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Shell Struck Post, New Market, Va.
FormatPostcard
Description2 pages
LanguageEnglish
City, StateNew Market, VA
DenominationLutheran Church
SubjectFine Arts
NotesDuring the battle of New Market, May 15, 1864, the post shown above was struck by a three-inch riffle shell fired by Snow's Battery of the Federal army. Gen. Breckinridge, the Confederate commander, was siting on his horse in the middle of the Valley Pike only five yards away, and was about to raise his field glass to observe the position of the enemy. His staff was grouped a few yards in the rear. The shell still remains in the post and is indicated above by an arrow. A monument in hour of the Confederate dead stands in the cemetery adjoining St. Matthews Lutheran Church in the background of picture.
CollectionJames R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
ContributorPrinceton Theological Seminary
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