Breckingridge, John Cabell

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"Send the cadets in, and may God forgive me."

General John C. Breckingridge, (upon being forced to send into battle 257 VMI cadets, ages 15 to 17 years old, with one a boy of 12, and another a man of 27) at the Battle of Newmarket.

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