VMI honors Yankee who destroyed, and helped rebuild campus





VMI unveiled this plaque Tuesday to commemorate Captain Henry du Pont of the union army, who helped rebuild the college, after destroying it during the civil war.

Historian Colonel Keith Gibson said, “he shelled, burned, and completely destroyed the barracks and at that time the barracks were the institute.“

In the video box there are some pictures of what the college looked like after it was bombarded with cannon-fire. It was Captain du Pont’s efforts 50-years later that they’re celebrating.



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