Tag Archives: New Market

A Ghoulish Relic from a Horse’s Death along the Valley Pike

There are weird things in American Civil War history…and then there are weird things. It’s October 31st and time to retrieve something very strange or ghoulish for discussion, so how about the preserved hoof of a horse? That’s right. A … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Seven New Battlefield Parks Coming to the Shenandoah Valley

With the completion of the recent legislative session, the Virginia legislature has made the most significant investment in battlefield preservation since the creation of the Virginia Battlefield Protection Fund in 2010. As a part of the biennial budget, the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: New Market Battle Anniversary Tours 2021

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 … Continue reading

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On The Eve of War: New Market, Virginia

The following excerpts are from Call Out The Cadets: The Battle of New Market (Emerging Civil War Series and take a look at a small crossroads village in the Shenandoah Valley before some of the local men volunteered to fight, … Continue reading

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Marching to Fredericksburg via New Market

On one of my research trips to New Market when I was working on Call Out The Cadets, I made the trek to the top of New Market gap in Massanutten Mountian in the Shenandoah Valley. Modern Route 211 crosses … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Virginia Museum of the Civil War

Thinking of making a trip in the autumn season to see the fall colors in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley? Consider add a stop at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market. Located on a key portion of New … Continue reading

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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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ECW Weekender: Pack’s Frozen Custard

“And that’s a good place to stop for frozen custard…” Our battlefield tour guide announced, nodding toward a small stand as we zoomed by on Route 211, heading to New Market Gap. The next day – after I had dragged … 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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“Finding” Sandie Pendleton

He wasn’t really lost. But I love a good challenge…and good surprises. Did you see the blog post last month about my difficult lesson? I had tunnel vision eight years ago and missed the opportunity to see (and photograph) a … Continue reading

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