May 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. John C. Breckinridge led 4,000 Confederate troops to New Market, located on the only road over Massanutten Mountain, which divides the Valley and channels troop movements. In desperate need of soldiers, Breckinridge summoned the Corps of Cadets from Virginia Military Institute. The boys marched north from Lexington to join him.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 702539 N 4281094|
|Decimal Degrees||38.65528333, -78.67238333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 39.317', W 78° 40.343'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 39' 19.02" N, 78° 40' 20.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9500 George R Collins Pkwy, New Market VA 22844, US|
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