Chronology - Battle & Aftermath
1864 - 1865
1864 May 11: Corps left Lexington at 7:00 a.m. and marched 18 miles; camped near Midway.
May 12: Arrived in Staunton (18 mile march) and camped south of the town.
May 13: Marched 19 miles; camped that night at Mt. Crawford, near Harrisonburg.
May 14: Marched 15 miles and camped at Mt. Tabor, 7 miles south of New Market.
May 15: Battle of New Market
May 16-17: Caring for the wounded
May 20: Corps arrived Harrisonburg
May 21: Corps arrived Staunton.
May 23-June 7: Corps in Richmond, initially camping at Fairgrounds (Camp Lee); reviewed and addressed by government dignitaries; on May 28 transferred to Carter's Farm & assigned to duty under Gen. G. W. C. Lee, commanding the Local Defense Troops.
June 9: Corps arrived in Lexington by canal boat.
June 11: Union troops led by Gen. David Hunter begin bombardment of Lexington. Corps retreats and camps near Balcony Falls.
June 12: Gen. Hunter orders burning of VMI Barracks and other buildings .
June 15: Corps to Lynchburg; arrived June 16.
June 25: Corps back to Lexington.
June 27: Fourteen members of the Class of 1864 (all New Market veterans) were graduated and the Corps was furloughed.
October 1: Corps assembled at Camp Lee, near Richmond, VA; engaged in military duties in trenches around Richmond, but did not resume any academic work.
October 27: Corps under Lt. Gen. Pemberton; encamped at Poe's Farm as infantry support for nearby battery; under Lt. Gen. Ewell and comprised a part of the Confederate forces of the Dept. of Richmond.
December 12-27: Moved to Alms House, Richmond, a building which had been built about 1861 and was once used as a hospital. Academic work resumed on the 27th.
1865 April 2: Disbanded at the Alms House on eve of evacuation of Richmond by Confederate forces; each cadet responsible for making his way home or elsewhere.
April 9: Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox
October 17: Academic worked resumed in Lexington