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  • Virginia Military Institute - Our Permanent Collection
    415 Letcher Avenue Lexington Virginia 24450 Permanent Collection The 15 000 artifacts in the historical collection chronicles the creation and development of VMI and the amazing contributions of alumni to history Many items in the collection have been presented over the past 140 years by the individuals who used them One of my VMI web belts Mama kept reads a hand written note penned by WWII General George Patton VMI

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/VMI_Museum/12447/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - For Teachers
    Tours store general inquiries Research collection inquires 540 464 7334 VMI Museum Virginia Military Institute 415 Letcher Avenue Lexington Virginia 24450 For Teachers Guided tours of the museum galleries are available by appointment Almost Twenty Questions is a one page fun activity sheet to help direct the student s focus during the museum visit Here is a copy you may print and use in your class You ll have to

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/VMI_Museum/12453/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Research at the Museum
    VMI Museum Virginia Museum of the Civil War Stonewall Jackson House Donate Close Menu VMI Museum Home VMI 175th Anniversary Planning a Visit Permanent Collection For Teachers Research Shaara Scholar Museum Shop Related Links Staff Tours store general inquiries Research collection inquires 540 464 7334 VMI Museum Virginia Military Institute 415 Letcher Avenue Lexington Virginia 24450 Research The museum welcomes research inquiries To schedule a visit to the research collection

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Shaara Scholar
    3 500 stipend and a personally autographed set of the Civil War Trilogy by authors Michael and Jeff Shaara The award is unique among those offered by colleges or Civil War sites commented Col Keith Gibson Director of VMI Museum Programs We are excited to offer this opportunity for a cadet to join the museum staff and spend the summer on the New Market Battlefield The award was established in 1999 by best selling author Jeff Shaara Here is a remarkable way for a cadet to work and study at what for all Americans but especially VMI alumni and cadets is a singular place Mr Shaara said at the announcement of his program I am certain too that young people visiting New Market will have their interest heightened by seeing a young man or woman a VMI cadet presenting the Civil War experience Mr Shaara s Last Full Measure and Gods and Generals along with his father Michael Shaara s Killer Angels are popular volumes with the Cadet Corps Purpose The Shaara Scholar in Residence Program is to provide the successful candidate an opportunity to actively engage in the stewardship of mid nineteenth century American history The successful candidate will be exposed to various facets of the museum profession while assisting the museum staff with daily duties In addition the Shaara Scholar will represent the Corps of Cadets to the visiting public Eligibility and Selection Criteria Application must be submitted to the VMI Museum no later than 15 April 2015 Any rising Third Second or First Class VMI Cadet in good standing may become a Shaara Scholar candidate regardless of academic major Candidates must complete the application A four member committee comprised of members of the VMI History Department and the VMI Museum Staff will select the successful cadet The

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/VMI_Museum/12457/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - The VMI Museum Store
    inquires 540 464 7334 VMI Museum Virginia Military Institute 415 Letcher Avenue Lexington Virginia 24450 Museum Store Your purchase from the VMI Museum Store supports the educational and preservation programs of the VMI Museum Operations Our museum store carries a wide variety of items many of which are unique and inspired by artifacts in the collection Among the selection you will find DVD s toys flags custom designed VMI Inspired

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/VMI_Museum/12459/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Related Links
    Collection For Teachers Research Shaara Scholar Museum Shop Related Links Staff Tours store general inquiries Research collection inquires 540 464 7334 VMI Museum Virginia Military Institute 415 Letcher Avenue Lexington Virginia 24450 Related Links The Stonewall Jackson House The pre Civil War home of VMI professor Thomas Jackson who became Stonewall in the Spring of 1861 Virginia Museum of the Civil War New Market Battlefield State Historical Park A Civil

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/VMI_Museum/12465/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Museum Staff
    Close Menu VMI Museum Home VMI 175th Anniversary Planning a Visit Permanent Collection For Teachers Research Shaara Scholar Museum Shop Related Links Staff Tours store general inquiries Research collection inquires 540 464 7334 VMI Museum Virginia Military Institute 415 Letcher Avenue Lexington Virginia 24450 VMI Museum Staff Col Keith Gibson Director VMI Museum System Ph 540 464 7327 gibsonke vmi edu Mrs Barbara Blakey Registrar VMI Museum System Ph 540

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  • About the Battle of New Market
    vmi edu Open daily year round 9 a m to 5 p m except New Year s Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Eve and day About the Battle VMI Cadets Fight Alongside Confederate Troops On May 10 1864 the VMI Corps of Cadets was ordered to join Gen John C Breckinridge s Confederate forces near Staunton Virginia After marching nearly 85 miles northward the Corps arrived at New Market on Sunday morning May 15 1864 Gen Franz Sigel s Union troops atop Bushong s Hill raked the Confederate line with cannon and musketry creating an ugly gap in the line Originally Breckenridge refused the advice of Major Charles Semple to send in the Corps saying This will not do I cannot expose them to such a fire as our center will receive Breckenridge soon realized he had no choice and reluctantly ordered the cadets to fill the gap Remarkably the cadets helped close the gap allowing the Confederate forces to regroup and push back the Union army Eventually Breckenridge forced Sigel and his men to retreat securing the battlefield and the Valley for the Confederacy Many cadets lost their footwear in the freshly plowed soil turned to thick mud after several days of rain That section of the battlefield became known as the Field of Lost Shoes The cadet charge and the shoeless field are depicted in a painting New Market Battle by Benjamin West Clinedinst VMI Class of 1880 a dominant feature in Jackson Memorial Hall since its unveiling in 1914 The days following the battle were filled with caring for the wounded and burying the dead The cadets were ordered to Richmond where they were honored by President Davis and Virginia s Governor William Smith They received the accolades of all and a new set of colors to replace

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