After we left the Sam Houston birthplace, we drove on to Virginia Military Institute.
VMI was founded in 1839, as the first state supported military college in America.
It's a vertible fortress.
We first saw this featured in the movie Gods and Generals.
Stonewall Jackson was an instructor here before the Civil War.
George C. Marshall is considered their most distinguished graduate. We had visited his house in Leesburg earlier this year, so my son had wanted to tour his museum, but it was closed.