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Retired Army officer and VMI graduate.  I have collected chess sets from around the world over a 28 year active duty career.  In 2001, I happened to find that Frontline Figures had designed and produced 54mm metal VMI cadets based on the painting that hangs in Jackson Memorial Hall.  I contacted them, and asked if they had given any thought to manufacturing a chess set based on the Battle of New Market.  They were not interested.  The end result, I made one myself using figures from Frontline, Britains, Imrie Risley, Shenandoah Miniatures and some that I casted and hand painted myself.  The final product was a unique, original War Between the States chess set featuring the VMI cadets.  The Union troops in the set are flagged under the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

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