New Market Battle Anniversary Events, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021 will be the 157th anniversary of the Battle of New Market. There are some in-person events happening around the battlefield and community of New Market, and I’m looking forward to leading some tours and doing a book signing for Call Out The Cadets. Details below…

(If you’re looking for more resources about the battle and civilians, please visit this research page. There are articles, video recordings, and more.)

Virginia Museum of the Civil War at New Market Battlefield

11:00am – view the film “Field of Lost Shoes”

1:00pm – Book signing at the museum

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation Tours

THE PROGRAMS ARE FREE, BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (In order to help with logistics and planning.) Registrants will receive additional information prior to the events. See form here on the SVBF website, end of page.

Schedule of Events (Saturday, May 15, 2021):
9:00 am – Real-Time Program: Grant’s War in Western Virginia, Spring 1864 and the Opening of the Battle – Keven Walker
10:00 am – Artillery Demonstration
11:00 am – Real-Time Program: War in the Streets: The Early Stages of Battle – Charlie Knight
1:00 pm – Artillery Demonstration
2:00 pm – Real-Time Program: “Mowed Down Like Grass”: The Union Cavalry Charge and the Afternoon Fight on the Right – Keven Walker
3:30 pm – Real-Time Program: “The Most Awful Spot on the Battlefield”: The Final Confederate Infantry Advance on the Left – LTC Troy D. Marshall (Sarah assisting with this tour!)
5:00 pm – Real-Time Program: “There Was No Peace”: The Civilian Experience – Sarah Kay Bierle
7:00 pm – Real-Time Program: Sigel’s Retreat: The Flight to the River – Charlie Knight
8:30 pm – Night-Time Artillery Demonstration
Throughout the Day: Living History

More details and registration (free) here for the tours:

Published by Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, author, speaker, and researcher. Past and present, everyone has a story. What will we discover and discuss?

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