Civil War in Virginia
American Civil War
May 15, 1864
In conjunction with his Spring offensive, Lieutenant General U.S. Grant ordered Major General Franz Sigel to move up the Shenandoah Valley along the Valley Pike with 10,000 men to destroy the railroad and canal complex at Lynchburg.
At New Market on the 15th, Sigel was attacked by a makeshift Confederate army of about 4,100 men commanded by Major General John C. Breckinridge.
At a crucial point, a key Union battery was withdrawn from the line to replenish its ammunition, leaving a weakness that Breckinridge was quick to exploit. He ordered his entire force forward, and Sigel's stubborn defense collapsed.
Threatened by the Confederate cavalry on his left flank and rear, Sigel ordered a general withdrawal burning the North Fork bridge behind him. Sigel retreated down the Valley to Strasburg and was soon replaced by Major General David Hunter.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Shenandoah County
Campaign: Lynchburg Campaign (May-June 1864) next battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): May 15, 1864
Principal Commanders: Major General Franz Sigel [US]; Major General John C. Breckinridge [CS]
Forces Engaged: 10,365 total (US 6,275; CS 4,090)
Estimated Casualties: 1,380 total (US 840; CS 540)
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