May 15, 1864: Battle of New Market

  “And New Market’s young cadets.” Southern Birthright, Bobby Horton John C. Breckinridge, fourteenth Vice-President of the United States and current Confederate Major General, had a big problem.  His task was to hold the Shenandoah Valley, the bread basket of

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Field of Lost Shoes

Field of Lost Shoes, a film on the role played by cadets of the Virginia Military Institute at the battle of New Market on May 15, 1864, is in limited release now.  If I cannot see it in a theater, I will

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May 15, 1864: Battle of New Market

“And New Market’s young cadets.” Southern Birthright, Bobby Horton John C. Breckinridge, fourteenth Vice-President of the United States and current Confederate Major General, had a big problem.  His task was to hold the Shenandoah Valley, the bread basket of the

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