New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

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New Market Battlefield Park
Virginia Museum of the Civil War - Stierch.jpg
Virginia Museum of the Civil War, June 2011
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is located in Virginia
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is located in the US
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
Location North of junction of US 11 and US 211 (8895 George Collins Parkway), near New Market, Virginia
Coordinates 38°39′58″N 78°40′06″W / 38.66611°N 78.66833°W / 38.66611; -78.66833Coordinates: 38°39′58″N 78°40′06″W / 38.66611°N 78.66833°W / 38.66611; -78.66833
Area 160 acres (65 ha)
Built 1864 (1864)
NRHP Reference # 70000824[1]
VLR # 085-0027
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 15, 1970
Designated VLR June 2, 1970[2]

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is a historic American Civil War battlefield and national historic district located near New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia. The district encompasses the site of the Battle of New Market, a battle fought on May 15, 1864, during Valley Campaigns of 1864. In the middle of the battlefield stands the Bushong House, used by both sides as a hospital during the battle and now the visitor center for the 300-acre park.[3]

The park is the site of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War operated by the Virginia Military Institute.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (March 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: New Market Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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