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Civil War in Virginia


American Civil War
May 15, 1864

In conjunction with his Spring offensive, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant ordered Major General Franz Sigel to move up the Shenandoah Valley along the Valley Pike with 10,000 men to destroy the railroad and canal complex at Lynchburg.

At New Market on the 15th, Sigel was attacked by a makeshift Confederate army of about 4,100 men commanded by Major General John C. Breckinridge.

At a crucial point, a key Union battery was withdrawn from the line to replenish its ammunition, leaving a weakness that Breckinridge was quick to exploit. He ordered his entire force forward, and Sigel's stubborn defense collapsed.

Threatened by the Confederate cavalry on his left flank and rear, Sigel ordered a general withdrawal burning the North Fork bridge behind him.  Sigel retreated down the Valley to Strasburg and was soon replaced by Major General David Hunter.

Result(s): Confederate victory

Location: Shenandoah County

Campaign: Lynchburg Campaign (May-June 1864) next battle in campaign Campaigns

Date(s): May 15, 1864

Principal Commanders:  Major General Franz Sigel [US]; Major General John C. Breckinridge [CS]

Forces Engaged: 10,365 total (US 6,275; CS 4,090)

Estimated Casualties: 1,380 total (US 840; CS 540)


Grant's Lieutenants
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This new volume assesses Union generalship during the final two years of the Civil War. Steven Woodworth, one of the war's premier historians, is joined by a team of scholars-- Grimsley, Marszalek, and Hess, among others--who critique Ulysses S. Grant's commanders

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Over 700 photographs and a rarity scale for each gun, this comprehensive guide to the thousands of weapons used by Billy Yank and Johnny Reb will be indispensable for historians and collectors.




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The words of the soldiers themselves provide a view of the army's experiences in camp, on the march, in combat, and under siege—from the battles in the Wilderness to the final retreat to Appomattox. It sheds new light on such questions as the state of morale in the army, the causes of desertion, ties between the army and the home front
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Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Campaign of 1864 lasted more than four months and claimed more than 25,000 casualties. The armies of Philip H. Sheridan and Jubal A. Early contended for immense stakes
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Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one



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