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Virginia Mourning Her Dead

 
 
Virginia Mourning Her Dead Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
1. Virginia Mourning Her Dead Monument
Inscription.  
Company A.
Henry A. Wise, Jr.,   Captain Commanding.
C. H. Minge,   Cadet Captain.
W. C. Hardy,   Lieutenant • W. Morson,   Lieutenant • E. M. Ross,   Sergeant • W. B. Shaw,   Sergeant • W. T. Duncan,   Sergeant • J. Douglass,   Sergeant • H. Wood,   Sergeant • L. Royster,   Corporal • G. K. Macon,   Corporal • R. L. Brockenbrough,   Corporal • S. F. Atwill, Corporal.

Privates.
Adams, R. A. • Allen, D. • Anderson, C. J. • Ashley, C. G. • Bagnall, J. S. • Binford, R. J. • Bowen, H. C. • Buster, W. D. • Butler, W. H. • Carmichael, J. • Cocke, P. St. G. • Corling, C. T. • Cousins, R. H. • Davis, A. • Garrett, H. W. • Goodykoontz, A. E. • Harrison, C. H. • Hayes, W. C. • Hiden, P. B. • Hill, J. N. • Howard, J. C. • Hubard, W. J. • James, F. W. • Larrick, J. S. • Lewis, W. L. • McVeigh, N. • Mallory, E. S. • Mead, H. J. • Mohler, D. G. • Morgan, P. H. • Page, F. W. • Payne, A. S. • Pendleton, R. A. • Raum, G. E. • Seaborn, G. A. • Skaggs, S. B. • Smith, E. H. • Smith, Jr., F. L. • Spiller, G. • Spiller, W. H. • Temple, P. C. • Thomson, A. P. • Watson, W. P. • White, T. W. • White, W. H. •Wimblish, L. W. •
Company A Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
2. Company A Marker
Wingfield, S. G. • Wood, H. T. • Wood, P. S. • Woodruff, Z. T. • Yarbrough, W. T. • Wood, W. M.

Company B.
Frank Preston,   Captain Commanding.
Carlton Shafer,   Cadet Captain.
G. W. Gretter,   Lieutenant • Levi Welch,   Lieutenant • A. Pizzini,   Sergeant • O. P. Evans,   Sergeant • H. W. Garrow,   Sergeant • W. M. Patton,   Sergeant • T. G. Hayes,   Corporal • J. B. Jarratt, Corporal • Patrick Henry,   Corporal   B. W. Barton   Corporal

Privates
Bayard, N. J. • Bennett, W. G. • Bowen, W. B. • Bransford, J. F. • Cabell, R. G. • Carmichael, W. S. • Christian, E. D. • Clarkson, J. H. • Cocke, J. L. • Cocke, W. R. C. • Crank, T. J. • Cullen, S. • Darden, J. D. • Dillard, J. L. • Faulkner, C. J. • Garrett, V. F. • Gibson, F. G. • Grasty, W. C. • Hankins, M. O. • Happer, R. W. B. • Harris, W. O. • Hartsfield, A. C. • Hawks, A. W. • Haynes, L. C. • Hundley, C. B. • Hupp, R. C. • Jefferson, T. G. • Johnson, P. • Jones, T. W. • Kemp. W. • Lee, G. T. • Leftwich, A. H. • Lewis, N. C. • McCorkle, J. W. • McDowell, W. H. • Mason, S. B. • Patton, J. R. • Penn, J. G. • Perry, W. E. S. • Phillips, S. T. • Powell, J. J. A. • Preston, J. B. • Preston, T. W. • Redwood, W. F. • Richeson, J. D. • Roane, J. • Stacker, C. • Stanard, J. B. • Tabb, J. • Tackett, J. F. • Tardy, A. H. • Taylor, J. E. • Tunstall, R. B. • Turner, E. L. • Veitch, W. • Walker, C. P.
Company B Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. Company B Marker
• Washington, L. • Wesson, C. M. • Wharton, J. E. • White, J. S. • Whitehead, H. C. • Wilson, R. G. • Woodlief, P. W.

Company C
A. Govan Hill,   Captain Commander
S. S. Shriver,   Cadet Captain
T. D. Davis,   Lieutenant • A. Boggess,   Lieutenant • J. A. Stuart,   Sergeant • L. C. Wise,   Sergeant • A. F. Redd,   Sergeant • W. B. Martin,   Sergeant • H. H. Dinwiddie,   Corporal • J. E. Wood,   Corporal • J. G. James,   Corporal • R. Ridley,   Corporal

Privates
Adams, S. B. • Blankman, J. S. • Blundon, R. M. • Booth, S. W. • Buffington, E. S. • Chalmers, W. M. • Crawford, W. B. • Crichton, J. A. • Davis, A. J. • Davis, L. S. • Dunn, J. R. • Early, J. C. • Ezekiel, M. J. • Fry, H. W. • Fulton, C. M. • Goode, H. L. • Goodwin, J. H. • Harrison, W. L. • Jones, W. S. • Lamb, W. • Langhorne, M. D. • Lee, R. F. • McGavock, J. W. • Martin, T. S. • Maury, R. • Merritt, J. L. • Minor, J. H. • Mitchell, S. T. • Morson, A. A. • Morson, J. B. • Noland, N. B. • Overton, A. W. • Page, P. N. • Pendleton, W. • Price, F. B. • Randolph, C. C. • Read, C. H. • Ricketts, L. C. • Roller, P. W. • Rose, G. M. • Rutherford, T. N. • Shields, J. H. • Shriver, T. H. • Slaughter, W. L. • Smith, G. H. • Smith, W. T. • Tate, C. B. • Taylor, B. D. • Taylor, C. • Taylor, W. C. • Thomson, M. • Tomes, F. J. • Toms, A. C. • Tuner, C. W. • Upshur, J. N. • Walker, C. D. • Waller,
Company C Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
4. Company C Marker
P. E. • Walton, N. T. • Wheelwright, J. C. • Wilson, D. C. E.

Company D
T. Robinson,   Captain Commanding
B. A. Colonna,   Cadet Captain
J. F. Hanna,   Lieutenant • F. W. Claybrook,   Lieutenant • W. H. Cabell,   Sergeant • W. Nelson,   Sergeant • J. R. Echols,   Sergeant • C. M. Etheredge,   Sergeant • O. A. Glazebrook,   Corporal • Alfred Marshall,   Corporal • John S. Wise,   Corporal • J. R. Triplett,   Corporal

Privates
Akers, R. C. • Alexander, W. K. • Arbuckle, A. A. • Barney, W. H. • Baylor, J. B. • Beatie, W. F. • Berkeley, E. • Brown, J. A. • Clark, G. B. • Clendinen, T. R. • Cocke, J. Preston • Coleman, J. J. • Corbin, J. P. • Crenshaw, S. D. • Crews, B. S. • Crockett, C. G. • Crockett, H. S. • Dickinson, J. J. • Dillard, W. • Eubank, W. M. • Garnett, G. T. • Gray, J. B. • Hamlin, E. L. • Hannah, J. S. • Harvie, J. B. • Harvie, J. S. • Horsley, J. • Imboden, J. • Jones, H. J. • Kennedy, W. H. • King, D. P. • Kirk, W. M. • Knight, E. C. • Lee, F. T. • Letcher, S. H. • Locke, R. N. • Lowry, T. S. • Lumsden, W. J. • McClung, T. W. • Marks, C. H. • Marshall, M. • Moorman, E. S. • Nalle, G. B. W. • Phelps, T. K. • Peirce, D. S. • Radford, W. N. • Reid, J. J. • Reveley, G. F. • Sowers, J. F. • Stuart, A. H. H. • Tunstall, J. L. • Tutwiler, E. M. • Venable, W. L. • Ward, G. W. • Webb, J. S. • Wellford, C. E. • White, R. J. • Witt, J.
Company D Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
5. Company D Marker
E. • Wood, M. B. • Johnson, F. S.

Roll of Honor
Killed

W. H. Cabel,   Sergeant,   Va. • S. F. Atwill,   Corporal,   Va. • W. H. McDowell,   N. C. • J. B. Stanard,   Va. • T. G. Jefferson,   Va. • A. G. Hartsfield,   N. C. • H. J. Jones,   Va. • C. G. Crockett,   Va. • J. C. Wheelwright,   Va. • L. C. Hayes,   Va.

Wounded
Scott Shipp,   Lt.-Col.,   Va. • A. G. Hill,   Captain,   Va. • S. S. Shriver,   Captain,   Va. • A. Pizzini,   Sergeant,   Va. • H. W. Garrow,   Sergeant,   Ala. • J. A. Stuart,   Sergeant,   Va. • L. C. Wise,   Sergeant,   Va. • G. K. Macon,   Corporal,   Va. • J. S. Wise,   Corporal,   Va. • J. R. Triplett,   Corporal,   Va. • D. S. Pierce,   Va. • H. C. Whitehead,   Va. • G. Spiller,   Va. • H. J. Mead,   Va. • W. D. Buster,   Va. • J. Preston Cocke,   Va. • J. F. Bransford,   Va. • F. L. Smith, Jr.   • G. T. Garnett,   Va. • M. Marshall,   Miss. • W. Dillard,   Va. • C. T. Corling,   Va. • L. C. Haynes,   Va. • A. C. Hartsfiels,   N.C. • W. S. Jones, • Va. • E. D. Christian,   Va. • S. T. Phillips,   Va. • E. H. Smith,   Va. • C. H. Smith,   Va. • W. P. Watson,   Va. • P. Johnson,   Va. • J. N. Upshur,   Va. • T. W. White,   Va. • P. W. Woodlief,   La. • C. H. Read, Jr.   Va. • E. Berkeley,   Va. • R. A. Pendleton,   Va. • G. G. Randolph,   Va. • F. Gibson,   Va. • J. D. Darden,   Va. • E. S. Moorman,   Va. • J. L. Merritt,
Roll of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
6. Roll of Honor Marker
  Va. • C. H. Harrison,   Va. • J. J. Dickinson,   Va. • C. D. Walker,   Va. • J. Imboden, Va. • W. O. Harris,   Va. • J. G. Howard,   Va. • J. H. Goodwin,   Va.

New Market, Virginia,   May 15, 1864.
Field and Staff
Lieut-Colonel Scott Shipp, Commandant • Col. R. L. Madison, Surgeon • Capt. George Ross, Asst. Surgeon Capt. J. C. Whitwell, Commissary and Q.M. • Capt. J. C. Whitwell, Commissary and Q.M. • Cadet Lieut. Cary Weston, Adjutant • Cadet Lieut. J. W. Wyatt, Q.M.

Non-Commissioned Staff
Cadet Sergeant J. E. Woodbridge, Seargeant-Major • Cadet Sergeant O. P. Evans, Color Bearer • Cadet Sergeant G. A. Davenport, Q.M. Sergeant

Musicians
J. W. Crocken,   Fifer • Richard Staples,   Kettle-drum • Jacob Marks,   Bass-drum

 
Erected 1903.
 
Location. 37° 47.394′ N, 79° 26.18′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Letcher Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Sorrel (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson’s Classroom
New Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
7. New Market Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cincinnatus Citizen-Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cadet Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stonewall Jackson (about 300 feet away); Virginia Military Institute Historic District (about 300 feet away); Barracks     The Virginia Military Institute (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Monument at VMI image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
8. Monument at VMI
Closeup of Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
9. Closeup of Statue
This bronze sculpture was done by Moses Ezekiel, VMI Class of 1866. Ezekiel fought at the Battle of New Market.
Cadet Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
10. Cadet Markers
Grave markers for the VMI cadets who died in the Battle of New Market, Va. on May 15, 1864 are behind the monument. These include Cadets William H. Cabell, Jaqueline B. Stanard, Samuel F. Atwill, Charles G. Crockett, Thomas G. Jefferson, Henry J. Jones, William H. McDowell, Joseph C. Wheelwright, Luther C. Haynes, and Alva C. Hartsfield. The remains of six of these cadets are encased in a copper box in the foundation of the monument.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2019, by Wayne Fuller of Midlothian, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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