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  • VMI New Market Cadet William H. McDowell, the "Ghost Cadet". Online Resources from the VMI Archives.
    Info FAQs Civil War New Market Battle of New Market Ghost Cadet Home Letters Diaries VMI s Civil War Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources New Market Ghost Cadet Home New Market Cadet William McDowell The Ghost Cadet New Market top level Online Resources for Students and Teachers The VMI Archives receives many inquiries every year from students and teachers throughout the United States regarding the life of Cadet William H McDowell A fictional account of McDowell s participation in the Battle of New Market is featured in The Ghost Cadet an award winning children s book by Elaine Marie Alphin This VMI Archives site contains links to factual biographical information and to the full text of available primary sources Unless noted otherwise all sources are from originals in the VMI Archives Questions Contact the Archives The photograph shown on this page at right is the only known image of Cadet McDowell It was taken at the request of his mother see her letter dated October 3 1863 You can also view a larger version of the image Frequently Asked Questions about Cadet McDowell Biographical Information His real life Letter of Recommendation January 1863 This letter is written by McDowell s relative Mary Anna Jackson wife of General Stonewall Jackson Letter June 1 1863 From Rebecca McDowell William s mother inquiring about his application to VMI She discusses her son s character This letter also contains references to the death of Stonewall Jackson which

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  • VMI's Civil War Generals. Biographical Information from the VMI Archives.
    Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Archives Home Digital Collections Archives Online Catalog Quick Info FAQs Civil War New Market Battle of New Market Ghost Cadet Home Letters Diaries VMI s Civil War Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources Generals VMI s Civil War Generals VMI s Civil War Generals Biographical sketches VMI Alumni and Faculty General Officers 1861 1865 Raleigh E Colston John Echols Birkett D Fry Samuel Garland William Young Conn Humes Stonewall Jackson Alexander C Jones John R

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  • Timeline: VMI in the Civil War. An Online Resource from the VMI Archives.
    our Civil War Popular Questions page for related information 1859 November A contingent of the Corps was dispatched to Charles Town following John Brown s raid on the Harper s Ferry arsenal Cadets stood guard at Brown s execution on December 2 1861 April The Corps was sent to Richmond where cadets drilled Confederate army recruits The commanding officer during this trip was Major Thomas J Stonewall Jackson who had joined VMI s faculty in 1851 as professor of natural and experimental philosophy and instructor of artillery Jackson accepted a commission and left for active duty soon after the Corps arrived in Richmond 1861 July 4 The Class of 1861 was graduated as of this date 1861 December 6 The Class of 1862 was graduated as of this date 1862 January 1 The Institute reopened in Lexington Cadets who would have been First Classmen had graduated early and were already serving in the military 1862 May The Corps was ordered to aid General Jackson s forces during the McDowell campaign The cadets commanded by Scott Shipp marched in pursuit of Federal troops but were not engaged in battle 1863 May General Stonewall Jackson died on May 10 from wounds received at the Battle of Chancellorsville and his body was returned to Lexington for burial 1863 August December The Corps was called into the field to defend against the raids of General William Averell but were not engaged in battle 1864 May 15 The Battle of New Market The Corps again under the command of Scott Shipp marched into battle along with General John C Breckinridge s forces against Federal troops led by General Franz Sigel Ten cadets were mortally wounded 1864 June 11 Federal troops under the command of General David Hunter entered Lexington The Corps retreated to a camp

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  • VMI in the Civil Popular Questions. FAQ from the VMI Archives.
    Catalog Quick Info FAQs Civil War New Market Battle of New Market Ghost Cadet Home Letters Diaries VMI s Civil War Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources Popular Questions VMI in the Civil War Popular Questions VMI in the Civil War See also VMI Civil War Timeline and complete Civil War Resources An excellent secondary source on this topic is Virginia Military Institute Alumni in the Civil War by Richard M McMurry H E Howard 1999 How many VMI Alumni fought in the Civil War The latest research indicates that of the approximately 1 930 alumni who were living at the beginning of the Civil War 1 827 served in some capacity 94 7 Of those 240 died 171 killed or mortally wounded in action the rest from disease or other causes while in service Approximately 19 served in the Union Army some of whom are described in this article How old was the typical Civil War era cadet Although the ages ranged from 15 25 most cadets were between 17 and 21 that is very similar in age to today s college students How many cadets died at the Battle of New Market Ten cadets died in battle or as a result of their wounds For much more information see our Battle of New Market resources Where can I find out more about General Stonewall Jackson We have extensive Stonewall Jackson Resources online Which VMI alumni became Generals in the Confederate Army See

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  • Hunter's Raid on VMI and Lexington, 1864. Civil War Resources from the VMI Archives
    of VMI June 1864 For four days in June 1864 Union troops commanded by General David Hunter occupied the small Shenandoah Valley town of Lexington the home of the Virginia Military Institute The federal forces about 18 000 strong entered the town on the afternoon of June 11 Although their arrival had been briefly delayed by the resistance of a small cavalry force led by General John McCausland a VMI graduate and former faculty member the Confederate troops were greatly outnumbered and were soon forced to retreat The VMI Corps of Cadets having only recently returned to VMI after their participation in the Battle of New Market on May 15 were also ordered to retreat they camped near the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains about two miles from Balcony Falls on the night of the 11th There were no civilian or military casualties as a result of this occupation However VMI was both the site of a state arsenal and a military training school and the Institute was considered to be a legitimate military target On June 12 Hunter ordered the burning of VMI The cadet Barracks at left and two faculty residences were extensively damaged and other Institute property most importantly the valuable library laboratory and scientific equipment was destroyed The troops also removed the Institute s statue of George Washington which was taken to Wheeling West Virginia as a trophy of war it was returned in 1866 The Union forces left on June 14 marching over the mountains to Lynchburg Following these events the Corps of Cadets was furloughed while officials examined various plans for reopening the school Because of extensive damage to the buildings library and supplies Gen Smith and the VMI Board of Visitors decided that is was not feasible to bring the cadets back to Lexington In December 1864 academic work resumed at the Alms House in Richmond which became VMI s temporary headquarters The Corps remained in Richmond until the war ended in April 1865 VMI reopened in Lexington in October 1865 In addition to documents found in the official records of the Virginia Military Institute this page features many other resources including accounts of the events written by Union and Confederate soldiers and citizens of Lexington Unless otherwise noted all full text documents are from the collections in the VMI Archives Primary Sources Confederate Letter from General Francis H Smith Superintendent of VMI to Gen William H Richardson Adjutant General of Virginia Gen Smith relates the event from the perspective of the Institute Dated June 17 1864 VMI Annual Report July 1864 Superintendent Smith s official report to the VMI Board of Visitors VMI Surgeon s Report Estimating losses sustained by the Hospital Department at the hands of Yankee thieves and incendiaries June 11 1864 page 1 Official Confederate Army Correspondence June 1864 Capt Achilles J Tynes letter June 13 1864 General John McCausland s 5th Cavalry Brigade Fannie M Lyle Wilson letter June 17 1864 Fannie was a 16 year old

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  • John Brown Execution, 1859. VMI Cadet Guard. Online Resources from the VMI Archives.
    Letters Diaries VMI s Civil War Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources John Brown John Brown Execution Home Cadets at the Execution of John Brown Documents November 1859 January 1860 Civil War Resources Top Level About these documents Abolitionist John Brown 1800 1859 was captured and sentenced to die following his raid on the federal arsenal at Harper s Ferry West Virginia Fearing the possibility of another uprising by Brown s supporters the Governor of Virginia accepted the offer of VMI s Superintendent Francis H Smith to send a part of the Corps of Cadets to provide an additional military presence at the execution which was to take place at Charles Town Virginia now West Virginia Smith consulted his faculty and selected upperclassmen to prepare for duty at Charles Town Official VMI records do not include a list of the selected cadets The only known list was published in the Petersburg Virginia newspaper on December 8 1859 Smith by directive of the governor was placed in charge of the execution itself Overall command of the cadet detachment was given to VMI faculty member William Gilham who also commanded two cadet infantry companies consisting of 64 cadets His colleague Major Thomas J Jackson was placed in command of the artillery two howitzers manned by 21 cadets less than two years after the duty at Charles Town Jackson would acquire the nickname Stonewall and would soon thereafter achieve fame as one of the Confederacy s ablest

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  • Stonewall Jackson Resources from the VMI Archives. Papers, Photographs, Genealogy, Biography, FAQ
    Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Archives Home Digital Collections Archives Online Catalog Quick Info FAQs Civil War New Market Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Jackson Stonewall Jackson Resources Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson served on the VMI Faculty as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy Instructor of Artillery from August 1851 until the beginning of the Civil War in April 1861 The Virginia Military Institute Stonewall Jackson Home Stonewall Jackson Resources Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson served on the VMI Faculty as Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy Instructor of Artillery from August 1851 until the beginning of the Civil War in April 1861 The Virginia Military Institute Archives holds a large collection of Stonewall Jackson s personal papers Jackson images and other information about his life and times Included on this page are links to full text correspondence as well as to full text information about various topics of interest to Jackson researchers Popular Questions Perennial favorites Who shot Jackson What was the name of his horse Where is he buried more Jackson Photographs An online exhibit Stonewall Jackson Papers Complete guide and online access to many original documents Jackson Timeline Significant events brief biography Jackson Family Genealogy

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  • Battle of New Market, Virginia. May 15, 1864. Online Resources from the VMI Archives.
    New Market Battle of New Market Ghost Cadet Home Letters Diaries VMI s Civil War Generals Timeline VMI Popular Questions Hunter s Raid Home John Brown Execution Stonewall Jackson Genealogy Alumni Photos Portraits Letters Diaries Manuscripts Digital Exhibits Home Military Oral History VMI Records Records Management About the Archives Mary Laura Kludy Archives Assistant Ph 540 464 7516 Fax 540 464 7089 archives vmi edu Preston Library Lexington Virginia 24450 Hours Visitor Info Archives Civil War Resources New Market The Battle of New Market Virginia May 15 1864 The VMI Corps of Cadets fought as a unit at the Battle of New Market Virginia on May 15 1864 Two hundred fifty seven cadets were on the field organized into Battle of New Market Home The Battle of New Market May 15 1864 Online Resources from the VMI Archives The VMI Corps of Cadets fought as a unit at the Battle of New Market Virginia on May 15 1864 Two hundred fifty seven cadets were on the field organized into a battalion of four companies of Infantry and one section of Artillery Ten cadets were killed in battle or died later from the effects of their wounds 45 were wounded The youngest participating cadet was fifteen the oldest twenty five Quick Info Timeline Popular Questions Battle Information About the Battle Map of the battleground New Market Cadets William H McDowell the Ghost Cadet Battle memoir Recollections by Porter Johnson Class of 1867 Online Rosters Database search keywords New Market New Market Deaths Ceremony Died on the Field of Honor About the ten cadets who died VMI New Market Ceremony Online Exhibit New Market Day 1866 Reburial of Five Cadets at VMI Civil War Cadet Life These full text collections provide insight into the life of a cadet during the period 1861

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