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New Market Gap, New Market, Virginia, circa 1915-1926

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Summary:New Market Gap, New Market, Virginia, circa 1915-1926. Message reads: "I am most melted Hope you feel well. Mrs. Groups sister died today at hospital, she does not know. Love, Ellen." Caption reads: "New Market Gap, New Market, Virginia. This gap in the Massanutten Mountain opposite New Market presents a natural highway route to the Luray Valley beyond. Stonewall Jackson followed this road in May, 1862, when he turned aside from the Valley Pike to execute a flank movement on the unsuspecting General Banks, who was fortified at Strasburg. Jackson's famous 'foot cavalry' was driving in the Union outpost at Front Royal, when Banks supposed the enemy at Harrisonburg. The Massanutten at New Market is a single and not a triple ridge, as is the case at Front Royal, Strasburg and Woodstock." Postmark date: August 12, 1926; Postcard number: 67; Message included.
Provider:Shenandoah Publishing House
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Strasburg
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Zone :Massanutten Mountain
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:New Market
Topical subjects:Valleys
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology Postcard Collection
  • series Virginia
  • box 13
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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