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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.)
 
Location. 38° 42.148′ N, 78° 38.916′ 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. Rude’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); Cavalry Engagement (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Rude’s Hill (a few steps from this marker); The Summers & Koontz Executions (approx. 0.7 miles away); DuPont at Rude’s Hill
The View Southwest image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
2. The View Southwest
(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.
 
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.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Northwest View from Rude's Hill image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
3. 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,057 times since then and 93 times this year. Last updated on December 9, 2011, by Don Hogan of Milton, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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