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New Market Cadet William McDowell
The Ghost Cadet

 William McDowell photoNew Market top level

Online Resources for Students and Teachers 

The VMI Archives receives many inquiries every year from students and teachers throughout the United States regarding the life of Cadet William H. McDowell. A fictional account of McDowell's participation in the Battle of New Market is featured in The Ghost Cadet, an award winning children's book by Elaine Marie Alphin.

This VMI Archives site contains links to factual biographical information and to the full text of available primary sources. Unless noted otherwise, all sources are from originals in the VMI Archives.
Questions?   Contact the Archives