Saturday, May 9, 2009

Latest podcast: New Market battlefield

A free audio podcast tour of the New Market battlefield is the 17th podcast at

Fought in Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the May 15, 1864, Battle of New Market won lasting fame for 257 Virginia Military Institute cadets, who helped a pick-up group of Confederates turn back a Union offensive. New Market Battlefield State Historical Park director Scott Harris narrates this nine-stop walking tour.

Posted May 9, the new podcast is just in time for those planning to attend the annual reenactment on the historic battlefield May 15-17 this year.

"Scott brings an intimate knowledge of the battlefield and a gift for storytelling to this tour," says Don Pierce, editor. "He brings this dramatic story to life."

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