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In 1839, the Virginia Military Institute became the nation's first state-sponsored military college when the state arsenal in Lexington, Virginia, adopted an additional duty providing a college education to a small group of cadets. This humble experiment became the nation's model for educating the citizen-soldier. Today cadets live a military lifestyle while pursuing an undergraduate degree and may choose to accept a commission in any branch of the armed forces upon graduation. Noted alumni include Pony Express ...
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In 1839, the Virginia Military Institute became the nation's first state-sponsored military college when the state arsenal in Lexington, Virginia, adopted an additional duty providing a college education to a small group of cadets. This humble experiment became the nation's model for educating the citizen-soldier. Today cadets live a military lifestyle while pursuing an undergraduate degree and may choose to accept a commission in any branch of the armed forces upon graduation. Noted alumni include Pony Express organizer Ben Ficklin (1849), Nobel Peace Prize recipient Gen. George Marshall (1901), Polar explorer Adm. Richard Byrd (1908), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark (1921), and actor Dabney Coleman (1957). Numbered among the alumni are over 260 general officers, 13 Rhodes Scholars, and a saint in the Episcopal Church. The Post, as the campus is called, is a National Historic District with its distinctive Gothic Revival architecture surrounding the central parade ground.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780738586465
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Series: Campus History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Author Keith Gibson, VMI director of museum operations, is responsible for the administration of the VMI Museum and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. A 1977 civil engineering graduate of VMI, he has examined thousands of images from the VMI archives and alumni association collections to capture the essence of the VMI cadet experience.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Nation's First State Military College 9

2 The Rebuilding 19

3 A New Century 35

4 Peacetime and War 49

5 Educating Citizen-Soldiers 65

6 Continuing the Mission 97

7 Tradition, Change, and Another Century 111

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