Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

New Market

Battle of New Market

A historical marker for the Battle of New Market is just north of New Market, Virginia. It was erected in 1929 by the Virginia Conservation & Development Commission.


The marer is next to a set of two Circle Tour markers for the Battle of New Market.


How to get there

The marker is on the west side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) on the north edge of New Market. (38.66233° N, 78.663083° W; see map)


Text from the marker


A 28

Battle of New Market


On the hills to the north took place
the Battle of New Market, May 15,
1864. The Union army, under General
Franz Sigel, faced southwest. John
C. Breckinridge, once Vice-President
of the United States, commanded the
Confederates. Colonel Scott Shipp
commanded the Cadet Corps of the
Virginia Military Institute, which
distinguished itself, capturing a
battery. The battle ended in Sigel's
retreat northward.

Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission


Historical marker for the Action of Rutherford's Farm northeast of Winchester, Virginia.
(above) Historical marker for the Battle of New Market, Virginia

About the Author • ©2007-2014 Steve Hawks