Re-Enactment Of The Battle Of New Market


Stock #: 48244
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New Market
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Shenandoah
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Battle of New Market was fought between 5,500 Union Troops under Gen. Franz Sigel and 4,500 Confederates under Gen. John C. Breckinridge. The confederates made their attack from Shirley's Hill, sweeping thru and around both sides of New Market with the V. M. I. cadet battalion in the second line of battle. These cadets, mere boys, won immortal fame and glory for their bravery and gallantry, and for their part in the victory against greater numbers. Of the 221 cadets in the battalion, 8 were killed and 46 wounded.

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