New Market: Cavalry Charge & The 54th Pennsylvania

54th Pennsylvania Monument

Let’s talk about the Union left flank during the Battle of New Market!

The Union cavalry under General Julius Stahel made a fateful charge into Confederate artillery and the 54th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment anchored the Union flank and also made a memorable charge. What can we learn about the Battle of New Market by taking a closer look at these fights on the east side of the lines?

This video takes another look at the history, goes “on location”, and I’ll reveal something kinda crazy that I did on one of my visits to New Market and how that influenced my perception on that cavalry charge…

Union Left Flank – Cavalry Charge and The 54th Pennsylvania

Video Highlights

  • Julius Stahel’s Cavalry Charge
  • Why did he do it?
  • When I went researching in the rain…
  • The 54th Pennsylvania
  • Anchoring The Union Line
  • What we can learn from looking closer at this part of the New Market fight

Thanks for watching!

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

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