May 15, 1864, a small Confederate Army was being overwhelmed by the larger Federal Army of Franz Sigel near Newmarket, Virginia in the Shenendoah Valley. Major General John C. Breckenridge realized he must call upon the last reserve to stem the tide. With the reluctant order "Put the boys in, and may God forgive me for the order" he sent forth 300 cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. The cadets fought bravely. Cadet Oliver Evan triumphantly waved the flag of VMI from above a cannon having helped rout the Union troops. The field is known as the 'field of lost shoes'.
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