THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET - VMI - FIRST EDITION

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THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET

SHENANDOAH VALLEY, MAY 1864: BATTLE GROUDND OF TWO GREAT ARMIES – AND 258 YOUNG V.M.I. CADETS

BY WILLIAM C. DAVIS

FIRST EDITION

FINE CONDITION BOOK

This is a new, un-read, pristine condition book.

NEAR FINE DUST JACKET

Clean, New, Sharp, Bright, Solid Book

Rich with Wonderful Photos

PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC., GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK, IN 1975

“Williams C. Davis has produced a definitive account of the battle of New Market.” - Journal of American History.

The Battle of New Market is a true account of one of those seemingly incredible hair’s-breadth miracles that now and then dot the Civil War landscape. A scratch force of hastily assembled Confederates, outnumbered up to the last minute, meets and decisively overcomes a superior Yankee army. A former vice president and one-time candidate for the presidency is in command of the Rebel forces. The Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute – some of them boys no older than fourteen – march to battle with the veterans, commencing a tradition and a legend that persists to this day.

All these and more make up the dramatic story of New Market, and are told here in the most thoroughly researched and clearly presented book ever written on
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