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Burying Their Friends: The VMI Cadets at New Market on May 17, 1864

It is quiet. The whispering hour of sunset fading into twilight. The traffic hums along on the adjacent Valley Pike, but the graveyard is silent. The dead I’ve come to remember aren’t actually here. Their bodies rest elsewhere—four in the … Continue reading

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Moving Memory: Virginia Military Institute’s Stonewall Jackson Statue

The boy who became the sculptor stood guard over the dead general’s casket. We don’t know if he ever saw him alive, though it is possible their paths may have crossed on a spring day in Richmond when the Civil … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War’s Art Gallery

I enjoy visiting art museums and galleries, especially if historical art is displayed! The Virginia Civil War Museum at New Market has The Robert Raeburn, VMI 1951, Civil War Art Gallery—a splendid collection of unique Civil War art, including some … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Johnson Island & McPherson’s Grave

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Frank Jastrzembski to share about a recent trip and his musings on historical graveyard markers. My wife reluctantly agreed to go on another of my weekend cemetery hunts. Only a few weeks before, we had … Continue reading

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Statues of Stonewall: The Virginia Military Institute

Second in a series From his perch high atop a granite pedestal at the head of the Virginia Military Institute’s parade grounds in Lexington, Virginia, Stonewall Jackson watches the sunset every day.

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