Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 15, 1864: More on the Battle of New Market


Report of Major General John C. Breckinridge, C. S. Army.

NEW MARKET, May 15, 1864-7 p. m.

This morning, two miles above New Market, my command met the enemy, under General Sigel, advancing up the Valley, and defeated him with heavy loss. The action has just closed at Shennandoah River. Enemy field across North Fork of the Shennandoah, burning the bridge behind him.

JNO. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Major-General.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

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