Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
And thou shalt come up against my people, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
The young lions : Confederate cadets at war Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, c 1997 James Lee Conrad Military cadets Confederate States of America Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. 198 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-190) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
“In making soldiers of them,” said Confederate President Jefferson Davis regarding the mobilization of his nation’s youths. “we are grinding the seed corn.” Yet the bloodv millstones of war ground them nevertheless, and nowhere more noticeably than at the Confederacy’s “West Points.”
The myth of the southern cadets is one of untrained boy’s wastefullv flung in the path of Yankee armies in a Confederate gotterdammerung. The reality is one of highlv trained voung men who rendered valuable service from the earliest davs of the war. and when confronted with the enemy on the battlefield, acquitted themselves as well as veteran troops.
Focusing on the Confederacy’s four major military colleges — the Virginia Military Institute, the South Carolina Military Academy, the Georgia Military Institute, and the University of Alabama — THE YOUNG LIONS is the story of the cadets and their schools at war. It is also the story of the Confederate government’s lack of a cohesive policy toward military colleges and its failure to adequately support these training institutions for its officer corps.
This new study is the first thorough examination of the interrelationships and common challenges of the South’s major military colleges, giving a detailed history of these Southern institutions. The author discusses the cadets’ day-to-day lives as well as the academic and military systems of the schools. From the opening of the Virginia Militan’ Institute in 1839 through the struggles of all the schools to remain open during the war. the death of Stonewall Jackson, and the Pyrrhic victory of the Battle of New Market to the burning of the University of Alabama, this book will reveal the everyday heroism of the cadets on and off the battlefield.