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15 May 1864

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  • 15 May 1864

    Breckenridge defeats Segal at the Battle of New Market.

    Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia New Market day has a special meaning as it saw the Corps of Cadets from the Virginia Military Institue going into battle as part of Breckenridge's army.

    “...and May God Forgive Me for the Order”

    While I am not an Alum it has some meaning for me. A lot of my friends are alumni.

    And the first one of my Scouts who achieved Eagle when I was a Scoutmaster is being commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery this morning at the Joint ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at VMI.
    Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.
    Mark Twain