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On this day in the Civil War, Federal forces under General David Hunter burn the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.

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On this day in the Civil War, Federal troops under General Sigel are defeated by Confederates led by General Breckinridge at the Battle of New Market, Virginia. Some of the Confederate soldiers are cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. VMI was the school where General “Stonewall” Jackson taught prior to the outbreak of the war.