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Re: Developer Blog 34 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part 5
« Reply #30 on: Today at 06:47:29 pm »
It was literally in one battle.

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Re: Developer Blog 34 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part 5
« Reply #31 on: Today at 07:18:29 pm »
It was literally in one battle.

2 * First Manassas and new market

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Within a week of the Virginia Convention's approving the Ordinance of Secession on April 17, 1861, and under Jackson's command, cadets entered Confederate service. They transferred to Camp Lee in Richmond, where they helped to train recruits in preparation for the First Battle of Manassas (1861). The forty-seven younger cadets who reluctantly remained in Lexington to protect the state armory and property were rejoined by the rest of the Cadet Corps in January 1862. Throughout the war, 614 young men between the ages of fifteen and twenty-one served as drillmasters and generally avoided active military service. Although the administration successfully kept VMI cadets exempt from conscription, older cadets often left school to enlist and graduations were accelerated. Cadets drilled and trained as many as fifty thousand Confederate soldiers.[


When a gap opened up in the center of his line, however, the Confederate general was forced to send in the approximately 250 cadets, commanded by Captain Scott Shipp. "May God forgive me," he said, as the cadets joined a Confederate charge. "About this time we passed a group of wounded soldiers who cheered us but a shell, intended for us, burst in their midst, and they fell silent," cadet Gideon Davenport later recalled. "Suddenly there was a crack in our front[,] a gap appeared in our ranks[,] and First Sergeant Cabell, Privates Wheelwright Crockett and Jones fell dead, and others were wounded … the line went forward in the best of order."/spoiler]
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Re: Developer Blog 34 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part 5
« Reply #32 on: Today at 07:31:18 pm »
They were not present at Manassas as a unit and I doubt they were even there at all.

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Re: Developer Blog 34 - Battle Cry of Freedom Part 5
« Reply #33 on: Today at 08:01:05 pm »
No, because of their ridiculous choice of headgear for their modern dress uniform.

You break my heart. The VMI is my favorite unit. :'( :'( :'(

I mean look at this shit.



Modern military fashion is almost equal to committing warcrimes. Who ever the thought that wearing the chinstraps on their nose looked cool, or made sense?