|Battle of New Market, Virginia Page5|
The 54th Pa
occupied the crest of the hill where the present day monument stands.
After Stahel's cavalry charge failed, the 54th marched with the 1st WVA
in a charge against the Confederates. The pictures show the area from
the Union perspective and show how difficult the visibility is along the
rugged terrain. The Union troops were stunned when they found out how
many Confederate soldiers were able to hide in the hollows barely
visible in the pictures. The Confederates
easily pushed the surprised Union infantry back up the hill.
|Photos/text this page courtesy of Alan M. Di Sciullo, Esq., NJ|
|54th Pa Monument Enlarge w/detail|
|Valley Turnpike, Du Pont's position|
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