New Market: The March To The Battlefield

An impressive image of Franz Sigel (Library of Congress)

So…how did the Union and Confederate soldiers get to New Market? (Hint: they marched.) And at what point did they know there would be a battle there?

Today’s video explores the routes, speeds, and objectives of the armies as they approached battle on May 15, 1864. It even includes some on-location footage along the Valley Pike and one of the camping areas used by the Cadets.

The March To The Battlefield

Thanks for watching!

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

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