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Rude's Hill Action A27

A Civil War historical marker on Rude's Hill Action is in between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia. It was erected in 1948 by the Virginia Conservation & Development Commission.

 

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 Cavalry Engagement, Jackson at Rude's Hill, Rude's Hill and Rude's Hill - Knoll of Refuge.

 

Text from the marker

 

A27

Rude's Hill Action

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Rude’s Hill was reached by two divisions of Sheridan’s Union cavalry following the Confederate General Jubal A. Early, on November 22, 1864. Early promptly took position on the hill to oppose them. The cavalry, charging across the flats, were repulsed in a sharp action and fell back northward.
 
Erected 1927 by the Virginia Conservation Commission



Historical marker for Rude's Hill Action in between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia
(above) Historical marker for Rude's Hill Action between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia






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