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Final Iteration of VMI Cycling Jerseys and Shorts

During the production run of the Style 1 and Style 2 Jerseys, I received a call from an alumnus who was riding in the 2016 Tour de Force in Florida.  He sent me a couple of pictures from that race:

Like many others, he had been looking for a VMI cycling jersey, but there were none available.  I was able to get his order included in the production run so next year, he will be sporting a VMI Jersey on one of the race legs!

This is the final iteration of VMI Cycling Jerseys, and includes Cycling Shorts.  All styles are available for ordering.  Jersey and short pricing is based on a production price point run of 26-75 jerseys and 11-25 shorts and includes the cost of shipping.  Based on the last order, I came out $.01 ahead per jersey, so this is in no way an attempt to make any money.  I just want to provide an opportunity to have VMI cycling apparel because there is no other outlet!

I am offering $3 off to current cadets and $6 off to active duty military.  I plan to cover that out of my own pocket.  I just felt that cadets should get a break, and my 28 years of active duty compelled me to take care of those currently serving!

Jersey Style Options:  Available in Race or Club cut, High or Low Collar:

         

The new Style 3 is also available in Race or Club cut, High or Low Collar:

Cycling shorts are also available that compliment the Style 3 Jersey, but also go with Styles 1 & 2 Jerseys.  Shorts are available as Regular, or Bib:

If you are interested, order forms are available at this link:  Order Form

Sizing information is available at this link:  Sizing Chart

Orders will be taken from July 1 2016 to September 12, 2016 with delivery to be made NLT October 31, 2016

 

 

Battle of New Market Chess Set:

Original 54mm metal toy soldier chess set featuring charging VMI cadets by Frontline Figures.  The set also includes a VMI cadet flagbearer, also by Frontline Figures.

The Union pieces feature pawns by Britains and reflect the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and 34th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment that were part of General Franz Sigel's forces at the Battle of New Market.

  

5th New York Zouaves and 1st Texas Brigade

Coming this year (2016), the Battle of 2nd Manassas with the 5th New York Zouaves and Hood's Division of Texas Brigades in 54mm metal. 

 

In the spring of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant set in motion a grand strategy designed to press the Confederacy into submission. "My primary mission," reasoned Grant, "is to ... bring pressure to bear on the Confederacy so no longer could it take advantage of interior lines." Control of the strategically important and agriculturally rich Shenandoah Valley was a key element in General Grant's plans. While he confronted General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in the eastern part of the state, Grant ordered Major General Franz Sigel's army of 10,000 to secure the Valley and threaten Lee's flank, starting the Valley Campaigns of 1864.

Receiving word that the Union Army had entered the Valley, Confederate General John C. Breckinridge pulled together all available forces to repulse the latest threat. The VMI Cadet Corps, over half of whom were first year students, or "Rats", were called to join Breckinridge and his army of 4,500 veterans. The cadets, under the direction of VMI Commandant of Cadets Lt. Col. Scott Ship, marched 80 miles (130 km) in four days to meet up with General Breckinridge's Confederate force. The cadets were intended to be a reserve and employed in battle only under the most dire circumstances. The two armies met at New Market on May 15, 1864. "I shall advance on him", the aggressive Breckinridge declared. "We can attack and whip them here and we will do it!" As the general rode by the cadets he shouted, "Gentlemen, I trust I will not need your services today; but if I do, I know you will do your duty."

 

                 

         Mexican Army Pawn               Colonel Travis 

Texas Battle for Independence - The Alamo

Coming in 2nd half of 2017

 

 

 

 

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