Battle of New Market

Battle of New Market (HM35T)

Location: New Market, VA 22844 Shenandoah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 39.739', W 78° 39.782'

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May 15, 1864. 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 the Harpers Ferry area. Skirmishing frequently with General J.D. Imboden's cavalrymen. Sigel's column reached New Market on May 14. During the night, Imboden was reinforced by General J.C. Brekinridge's command. On the 15th, after a furious artillery duel, Confederate infantry advanced from Shirley's Hill and rolled back Union skirmishers. A desperate struggle followed and Breckinridge's infantry drove Sigel's troops from the ridge south of Bushong House. The V.M.I. Cadets moved up from the reserve, and along with the 62nd Virginia, charged across a gulch, broke the Union line and captured several cannons. The rest of the Confederate infantry surged forward, and Sigel's troops were driven from the field.
HM NumberHM35T
Year Placed1966
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 703332 N 4281895
Decimal Degrees38.66231667, -78.66303333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.739', W 78° 39.782'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 44.34" N, 78° 39' 46.92" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 37001-37159 US-11, New Market VA 22844, US
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