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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of New Market, Va., again, (search)
oldiery demeanor of the boy cadets—at New Market—an exemplification which Napoleon himself would no doubt have acknowledged. The article for the volume had already been printed, but the following corrections made in the Times-Dispatch of January 19, 1908, must be given: Ch. M. W., Co. B., V. M. I. Cadet Corps, thus corrects the statement made by Captain Bruce, that the Cadets gave way, and gives tribute to his martyred boy comrades, Cabell, Atwell, McDowell, Steward, Jefferson, Jones, Crockett and Wheelwright. Further, the Cadet Battalion fired directly into the battery, while Captain Bruce states his regiment, the 51st, fired obliquely into; and that the Cadets did capture it. As to the percentage of loss of the 51st Regiment, which Captain Bruce states as five per cent.—the Cadet percentage was twenty-five per cent. As to halts of the Cadets, charged by Captain Bruce—one is accounted for by an intervening ravine, when the line of the Cadets becoming necessarily disarr