New Market: Battle’s Afterstory

When the fighting ended on May 15, 1864, and the Union army retreated from New Market, who took care of the injured? Civilians took a major role in the immediate aftermath situation and also in the memory of the battle in later decades.

This week’s video focuses on some stories about three civilian women, New Market’s memory of the battle, and how the battle’s veterans later re-fought it on paper, creating an impressive primary source record.

Battle’s Afterstory

Video Highlights

  • Eliza Clinedinst Crim
  • Jessie Rupert
  • Sarah Bushong
  • Placing early markers/monuments
  • Remembering the battle
  • Benjamin Colonna’s collection of primary sources

Thanks for watching!

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

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