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.
New Market Cadets
New Market Deaths & Ceremony
Civil War Cadet Life
New Market Photographs
These full text collections provide insight into the life of a cadet during the period 1861-1865.