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The cadet-band and corps from the Virginia Agricultural
and Mechanical College, at Blacksburg
, were just behind General Lee
This is another fine body of young soldier-students, and even outnumbered the corps from the Virginia Military Institute. Colonel J. A. Harman
commanded the Blacksburg lads, and they were certainly an imposing body of cadets.
They drilled with precision, and manifested skill in both the manual and the field movements.
The four companies from this school were officered as follows:
Battery E—Captain A. H. Apperson
and Lieutenants Ellett
Company A—Captain L. W. Gerald
and Lieutenants Roop
Company C—Captain S. N. Lovenstein
and Lieutenants Eskridge
Company B—Captain C. J. Richardson
and Lieutenants Gormley
The cadets were the special escort to Governor O'Ferrall
, who, with his staff, came just in their rear.
is a typical cavalryman, and was well mounted.
He and his staff attracted general attention throughout the parade.