On the hills to the north took place the battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. The Union Army, under General Franz Sigel, faced southwest. John C. Breckinridge, once ViceÓPresident of the United States, commanded the Confederates. General Scott Shipp commanded the cadet corps of the Virginia Military Institute, which distinguished itself, capturing a battery. The battle ended in Sigel's retreat northward.
Geographic Location: Shenandoah County
Physical Description of Location: Old Valley Pike (Route 11), New Market, VA. Marker is located on Route 11 ~ 3/4 mile north of intersection of Route 11 and Route 211. Marker is on left when traveling north.
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