"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 the Valley Turnpike (present-day U.S. Route 11). The Confederates repulsed the attack, and Stahel's men fell back in disorder, leaving the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment to anchor the Union left flank on the field in front of you.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition|| |
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:48am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 703424 N 4282244|
|Decimal Degrees||38.66543333, -78.66188333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 39.926', W 78° 39.713'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 39' 55.56" N, 78° 39' 42.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2874 Old Valley Pike, New Market VA 22844, US|
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