New Market State Historical Park, New Market

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New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is a historic American Civil War battlefield and national historic district located near New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. The district encompasses the site of the Battle of New Market, a battle fought on May 15, 1864, during Valley Campaigns of 1864. In the middle of the battlefield stands the Bushong House, used by both sides as a hospital during the battle and now the visitor center for the 300-acre park.
The park is the site of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War operated by the Virginia Military Institute.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
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  • This is just a must see for anyone curious or interested in the Civil War. VMI is the only military college in the world where cadets actually fought in battle and here is where ten of them died. I... 
    This is just a must see for anyone curious or interested in the Civil War. VMI is the only military college in the world where cadets actually fought in battle and here is where ten of them died. I...  more »
  • A lesser known but intriguing Civil War battle site. Scene of the famous attack of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadets, featured fictionally in the John Wayne movie "The Horse Soldiers... 
    A lesser known but intriguing Civil War battle site. Scene of the famous attack of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadets, featured fictionally in the John Wayne movie "The Horse Soldiers...  more »
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  • well worth the visit if you're in the area. Likewise, if you're just passing by and need a place to get a break from the road stop in
  • 2019 reenactment participant. As always enjoyed the grounds and the museum. The battles are always fun.

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