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 - A.A.ArbackIeof Fayetteb FAYETTE, Mo., May 30....
A.A.ArbackIeof Fayetteb FAYETTE, Mo., May 30. -- A. A. Arbuckle of Fayette is the only surviving member of the cadet corps of the Virginia Military Institute, youthful battalion of the Civil War. When the Battle of N'ew Market, now a famous conflict of the Civil War, was re-enacted in a Virginia Valley five year s ago there were three surviving members of the corps. Since then the other two have died. Arbuckle was reared in Greenbriar, Va. He attended Virginia Military Institute in the early part of the Civil War. He was actively engaged In the struggle when the Union forces were closing in on Genera! Lee's army. His stories of the Civil War are interesting for their impartiality. When 13 years old, "Andy" was sent to V. M. I. to prevent his running away and Joining the rebels. In May, 1864, the cadet corps, fired by patriotism, Quit school and joined the Southern forces. Arbuckle was la years old and some were only 13. left on the field. For the last six months of the war. Arbuckle served with three others from the battalion against the bushwhackers, because of his extensive knowledge of the country. His scouting patrol was trapped in a valley one day, with federals advancing on both sides. The commanding officer decided they must surrender. However, Arbuckle, with tivo others, spurred ahead "and escaped up the mountain side into laurel thickets. A Member of Stonewall's Guard Mr. Arbuckle can still call the roster of Company D from, memory. Is the only surviving member of "Stonewall" Jackson's guard of hon

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 30 May 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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