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Near New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of New Market

 
 
Battle of New Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
1. Battle of New Market Marker
Inscription. On the hills to the north took place the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. The Union army, under General Franz Sigel, faced southwest. John C. Breckinridge, once Vice-President of the United States, commanded the Confederates. Colonel Scott Shipp commanded the Cadet Corps of the Virginia Military Institute, which distinguished itself, capturing a battery. The battle ended in Sigel's retreat northward.
 
Erected 1929 by the Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number A-28.)
 
Location. 38° 39.739′ N, 78° 39.782′ W. Marker is near New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) north of New Market, 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 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. 0.2 miles away); The Bloody Cedars (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.” (approx. mile away); This Rustic Pile (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
More about this marker.
This Marker and the Other Marker and Map image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 26, 2006
2. This Marker and the Other Marker and Map
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 . . .  Virginia Military Institute Archives - The Battle of New Market. (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 Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,646 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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