Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This Rustic Pile
This rustic pile
The simple tale will tell:
It marks the spot
Where Woodson’s Heroes fell.
Erected 1909 by surviving members of Confederate Captain Charles Hugh Woodson’s Company A, First Missouri Cavalry.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 39.843′ N, 78° 40.026′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on George Collin Parkway (Virginia Route 305) half a mile north of West Old Cross Road (U.S. 211), on the left when traveling north. It is on the grounds of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, north the Bushlong house. 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.” (here, next to this marker); The Bushong Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heroism in Defeat (about 700 feet away); The Battle of New Market (approx. 0.2 miles Baptism of Fire (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
More about this marker. This memorial marker is known as the “Missouri Monument.” It also marks the location in the Bushlong orchard where the Confederate line formed in preparation for their successful charge.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,135 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on January 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.