I’ve answered the question a few times now on Zoom meetings: “What’s happening for the Battle of New Market anniversary?” Well, good news for events in the town of New Market! Both SVBF and the Virginia Museum of the Civil War are hosting special programs.
View the film “Field of Lost Shoes” at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War at 11:00am, followed by a booksigning at 1pm for Call Out The Cadets (ECW Series).
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and its partners are presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Battle of New Market, fought on May 15, 1864. Programs will include real-time interpretive programs – at the locations where the events happened – and living history.
THE PROGRAMS ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (In order to help with logistics and planning.) Registrants will receive additional information prior to the events. See form here on the SVBF website, end of page.
Schedule of Events (Saturday, May 15, 2021):
9:00 am – Real-Time Program: Grant’s War in Western Virginia, Spring 1864 and the Opening of the Battle – Keven Walker
10:00 am – Artillery Demonstration
11:00 am – Real-Time Program: War in the Streets: The Early Stages of Battle – Charlie Knight
1:00 pm – Artillery Demonstration
2:00 pm – Real-Time Program: “Mowed Down Like Grass”: The Union Cavalry Charge and the Afternoon Fight on the Right – Keven Walker
3:30 pm – Real-Time Program: “The Most Awful Spot on the Battlefield”: The Final Confederate Infantry Advance on the Left – LTC Troy D. Marshall
5:00 pm – Real-Time Program: “There Was No Peace”: The Civilian Experience – Sarah Kay Bierle
7:00 pm – Real-Time Program: Sigel’s Retreat: The Flight to the River – Charlie Knight
8:30 pm – Night-Time Artillery Demonstration
Throughout the Day: Living History
More details and registration (free) here: https://www.shenandoahatwar.org/new-market-anniversary-programs/