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

Battle of New Market

 
 
Battle of New Market Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
1. Battle of New Market Marker
Inscription.  On the hills to the north took place the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. The Union army, under General Franz Sigel, faced southwest. John C. Breckinridge, once Vice-President of the United States, commanded the Confederates. Colonel Scott Shipp commanded the Cadet Corps of the Virginia Military Institute, which distinguished itself, capturing a battery. The battle ended in Sigel's retreat northward.
 
Erected 1929 by the Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number A-28.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 15, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 39.739′ N, 78° 39.782′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) north of New Market, 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of New Market (here, next to
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this marker); 54th Pennsylvania Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of New Market (approx. ¼ mile away); “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.” (approx. ¼ mile away); This Rustic Pile (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
More about this marker. There is a small gravel area where you can pull off the road to read these markers. Beyond the fence is the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, but to reach the park you need to go south to New Market and cross I-81 to the park entrance. The Interstate bisects the park. A pedestrian tunnel under the interstate leads you back to this side of the battlefield.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Military Institute Archives - The Battle of New Market. (Submitted on September 29, 2006.)
 
This Marker and the Other Marker and Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
2. This Marker and the Other Marker and Map
Grave of Colonel Scott Shipp image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 15, 2017
3. Grave of Colonel Scott Shipp
Commander of the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,107 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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