VMI Cadets marching to BAGPIPES playing "Oh Shennandoah!" That is a truly inspirational video clip.
Most of the VMI Cadets who knew Major Jackson as an Instuctor at VMI prior to the UnCivil War, and who they often called "Tom Fool Jackson," never DREAMED their old instructor would lead them so brilliantly in battles in the future.
General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, CSA.
The Battle of Chancellorsville: It was May 2, 1863, the day of his greatest triumph and also of the wound that proved to be fatal. As Jackson looked about, he saw many former cadets and VMI associates in command positions with the army, and his words at that moment, addressed to his cavalry leader, Colonel Thomas T. Munford, VMI class of 1852, are inscribed upon the base of the statue: "The Institute will be heard from today
The Institute is STILL being heard from today as it has been in every war since the Institute was founded. God Bless VMI !!
MANY of our FINEST Leaders in Marine Corps CONTINUE to come to us as graduates from VMI. Chesty Puller attended for a year before he had to drop out due to family financial problems, but that was ENOUGH to launch his brilliant career.
Oh, to give credit where credit is due, the Citadel also puts out some darn fine Officers.