Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
DuPont at Rude’s Hill
“I had to depend entirely upon myself ... ”
— 1864 Valley Campaign —
Without DuPont’s artillery to cover the Federal retreat, Sigel would have suffered more casualties and endured a more disorganized withdrawal.
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Summers & Koontz Executions (here, next to this marker); Post-Appomattox Tragedy (here, next to this marker); Rude’s Hill Action (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rude’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (approx. Rude’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 1.7 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,517 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.