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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New Market, Virginia

Clickable Map of Page County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Page County, VA (88) Greene County, VA (8) Madison County, VA (50) Rappahannock County, VA (73) Rockingham County, VA (93) Shenandoah County, VA (215) Warren County, VA (45)  PageCounty(88) Page County (88)  GreeneCounty(8) Greene County (8)  MadisonCounty(50) Madison County (50)  RappahannockCounty(73) Rappahannock County (73)  RockinghamCounty(93) Rockingham County (93)  ShenandoahCounty(215) Shenandoah County (215)  WarrenCounty(45) Warren County (45)
Luray is the county seat for Page County
New Market is in Page County
      Page County (88)  
      Greene County (8)  
      Madison County (50)  
      Rappahannock County (73)  
      Rockingham County (93)  
      Shenandoah County (215)  
      Warren County (45)  
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1Virginia (Page County), New Market — Z-125 — Page County / Shenandoah County
Page County. Area 322 square miles. Formed in 1831 from Shenandoah and Rockingham, and named for John Page, Governor of Virginia, 1802–1805. Luray cave is here. Shenandoah County. Area 510 square miles. . . . Map (db m791) HM
2Virginia (Rockingham County), New Market — Z-178 — Rockingham County / Shenandoah County
Rockingham County. Area 876 square miles. Formed in 1778 from Augusta, and named for the Marquis of Rockingham, British statesman. John Sevier, of Tennessee, was born in this county. In it took place the battles of Cross Keys . . . Map (db m653) HM
3Virginia (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
4Virginia (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
5Virginia (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
6Virginia (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 . . . Map (db m13186) HM
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7Virginia (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
8Virginia (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 m201543) HM
9Virginia (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
10Virginia (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
11Virginia (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 m173249) HM
12Virginia (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
13Virginia (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
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14Virginia (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
15Virginia (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
16Virginia (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
17Virginia (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
18Virginia (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
19Virginia (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
20Virginia (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
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21Virginia (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
22Virginia (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
23Virginia (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
24Virginia (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
25Virginia (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
26Virginia (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
27Virginia (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
28Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864U.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
Position of Major Henry Peale's 18th Connecticut Infantry, 350 men, skirmishers from Companies A & B suffered the first casualties in the battle. 1 man killed, 31 wounded and 24 missing.Map (db m158166) HM WM
29Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864U.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
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30Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864U.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
Position of Captain Chatham T. Ewing's Batter G, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery four 3 inch rifles. 1 man killed, 1 woundedMap (db m158168) HM WM
31Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864C.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
Right flank of Lieut-Colonel George M. Edgar's 26th Va. Infantry Battalion, 2:00 p.m. 425 men. 3 men killed, 21 wounded.Map (db m158170) HM WM
32Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864C.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
2:00 p.m. position of Capt. William T. Hart's Engineer Company, 37 men. 10 men woundedMap (db m158171) HM WM
33Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — May 15, 1864C.S.A. — [The Battle of New Market] —
2:00 p.m. position of the 51st Virginia Infantry commanded by Lieut-Colonel John P. Wolfe, 700 men. 2 killed, 90 woundedMap (db m158173) HM WM
34Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — AB-1 — Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge
Built in 1892 by Franklin Hiser Wissler to provide access to his apple orchards at Strathmore Farms, this is the longest remaining covered bridge in Virginia. a 200-foot single span, located one-half mile northwest, the bridge is a Burr Truss . . . Map (db m559) HM
35Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — New Market Battlefield Park
New Market Battlefield Park has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Act of 1966 This property has been placed on the . . . Map (db m58953) HM
36Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Paul Henkel1754-1825
Itinerant pastor to pioneer Lutherans in the Virginia counties of Frederick, Shenandoah, Rockingham, Augusta, Botetourt, Montgomery, Wythe, and Washington; Organizer of numerous congregations in the Shenandoah Valley, in southwest Virginia, in the . . . Map (db m173535) HM
37Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-69 — Post-Appomattox Tragedy
On 22 May 1865, after the Civil War ended. Capt. George W. Summers, Sgt. I. Newton Koontz, and two other armed veterans of Co. D, 7th Virginia Cavalry, robbed six Federal cavalrymen of their horses near Woodstock. The horses were returned the . . . Map (db m15903) HM
38Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Replica of a 19th Century Town Pump
Replica of a 19th century town pump made in 1987 by Otis Braxton Theis, Jr., and others, using the same tools which his ancestors used making the original pumps. This is the site of the last remaining of perhaps eight or ten public wells and was . . . Map (db m158182) HM
39Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Rude’s Hill
Stonewall Jackson’s camp ground April 2–16, 1862; his headquarters at the foot of this hill. Colonel John Francis Neff, Commander 33rd Regiment, Stonewall Brigade, born and buried near here.Map (db m740) HM
40Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Rude’s HillKnoll of Refuge and Attack — 1864 Valley Campaign —
The spring of 1864 opened with United States forces pressing Confederate armies defending fronts scattered throughout the Confederacy. Union Gen. Franz Sigel was assigned the task of securing the Shenandoah Valley; always one of the Civil War’s . . . Map (db m17327) HM
41Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-27 — Rude’s Hill Action
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 . . . Map (db m50317) HM
42Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Rude's HillJackson at Rude’s Hill — 1962 Valley Campaign —
This old house photographed during the early 20th century and still standing about 600 yards north on the west side of the Valley Pike, was occupied at the beginning of the Civil War by a Lutheran minister, Rev. Anders R. Rude. Gen. Thomas J. . . . Map (db m836) HM
43Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — A-34 — Sevier’s Birthplace
Near here was born John Sevier, pioneer and soldier, September 23, 1745. He was a leader in the Indian Wars and the Battle of King’s Mountain, 1780. He was the only governor of the short-lived state of Franklin and the first governor of Tennessee. . . . Map (db m654) HM
44Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Site of New Market Academy and New Market Polytechnic Institute
The first New Market Academy was a log structure built on this lot in 1817 and destroyed by fire in 1838. The second Academy built of brick burned in 1841. The third Academy, brick also, was erected in 1842 and conducted by Professor Joseph Salyards . . . Map (db m173533) HM
45Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Stonewall Jackson
The Virginia Military Institute will be heard from today. General Jackson at Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 [ Lower Marker: ] The 1990 restoration of the Jackson statue was made possible by the descendants of William Bradford Ryland, . . . Map (db m58698) HM
46Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Summers & Koontz Monument
(East Side) Capt. Geo. W. Summers and Sergt. Newton Koontz Company D 7th Virginia Cavalry were here executed on June 27, 1865, by order of Lt. Col. Huzzy 192d, O.V.M.I. (North Side) Without the privilege of any kind of . . . Map (db m170443) HM WM
47Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Battle of New MarketMay 15, 1864 — 1864 Valley Campaign —
In the spring of 1864, Union Gen. Franz Sigel marched his 10,000-man army south through the Shenandoah Valley as part of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s strategy to attack the Confederacy on several fronts simultaneously. To counter this threat, Gen. . . . Map (db m155959) HM
48Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Battle of New Market
The Battle of New Market was fought here Sunday morning, May 15, 1864. The Confederates under Gen. J. C. Breckinridge were victorious over the Federals under Gen. Franz Sigel. The decisive incident of the battle was the heroic capture of the Federal . . . Map (db m182592) HM
49Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Bloody Cedars"Which was done with alacrity and spirit." — 1864 Valley Campaign —
As the Battle of New Market unfolded on May 15, 1864, Confederate troops under Gen. John C. Breckinridge heavily assaulted the left flank of Union Gen. Franz Sigel's army. Sigel counterattacked with Gen. Julius Stahel's cavalry, which charged down . . . Map (db m39856) HM
50Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Bushong FarmCaught in the Crossfire
On June 22, 1791, Henry Bushong patented a 260-acre tract in Shenandoah County that would be home for several generations of his descendants. Henry’s son, Jacob married Sarah Strickler in 1818. They took up residence in a four-room log house and . . . Map (db m165232) HM
51Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Henkel HouseHistoric New Market
The Henkel house is another historic home. The brick part was built by Dr. Solomon Henkel, physician and druggist, in 1802. The wooden front part and two rooms upstairs were added by his son, Dr. Solon P.C. Henkel in 1855. A metal plate nailed on . . . Map (db m89113) HM
52Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Old Home of William F. Rupp
The old home of William F. Rupp who was one of the Valley's most skilled fresco painters. In the Rupp house also lived George M. Neese, the author of “Three Years in the Confederate Horse Artillery.” Descendants still own and occupy the . . . Map (db m558) HM
53Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument
[Sign at the base of the monument:] The monument in front of you replaced an existing wooden pillar. The inscriptions on the monument read: On the side facing you — East Pt. Geo. W. Summers and Sergt. Newton Koontz . . . Map (db m158192) HM
54Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Shirley HouseA Legacy of Service
In 1875, Confederate veteran Christian Shirley constructed this brick house on the site of his family's former home, which had burned two years earlier. The Shirleys were longtime residents of Shenandoah County who had farmed their 153 ares since . . . Map (db m7346) HM
55Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — The Summers & Koontz Executions"Try to meet me in Heaven"
On May 22, 1865, former Confederate Captain George W. Summers, Sgt. Isaac Newton Koontz, Pvt. Jacob Daniel Koontz, and Pvt. Andrew Jackson Kite (all from the 7th Virginia Cavalry) set out from their Page County homes to obtain their paroles. Near . . . Map (db m104813) HM
56Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — This Rustic Pile
This rustic pile The simple tale will tell: It marks the spot Where Woodson’s Heroes fell.Map (db m544) HM
57Virginia (Shenandoah County), New Market — Thomas Garland Jefferson
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Dec. 3, 2022