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Virginia Military Institute--A National Historic Landmark

Letcher Ave, Lexington, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 47' 19.753548", -79° 26' 24.2367"
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The nation's first state military college, VMI was founded in 1839 on the concept of the citizen-soldier. The Corps of Cadets fought as a unit in the 1864 Battle of New Market. Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury were among its faculty. George C. Marshall, a 1901 graduate, served as Army Chief of Staff in W.W. II, and later as Secretary of State, devising the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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