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Mount Jackson

Cavalry Engagement A26

A historical marker for a Cavalry Engagement around Mount Jackson is in between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia.

 

Location and directions

The marker is one of a group of five on the west side of the Valley Pike, (U.S. 11) about 2.5 milles south of Mount Jackson and 3.5 miles north of New Market, Virginia. (38.70271° N, 78.64863° W. see map)

 

Nearby markers include Rude's Hill , Jackson at Rude's Hill, Rude's Hill Action and Rude's Hill - Knoll of Refuge.

 

Text from the marker

 

A26

Cavalry Engagement

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On 15 Nov. 1863, Col. William H. Boyd reconnoitered
with a Federal cavalry and artillery detachment
south from Charlestown (in present-day W.Va.)
toward New Market. The next day, the force
encountered Maj. Robert White’s cavalry
command just north of Mount Jackson. White’s
Confederates retreated fighting through the town
and crossed the Shenandoah River bridge to
Rude’s Hill. Realizing that White’s artillery
could sweep the bridge, Boyd withdrew to a
bivouac two miles north of Woodstock, Pursued
by Capt. Thomas S. Davis’s cavalry company,
and soon returned to Charlestown. Losses
from the Mount Jackson engagement were
light on both sides.


Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources.



Historical marker for the Cavalry Engagement around Mount Jackson, Virginia in 1864
(above) Historical marker for the Cavalry Engagement around Mount Jackson, Virginia in 1864






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