Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of New Market
Erected 1966 by Virginia Civil War Commission.
Location. 38° 39.739′ N, 78° 39.782′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Turnpike (U.S. 11) north of New Market, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
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 this marker); 54th Pennsylvania Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bloody Cedars (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. One of the series of Shenandoah Valley Circle Tour markers. 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 . . . The Battle of New Market. by Joseph W. A. Whitehorne, Center of Military History, United States Army, Washington, D.C., 1988 (Submitted on September 29, 2006.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,751 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.