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Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of New Market

 
 
The Battle of New Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
1. The Battle of New Market Marker
Inscription. The Battle of New Market was fought here Sunday morning, May 15, 1864. The Confederates under Gen. J. C. Breckinridge were victorious over the Federals under Gen. Franz Sigel. The decisive incident of the battle was the heroic capture of the Federal battery by the V.M.I. cadets.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.967′ N, 78° 39.984′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on George Collin Parkway aka Miller Lane (Virginia Route 305) near Interstate 81, exit 264 west (U.S. 211), in the median. Click for map. It is on the grounds of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, north the Bushlong house, at the end of the lane. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heroism in Defeat (a few steps from this marker); This Rustic Pile (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.” (about 800 feet away); The Bushong Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); 54th Pennsylvania Monument (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in New Market.
 
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Marker and The Field of Lost Shoes image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
2. Marker and The Field of Lost Shoes
Visitors are walking across the "Field of Lost Shoes." At the time of the battle, the field was planted in wheat and it had rained hard for three days. Advancing soldiers quickly reduced it to a field of sticky mud that sucked the shoes off the Confederates' feet.
to this marker. Battle of New Market by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of New Market, Va (May 15, 1864). Description of the battle by John D. Imboden, Brigadier-General, C.S.A. (Submitted on September 27, 2006.) 

2. Sigel In The Shenandoah Valley In 1864. Essay by Franz Sigel, Major-General, U.S.V. (Submitted on September 27, 2006.) 

3. Cadets in the Fray. Part of a larger piece entitled "How Young They Were" from the book The Civil War, Strange and Fascinating Facts by Burke Davis (Submitted on September 27, 2006.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Breechloader image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
3. Breechloader
H. F. Mann, inventor. November 1861. Cast in 1862 by Singer-Minnich, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania iron foundry.
Muzzleloader image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
4. Muzzleloader
James M. Whitmore, government ordnance inspector. Gun number 190 in production line. Phoenix Iron Company, 1862. Weight 817 lbs.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
5. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,865 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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