A Walk In Their Shoes

VMI Cadets Relive Historic March To New Market Battlefield

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Posted: May 15, 2014

Cadets from Virginia Military Institute dressed in Civil War-era attire march through Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg on Wednesday morning. The cadets marched from Lexington on U.S. 11 on their way to New Market for the commemoration of the Battle of New Market’s 150th anniversary this weekend. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
VMI cadet Miles McBath, 21, of Carnesville, Ga., takes a drink from his canteen during a break from marching through Harrisonburg on Wednesday.
VMI cadets march in front of the James Madison University Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisonburg on Wednesday morning on their way to New Market for the re-enactment of the Battle of New Market. The battle was fought May 15, 1864.
Re-enactor with the 22nd Virginia Infantry Joshua Drega, 22, of Staunton, takes a rest while marching with the VMI cadets in Harrisonburg on Wednesday morning.

HARRISONBURG — Today’s cadets at Virginia Military Institute can’t know what it was like for their predecessors to get called from the Lexington campus to fight in the 1864 Battle of New Market.

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