VMI Cadet Casualties in the Battle of New MarketWhile the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute comprised one of the smallest Confederate units engaged in the Battle of New Market, they paid a disproportionately high price in their baptism of fire. Nearly one in four of the cadets were either killed or wounded during the fighting, resulting in the third-highest casualty rate in Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge's army.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 702710 N 4281819|
|Decimal Degrees||38.66176667, -78.67020000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 39.706', W 78° 40.212'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 39' 42.36" N, 78° 40' 12.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8895 George R Collins Pkwy, New Market VA 22844, US|
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