Cavalry Engagement

Cavalry Engagement (HM592)

Location: New Market, VA 22844 Shenandoah County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.157', W 78° 38.922'

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On 15 Nov. 1863, Col. William H. Boyd reconnoitered with a Federal cavalry and artillery detachment south from Charlestown (in present-day W.Va.) toward New Market. The next day, the force encountered Maj. Robert White's cavalry command just north of Mount Jackson. White's Confederates retreated fighting through the town and crossed the Shenandoah River bridge to Rude's Hill. Realizing that White's artillery could sweep the bridge, Boyd withdrew to a bivouac two miles north of Woodstock, Pursued by Capt. Thomas S. Davis's cavalry company, and soon returned to Charlestown. Lossesfrom the Mount Jackson engagement were light on both sides.
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HM NumberHM592
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Marker NumberA-26
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:17am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 704465 N 4286400
Decimal Degrees38.70261667, -78.64870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.157', W 78° 38.922'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 9.42" N, 78° 38' 55.32" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5332 Old Valley Pike, New Market VA 22844, US
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