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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZAS_the-summers-koontz-executions_New-Market-VA.html
On May 22, 1865, former Confederate Captain George W. Summers, Sgt. Isaac Newton Koontz, Pvt. Jacob Daniel Koontz, and Pvt. Andrew Jackson Kite (all from the 7th Virginia Cavalry) set out from their Page County homes to obtain their paroles. Near …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1O94_the-henkel-house_New-Market-VA.html
The Henkel house is another historic home. The brick part was built by Dr. Solomon Henkel, physician and druggist, in 1802. The wooden front part and two rooms upstairs were added by his son, Dr. Solon P.C. Henkel in 1855. A metal plate nailed on …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EHB_meems-bottom-covered-bridge_New-Market-VA.html
The longest remaining covered bridge in Virginia, 200 feet in a single span supported by the Burr Arch, was built by Franklin H. Wissler in 1892-93. It is Virginia's only covered bridge open to vehicular traffic. Placed on the Virginia Landmark Re…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1418_new-market-battlefield-park_New-Market-VA.html
has been registered as aVirginiaHistoricLandmarkpursuant to the authority vested in theVirginia Historic Landmarks CommissionAct of 1966 [ Lower Marker : ]This property has beenplaced on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United State…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXYN_rudes-hill-action_New-Market-VA.html
Rude's Hill was reached by two divisions of Sheridan's Union cavalry following the Confederate General Jubal A. Early, on November 22, 1864. Early promptly took position on the hill to oppose them. The cavalry, charging across the flats, were repu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMSH6_54th-pennsylvania-monument_New-Market-VA.html
Erected to the memory of the heroic dead of the 54th Regiment, Pennsylvania Veterans Volunteer Infantry, who gave their lives in defence of their country. 1861-1865. (brass tablet at base) At ceremonies conducted 16 September 1984, title to thi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQNK_the-bloody-cedars_New-Market-VA.html
As the Battle of New Market unfolded on May 15, 1864, Confederate troops under Gen. John C. Breckinridge heavily assaulted the left flank of Union Gen. Franz Sigel's army. Sigel counterattacked with Gen. Julius Stahel's cavalry, which charged down…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMQNJ_died-on-the-field-of-honor_New-Market-VA.html
Of the 257 cadets from Virginia Military Institute who fought in the Battle of New Market, ten were either killed outright or later died of their wounds. Their legacy of service and sacrifice has inspired each successive generation of cadets. Sinc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGVC_the-battle-of-new-market_New-Market-VA.html
In the spring of 1864, Union Gen. Franz Sigel marched his 10,000-man army south through the Shenandoah Valley as part of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's strategy to attack the Confederacy on several fronts simultaneously. To counter this threat, Gen. John…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBBR_rudes-hill_New-Market-VA.html
The spring of 1864 opened with United States forces pressing Confederate armies defending fronts scattered throughout the Confederacy. Union Gen. Franz Sigel was assigned the task of securing the Shenandoah Valley; always one of the Civil War's mo…
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