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Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Cabell House

 
 
The Cabell House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. The Cabell House Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the memory
of
William Henry Cabell
Cadet First Sergeant, Co. D.
VMI Class of 1865
killed at the
Battle of New Market
May 15, 1864
Established by his descendants

 
Location. 37° 47.344′ N, 79° 26.39′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Letcher Avenue and Maiden Lane, on the left when traveling east on Letcher Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Virginia Military Institute. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Military Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotchkiss House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Virginia Military Institute (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sigma Nu Fraternity (about 500 feet away); John Robinson (about 600 feet away); William Graham (about 800 feet away); Cincinnatus Citizen-Soldier (about 800 feet away); Washington and Lee University (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker at VMI image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Marker at VMI
The marker can be seen here to the right of the front door.
The Cabell House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. The Cabell House
Battle of New Market image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Battle of New Market
This painting of the Battle of New Market can be seen in the nearby Jackson Memorial Hall. Painted by 1880 VMI graduate Benjamin West Clinedinst, it depicts the cadet charge where Cadet William Cabell was killed.
Inside Jackson Memorial Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. Inside Jackson Memorial Hall
The flags in Jackson Memorial Hall are from each of the 26 states that existed in 1839, the year that VMI was founded.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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