Knoll 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 most hotly contested areas. On the last day of April 1864,Sigel, with 9,000 men and 28 guns, marched south from Martinsburg. By May 11, Sigel's advance ran into Confederates posted at Rude's Hill under the command of a MarylandConfederate, Capt. T. Sturgis Davis. Davis and his commander, Gen. John Imboden, were able to delay the Federal advance until Gen. John C. Breckinridge arrived at New Market with his small army, including the Virginia Military Institute Cadet Battalion. On the eve of his May 15th success at New Market, Breckinridge advanced his artillery to the crest of this hill where theyshelled Sigel's disorganized, retreating Federals.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 9:11pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 704465 N 4286400|
|Decimal Degrees||38.70261667, -78.64870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.157', W 78° 38.922'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 9.42" N, 78° 38' 55.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5332 Old Valley Pike, New Market VA 22844, US|
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