When we lived in Virginia, we lived right next door to this battlefield. We would hear the guns when they did civil war reenactments. And I still never made it over there to see it. So we drove over today, so I could check it out.
Some history about this interesting place:
NEW MARKET BATTLEFIELD
Never before, or since, has a college student body been called into pitched battle as were the VMI Cadets on May 15, 1864. The Hall of Valor is a monument to those cadets and the American Civil War soldiers who showed courage and discipline in one of the war's most poignant episodes, the Battle of New Market. Two award-winning films, one on the battle, the other on "Stonewall" Jackson's famed 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, are presented in a 125-seat theater. Colorful dioramas emphasize incredible acts of endurance and resilience demonstrated by soldiers both North and South. Others experienced the war as well. Jacob and Sarah Bushong worked their family farm for 30 years before war turned their orchard into a battlefield and their home into a hospital. Today, the original farmstead reveals how this quiet community was changed by conflict. Restored wheelwright and blacksmith shops, a loom house, and summer kitchen convey 19th century pursuits on this typical valley farm. Scenic pathways lead to the "Field of Lost Shoes" and the high bluffs 200 feet above the graceful Shenandoah River.
"Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking - the strain would be too great - but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest." Charlotte Mason