Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Knoll of Refuge and Attack
—1864 Valley Campaign —
Rude’s Hill was again the site of Confederate refuge during the days following their demoralizing and humiliating defeat at the Battle of Fisher’s Hill, September 22, 1864. Gen. Jubal Early deployed his Confederate infantry into line of battle along the crest of the hill to check the Federal advance before retiring on to Brown’s Gap in the Blue Ridge.
On Oct. 3. 1864, the famous partisan ranger, Capt. John H. McNeill, led
Location. 38° 42.157′ N, 78° 38.922′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Rude’s Hill (here, next to this marker); Cavalry Engagement (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (here, next to this marker); Rude’s Hill Action The Summers & Koontz Executions (approx. 0.7 miles away); DuPont at Rude’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Post-Appomattox Tragedy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of New Market, Va (May 15, 1864). by John D. Imboden, Brigadier-General, C.S.A. (Submitted on January 27, 2007.)
2. Sigel In The Shenandoah Valley In 1864. by Franz Sigel, Major-General, U.S.V. (Submitted on January 27, 2007.)
3. Cadets in the Fray. by Burke Davis (Submitted on January 27, 2007.)
4. Battle of New Market Books. List of books on the battle of New Market at Amazon.com. Some books on this list have the "look inside" feature. (Submitted on January 27, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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