Virginia Military Institute
The currents of history mix intriguingly within Virginia Military Institute’s Gothic Revival setting. The military college represents the Old South tradition, from Stonewall Jackson to cadets fighting at the Battle of New Market. It also helped spawn the country’s post-World War II internationalism through Nobel Prize laureate George C. Marshall and a slew of Cold War generals. VMI finally admitted women after losing a U.S. Supreme Court case, with one of the first becoming a battalion commander. Learn about this state icon, from its great generals to noted scholars, at its museum.
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