“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

This Rustic Pile

Missouri Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats
1. Missouri Monument
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.
Location. 38° 39.843′ N, 78° 40.026′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on George Collin Parkway aka Miller Lane (Virginia Route 305) near Interstate 81, exit 264 west (U.S. 211), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. It is on the grounds of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, north the Bushlong house. Marker is in this post office area: New Market VA 22844, United States of America.
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 (about 800 feet away); 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
Missouri Monument and Orchard image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
2. Missouri Monument and Orchard
the location in the Bushlong orchard where the Confederate line formed in preparation for their successful charge.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,877 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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