FROM ROCKBRIDGE TO LOUDOUN
This book is a collection of biographical information about the 57 men who matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and also rode with the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry - Mosby's Rangers. 21 of the men also fought with the Corps of Cadets at the Battle of New Market. The men profiled in the book (average age in 1864 was 18) packed a lot of living into their lives before turning 20, but many went on to have even more thrilling and productive lives after the war. Charlie Dear was 16 when he left VMI to join Mosby - he was wounded 12 times as a Ranger, but lived to be a rough and ready 82 year old. George Raum lived a life so full of experiences and travels that it is almost beyond belief. He had a private meeting with the Pope, attended the coronation of the Czar of Russia and made new discoveries while excavating the Sphinx. Ben Palmer, it was said, was so polite that he would ask to be excused while shooting a Yankee. The book also contains many photos of the men that are not even found in the VMI Archives.
Profiles: Lewis Benjamin Adie, Winchester Durham Belvin, Edmund Berkeley, Jr., Henry Clay Bowen, James Pollard Bowen, William Brownley Bowen, Walter Bowie, Henry Clay Chamblin, Roger Preston Chew, Walter Scott Chewning, John Henshaw Clarkson, Frederick William Claybrook, Cleveland B. Coleman, Nathaniel Ragsdale Coleman, Beverly Sydnor Crews, John Thomas Crow, Charles Henry Dear, John Carter Edmonds, Griffin Taylor Garnett, Edwin Gibson, Henry Huntington Harrison, Frederick Southgate Hipkins, John Horsley, Charles Buckler Hundley, Jacob Peck Imboden, William Edward Jackson, Charles S. Jones, James Foley Kemper, William H. Kennedy, Jr., Alexander Hamilton Leftwich, Robert Nelson Locke, Alexander Lyle, John Willis McCue, Newton McVeigh, Henry St. Cyr Menefee, David Guin Mohler, Jacob Luther Moon, Robert Edward Nelson, Andrew Hetherton Nott, William Benjamin Palmer, John Crump Porter, John James Audubon Powell, Ralph Hylton Prosser, George Edward Raum, Lawrence Royster, Matthew Vincent Scurry, Frederick Waugh Smith, James Marsden Smith, John Franklin Sowers, William Henry Talley, John Tayloe, Jr., James Frank Turner, Townsend Heaton Vandevanter, Charles Pinkney Walker, John Eliott Walker, John Tyler Waller and Lloyd Washington.
Author: Eric Buckland Pages: 366 (Hard Cover)