Civil War trails sign that describes the effort of Union Capt. Henry DuPont to protect General Franz Sigel’s retreating forces at the Battle of New Market.
On this site, Capt. Henry DuPont used his battery detachment of the 5th US Artillery to defend Franz Sigel’s retreat following the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864. Without these actions, Sigel’s battered army would have suffered more losses than it already had during the conflict.
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