May 15, 1864: Sigel was stopped at New Market by Confederate forces under Breckinridge and Imboden. Courageous participation by young cadets from Virginia Military Institute was a unique part of this battle. In honor of this, VMI operates a museum and other exhibits for visitors to the battlefield.
Sigel retreated in the late afternoon and went north to Cedar Creek. In less than a week he was replaced by David Hunter. The Confederate victory at New Market kept much of the Shenandoah Valley in Confederate hands temporarily.
Click on any photo to see a large version and page through all the pictures plus extras. For the previous page, click here to begin the New Market tour.
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|New Market Battlefield||Union Position||Shenandoah River, North Fork|
|Position of the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteers||Outbuilding, Bushong Farm|
|Bushong Farmhouse||Class enjoys Lunch||Hall of Valor||Church north of New Market|
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