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Shell struck post, New Market, Virginia, circa 1931-1944

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Summary:Shell struck post, New Market, Virginia, circa 1931-1944. Caption reads: "Shell struck post, New Market, Va. During the battle of New Market, May 15, 1864, the post shown above was struck by a three-inch rifle shell fired by Snow's Battery of Federal army. Gen. Breckinridge, the Confederate commander, was sitting on his horse in the middle of the Valley Pike only five yards away, and was about to raise his field glass to observe the position of the enemy. The shell still remains in the post and is indicated above by an arrow." Postcard number: 79323, N2.
Provider:Shenandoah News Agency
Tichnor Bros., Inc.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Winchester
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:New Market
Topical subjects:Hitching posts
Shells (Ammunition)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
New Market, Battle of, New Market, Va., 1864
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology Postcard Collection
  • series Virginia
  • box 12
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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