Civil War Sites and Battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia


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History and Travel Links - Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the Civil War


"No tongue can tell, no mind conceive, no pen portray the horrible sights I witnessed this morning." - Captain John Taggert, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves, Sept. 17, 1862

The Civil War Battle of New Market 147th Anniversay May 2010

May 15 and 16, 2010
The Battle of New Market Reenactment is a unique historical experience
taking place on the original 1864 battlefield.

In the spring of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant set in motion a grand strategy designed to press the Confederacy into submission. "My primary mission," reasoned Grant, "is to ... bring pressure to bear on the Confederacy so no longer could it take advantage of interior lines." Control of the strategically important and agriculturally rich Shenandoah Valley was a key element in General Grant's plans. While he confronted General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in the eastern part of the state, Grant ordered Major General Franz Sigel's army of 10,000 to secure the Valley and threaten Lee's flank, starting the Valley Campaigns of 1864.

Spend the weekend in New Market Virginia see the Reenactment at Battlefield State Historical Park and enjoy Shenandoah County, explore the historic towns the scenic Shenandoah River overlooks, picnic spots walking trails live music and The Art Group in Mt Jackson. - New Market VA

Army camp life, Living History at Bushong Farm

Stonewall Brigade Band Concert
at Hall of Valor

Artillery Demonstration on the battlefield

Signal Corps Demonstration - Tactical Battle Reenactment

Living History at Bushong Farm

Church Service in Camp - New Market Battle Reenactment

Take Exit 264 off I-81 onto Rt. 211 West.
Take immediate right onto Rt. 305 (George Collins Parkway).
Continue one mile until you see the circular, distinctive Hall of Valor

For more information call: 540-740-3101
     or toll free 1-866-515-1864

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Battle Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
Although the battlefield is now designated a National Park, the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation receives no government funding and will continue to operate as an independent organization. Reenactments sponsored by the Foundation will continue to be held annually on the original fields. www.cedarcreekbattlefield.org

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Shenandoah Valley Civil War Battlefields

Civil War Music - Songs of the Civil War

Act II is releasing a new CD, Civil War Songs, containing a variety of songs popular
during or associated with the Civil War period.

All's Quiet on the Potomac - Aura Lee - Beautiful Dreamer
Bonnie Jennie Lee - Ever My Spirit - Shenandoah

Pat Buynak is the featured vocalist who performs a beautiful and honest rendering of these thirteen significant songs.  Dave Lewis accompanies Pat on guitar.  Pat and Dave are Shenandoah Valley musicians who are available for engagements. For additional information or to purchase a CD, contact:

Dave Lewis at (540) 856-2713

Shenandoah Campaign - Shenandoah Battles - Civil War sites in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Civil War Maps (Memory): American Treasures - Confederate Army Maps - The National Park Service: The American Civil War - Today in U.S. Civil War History - Accessible Archives - Wikipedia: the American Civil War - Civil War Maps - U.S. Regulars Archive - Civil War Talk Radio - Online Civil War Indexes, Records & Rosters: A Genealogy Guide - Full-Text Newspaper Articles from the War Era - Civil War Bookshelf: American Civil War historiography blogged daily - Official Register of the Government of the United States, 1861 - Civil War Women - Women in the Civil War - A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln - United Confederate Secessionists - Southern History Net - Interactive Dig: Unlocking a Civil War Prison

This Day in History
The stage is set for the Second Battle of Bull Run on this day when Confederate cavalry under General Fitzhugh Lee enter Manassas Junction and capture the rail center. Union General John Pope's Army of Virginia was soon on its way, and the two armies would clash on August 29.

The Civil War Virtual Archives - Jewish-American History on the Web: Jews in the Civil War
Jewish-American U.S. Civil War Veterans - Outline of the Civil War - Gettysburg Address Visitors Center
Confederate Broadside Poetry Collection - United States Army Military History Institute - Civil War in North Georgia and Chattanooga - The Museum of the Confederacy - Hampton Roads Naval Museum - Smithsonian Associates Civil War Studies - Selected Civil War Photographs - U.S. Civil War Center - Carroll College Civil War Institute - Shenandaoh Valley's Civil War Sutler - Civil War Renactment supplies

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Frountier Culture Museum - Located in Staunton, this museum has several small farms depicting various agricultural eras in the Valley

Bedford City/County Museum - This museum has many exhibits including many from the WBTS.

Belle Grove Plantation - Situated on the Cedar Creek Battlefield, this stone home is the model of a plantation home of the early 1800's.

Danville Museum - Located in the home used as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy

History Museum and Historical Society of Western Virginia

Loudoun Museum in Leesburg - Extensive area of Maby tributes here,


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The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia. The Shenandoah River flows through the valley to the west, with Massanutten Mountain, 40 miles long, standing between the river's north and south forks. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west. more info

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Key to that idea is U.S. Route 11, which generally follows the path of the old Valley Pike. This will take you "up" the Valley — north to south. You also may want to explore two other corridors full of scenic beauty as well as interpreted Civil War sites.

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