Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

New Market

The Battle of New Market

A monument on the Battle of New Market is in the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park outside of New Market, Virginia.

 

The marker is one of a series of 59 commemorating Virginia Civil War battlefields created during the 1920's by the Battlefield Markers Association. They were the first highway markers in the State of Virginia.

 

How to get there

The marker is at the end of the George Collins Parkway in the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. From exit 264 on Interstate 81 take U.S. 211 west a short distance and immediately turn right onto the George Collins Parkway (Route 305). Continue to the end of the Parkway. There is an admission fee for the park.

(38.666264° N, 78.666133° W; see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

The Battle of New Market

 

Was fought here Sunday morning

May 15, 1864

The Confederates under Gen. J. C. Breckinridge

were victorious

over the Federals under Gen. Franz Sigel

The decisive incident of the battle

was the heroic capture of the Federal battery

by the V.M.I. cadets

Historical marker for the Action of Rutherford's Farm northeast of Winchester, Virginia.
(above) Battle of New Market marker in the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park outside New Market, Virginia. (see enlargement of tablet)

 






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