Virginia Military Institute & Jackson Cemetery

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SJU5

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Visiting General Jackson at VMI and his burial location. My son and I had a private tour by a retired Marine who is an administrator at VMI. So much to see, Little Sorrell burial area and in the “flesh”, Gen Jackson’s jacket that he was shot in (bullet hole still present), Gen. Patton’s GF portrait as he was KIA in Picketts Charge, the young Cadets killed at New Market, Jackson barracks

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redbob

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Lexington is well worth the stop and taking enough time to see the town is well worth it. While I found Lee's Chapel most interesting, the political climate at Washington & Lee has made it less attractive than it once was. VMI, it's museum and the Cemetery was what I enjoyed most. And the West Pointer that I was with was surprised to learn that Ole Blood and Guts Patton had gone there and we were fortunate enough to see the dress parade on Friday. A very enjoyable day indeed.
 
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Viper21

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Lexington is well worth the stop and taking enough time to see the town is well worth it. While I found Lee's Chapel most interesting, the political climate at Washington & Lee has made it less attractive than it once was. VMI, it's museum and the Cemetery was what I enjoyed most. And the West Pointer that I was with was surprised to learn that Ole Blood and Guts Patton had gone there and we were fortunate enough to see the dress parade on Friday. A very enjoyable day indeed.
Did you visit Jackson's house in downtown Lexington..?
 

John S. Carter

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Visiting General Jackson at VMI and his burial location. My son and I had a private tour by a retired Marine who is an administrator at VMI. So much to see, Little Sorrell burial area and in the “flesh”, Gen Jackson’s jacket that he was shot in (bullet hole still present), Gen. Patton’s GF portrait as he was KIA in Picketts Charge, the young Cadets killed at New Market, Jackson barracks

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Thanks for the pictures,.Have one question,what battle is the painting of and where at VMI is it located ?
 
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John S. Carter

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It's of the Cadets, at the Battle of New Market. It's located in the Chapel.
I do not think that anyone would suggest that the painting be removed as so many other states have removed memorials to Southern soldiers? If the request did come it would not be from an alumni but from the Va. Congress,but not from the Tidewater.
 
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