Tag Archives: Bushong Farm

Talking About History Over A Cup Of Tea

Tea, Books, Cookies, and Friends. That combination makes this historian quite happy! Now, that my manuscript on the Battle of New Market is (mostly) complete and the book cover revealed, it’s been time to crawl out of my research cave … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Woodson’s Missourians At New Market

The marker sits near the orchard, within sight of the Bushong House on Virginia’s New Market Battlefield. It’s normally a peaceful, quiet scene on a typical twenty-first century day. We look closer to read the fading inscription in the limestone: … Continue reading

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No NPS? No Problem—New Market

Day Ten in a series coinciding with the federal government shutdown Situated about 20 minutes north of Harrisonburg, Virginia is the small town of New Market. Here on May 15, 1864, Confederates under Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge engaged a Union force … Continue reading

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