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Battle of New Market

Shenandoah Valley, May 1864

May 15, 1864: Sigel was stopped at New Market by Confederate forces under Breckinridge and Imboden. Courageous participation by young cadets from Virginia Military Institute was a unique part of this battle. In honor of this, VMI operates a museum and other exhibits for visitors to the battlefield.

Sigel retreated in the late afternoon and went north to Cedar Creek. In less than a week he was replaced by David Hunter. The Confederate victory at New Market kept much of the Shenandoah Valley in Confederate hands temporarily.

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New Market Battlefield Union Position Shenandoah River, North Fork
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Position of the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteers Outbuilding, Bushong Farm
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Bushong Farmhouse Class enjoys Lunch Hall of Valor Church north of New Market

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See also : The Overland Campaign

Copyright 2005. Photos taken by Linda Walcroft.



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