone Star Book Review). Charles Knight’s Valley Thunder is the first full-length account in decades to examine the combat at New Market on May 15, 1864 that opened the pivotal Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who set in motion the wide-ranging operation to subjugate the South in 1864, intended to attack on multiple fronts so the Confederacy could no longer “take advantage of interior lines.” A key to success in the Eastern Theater was control of the Shenandoah Valley, an agriculturally abundant region that helped feed Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Grant tasked Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, a German immigrant with a mixed fighting record, and a motley collection of units numbering some 10,000 men to clear the Valley and threaten Lee’s left flank. Opposing Sigel was Maj. Gen. (and former US Vice President) John C. Breckinridge, who assembled a scratch command to repulse the Federals. Included in his 4,500-man army were Virginia Military Institute cadets under the direction of Lt. Col. Scott Ship, who’d marched eighty miles in four days to fight Sigel. When the armies faced off at New Market, Breckinridge told the cadets, “Gentlemen, I trust I will not need your services today; but if I do, I know you will do your duty.” The sharp fighting seesawed back and forth during a drenching rainstorm, and wasn’t concluded until the cadets were inserted into the battle line to repulse a Federal attack and launch one of their own. The Union forces were driven from the Valley, but would return, reinforced and under new leadership, within a month. Before being repulsed, they would march over the field at New Market and capture Staunton, burn VMI in Lexington (partly in retaliation for the cadets’ participation at New Market), and very nearly capture Lynchburg. Operations in the Valley on a much larger scale that summer would permanently sweep the Confederates from the “Bread Basket of the Confederacy.” Valley Thunder is based on years of primary research and a firsthand appreciation of the battlefield terrain. Knight’s objective approach includes a detailed examination of the complex prelude leading up to the battle, and his entertaining prose introduces soldiers, civilians, and politicians who found themselves swept up in one of the war’s most gripping engagements.