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The battle was joined near the site of the current visitors center.  Here, Confederate soldiers began their attack against the Union lines to the north...
The town of New Market lies about a mile east of the battlefield and was cleared of Union forces by this time.  The Union troops fell back to a stronger position atop Bushong's Hill...
The advancing cadet's began to come under small arms fire as they approached the Bushong Farm.  Here the cadets split briefly with each half passing the home to the right and left side before reforming on the opposite side...
Mary's Bedroom - Common for the time period, Abraham and Mary slept in separate bedrooms.  According to our guide this was as much to do with Lincoln working many late nights as it was to privacy...
Inside Battery Huger is a nice museum which traces the wartime history of the fort and houses a number of period artifacts and pictures...
The tenacity of the Union line cannot be overstated.  By the time the Hornets nest and Sunken Road lines began to falter after 7 hours of fighting.  By the end of the battle here the Confederates were so desperate to break the stalemate that they positioned over 60-cannon to pummel the stubborn blue line.  Nevertheless, the Union line held until around 4 when, with its flanks in danger, it began to collapse...
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