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

Cavalry Engagement

 
 
Cavalry Engagement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
1. Cavalry Engagement Marker
Inscription.  On 15 Nov. 1863, Col. William H. Boyd reconnoitered with a Federal cavalry and artillery detachment south from Charlestown (in present-day W.Va.) toward New Market. The next day, the force encountered Maj. Robert White’s cavalry command just north of Mount Jackson. White’s Confederates retreated fighting through the town and crossed the Shenandoah River bridge to Rude’s Hill. Realizing that White’s artillery could sweep the bridge, Boyd withdrew to a bivouac two miles north of Woodstock, pursued by Capt. Thomas S. Davis’s cavalry company, and soon returned to Charlestown. Losses from the Mount Jackson engagement were light on both sides.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-26.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 42.152′ N, 78° 38.919′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) near Caverns Road at Exit 269 (Interstate 81), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Five Markers on the Crest of Rude's Hill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
2. Five Markers on the Crest of Rude's Hill
Highway pull-off accommodates five or six cars. This view is north. New Market is just south of this point.
. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rude’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); Rude’s Hill Action (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Noah Richard Proctor (approx. half a mile away); The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); DuPont at Rude’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Summers & Koontz Executions (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
More about this marker. The original marker from the 1920s with this same title and number was designed to be read from a moving car slowing down for a look. It read, “Near this point the First Virginia Cavalry and the First New York Cavalry fought an engagement November 17, 1863.”
 
Northwest View from Rude's Hill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
3. Northwest View from Rude's Hill
Two large satellite dishes peek out from the trees in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2007. This page has been viewed 2,272 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on September 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on January 27, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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