Cadets at War: The True Story of Teenage Heroism at the Battle of New Market

By Susan Provost Beller

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On May 15, 1864, teenage students at the Virginia Military Institute left their desks and dormitories to join the field at the Battle of New Market alongside seasoned Confederate forces. Their cadet corps suffered a casualty rate of 24% while helping to successfully drive back a numerically superior Union force.

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