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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shenandoah County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Shenandoah County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Shenandoah County, VA (211) Frederick County, VA (179) Page County, VA (86) Rockingham County, VA (81) Warren County, VA (43) Hardy County, WV (41)  ShenandoahCounty(211) Shenandoah County (211)  FrederickCounty(179) Frederick County (179)  PageCounty(86) Page County (86)  RockinghamCounty(81) Rockingham County (81)  WarrenCounty(43) Warren County (43)  HardyCountyWest Virginia(41) Hardy County (41)
Adjacent to Shenandoah County, Virginia
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    Rockingham County (81)
    Warren County (43)
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1Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Charred Timbers
Between September 26 and October 8, 1864, General Philip Sheridan's troops worked their way north from Staunton to Cedar Creek, leaving behind destruction previously unseen in North America. ultimately spared, the Edinburg Mill was set ablaze like . . . Map (db m158270) HM
2Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — AB-2 — Civil War Action in Edinburg
During Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's 1862 Valley campaign, Confederate Col. Turner Ashby's cavalry and Chew's Battery halted Union Maj Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks's steady advance southward. Ashby engaged Union forces 28 times in April along . . . Map (db m170016) HM
3Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Col. Turner AshbyRoll of Co. C. 7th. Virginia Cavalry
Laurel Brigade, Thos. L. Rosser, General (The 7th Regiment was under Command of Col. Angus McDonald at the beginning of the war. He was succeeded by Col. Turner Ashby, afterwards Brigadier-General killed at Cross Keys. ) Officers: Not . . . Map (db m170015) WM
4Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Edinburg MillSaved During “The Burning” — 1864 Valley Campaign —
In 1850, George P. Grandstaff announced the opening of the large water-powered grist mill here nearly two years after construction began. This large facility competed with the Whissen Mill also on Stony Creek nearer the center of Edinburg. These two . . . Map (db m25382) HM
5Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Edinburg Mill Rain Garden
Since its heroic salvation in 1864, the Edinburg Mill has been a source of pride in its contributions to our national story as well as our local economy. Yet, as the Edinburg Mill and its Museum grew in its historic and cultural significance into . . . Map (db m158274) HM
6Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Schoolhouse Bench
Schoolhouse bench from the Edinburg Graded School "Cedar Hill Academy". Opened in 1876-77, the School was used until 1933. The School housed grades 1 through 7 with 8th grade added in 1946-47. High School levels were designated as . . . Map (db m158264) HM
7Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Stoney Creek Flood Water Level
Stoney Creek flood water level during blizzard of Jan. 1996Map (db m158276) HM
8Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — The Original Fire Bell
1929 The original fire bell Dedicated to the founders and members of the Edinburg Vol. Fire Co. 1985 Monument in memory of Earl "Bud" Marston by wife Betty Map (db m158282) HM
9Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — The Stony Creek Line“We Shelled the Yanks and the Yanks Shelled Us” — 1862 Valley Campaign —
On March 28, 1862, just 2 days after his appointment to serve as cartographer on the staff of Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, Jedediah Hotchkiss reported the Valley Army’s position at Narrow Passage Creek (four miles north of here) . . . Map (db m25375) HM
10Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — The Stover - McGinnis House“Make Me a Map of the Valley” — 1862 Valley Campaign —
March 26, 1862: “In the morning our battalion was ordered back to Narrow Passage, … near the rest of the army. Hd. Qrs. were established at Miss Stover’s, in the stone house, near Narrow Passage Creek. Soon after we reached camp, Gen. . . . Map (db m22746) HM
11Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Veterans Memorial Bell
In Honor of All VeteransMap (db m158281) WM
12Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Wheat Fan
Once the farmer had removed the grain from the straw it would be run through the wheat fan twice; first through the coarse riddle to remove the chaff; the second time through the fine riddle to take out the "white caps" leaving only the clean . . . Map (db m158269) HM
13Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — Wheat Fan
Once the farmer had removed the grain from the straw it would be run through the wheat fan twice; first through the course riddle to remove the chaff; the second time through the fine riddle to take out the "white caps" leaving only the clean . . . Map (db m158272) HM
14Virginia (Shenandoah County), Edinburg — World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of these men from Madison District who died in the service of our country in World War II Harry S. Walter • Russell Clinedinst • Billy P. Wolfe • C. Richard Lantz • Joseph S. Dalton • Alger E. Holler • . . . Map (db m158280) WM
15Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — "Snapp House"
This property "Snapp House" has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m158534) HM
16Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Battle of Fisher’s Hill“Indications were ominous” — 1864 Valley Campaign —
The Union victory at the Third Battle of Winchester on September 19, 1864, affected the moods of both armies as they prepared to face each other at Fisher’s Hill. Union Lt. John M. Gould wrote, “I marched down that road [toward Fisher’s Hill] . . . Map (db m155819) HM
17Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Battle of Fisher's Hill
September 22, 1864 General Philip Sheridan with 30,000 Federals defeated General Jubal Early with 11,000 Confederates. Driven in route from Winchester September 19, by Sheridan's overpowering numbers, Early formed his line of battle across the . . . Map (db m4139) HM
18Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — A-23 — Battle of Fisher's Hill
Here Early's Adjutant-General, A.S. Pendleton, while attempting to check Sheridan's advance, was mortally wounded, September 22, 1864.Map (db m4143) HM
19Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — A-22 — Battle of Fisher's Hill
After his defeat on 19 Sept. 1864 at the Third Battle of Winchester by Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early led his 9,500-man army here to Fisher's Hill, a favorite Confederate stronghold. Sheridan pursued, and on 22 Sept. attacked . . . Map (db m50313) HM
20Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s HillPegram’s Division Collapses — 1864 Valley Campaign —
As Ramseur’s division gave way under the weight of the Federal attack, Gen. Jubal A. Early arrived on the high ground in front of you on the opposite side of present-day Interstate 81 to organize a defense. He first decided to redeploy Gen. . . . Map (db m88615) HM
21Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s Hill“Examples of energetic courage” — 1864 Valley Campaign —
As Crook’s corps encountered small-arms fire from Gen. Cullen A. Battle’s brigade and the canister from the Amherst and Fluvanna batteries, a handful of Federals halted for a moment or turned and attempted to run. Enraged, Crook gathered an . . . Map (db m88618) HM
22Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s Hill“Close up! On your life!”—Gen. Battle’s Defense — 1864 Valley Campaign —
As Gen. George Crook’s corps struck the Confederate left flank, Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur responded quickly. He reformed Gen. Cullen A. Battle’s Alabama infantry brigade on the high ground on the opposite side of the ravine in front of you so . . . Map (db m88619) HM
23Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s HillCrook’s Flanking Movement — 1864 Valley Campaign —
During a council of war on September 20, 1864, Gen. George Crook suggested to Gen. Philip H. Sheridan that the best way to break the Confederate position at Fisher’s Hill would be to attack Early’s western (left) flank. Sheridan agreed. . . . Map (db m88620) HM
24Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s HillThe Fight for the “Bull Pens” — 1864 Valley Campaign —
To strengthen Fisher’s Hill’s defenses, Confederate skirmishers from Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur’s division took up positions on the ridge in front of you and constructed “bull pens”— makeshift structures of fence rails . . . Map (db m88621) HM
25Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s HillRamseur and Grimes Disagree — 1864 Valley Campaign —
You are standing near the extreme left flank of Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early’s army’s thinly stretched line of infantry guarded by Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur’s division. Throughout the day on September 22, 1864, Confederate observers utilized . . . Map (db m88622) HM
26Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher’s Hill“To give up all hope”—Confederate Left Disintegrates — 1864 Valley Campaign —
Fearing for the ability of Battle’s brigade to withstand Crook’s assault, Ramseur ordered Gen. William R. Cox’s North Carolina brigade to form on Battle’s left flank to your left. As Cox, regarded as one of the finest-dressed men in the . . . Map (db m155820) HM
27Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher's HillConfederate Gibraltar — 1864 Valley Campaign —
This is Fisher's Hill, the Shenandoah Valley's "Gibraltar"—a commanding height that offered Confederate forces a superb defensive position. Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's beaten and bloodied army filed into position here on September . . . Map (db m4169) HM
28Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher's HillUnion Flank Attack — 1864 Valley Campaign —
You are standing behind the extreme left flank of Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's thinly stretched infantry line. At 4 p.m. on September 22, 1864, the soldiers here found themselves wrapped in a deadly pocket of Federal fire. Union Gen. Philip . . . Map (db m4170) HM
29Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Fisher's Hill BattlefieldVeteran's Picnic Grounds
Soon after the end of the Civil War, veterans on both sides began holding reunions to walk the familiar battlegrounds and renew friendships with former comrades. Here at Fisher's Hill, veterans of the battle fought on September 22, 1864, started . . . Map (db m4146) HM
30Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — The Battle of Fishers Hill
. . . Map (db m4138) HM
31Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fishers Hill — Valley PikeTumbling Run Near Fisher's Hill
1864 Valley Campaign Here on Tumbling Run are the remains of the "Old Pike" stone bridge. The Valley Turnpike Company was chartered in 1838 as a joint-stock corporation. The turnpike followed the route of the Great Wagon Road from Philadelphia . . . Map (db m4171) HM
32Virginia (Shenandoah County), Forestville — AB-3 — Andrew Zirkle Mill
Built in the 1750s by the Zirkel brothers and owned by the Revolutionary War patriot Andrew Zirkle, the mill operated for 180 years. Flour milled here went to Boston when the harbor was blockaded after the Boston Tea Party and to the Continental . . . Map (db m5276) HM
33Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Birthplace of the CCCCamp Roosevelt, NF-1
The Army with Shovels. By 1933, the Great Depression had demoralized the nation. Millions of young men were unemployed and families were starving. On March 9, 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Its . . . Map (db m10158) HM
34Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Blacksmith Shop
Each CCC Camp had a blacksmith shop where they forged and repaired tools. Items such as fireplace tools, hinges or lantern poles were crafted for use in the camp. In 1940 the CCC printed an educational handbook called Blacksmithing. Unit No. Hand . . . Map (db m94568) HM
35Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Camp Barracks
Camp Roosevelt, NF-1 had six military style barracks where enrollees slept on iron cots. Each barracks held 48 young, poor and previously unemployed men. This is the site of Barracks A.Map (db m65483) HM
36Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Fort Valley Church of God in Christ Jesus1878            1949 — Seven Fountains Virginia —
This building was erected in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine by the Brethren of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, organized November 2, 1878 at Dry Run Meeting House. It was dedicated to God by Elder G. E. Marsh on July . . . Map (db m102476) HM
37Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Mess HallCamp Roosevelt, NF-1
Good and plentiful food was a rare treat for many Americans during the Great Depression. The Mess Hall served over 200 men a day and enrollees gained an average of 15 pounds during their stay. In addition to regular meals, the Mess Hall was a hub of . . . Map (db m65739) HM
38Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — Robert Fechner Memorial Forest
"By virtue of the authority vested in me as president of the United States...the Massanutten Unit of George Washington National Forest is hereby designated as the Robert Fechner Memorial Forest in honor of Robert Fechner, the first director of the . . . Map (db m65487) HM
39Virginia (Shenandoah County), Fort Valley — When Pig Iron was King
The Elizabeth Furnace Cabin This cabin is one of the few wooden structures remaining from the early 1800s when Elizabeth Furnace was active and pig iron was king. In its heyday, Elizabeth Furnace pig iron supported an entire community. The . . . Map (db m3102) HM
40Virginia (Shenandoah County), Maurertown — Shenandoah County Farm and Alms HouseShenandoah County • Industry with Plenty
During the colonial era, this park was part of a 230 acre Glebe Farm. It was owned by Beckford Parish, the local division of the established Anglican Church. They used it to support their minister, Revolutionary War figure Peter Muhlenberg. . . . Map (db m158533) HM
41Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 156 Orkney DriveMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1872Map (db m158235) HM
42Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5855 Gospel StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m158259) HM
43Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5907 Gospel StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1890Map (db m158248) HM
44Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5923 Gospel StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1885Map (db m158247) HM
45Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5928 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1860Map (db m158243) HM
46Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5974 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1875Map (db m158240) HM
47Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5976-5980 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1885Map (db m158241) HM
48Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5986 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1908Map (db m158205) HM
49Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 5998 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m158206) HM
50Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 6005 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1910Map (db m158215) HM
51Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 6013 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1840Map (db m158209) HM
52Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 6024 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1814Map (db m158213) HM
53Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 6028 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1800Map (db m158212) HM
54Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — 6036 Main StreetMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1806Map (db m158211) HM
55Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Ashby District Honor RollWorld War Two Veterans
B.H. Allen • H.R. Allen • J.E. Allen • L.H. Andrich • G.J. Arehart • V.H. Armstrong • A.T. Bailey • C.F. Bailey • C.E. Baker • C.I. Baker • E.D. Baker • E.P. Baker • L.H. Baker • L.L. Baker • R.D. Baker • H.L. Bamber • . . . Map (db m158237) WM
56Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mayor Joseph A. "Joe" Williams
This gazebo is dedicated in memory to Mayor Joseph A. "Joe" Williams" Joe was our mayor from his astounding "write-in" victory in 1998 until his sudden passing in 2013. Under his leadership our beautiful Town Hall was constructed as was . . . Map (db m158260) HM
57Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — A-68 — McNeill’s Last Charge
In the predawn darkness of 3 Oct. 1864, Capt. John Hanson McNeill led thirty of his Partisan Rangers, including local resident Joseph I. Triplett, against a hundred-man detachment of the 8th Ohio Cavalry Regiment that was guarding the Meems Bottom . . . Map (db m157056) HM
58Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Moore House 1872
Land purchased by Charles Moore, 1860's. Given to son J.W.R. Moore and home built in 1872. Present owner W.B. Holtzman great-great-great Grandson of Charles Moore.Map (db m158263) HM
59Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — A-86 — Mount Jackson
This area was a Native American hunting territory before settlers of European descent arrived early in the 18th century. Fertile land and powerful streams supported an agricultural and milling economy. In 1826 the Virginia General Assembly . . . Map (db m108888) HM
60Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mount Jackson General Hospital, CSAShenandoah at War — Valley Campaigns —
In September 1861, the Confederate Medical Department built a large general hospital on this site because Mt. Jackson was the western terminus of the Manassas Gap Railroad which provided access to northern Virginia battlefields. Dr. Andrew Russell . . . Map (db m156947) HM
61Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mt. Calvary Lutheran ChurchMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1886Map (db m158236) HM
62Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mt. Jackson Fire CompanyMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1994Map (db m158245) HM
63Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mt. Jackson General Hospital, CSAShenandoah at War — Valley Campaigns —
In September 1861, the Confederate Medical Department built a large general hospital on this site because Mt. Jackson was the western terminus of the Manassas Gap Railroad, which provided access to northern Virginia battlefields. Dr. Andrew Russell . . . Map (db m156946) HM
64Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Mt. Jackson United Methodist ChurchMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1884Map (db m158234) HM
65Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — A-65 — Our Soldiers’ Cemetery
The Mount Jackson Confederate Hospital’s cemetery, now called Our Soldiers Cemetery, was dedicated on May 10, 1866 the third anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s death. The “Memorial and Decoration Day” organized by the local ladies was . . . Map (db m156950) HM
66Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Shenandoah Guest HouseMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m158207) HM
67Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — St. Andrews Episcopal ChurchMt. Jackson Historic District
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1876Map (db m158262) HM
68Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — A-66 — The Confederate Hospital
The Confederate hospital was built here under the direction of Dr. Andrew Russell Meem, by order of the Confederate Medical Department in Sept. 1861. The hospital consisted of three two-story buildings, each 150 feet long, accommodating 500 . . . Map (db m156948) HM
69Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — The Confederate Hospital
The Confederate Hospital was established at Mount Jackson under the direction of Dr. Andres Russell Meem by order of the Confederate Medical Department in Richmond, Virginia about September 15, 1861. Dr. Meem, a native of the area, was a graduate of . . . Map (db m156952) HM
70Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — To All Confederates
Erected by Mount Jackson Chapter of the U.D.C. —May—   —1903— "Ne'er braver bled for a brighter land, Nor brighter land had a cause so grand". "Nor shall your glory be forgot. While fame her record . . . Map (db m156951) WM
71Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Union ChurchCirca 1825 — Mt. Jackson Historic District —
Built through the efforts of Mrs. William Steenbergen, the church has served as a meeting place for Mt. Jackson churches. The cemetery represents a history of the town and its early citizens. Daniel Grey, a Revolutionary War soldier, is buried in . . . Map (db m156955) HM
72Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Veterans Memorial
In honor and in memory of all veterans Erected In Memory of Berlin "Buzz" Frye Map (db m158203) WM
73Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Veterans Memorial
Department of the Army United States of America Established 1775 "This, we'll defend" Department of the Navy United States Marine Corps Established 1775 "Semper Fidelis" "(Always Faithful)" br> Department of the Navy United . . . Map (db m158239) HM
74Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — Veterans Memorial Flagpoles
Flag poles presented to the Town of Mt. Jackson, VA July 12, 2003 In honor of the military Veterans of Shenandoah County by American Legion Muhlenberg Post 199, Woodstock, VA Map (db m158246) WM
75Virginia (Shenandoah County), Mount Jackson — World War II Memorial
In honor of teachers and students of Triplett High School who served in World War IIMap (db m158210) WM
76Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.”Woodson’s Missouri Cavalry in the Battle of New Market
In front of you is one of only two monuments erected by veterans of the battle. This one was placed by members of Woodson’s Company of Missouri Cavalry. The unit followed perhaps the strangest path to this field of conflict. Captured in . . . Map (db m13197) HM
77Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — 54th Pennsylvania Monument
Erected to the memory of the heroic dead of the 54th Regiment, Pennsylvania Veterans Volunteer Infantry, who gave their lives in defence of their country. 1861–1865. (brass tablet at base) At ceremonies conducted 16 September . . . Map (db m42449) WM
78Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A Genuine Relic
This very post was struck by a 3 inch rifle shell fired by Snow’s Maryland Battery in the Battle of New Market fought between General John C. Breckinridge and General Franz Sigel on the 15th of May 1864. When the shell struck, General Breckinridge . . . Map (db m557) HM
79Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Baptism of FireVMI Cadet Casualties in the Battle of New Market
While the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute comprised one of the smallest Confederate units engaged in the Battle of New Market, they paid a disproportionately high price in their baptism of fire. Nearly one in four of the cadets were either . . . Map (db m13186) HM
80Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-28 — Battle of New Market
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 . . . Map (db m554) HM
81Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Battle of New MarketMay 15, 1864 — Shenandoah Valley Circle Tour —
General U.S. Grant's plan to defeat the Confederacy in 1864, called for a raid by General G. Crook into southwestern Virginia. General F. Sigel, to keep the Confederates from concentrating against Crook, was to advance down Shenandoah Valley from . . . Map (db m155094) HM
82Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Battle of New MarketThe Bloody Cedars — 1864 Valley Campaign —
As the Battle of New Market unfolded on May 15, 1864, Confederate Gen. John C. Breckinridge's men heavily assaulted the left flank of Union Gen. Franz Sigel's army. Sigel counterattacked, sending Gen. Julius Stahel's cavalry charging down the . . . Map (db m158184) HM
83Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-26 — Cavalry Engagement
On 15 Nov. 1863, Col. William H. Boyd reconnoitered with a Federal cavalry and artillery detachment south from Charlestown (in present-day W.Va.) toward New Market. The next day, the force encountered Maj. Robert White’s cavalry command just north . . . Map (db m157057) HM
84Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Died on the Field of Honor…"Gravestones of VMI Cadets
Of the 257 cadets from Virginia Military Institute who fought in the Battle of New Market, ten were either killed outright or later died of their wounds. Their legacy of service and sacrifice has inspired each successive generation of cadets. . . . Map (db m39855) HM
85Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — DuPont at Rude’s Hill“I had to depend entirely upon myself…” — 1864 Valley Campaign —
Here Capt. Henry DuPont, commanding B Battery, 5th U.S. Artillery, protected Union Gen. Franz Sigel’s defeated army as it retreated after the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864. Confederate Gen. John C. Breckinridge had routed Sigel’s force . . . Map (db m838) HM
86Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-36 — Fairfax Line
Here ran the southwestern boundary of Lord Fairfax’s vast land grant, The Northern Neck. It was surveyed by Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson’s father, and others in 1746.Map (db m652) HM
87Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-36 — Fairfax Line
Here ran the Fairfax Line, surveyed in 1746 to mark the southwestern boundary of the Northern Neck Proprietary, a 5.2-million-acre land grant inherited by Thomas, 6th Lord Fairfax. The grant encompassed all the land between the Rappahannock and . . . Map (db m165410) HM
88Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Gen. John Sevier1745-1815
Frontiersman - famed Indian fighter - Revolutionary patriot - Co-Commander Battle of King's Mountain - first Governor of Tennessee and six times Governor - first Congressman west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Founder of New Market, Va in 1765. His . . . Map (db m11698) HM
89Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Heroism in DefeatCaptain Henry A. DuPont and Sergeant James M. Burns
The main Union line of battle extended from here for one-half mile to the Valley Turnpike, now U.S. 11. Throughout the morning and into the afternoon, the Union force exchanged musket and cannon fire with the Confederates, who had advanced over a . . . Map (db m13203) HM
90Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — In Memory of General Robert E. Lee
In memory of General Robert E. Lee and in commemoration of General "Stonewall" Jackson's march with his 17,000 famous foot cavalry across Massannutten Mountain to the Battles of Front Royal and Winchester, May 21, 1862. This tablet erected May . . . Map (db m118638) HM
91Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — In Memory of Noah Richard ProctorResting somewhere in this cemetery — Born March 24th 1839 - Died March 22nd 1920 —
Noah enlisted May 18th 1861 with Company G 33rd Virginia Infantry Confederate States of America. On September 28th 1862 he transferred to Company K 12th Virginia Cavalry with whom he remained throughout the war. He helped make the first . . . Map (db m158196) HM
92Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Jackson in New MarketStonewall at the Strayer House — 1862 Valley Campaign —
(preface) Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackon's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . Map (db m118879) HM
93Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Know Your Watershed Address
What is a Watershed? The land area from which surface runoff drains into stream channels, lakes, reservoirs, or other body of water, also called a drainage basin. Shenandoah River History: The Shenandoah River has . . . Map (db m158181) HM
94Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864[The Battle of New Market]
The Battle of New Market began here at 2:00 p.m. when 4,500 Confederates, under the command of Generals John C. Breckinridge and Gabriel C. Wharton, attacked 6,000 Federal troops who had established this hill as their first defensie position. Fully . . . Map (db m158157) HM WM
95Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864U.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
Position of Lieut. Colonel Jacob Widdle's 1st West VA. Infantry Regiment, 700 Men. 4 men killed, 54 wounded, 18 missingMap (db m158158) HM WM
96Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864U.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
2:00 p.m., left flank position of Colonel George H. Smith's 62nd Va. Mounted Infantry, 448 men. 11 men killed, 81 woundedMap (db m158159) HM WM
97Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864C.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
2:00 p.m. position of Captain Charles H. Woodson's (dismounted) Co. A., 1st Missouri Cavalry, 62 men. 5 men killed, 35 woundedMap (db m158160) HM
98Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864C.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
2 p.m. position of Lieut. Colonel J. Lyle Clark's 30th. Virthina Battalion of Sharpshooters, 306 men. 2 killed and 48 woundedMap (db m158161) HM WM
99Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864U.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
Position of Major Horace Kellogg's 123rd Ohio Infantry Regiment 800 men. 5 men killed, 33 wounded and 37 missingMap (db m158163) HM WM
100Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864C.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
2:00 p.m. position of 1st Lieutenant Randolph H. Blain's Jackson Battery, 93 men. One parrott rifle and three 12 pounder Napoleons One man woundedMap (db m158164) HM WM

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