New Market: River Road

River Road

Civilian road. Less than ideal military position. Scene of the second Union defensive position during the Battle of New Market.

This new video addresses the location of Colonel Moor’s regiment’s fall-back position after retreating from Manor’s Hill. You’ll also “meet” Von Kleiser’s artillery battery and learn why they are short one gun later in the fight at Field of Lost Shoes. That long Confederate battle line kept advancing, pushing the fighting Union troops toward yet another defensive position farther north.

But that’s just the military side of the story. There’s a great tale of battlefield preservation that’s part of the River Road saga and the latter part of the video addresses this modern victory!

River Road

Video Highlights

  • Where’s River Road?
  • The Second Union “defensive position”?
  • Von Kleiser’s guns
  • Union soldiers forced back
  • Reinforcements arrived and a third line started
  • Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation & the preservation of River Road

Thanks for watching!

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

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