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

Rude’s Hill Action

 
 
Rude’s Hill Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
1. Rude’s Hill Action Marker
Inscription.  Rude’s Hill was reached by two divisions of Sheridan’s Union cavalry following the Confederate General Jubal A. Early, on November 22, 1864. Early promptly took position on the hill to oppose them. The cavalry, charging across the flats, were repulsed in a sharp action and fell back northward.
 
Erected 1948 by the Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-27.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 42.159′ N, 78° 38.919′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) south of Caverns Road at Exit 269 (Interstate 81), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. 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 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (here, next to this marker); Cavalry Engagement (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Noah Richard Proctor
Rude’s Hill Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
2. Rude’s Hill Action Marker
The sign has visibly weathered.
(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. This marker replaced a Virginia Conservation and Development Commission marker with the same title and number that read, “Here two divisions of Sheridan’s cavalry attacked Early’s infantry, November 22, 1863. The attack was made across the flats and was repulsed.”
 
The View Southwest image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
3. The View Southwest
Northwest View from Rude's Hill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
4. 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 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,331 times since then. Last updated on December 9, 2011, by Don Hogan of Milton, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on January 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on December 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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