Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
DuPont at Rudeís Hill
“I had to depend entirely upon myself ... ”
ó1864 Valley Campaign ó
Without DuPontís artillery to cover the Federal retreat, Sigel would have suffered more casualties and endured a more disorganized withdrawal. Since Civil War commanders seldom planned for defeat, retreats often became disastrous routs. DuPontís bold leadership typified the seasoned veteran that both sides developed during the
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 41.567′ N, 78° 39′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) south of Smith Creek Road (Local Route 620), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Post-Appomattox Tragedy (here, next to this marker); Rudeís Hill Action (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rudeís Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rudeís Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Meemís Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
Also see . . .
1. Henry A. Dupont. Three sentence biography and Civil War Officer's Photograph. (Submitted on January 28, 2007.)
2. Capt. Henry DuPont. Undated article by Brian C. Brehm. (Submitted on January 28, 2007.)
3. Henry Algernon DuPont, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor. (Submitted on January 28, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,231 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.