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Fridays at the Front – “Every Shell…Exploded in the Streets”: The Battle of New Market

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fridays at the Front – “Every Shell…Exploded in the Streets”: The Battle of New Market
Walking tour of sites related to the parts of the May 15, 1864, battle that took place in the town of New Market and along the Valley Turnpike, including the opening artillery duel that sent residents scrambling for shelter; the Confederate attack that moved through the town; the fight along the River Road, the immediate post-battles stories of horror and compassion; and longer post-war stories of memorialization and reconciliation.  The tour will follow the planned route of the SVBF’s future battlefield walking trail.  Tour led by SVBF CEO Keven Walker.

Pre-registration is required.  Register by filling out the form on Fridays at the Front page here or by calling the SVBF at 540-740-4545.

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Date:
May 17
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm