Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

New Market

This Rustic Pile

This Rustic Pile is a monument created by veterans of the Battle of New Market, Virginia.

 

The monument was erected 1909 by the surviving members of Confederate Captain Charles Hugh Woodson’s Company A, First Missouri Cavalry. It marks the location in the Bushlong orchard where the Confederate line formed for attack.

 

How to get there

The marker is in the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, on the west side of the George R. Collins Parkway about 350 feet north of the Bushong farmhouse. The Collins Parkway can be reached from Old Cross Road at New Market immediately to the west of Interestate 81 exit 178. (38.664046° N, 78.667185° W; see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

This rustic pile
The simple tale will tell:
It marks the spot
Where Woodson’s Heroes fell.

 

The story of "Woodson’s Heros" - Company A, First Missouri Cavalry - and their unusual path to New Market is told on the nearby wayside marker, "Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed."



"This Rustic Pile," the monument to Captain Charles Hugh Woodson’s Company A, First Missouri Cavalry at New Market, Virginia
(above) "This Rustic Pile," the monument to Captain Charles Hugh Woodson’s Company A, First Missouri Cavalry at New Market, Virginia (see enlargement)






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