Answered By: Marie Rose
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015     Views: 14

First cadet killed was R. A. Palmer (1852). He was killed at Manassas Station, V.A., on July 21, 1861. Forty-nine Citadel graduates gave their lives for the Confederacy. Thirty-six were killed in action or died from wounds received on the battlefield. Seven died from wounds or disease contracted while in military service. (Sources: Oliver J. Bond, The Story of The Citadel, p. 58. U430 .C5 S57 1989; Gary R. Baker, Cadets in Gray, p. 187. E470.65 .B3 1989)

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